Before moving or starting a company in another country, 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 interesting tidbits of information about both Singapore’s time zone and its weather!
What is Singapore’s Geographical Location & Time Zone
Time zones are usually determined by its geographical location, but that’s not the case for Singpore. 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!
FUN FACT: Singapore time and Peninsular Malaysia time were moved to UTC+8 time zone in Jan 1, 1982, to align with the time in East Malaysia.
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:
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.
Does Singapore have any cold seasons?Tommy2021-08-21T22:22:56+08:00