Singapore is one of the safest and cleanest cosmopolitan cities in the world. It’s a popular destination for foodies and shopping enthusiasts. Heat and humidity is pretty much year round which could make dressing for the occasion tricky considering that Singaporeans rarely dress down. To combat the heat and humidity, you’ll want to wear smart casual breathable clothing and equip yourself with gear to keep you cool and hydrated.
Pack the Right Stuff for Your Trip to Singapore
How to stay cool and classy exploring the city in extreme heat and humidity
A small island city-state, most vacationers explore Singapore on foot. However, considering its tropical climate, you’ll want to dress in lightweight breathable apparel and comfortable footwear to endure the heat. Keep in mind that the locals rarely dress down so smart casual is the best route to go.
No pool no problem, escape the city to beat the heat
If you’re not staying at a hotel with a pool, do as the locals do and head over to a local beach to beat the heat. Although Singapore is a hip, modern city, many locals still have a more conservative style and outlook. To avoid drawing much attention, opt for a one-piece swimsuit over a bikini.
Soft-sided suitcases can expand to give you more room, and are more flexible to fit in tight spaces compared to hard shell suitcases.
Because nobody likes being sticky - keep cool under garments
The humidity in Singapore is pretty serious, so when you’re thinking about clothing that will keep you cool, also consider undergarments that’ll do the same for your sensitive parts! Opt for wireless bras and underwear made from breathable, moisture-wicking, cooling materials - you’ll thank us later!
Singaporean daily essentials
Dehydration is a high risk, especially if you’re spending the entire day outside sweating it out in the heat. Pack a reusable insulated bottle and look for refill stations throughout the day. A light daypack is essential to hold your water bottle, sunblock, and any items you’ve picked up along the way while shopping.