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Visiting Singapore in March 2023

Visiting Singapore in March 2023

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March is a shoulder season in Singapore. Particularly in 2023, March is the month between two big festivities: Chinese New Year in February 2023 and Hari Raya Puasa in April 2023. There is no public holiday in March 2023. However…

The school holiday in Singapore is taking place from 11 to 19 March 2023. That means, attractions may be more crowded than usual because families are going out to spend quality times with their children.

If you prefer to travel during off-peak period, you can consider avoiding 11 to 19 March.

Singapore’s Weather in March

Early March in Singapore is pretty dry and windy. There will still be hot and rainy days, but most of the time, it’s windy and comfortable.

However, in the late March, Singapore will enter Inter-Monsoon Period. 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 12 days out of 31 days. So, it will rain 38% 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.

March’s temperature hovers between 24.9 to 32.2 degrees Celsius (76.8 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit). Generally, the temperature in Singapore doesn’t differ much from month to month.

In March, the sun rises between 7.14am (1 Mar) to 7.05am (31 Mar) and sunset occurs between 7.19pm (1 Mar) to 7.12pm (31 Mar).

Things to do in Singapore in March 2023

1.  Sakura Floral Display at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay - Sakura 2022 - Sakura Flower
Gardens by the Bay - Sakura 2022 - Sakura Flower

To celebrate the arrival of Spring and cherry blossom season, Flower Dome will feature Sakura floral display with scenic train travel landscape. As someone who has never seen real Sakura in Japan before, I’m so excited that I get to see it here in Singapore.

Date: 11 March 2023 to 9 April 2023
Admission: From S$20 onwards (include Supertree)
Venue: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

2. Avatar: The Experience

Avatar The Experience - Pandora

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.

Date: 28 October 2022 to 30 June 2023
Admission: From S$35 onwards
Venue: Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay
Address:18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 (location on map)

3. 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)

4. Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum Singapore
Peranakan Museum Singapore (Source)

After being closed for renovation for 4 years, Peranakan Museum is finally reopened. The museum display exhibitions that showcase Peranakan culture in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Admission: S$12 per person for tourists/foreigners; free for Singaporeans/PRs
Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941 (location on map)

5. Chatuchak Night Market Singapore

Chatuchak Night Market Singapore 2023
Chatuchak Night Market Singapore (Source: Chatuchak SG)

Are you missing Chatuchak Market in Bangkok? Well, if you’re in Singapore between 7 Feb – 2 Apr, don’t miss out Chatuchak Night Market Singapore.

Returning for the second time, this open-air night market features 180 vendors, 60 of which are from Thailand. You can expect Thai food from various provinces in Thai, as well as Thai merchandises.

Date: 7 February 2023 to 2 April 2023,  4pm-10pm, Tuesdays to Sundays
Admission: Free
Address: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994

What else to do in Singapore

If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend that you read my guide on the best things to do in Singapore. In that article, you’ll find 60+ ideas to make your trip to Singapore a memorable one.

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