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Before moving or starting a company in Singapore, understanding the time, climate, and weather are important considerations.
As a country close to the Equator, Singapore has tropical forest climates, thunderstorms, abundant rainfall, and constantly hot and humid conditions. There’s a lot of interesting bits of information about both Singapore’s time zone and its weather which we will share below!
What is Singapore’s Geographical Location & Time Zone?
Time zones are usually determined by its geographical location, but that’s not the case for Singapore. Singapore, according to its location, should be in the UTC+7 time zone, but the Singapore Time is calculated by using the UTC+8 time zone!
The new time zone is beneficial for Singapore because:
- More major business hubs are in the UTC+8 time zone as compared to UTC+7 time zone, this includes:
- Hong Kong
- Macau, among others
- UTC+8 time zone is the world’s most populous with 24% of the world’s population living in this time zone, gaining greater access to the world’s largest market by time zone. This is one of the many reasons why investors are choosing Singapore as their place to set up a company.
Temperature & Seasons in Singapore
The temperature in Singapore typically ranges from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius, with day temperatures between 31 to 33 degrees and night temperatures between 23 to 25 degrees.
Singapore do not have the usual 4 seasons – spring, autumn, summer, or winter, but there are distinctive seasons in Singapore which are:
While these are indicators of the various seasons in Singapore, there has been changes in the months where these seasons are typically happening due to climate change.
Working & Living in Singapore
Singapore’s weather and time zone makes it a very livable destination. If you’re considering working in Singapore, contact us to know the steps to get your Employment Pass! For those who are interested in moving to Singapore or set up a new company, let us help with your company incorporation process!
The best time to visit Singapore is during the months from December to February. This time around in Singapore is quite festive as the country celebrates Christmas and Chinese New Year. The whole of the city is surrounded by spectacular light-ups and various stalls that sell food, ornaments, pottery, and decorative items. We suggest refraining from coming to Singapore in May and June as the heat and smoke are at their peak during this time.
December and January are the coldest months in Singapore, however, Singapore do not have the typical 4 seasons.
Northern and western parts of Singapore have the highest rainfalls in the whole nation.
Yes, being very close to the equator, Singapore is humid because it is close to the sea and it rains frequently.