Singapore in June – is this a good time to visit the Lion City? There will be a Muslim festival, a beer festival, an ethnic arts festival, a foodie extravaganza, and multiple rock concerts. And you can shop till you drop with discounts galore.
Hari Raya Puasa – 5 June
Hari Raya Puasa is an important Muslim festival in Singapore. It falls on the first day of the 10th month of the Hijrah, or Islamic, calendar.
Hari Raya means ‘great day of rejoicing’. It is a celebration of the self-restraint Muslims display during Ramadan. And it symbolizes purification and renewal.
Muslims light oil lamps at homes and mosques. They pray at mosques, and they visit graves. And everyone wears new clothes.
In the evening of Hari Raya Puasa, Muslims celebrate with friends and families.
Dragon Boat Festival – 7 June
The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the liveliest holidays of the year in Singapore.
However, the popular Chinese festival is not an official holiday in the Lion City.
Dragon boat races and the consumption of rice dumplings are the two most important elements of the festival.
Nevertheless, you’ll have to settle for some mouth-watering rice dumplings this year because there won’t be any dragon boat races on 7 June.
Instead, you will have to await the Singapore Dragon Boat Festival, which will be held in mid-July.
Ultra Singapore – 8 to 9 June
Axwell, Jamie Jones, Knife Party, Martin Garriz, Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson (DJ set), and Skrillex will headline Ultra Singapore 2019.
There will also be more than 15 supporting acts at Phase Two of the electronic music festival.
DJ producers Rave Republic and Monstercat mainstay Myrne will be Singapore’s contribution to the pulsating show.
Ultra Park – One Bayfront Avenue, Singapore.
Ultra Park is within walking distance of the Bayfront MRT Station and the Marina Bay MRT Station.
The following public bus lines make stops near Ultra Park: 97, 97e, 106, 133, 502, 502a, 518, and 18a.
Boyzone – 12 June
Irish boy band Boyzone will perform at a mid-week concert in the Lion City on their whirlwind tour of Asia.
The band released what they say is their final album, Thank You & Goodnight Farewell, in November 2018.
You can be sure that tunes from this album will featured. And what about those oldies but goodies?
The Star Theatre – 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore.
Ultimate Karen Mok Show – 15 June
Hong Kong Canto-pop Diva Karen Mok will make her first appearance in Singapore in three years.
The songstress has released 30 music albums. She has won the Golden Melody Awards Best Female Singer two times. And she has appeared in more than 20 movies.
The East-Meets-West programme will feature tango, opera, and Chinese musical influences.
Singapore Indoor Stadium – 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore.
GSS: Experience Singapore – 21 June to 28 July
GSS: Experience Singapore turns the city-state into one great big bargain basement!
During GSS, retailers in Singapore offer discounts of as much as 70% off regular prices. More than jewelry, clothing, electronics, and toys go on sale. In addition, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions offer discounts as well.
Not only that, there will also be lucky draws and special promotions.
Therefore, get ready to shop till you drop on Orchard Road, Kampong Glam, Chinatown, Little India – and anywhere else in the Lion City!
Whabby Music Carnival – 22 June
The first ever Whabby Music Carnival will be held this year. The fun will start at 12 noon and continue into the evening.
BravePaper, Flame of the Forrest, Knightingale, Oddfellows, shye.mp3, and Tell Lie Vision, and are among that bands that will perform. Moreover, there will be live dance performances.
In addition to two stages with live music, there will be instagrammable food and drink, carnival games,. arts and crafts, and much, much more!
After dark, Singapore’s very own DJs will spin the discs at the Scape Ground Theatre.
Scape The Ground Theatre – 2 Orchard Link, Singapore.
The theatre is a five-minute walk from the Somerset MRT Station.
World’s 50 Best Restaurants – 22 to 28 June
The 18th edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be held this year in Singapore.
Moreover, this is the first time the awards have ever been held in an Asian city.
In addition to the awards ceremony on 23 June, there will be a series of food-related events. For example, there will be live talks and collaborative dinners.
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore.
Beerfest Asia – 27 to 30 June
The 11th annual Beerfest Asia will put beers from all over the world in the spotlight.
In addition to beer, there will be several food vendors and the first-ever Beerfest Run.
Taking place after dark, the run will give participants the chance to chug beers while jogging along a 2 kilometer course along the Marina Promenade.
Three tribute bands from overseas will perform. Twelve local bands and artists will take to the stage. Fully 19 DJs will spin the discs.
Marina Promedade – Singapore.
Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts – 27 to 30 June
The arts, culture, and traditions of the Malay Archipelago will be in the spotlight in the Pesta Raya Malay Festival of Arts . Now it is 18th year Pesta Raya, coincides with the Hari Raya festivities.
Performances will include dance, music, and theatre. Included will be the festival’s first ever commission for the Esplanade Theatre.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay – 1 Esplanades Drive, Singapore.
Weather in Singapore in June
Because Singapore is located near the Equator, there is little variation in the weather from month to month – except for the amount of rain.
As a taxi driver once told me upon arrival at the airport, “We have three seasons in Singapore: hot, hotter, and hottest.”
The average maximum high temperature of Singapore in June is 31 degrees Celsius, or 88 degrees Fahrenheit; the average low temperature is 24 degrees Celsius, or 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is an average of daylight and six hours of sunshine in Singapore in June.
An average of 157 millimeters of rain falls during the month. There is an average of 21 rainy days in June.
However, June is not as wet as May. In that month, an average of 195 millimeters falls across 26 days.
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