Why You Should Visit Singapore in April

Shiseido Forest Valley, a green oasis in the heart of Jewel Changi Airport. Photo Credit: Jewel Changi Airport.

Is April a good month to visit Singapore? If you want to avoid crowds, April is considered a great time to visit because no major holidays or events are scheduled, but that doesn’t mean you need get bored in the Lion City. Check out why you should visit Singapore in April.

Singapore April Travel Guide

April Weather in Singapore

Situated near the Equator, Singapore has a tropical climate. The city-state is hot and humid throughout the year.

Singaporeans like to joke that their country has three seasons: hot, hotter, and hottest, and March, April, and May are the hottest months.

The average daily high in April is 32 degrees Celsius, or 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average daily low is 78 degrees Celsius, or 26 degrees Celsius.

In terms of rainfall, there is an average of 11 rainy days in April. Keep in mind, however, that it doesn’t usually rain all day. You can always take refuse in an air-conditioned shopping mall until a cloudburst passes.

What’s Happening in Singapore in April

Anytime is a good time to visit Singapore, but some months are better than others.

Chinese New Year falls in January of February. The Singapore International Festival of Arts is held in May. The Singapore Grand Prix takes place in September.

Because no major events are scheduled in April, this is a good time to visit if you prefer a quiet stay.

The only official holiday is Good Friday, which gives Singaporeans a coveted three-day weekend.

That means lines at the Lion City’s most popular tourist attractions will not usually be long if you visit on week days.

There are, however, some events of interest to foodies, boating enthusiasts, and sports fans.

Plus: a new hotel and a major leisure attraction are scheduled to open at Singapore Changi Airport in April.

 World Gourmet Summit – 1 April to 12 May

SingaporeFlavour at the Concorde Hotel Singapore. Photo Credit: HPL Hotels and Resorts.

The 23rd annual World Gourmet Summit showcases Singapore’s vibrant gastronomy with events to be held at restaurants and other venues across the Lion City.

Master chefs will conduct  masterclasses. Curated lunches and dinners will be served.

There will be a sustainability forum, celebratory menus, and a marketplace for farmers and growers.

This year’s summit will put the spotlight on culinary environmental concerns. Sustainability,  food waste management, and reducing the use of plastic will all be key themes.

Young and aspiring chefs will be honoured at the World Gourmet Awards (WGA).

At venues across town.

Singapore Yacht Show – 11 to 14 April

Super yachts, boating brands, and luxury lifestyle products will be on display at the Singapore Yacht Show.

There will be interactive activities, live demonstrations, gala dinners, and glamorous parties.

Singapore Yacht Show – ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore.

Yotelair Opens –  12 April

Yotelair Singapore Changi Airport. Photo Credit: Yotel

Opening on 12 April, Yotelair Singapore Changi Airport offers travelers a convenient place to sleep or chill out between flights.

The hotel has 130 rooms. There are family rooms, superior rooms, and shower cabins.

There is a lounge with a common working spaces and an internet station. It serves lights meals, snacks, and beverages.

Yotelair – Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore.

World Rugby Sevens – 13 to 15 April

Sixteen of the world’s best national rugby teams will take to the pitch in the Singapore Rugby Sevens, the eighth leg of World Rugby Sevens.

Off the field it will be one big party at Festival Village, with roving performers, face painters, fairground games, photo booths, stage performances, and merchandise stores.

Singapore Rugby Sevens – Singapore National Stadium, Singapore.

Jewel Changi Airport Opens – 17  April

Walkways link Jewel Changi Airport with three airport terminals. Photo Credit: Jewel Changi Airport.

A multidimensional tourist attraction integrating recreational and retail elements opens at the world’s most popular airport.

Jewell Changi Airport will have more than 280 shops and food and beverage outlets surrounding the Forest Valley and Rain Vortex.

Jewell Changi Airport – Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore.

JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s – 19 to 21 April

Children playing soccer. Photo Credit: JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s.

More than 400 teams from 15 countries will compete in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s, Asia’s premier soccer competition for young people.

There will be 16 Pro Academy teams (10 for boys and six for girls). The first JSSL Football Coaching will be held this year. There will be speakers from top clubs around the world.

JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s – Our Tampines Hub and three other venues in Singapore.

Good Friday – 19 April

Good Friday is an official holiday in Singapore.

Easter – 21 April

Easter buffet lunch at Carousel. Photo Credit: Royal Plaza on Scotts.

Many restaurants in Singapore will celebrate Easter with special set lunch and/or dinner menus as well as afternoon tea sets on Easter Sunday.

Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts, for example, will serve local heritage dishes and old school snacks served from a kacang puteh cart.

Kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt and interact with Mr Easter Bunny, dressed up as a kacang puteh man for the day.

Why You Should Visit Singapore is a new monthly feature in the Accidental Travel Writer.

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