Enjoy balmy weather and winter sun in January by stopping by Singapore, where the average temperature at this time of year is 26°C…
Shorter lines and fewer crowds also make this an ideal time to visit. After enjoying some epic New Year’s parties, get your fill of culture with a packed January itinerary in the city. And of course, you can always count on the incredible shopping, street food, waterparks and glorious gardens year-round.
1 – Singapore Art Week
The annual Singapore Art Week is a massive 12-day arts festival with walking tours, art fairs, in-depth discussions and exhibitions, as well as after-parties, movie screenings and art workshops. Come ready to explore and discover.
2 – Chinese New Year
Make your way to the River Hongbao for a buzzy celebration of giant lanterns, Chinese food and amusement rides on Marina Bay’s Floating Platform. This is one of the biggest holidays in Singapore, so expect a big build-up of lion dances, celebrating in red and eating festive snacks (try the pineapple tarts, coconut cookies and spicy dried prawn rolls). Starts Jan 26.
Who doesn’t need some exercise after the decadence of the holidays? And why not do it in an unforgettable environment – by running beside exotic animals at the zoo? The January 27th event raises awareness for the conservation of Singapore’s native wildlife. Run solo or form a team and enter the 10k, 5.5k or 2.2k race.
In this South Indian festival, farmers give thanks for a rich harvest. Head to Campbell Lane in Little India to explore stalls with unique souvenirs and performances, or Kinta Road for a cooking competition, ornate street lights and cultural dances. Jan 13–16.
Discover new music acts at this indie-music festival, known as Laneway, held in the Meadow at Gardens by the Bay. The one-day special event will feature hip-hop artists, singer-songwriters, rock bands and more across four stages. Jan 27.
See one of the biggest exhibitions of contemporary art at the Marina Bay Sands hotel on Jan 27–28. This year’s event focusses on Southeast Asian art.
7 – World Snack Fair
A fair devoted solely to snacks? Dreams do come true. Try hundreds of snacks from all over the world at the world’s biggest and best snack fair. Jan 19–21.
Take a self-guided art walk in Little India to discover works and take in immersive performances of traditional folktales. There will also be street artists, storytellers and puppet shows – you’ll even get the chance to make your own puppets. Jan 18–27.
Why not book a Singapore Airlines Stopover Holiday from just £28 per person? It includes the following:
- Accommodation for one night
- Airport-hotel-airport transfers
- 50% discount on the a la carte food menu at the designated restaurant or food outlet at your hotel
- Unlimited rides on SIA Hop-on Bus
- Admission into over 16 tourist attractions