Singapore in March

Singapore in March 2024 – Things To Do, Festivals, Events & Weather

March is a shoulder season in Singapore. Particularly in 2024, March is the month between two big festivities: Chinese New Year in February 2024 and Hari Raya Puasa in April 2024.

Even though Chinese New Year has passed, CNY decorations, light up and events are still ongoing in the early part of the month.

Meanwhile, even though Hari Raya Puasa is still a month away, the festivities start kicking in this month, with Ramadan Bazaars taking place all over Singapore.

So, in a way, March is a great month to experience the best of both Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Puasa!

There is one public holiday this month, and that is the Good Friday on 29 March 2024.

The school holiday in Singapore is taking place from 9 to 17 March 2024. That means, attractions may be more crowded than usual because families are going out to spend quality times with their children.

If you prefer to travel during off-peak period, you can consider avoiding traveling between 9 to 17 March 2024.

Singapore’s Weather in March

Early March in Singapore is pretty dry and windy. There will still be hot and rainy days, but most of the time, it’s windy and comfortable.

However, in the late March, Singapore will enter Inter-Monsoon Period. During this time, there will be frequent (and at times severe) thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. Despite the thunderstorms, the afternoon temperature will be pretty hot, with maximum temperature above 32°C.

Based on historical data between 1991 to 2020, it rains 12 days out of 31 days. So, it will rain 38% of the month.

I recommend that you bookmark Singapore’s weather website, which is a very useful website to see current rain area & intensity, and to check the rain forecast for the next 4 days.

March’s temperature hovers between 24.9 to 32.2 degrees Celsius (76.8 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit). Generally, the temperature in Singapore doesn’t differ much from month to month.

In March, the sun rises between 7.14am (1 Mar) to 7.05am (31 Mar) and sunset occurs between 7.19pm (1 Mar) to 7.12pm (31 Mar).

Things to do in Singapore in March 2024

1. Visit Chinatown to see the Chinese New Year Light Up and Street Decorations

Chinatown Chinese New Year 2024 - Street Light Up and Decoration at Main Junction

Early March is the final chance to see the Chinese New Year festivities before they’re taken down. And there’s no better way to soak in CNY vibes other than Chinatown.

This year’s CNY theme is “Soaring Into The Auspicious Dragon Year”. You can Read my article on Chinese New Year at Chinatown.

Date: 19 January 2024 to 9 March 2024
Admission: Free
Address: New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street.

2. Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Chinese New Year Gardens by the Bay 2024 - Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome
Dahlia Dreams 2024

Similarly, the first half of March is the final weeks to catch Dahlia Dreams exhibition at Gardens by the Bay.

This year, to celebrate the Year of Dragon, the Flower Dome conservatory features a 7m-tall dragon that stretches over 15m in length rising amids amidst more than a thousand dahlias.

There are also 4 colorful dragon lantern sets, each symbolizing the elements of metal, water, fire, and earth.

Read my article on Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay.

Date: 19 January 2024 to 17 March 2024, 9am to 9pm
Admission: From S$21 onwards (include Supertree)
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

3.  Sakura Floral Display at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay - Sakura 2022 - Sakura Flower
Gardens by the Bay - Sakura 2022 - Sakura Flower

To celebrate the arrival of Spring and cherry blossom season, Flower Dome will feature Sakura floral display with sceniclandscape. As someone who has never seen real Sakura in Japan before, I’m so excited that I get to see it here in Singapore.

Date: 22 March 2024 to 21 April 2024, 9am to 9pm
Admission: From S$21 onwards (include Supertree)
Venue: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

4. Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Each year, in the days leading up to Hari Raya, there will be many Ramadan Bazaars popping up all around the country. But the biggest one that you should visit is the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Located at Geylang Serai, this year’s bazaar features over 500 stalls selling various things, from food, clothes, to Hari Raya goodies.

To me, one of the main highlights would be the food! The food is great, but it’s usually more expensive than regular hawker food. This year, it was announced that all stalls will be required to sell at least 2 products at $3 to keep things affordable.

The bazaar is open from 10am to 11.59pm daily. But on the eve of Hari Raya, 9 April 2024, the bazaar will stay open until 6am the next day on 10 April 2024.

Date: 8 March 2024 to 9 April 2024, 10am to 11.59pm daily.
Admission: Free
Venue: the empty field behind Geylang Serai
Address: 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001

5. Hari Raya Street Light Up

Hari Raya Street Light Up
Hari Raya Street Light Up

When visiting Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar, do not miss walking down the streets and admire the colorful Hari Raya Street Light Ups. 

The light-ups can be found along Changi Road, Geylang Road and Sims Avenue.

Date: 8 March 2024 to 9 April 2023
Admission: Free
Venue: along Changi Road, Geylang Road and Sims Avenue

6. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter - A Forbidden Forest Experience
Harry Potter – A Forbidden Forest Experience (Photo: Fever)

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If you are, you don’t want to miss Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience!

Set along the Coastal Trail at Sentosa is a forbidden forest inspired by the Wizarding World where you can meet magical creatures from the Harry Potter™ and the Fantastic Beasts™ films, such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and more.

You can also use your wand to cast spells (or conjure a Patronus), savor delicious food and beverages, capture magical memories and take part in various interactive activities.

Date: From 3 February 2024, 7.45pm – 11.15pm
Admission: From S$44
Location: Coastal Trail, Sentosa

7. Sneaker Con

Sneaker Con SEA 2024
Sneaker Con SEA 2024

Sneaker Con Southeast Asia (SEA) returns to Singapore on 2 & 3 March 2024 at Resorts World Sentosa. There will be a line-up of over 200 brands, a lively community of over 150 traders and international sneaker collectors.

Date: 2-3 March 2024, 11am – 8pm (last admission 7.30pm)
Admission: From S$52
Location: Resorts World Ballroom, Basement 2, Convention Centre, 8 Sentosa Gateway, S098269

8. Five Footway Festival 2024

Five Footway Festival 2024
Five Footway Festival 2024 (Photo:

The name Five-Footway refers to the covered walkways that run along the facades of Singapore’s old shophouses.

Five Footway Festival is an event that celebrates and reminisces our grandfather past life in Singapore. There will be performances, workshops, exhibition, games, foods and activities for people of all ages at Chinatown.

If you are keen to learn about the past of Singapore through workshops, do book them in advance.

Date: 9-17 March 2024
Admission: Free; workshops require ticket
Location: Chinatown Singapore Singapore 059190

What else to do in Singapore

If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend that you read my guide on the best things to do in Singapore. In that article, you’ll find 60+ ideas to make your trip to Singapore a memorable one.

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