May is the quiet month before travel picks up next month. Other than Labour Day on 1 May, there’s no other public holidays this month. You can expect lower prices for hotels compared to June and July.
May is a hot month in terms of temperature. If you’re doing a lot of outdoor activities, don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Also, do prepare breathable clothing.
Singapore’s Weather in May
May 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 31 days. So, it will rain 48% 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.
May’s temperature hovers between 25.7 to 32.3 degrees Celsius (78.3 to 90.1 degrees Fahrenheit). Generally, the temperature in Singapore doesn’t differ much from month to month.
In May, the sun rises between 6.57am (1 May) to 6.56am (31 May) and sunset occurs between 7.06pm (1 May) to 7.07pm (31 May).
Things to do in Singapore in May 2023
1. Visit the NEW Bird Paradise
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Open from 8 May 2023, Bird Paradise is a brand new bird park that houses all the residents of the former Jurong Bird Park. Here, there are over 3,500 birds and 400 species. From Flamingoes to Penguins, you will be delightfully surprised at every turn.
Do not miss out Wings of the World show and Predators on Wings show where you can witness the amazing talents of the birds. Also, do visit the hidden gem, Crimson Wetlands where you can see spectacular indoor waterfall.
Admission: From S$33 onwards
Venue: Bird Paradise
Address: 20 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729825
2. Tulip Displays at Flower Dome
From 21 April to 21 May 2023, Flower Dome will be adorned with hundreds of tulips. This year’s edition features a Turkish twist.
The colorful tulips are set in a landscape that showcases some of Eastern Türkiye’s most iconic landmarks and architecture, such as The Cappadocia, Temple of Artemis, and Galata Tower.
One of the highlights of the floral display is the uniquely shaped tulips cultivated on Turkish soil, with forms that are markedly different from the tulips people are used to, such as crown tulip and Lily-flowered Tulips.
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
3. 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.
Read my experience visiting Avatar: The Experience.
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)
4. 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.
his 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
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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