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1. Posted by steen1976 (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Hi guys,

Looking for advice on where to visit in SE Asia during the rain season.

I'll be flying into Singapore at the end of June and have about three weeks to spend in the region. Problem being it's the rain season and I've heard that it can severely restrict what you can do.

Can anyone recommend anywhere which is not too affected by the rains at this time of year?

Thanks in advance :)

2. Posted by redelk (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Hi Steen
I lived in Singapore. Just to let you know right now it is pretty hot in Singapore. Raining Season is around Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb which include in Malaysia too. You may get heavy rain for that moment onlyl. Just remember to bring along a small umbrella to put in your backpack. You can travel around SE Asia region. If you are planning to travel to Malaysia, you can travel by bus which will cost you around S$28.00 one way and return you buy the ticket over there in Malaysia Dollars instead of Singapore Dollars which is much cheap around M$23.00.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1655 posts) 10y

Quoting steen1976

Hi guys,

Looking for advice on where to visit in SE Asia during the rain season.

I'll be flying into Singapore at the end of June and have about three weeks to spend in the region. Problem being it's the rain season and I've heard that it can severely restrict what you can do.

Can anyone recommend anywhere which is not too affected by the rains at this time of year?

Thanks in advance :)

I've been in Thailand during June and July, yes it does rain a little and it can be hot. But when it rains it usually stops in a hour or so and often it falls late at night, you can adjust to the heat. There is plenty of sunshine available for tans and sunburns and beach stuff! Normally when it rains it is not raining over the entire country at the same time.

Hotels are cheaper in Thailand than Singapore so you can splurge for Air Conditioning and still save money. Even the airfare between Singapore and Bangkok is reasonable. From Malaysia (Penang/Butterworth) you can easily find cheap ground transportation to Thailand.

Some small villages do get flooded out and there can be some damage - if you are there in that small village - at that time! Cities are pretty secure as far as flooding goes, sometimes the street drains take some time to handle the deluge but usually after an hour or so you're good to go. If flooding is a worry to you choose a room on the second floor!

I don't mind the rain so much. I use the rain time to eat in a restaurant, hit a bar, see a movie or catch up on my sleep. I'll be in the P.I. next week and back in Thailand again around June 14. I'm not worrying about any rain, I'll simply adjust.

Last week there was an article in the Bangkok Post concerning the POSSIBILITY of more than the usual amount of street flooding in Bangkok with the "La Nina, El Nino" affect on normal weather patterns in December and January. I think I read the same thing 8 or 9 years ago too! Bangkok does have an extensive (new) subway system that could be affected.

Good luck.