What to wear in Singapore?
Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:42 AM
Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:03 AM
Singapore is pretty lenient for dress standards in most instances. If you're going somewhere decent, dress appropriately. Shorts on middle-aged men look a little incongruous, but wont attract too much attention. Ladies should exercise some sort of modesty- don't go around flashing your baps in public. It is against the law to walk naked around your own home!
Most buildings, especially restaurants and the malls, are air-conditioned. This can be a bit chilly, so take a light but warm jacket or cardigan.
New Zealand will be a lot more variable, especially if you're travelling the length of the country. Not as hot and humid as Singers, but it could get quite coolish in the far south.
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Located in the southern end of the Malaysian peninsula about 2 degrees north of the Equator, Singapore comprises a primary island surrounded by 63 small islets. The beautiful country with undulating landscape and low hills, Singapore is a tourist’s paradise. The skyscrapers, the shopping malls, the important seaport, picturesque landscape, exceptional museums and many amusement parks make Singapore a land with many beauties. Singapore Climate
With respect to its location, Singapore experiences tropical climate making it hot and humid all through the year. The average minimum temperature of Singapore is about 23 degrees Celsius whereas its average maximum temperature is about 31 degrees Celsius. Humidity in the climate of Singapore usually ranges between 70 to 80 percent. It is an ideal holiday location for those fond of sunbathing.
Monsoon in Singapore begins in November and mostly carries on till end of January. The rains make the temperature drop making it cooler than the usual climate. Rains in Singapore are intermittent and the showers are usually very heavy. The ideal time for tourists to visit Singapore is in the months of June to August. The climate of Singapore around this time of the year is exceptionally pleasant.
Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:16 AM
Going out of an evening I'll wear long trousers, a casual shirt and a pair of socks & shoes, but that's as far as it goes; you can leave the tux and ball-gowns behind.
Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:13 AM
Posted 16 October 2010 - 02:10 PM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:12 AM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:12 PM
I would recommend bringing: umbrella, shades, sun cream, shorts, short sleeve shirts, jumper for the aircon, cap or hat, swimming costume, mosquito repellent (not a big problem in Singers but they do exist) and plenty of clothes washing gel (you may need 5 showers a day and to wash your clothes often).
Note December is the rainiest month so be prepared for torrential downpours.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:00 PM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:25 PM
Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:15 AM
Yeah they have very strict laws. Don't jaywalk or litter, you will get a HUUGGEEEEE fine or go to jail. Even if you have a piece of rubbish stuck under your shoe, remove it with your hands and throw it into a bin. If it falls out from under your shoe, you could be poppped for littering.
And no swimming trunks on the beach. Please this is Singapore. Wear a dark coloured t-shirt and shorts with your trunks hidden inside. If you want to be safe, wear long pants please.
This is very important. Always always always remember to flush your toilet after use!
And I hope you do not have long hair, dyed hair, tattoos or piercings as well. It will get you a lot of stares. If you accidentally bump into someone on the street, be polite, bow to him, make sure it is a 90 degrees bow and say "I am a bodoh. Sorry.".
Edited by breun99, 18 October 2010 - 06:16 AM.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:34 PM
But back to reality for a moment. The only decent swimming beaches are on Sentosa (I recommend Tanjong beach). I think you can wear what you like but I wouldn't recommend going topless are straying too far from the beach in a bikini. (I did it once or twice and eyebrows were raised :-))
Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:12 PM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:51 AM
Bikinis for the beach is good
Edited by A.Kowell, 19 October 2010 - 01:54 AM.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:42 AM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:22 PM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:16 PM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:43 PM
And a possum fur hat. Some enterprising fellow introduced a couple of Australian possums to NZ in the late 19th Century. They went feral and started wiping out stacks of their unique wildlife. We now have a situation where the possum is a pest to be exterminated when and where in NZ, but is a protected species back at home.
Posted 19 November 2010 - 05:32 AM
Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:57 PM
Ditto the drains on Penang and Orchard Roads. The rats used to have their homes get a good old clean out during the monsoon.
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