Insider Pack-list for Singapore

Singapore is hot and humid all year round with no noticeable change in seasons (mostly 33°C, which can feel like 36°C). It might be 2°C cooler in the months from October to February as it is raining a lot more.

To equip you appropriately for the heat and humidity in Singapore, you should take a look at the must-bring and no-go lists below. The items are important to bring next to your usual travel pack-list (the usual suspects, such as t-shirts and socks).

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MUST-HAVE ITEMS 

  1. Clothes
    • Swimwear – to cool down in the pool
    • Dresses – everyone is wearing them
    • Shorts – really, make sure they are short
    • Long pants – only for nights out
  1. Accessories
    • Scarf – especially if you are sensitive to very cold aircons
    • Hair band – you will thank me later
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Umbrella (your hotel might have one)
  1. Shoes
    • Flip Flops – the best solution to be prepared for the rain (otherwise you might ruin your shoes)
    • Sneakers – for any walks in Singapore’s nature reserves
    • Flats – for the day
    • High-heels – for the night
  1. Cosmetics
    • Hair Spray – to get your hair sorted with the humidity
    • Mattifying powder – trust me you will need that
    • Sunscreen
    • Mosquito Repellent – having had Dengue myself, I can speak from experience when saying that this is a ‘make it or break it’ essential

• NO-GO ITEMS 

    • Cashmere (not even the finest cashmere) – trust me you will ruin your clothes
    • Suits and blazers – Too warm
    • Silk- Too warm to during the day
    • Rain Coats- Too warm
    • Rubber Boots – Too warm
    • Light jackets – completely useless (except for the airplane maybe?)

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