A Guide to Visiting Singapore in November | Attractions, Events, Weather & More
Singapore, a tiny island city-state in Southeast Asia, is a perfect example of where modernity meets tradition. The Lion City is home to a balanced mix of futuristic skyscrapers, lush landscapes, cultural heritage, and world-class shopping centers. The city also offers a buffet of culinary experiences ranging from exotic street food to Michelin Star restaurants. Some of the must-see attractions in Singapore include Gardens By The Bay, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Madame Tussauds, and Universal Studios. Planning to visit Singapore in November? Here's everything you need to know!
Is November a good time to visit Singapore?
November is probably the best time to visit Singapore, owing to fewer crowds, pleasant weather, and a number of festive events.
Why You Should Visit
- Pleasant weather as the temperature stays low due to the rains.
- Days are the least windy and nights bring in a light sea breeze.
- Enjoy the festivities just before the holiday season crowds begin.
- A plethora of events including music concerts, Christmas festivities, the Singapore Biennale, and the Singapore International Film Festival.
- Tickets are cheaper as it is off-peak season.
What to Look Out For
- Singapore gets higher than average rainfall in November. So make sure you carry a small umbrella with you.
- Humidity is higher than in most months, so dress accordingly.
- Chances of thunderstorms.
- It is advised to book tickets to tourist attractions beforehand to ensure entry during peak times.
- Some attractions may also require you to book a timeslot before visiting.
Overview of the Weather in Singapore in November
November marks the onset of the monsoon in Singapore. The days are cooler and less humid during this time. Although rainfall is heavy, they do not last for long and won’t bother your trip as long as you have an umbrella.
- Average Temperature: High - 30.5℃ Low - 23.6℃
- Average Rainfall: 252 mm (afternoon and evening showers)
- Average Wind Speeds: 2.9 miles per hour
- Average Daylight Hours: 12
More About The Weather in Singapore in November
How hot is Singapore in November?
The temperature in Singapore is generally pleasant, ranging from 23.6℃ to 30.5℃ in November.
Can you swim in Singapore in November?
The weather in November is perfect for swimming, beach games, and adventure sports in Singapore.
Is it sunny in Singapore in November?
Singapore gets about 12 hours of daylight in November starting from around 6:45 AM in the morning.
Is it rainy in Singapore in November?
The month of November marks the second-highest rainfall levels in Singapore, averaging 252 mm. Although rainfall is heavy, they do not last for long.
Best Things to do in Singapore in November
1. Gardens By the Bay
Exotic Garden | Tourist Hotspot
Spread over 101 hectares, Gardens by the Bay is a nature park with three gardens - Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central. It features many exotic and innovative botanical zones such as Heritage Gardens, Supertree Grove, OCBC Skyway, and more. The conservatories - named Flower Dome and Cloud Forest - let you enjoy the garden even during the rains in November.
November Timings: Daily from 5.00 AM to 2.00 AM
2. Singapore Flyer
Panoramic Ride | City Attraction
Singapore Flyer offers panoramic views of the entire city, highlighting the most iconic structures on the Singapore skyline. From a height of 165m, one can easily spot the Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum, and Raffles Hotel. Being the third-largest Ferris wheel in the world, it provides vistas to as far as Malaysia and Indonesia, on a clear day even in November.
November Timings: Thu - Sun from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PMfrom S$33
3. Marina Bay Sands
Sky Park | Tourist Hotspot
Marina Bay Sands is a three-towered resort complex overlooking the beautiful Marina Bay. The iconic building in Singapore houses a luxury hotel, an exhibition center, a shopping mall, a casino, two movie theatres, celebrity chef restaurants, a nightclub, and two floating pavilions. Moreover, the roof of the towers forms the 340-meter long SkyPark, with gardens, restaurants, an observation deck, and the longest elevated infinity swimming pool in the world! Visit in November for a less crowded experience.
November Timings: Daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PMfrom S$22
4. Madame Tussauds
Wax Museum | Tourist Hotspot
Meet, greet, and click selfies with your favorite celebrities from around the globe at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Singapore. Apart from life-like figures of a wide range of movie stars, pop icons, athletes, and historic figures, the museum also features other attractions like the ‘Images of Singapore LIVE’ show, the Ultimate Film Star Experience, Marvel 4D, the VR Experience, and Madame Tussaud's first-ever boat ride, ‘Spirit of Singapore’. Skip the crowds and long queues by booking your tickets in November.
November Timings: Thu - Mon from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 6:00 PM)from S$30.84
5. Singapore Cruises
Boat Ride | Travel Experience
Cruising is the best way to explore the islands in the South China Sea surrounding Singapore. You could get on board the luxurious World Dream Cruise or opt for the traditional Royal Albatross Sail. You could choose the Sindo Ferry or the Island Cruise to explore Kusu, Lazarus, Sisters, and St John’s Islands, or take the Batam Ferry to Indonesia. A Singapore River Cruise day trip is also a popular choice during November.from S$13.59
6. National Gallery Singapore
National Museum | Tourist Hotspot
The National Gallery of Singapore houses the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, since the nineteenth century. The gallery presents over 8000 pieces of art from Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The museum complex houses two permanent galleries: the DBS Singapore Gallery and the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, as well as libraries and academic galleries that display various art production techniques. Look out for special events and temporary exhibits hosted in November!
November Timings: Daily from 10 - 6 PMfrom S$14
7. Universal Studios
Theme Park | Family Attraction
Universal Studios Singapore is one of the most visited theme parks in Asia. The park spread across seven themed zones - Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Far Far Away, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, and Madagascar - offers a variety of rides for visitors of all age groups, including the world’s tallest double-track roller coaster - Battlestar Galactica. The park also hosts character meet and greet sessions, stunt shows, and fireworks - all of which you can enjoy with the shortest wait times in November.
November Timings: Thu - Sun from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PMfrom S$73.20
8. S.E.A. Aquarium (South East Asia Aquarium)
World-Class Aquarium | Must-See Attraction
The third-largest oceanarium in the world, the S.E.A Aquarium, is designed to replicate 49 habitats from ten different seas and oceans of the world, along with their diverse ecosystems. The walk-through aquarium hosts a total of 100,000 marine animals of 800 species, making visitors feel truly underwater while learning about aquatic life and marine conservation. Visitors can also enjoy a unique underwater fine-dining experience at the Ocean Restaurant. This is one of the best indoor experiences in Singapore for those who wish to escape the November rains.
November Timings: Sat - Tue from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMfrom S$41
9. Singapore National Orchid Garden
Botanical Garden | UNESCO Site
Located at the Tyersall Entrance of the Singapore Botanical Gardens, which is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the National Orchid Garden is a visual treat of flora. The garden which is divided into four zones, inspired by the four seasons, is home to over 60,000 orchids of more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of two or more species. Visit Singapore in November to see the world’s largest tropical orchid garden in full bloom!
November Timings: Daily from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 6:00 PM)from S$10
10. Adventure Cove Waterpark
Waterpark | Family Attraction
Adventure Cove Waterpark is Southeast Asia’s only aquatic waterpark, where you can ride down water slides to meet sea animals. It houses Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, amongst many other water rides like the high-speed Dueling Racer, the twisty Pipeline Plunge, and the Adventure River. The waterpark also offers immersive dives, snorkeling experiences, and special activities like swimming amongst sharks, ray encounters, and playing with dolphins. November rains only add more fun to this unique water adventure.
November Timings: Fri - Sun from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
11. Singapore ArtScience Museum
Art & Science Museum | Tourist Hotspot
First of its kind in the world, the ArtScience Museum, Singapore, is an iconic cultural attraction that brings together art, culture, science, and technology, through performance art, interactive exhibitions, and interesting conversations with renowned artists. The lotus-shaped structure at the Marina Bay Sands has 21 galleries exhibiting the works of many world-renowned artists. Permanent exhibits include the Future World, Digital Light Canvas, and VR gallery. Vising the museum in November will also show you its rainwater harvesting mechanism in action.
November Timings: Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 6:00 PM)from S$18
12. River Wonders (previously known as River Safari)
Wildlife Park | Adventure Experience
Singapore's River Wonders is a wildlife park inspired by the famous rivers of the world and features over 240 indigenous plants and animals, of which 40% are threatened or endangered. Spread across 12 hectares, the safari takes you through a journey along Egypt's Nile, China's Yangtze, South America's Amazon, Africa's Congo, India’s Ganges, North America's Mississippi, the floating villages of the Mekong in Asia, and even more. What better time to ride down the rivers than in the monsoon of November!
November Timings: Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 6:00 PM)from S$38
Festivals in Singapore in November
Christmas on a Great Street
Date: Mid-November 2022 - January 2023 (TBA)
Venue: Orchard Road, Singapore
The Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA), together with Hitachi, sets up various stalls, activities, lighting displays, and Christmas markets to mark the festive season in Singapore. Witness live the annual Christmas celebrations throughout the festive months, along Orchard Road.Know more
Date: Nov - Dec 2022
Venues: Shaw Lido Filmgarde Bugis+ Golden Village The Projector, Redrum The Arts House, Chamber Carnival Golden Mile
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running ﬁlm event in Singapore, with its focus on groundbreaking Asian and World cinema. Audiences can enjoy film screenings, master classes, fringe events, industry discussions, and awards ceremonies, at various venues, spread all around Singapore.Know more
Singapore Biennale 2022
Date: 16th October 2022 - 19th March 2023
Venues: Throughout Singapore
The Singapore Biennale 2022, named ‘Natasha’, is a platform for international contemporary art, commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC) and organized by Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Singapore Biennale Co-Artistic Directors June Yap, Binna Choi, Ala Younis, and Nida Ghouse are putting together Natasha.Know more
Events in Singapore in November
ALL LOVE NO HATE Sid Sriram Live in Singapore
Date: 5th November 2022
Venue: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
This November, Maestro Productions is bringing Indian singer Sid Sriram for a live performance in Singapore. Apart from his songs from Indian movies, he will be performing songs from his recently released album Entropy. His touring band including world-class musicians like Keba Jeremiah, Ramkumar, Tapass Naresh, Sanjeev T, and Leon James will be accompanying him on this tour.Know more
Date: 7th November 2022
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Los Angeles-based superband LANY will be stopping by Singapore on their ‘a November to Remember’ Tour, for a one-night show. Tickets go on sale on the 10th of June and are in limited numbers due to covid restrictions.Know more
Boy Pablo Concert
Date: 30th November 2022
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Boy Pablo, the indie-pop music project of Chilean–Norwegian singer-songwriter Nicolas Muñoz is planning a tour, performing in Singapore in November. Nicolás Muñoz is accompanied by Gabriel Muñoz, Judah Kubendran, and Esteban Muñoz, as part of this tour.Know more
Know Before You Visit Singapore in November
- Time Zone: Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8)
- Currency: Singapore Dollar | S$
- Country Code: +65
- Emergency Numbers: Dial 999 to request for police, or 995 for ambulance or fire service.
What to wear in Singapore in November
- Poncho or raincoat
- Waterproof boots
- Water-repelling clothes & jackets
- Light cotton clothing for non-rainy days
- Comfortable walking shoes
What to Pack in Singapore in November
- November marks the onset of the monsoon in Singapore. Hence, do pack an umbrella, a poncho or raincoat, and waterproof boots for your trip.
- A good pair of walking shoes.
- Light cotton clothes for non-rainy days.
- As the days are 12 hours long and sunny, don’t forget to pack your sunglasses.
- Since Singapore has strict rules on sustainability and the use of plastic, it is advised to carry a refillable water bottle with you for your long walks.
- Type G converter plug for round pins and other plug types.
- A mosquito repellent if planning to visit zoos, parks, and other open spaces.
Getting Around Singapore in November
- By Metro: The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the fastest and best way to get around Singapore. You can either choose to pay per ride based on distance or use a pre-paid card. You can also buy the Singapore Tourist Pass which is a special EZ-Link stored-value card with validity ranging from 1 to 3 days. MRT Map
- By Bus: Singapore also has a well-connected bus network. You may choose to pay by cash when you board the bus or use a Tourist Pass.
- By Cab: Although taxi services are readily available in Singapore, they are much more expensive than other means of transport. Prices depend on the cab company and the destination.
Where to Stay in Singapore in November
Singapore welcomes tourists all year round and so has plenty of options for accommodation. Based on your budget, you could choose from hostels, budget hotels, mid-range hotels, and luxury hotels at your desired location.
Budget: Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar, ibis budget Singapore Joo Chiat, five/6 Hotel Splendour
Mid-Range: Park Hotel Alexandra, Village Hotel Katong, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay, an IHG Hotel
Luxury: Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
What to eat in Singapore in November
Being an island city, Singapore is best known for its seafood. Singaporean food is generally flavorful, with the influence of Indian and Chinese cuisines in some dishes.
Hainanese Chicken Rice: Brought in by the Chinese immigrants from Hainan Island, this dish of chicken served with fragrant rice, ginger paste, and spicy chili has almost grown to be Singapore’s national food and is served at almost every eatery in the city.
Chili Crab: Singaporean Chii Crab is a stir-fried crustacean dish prepared with sweet and spicy tomato sauces, mostly served with deep-fried buns called Mantou. Ranked as the 35th most delicious food in the world, this is a must-try for all seafood lovers in the city.
Fish Head Curry: This South-Indian dish popular in Singapore is a curry made with a half or full head of Red Snapper fish, Indian spices, and boiled vegetables. This staple street food is best enjoyed with rice or roti.
Hacks & Tips to Visit Singapore in November
- Although November is not as crowded as other months, Singapore is a very popular tourist destination. It is advised to make your bookings early on to ensure they don't run out.
- Early planning and booking can also help you save a few bucks as flight and hotel rates tend to fluctuate.
- While planning the trip, try combining attractions that are close to each other to save time and money. In some cases, you can also find combination tickets at a discounted price.
- Make sure to check the weather forecast before making outdoor plans, to ensure your trip goes smoothly as planned.
- Tickets for events and festivals need to be booked well in advance as they only have limited seats available. Also, keep yourselves updated through their websites and social media pages, to know of any cancellations.
- The month of November in Singapore is more humid than the rest of the year. It is advised to wear light cotton clothes which may be more comfortable.
- November rains can be frequent, yet unpredictable. So always carry an umbrella with you when you step out, even if it looks sunny and bright.
- If visiting any tourist attraction on the weekends, try getting there early in the morning, preferably close to opening hours, to avoid local crowds that may visit later in the day.
- Wear comfortable footwear as Singapore is best toured on foot. Most touristy places encourage walking to explore the area.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Singapore in November
November is probably the best time to visit Singapore, owing to fewer crowds, pleasant weather, and a number of festive events. Moreover, it marks the onset of monsoon and gives you the chance to experience the rains in the City in a Garden.
The weather in Singapore in November is perfect for water-based activities and attractions like waterparks, aquariums, and river and sea cruise trips. You could spend hours walking around the various lush gardens across Singapore, or spend a fun-filled day at Universal Studios.
The temperature in Singapore is generally pleasant starting at 23.6℃ in November. The outdoor feel may be a little cooler due to the rains.
The temperature in Singapore is generally pleasant going up to 30.5℃ in November. The outdoor feel may be a little cooler due to the rains.
The weather in November is perfect for swimming, beach games, and adventure sports in Singapore.
Singapore gets about 12 hours of daylight in November. Sunrise is around 6:45 in the morning and sunset is by 6:50 in the evening.
During the rains, water-repelling clothes like raincoats and ponchos are recommended, along with rain boots. On non-rainy days, it is advised to wear light cotton clothes to feel comfortable in the humid climate.
November marks the onset of the monsoon in Singapore, with the second-highest rainfall levels in the year, averaging 252 mm. Short, heavy showers are expected during afternoons and evenings, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Singapore is generally more expensive as compared to other neighboring countries. However, as tourists, you can save money by planning your trip and making your bookings well in advance. You can also save by buying combination tickets to certain attractions that are close to each other. Transportation becomes cheaper if you choose public transport and have a Tourist Pass, You could also choose to walk as the city, in general, is pedestrian-friendly.
Singapore is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world, with one of the lowest crime rates. In case of an emergency, the police can be reached at 999. Fire and ambulance services can be availed by dialing 995.
November is a less crowded time to visit the most iconic attractions like the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, and Botanical Gardens. For those of you who prefer the indoors, there is the S.E.A. Aquarium, National Gallery, ArtScience Museum, Madame Tussauds, and various other museums to see.
November is lined with live music concerts in Singapore. The month starts with performances by Indian vocalist Sid Sriram and Los Angeles superband LANY, and ends with the indie-pop music project Boy Pablo.
The average temperature in Singapore during November ranges from 23.6℃ to 30.5℃.
Most of the attractions and activities offered in November in Singapore cater to people of all ages. However, the best attractions for kids include Universal Studios, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Legoland, Headrock VR, Nestopia, Wild Wild Wet, Snow City, Pororo Park, Holey Moley, Tayo Station, Kiztopia, and Jurong Bird Park.
November marks the beginning of festivities in Singapore. Visitors get to see the annual Christmas on a Great Street festival begin towards the middle of the month, while the Singapore Biennale and the Singapore International Film Festival run all through the month.