April 2023 is a busy month because there are 2 Public Holidays, namely the Good Friday (7 Apr 2023) and Hari Raya Puasa (22 Apr 2023).
Because Hari Raya Puasa (also known as Eid al-Fitr) is a big festival in neighboring countries Malaysia and Indonesia, many will be traveling to Singapore during the holiday. Therefore, hotels and attractions may see higher level of crowd during the week before and after Hari Raya.
If you’re visiting Singapore during the Ramadan month (1 month before Hari Raya), you should visit Ramadan Bazaar, a night market selling food, clothes and Hari Raya goodies. More details further down in this article.
Singapore’s Weather in April
April is the Inter-Monsoon Period in Singapore. During this time, there will be frequent (and at times severe) thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. Despite the thunderstorms, the afternoon temperature will be pretty hot, with maximum temperature above 32°C.
Based on historical data between 1991 to 2020, it rains 15 days out of 30 days. So, it will rain 50% of the month.
I recommend that you bookmark Singapore’s weather website, which is a very useful website to see current rain area & intensity, and to check the rain forecast for the next 4 days.
Most of the rains have pretty short duration. So you don’t have to cancel your plan if the forecast is rain. Just bring foldable umbrella if you’re planning to explore the outdoors.
April’s temperature hovers between 25.3 to 32.4 degrees Celsius (77.5 to 90.3 degrees Fahrenheit). Generally, the temperature in Singapore doesn’t differ much from month to month.
In April, the sun rises between 7.04am (1 Apr) to 6.57am (30 Apr) and sunset occurs between 7.12pm (1 Apr) to 7.06pm (30 Apr).
Things to do in Singapore in April 2023
1. Visit Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar
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Each year, in the days leading up to Hari Raya, there will be many Ramadan Bazaar popping up all around the country. But the biggest one that you should visit is the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar.
Located at Geylang Serai, this year’s bazaar features 700 stalls selling various things, from food, clothes, to Hari Raya goodies. The food is great, but it’s more expensive than regular hawker food, so be prepared to pay more if you plan to eat here.
Date: 13 March 2023 to 21 April 2023
Venue: the empty field behind Geylang Serai
Address: 1 Geylang Serai , Singapore 402001
2. Admire Hari Raya Street Light Ups
When visiting Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar, do not miss walking down the streets and admire the colorful Hari Raya Street Light Ups.
The light-ups can be found along Changi Road, Geylang Road and Sims Avenue.
Date: 17 March 2023 to 30 April 2023
Venue: along Changi Road, Geylang Road and Sims Avenue
3. Sakura and Tulip Displays at Flower Dome
This month, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay will be displaying two different flowers at two different times. From 11 March to 12 April 2023, the dome will be filled with cherry blossoms (sakura). Then, 9 days later, from 21 April to 21 May 2023, tulip will take over Flower Dome.
Sakura Date: 11 March 2023 to 9 April 2023
Tulip Date: 21 April to 21 May 2023
Admission: From S$20 onwards (include Supertree)
Venue: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
4. Avatar: The Experience
Avatar: The Experience is an immersive walk-through experience based on the movie AVATAR. Set at Cloud Forest, the exhibition will feature five different zones.
Visitors will be able to be immersed in bioluminescent environments and meet face to face with mystical creatures like Ilu, a new marine creature from the upcoming movie Avatar: The Way of Water.
5. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360° multi-sensorial exhibition featuring over 300 artworks by the renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh.
This exhibition is ranked as one of the top 12 best immersive experiences by CNN and have received over 5 million visitors since 2017. This particular exhibition in Singapore is the first Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience exhibition in Southeast Asia.
Date: 1 March 2023 to 1 October 2023
Admission: Individual tickets from S$27 onwards, bundle tickets with S.E.A. Aquarium or Universal Studios Singapore from S$69 onwards
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 (location on map)
What else to do in Singapore
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