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Need for woolens in Singapore?

Postby RockyRambo » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 9:32 pm

Hi,

I am moving to Singapore from Delhi where we've an extreme climate. Heard that Singapore is tropical and one doesn't have temperatures lower than 20 degree Celsius anytime throughout the year. But was wondering whether I should get with me the following clothes/ materials:
1. Blanket
2. Full sleeved t-shirts
3. Jackets

Pls advise!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 10:42 pm

Yes. But not for outdoors or night time. You'll need it for the refrigeration units they call air conditioners here. Most of the local idiots here set the damn things at 18 degrees or as low as they will go then wonder why everybody always has the flu. :roll:

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Postby Max Headroom » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 7:51 am

It's nuts. I noticed that even hotels in Malaysia are like that. You walk into the room, switch on the air-con and the display says 16C! :shock:

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Re: Need for woolens in Singapore?

Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 9:15 am

RockyRambo wrote:Hi,

I am moving to Singapore from Delhi where we've an extreme climate. Heard that Singapore is tropical and one doesn't have temperatures lower than 20 degree Celsius anytime throughout the year. But was wondering whether I should get with me the following clothes/ materials:
1. Blanket
2. Full sleeved t-shirts
3. Jackets

Pls advise!


I sleep with sheets. I'd bring a few long sleeve shirts and a jacket, just incase you travel outside of the country.

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Re: Need for woolens in Singapore?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:10 am

RockyRambo wrote: Delhi where we've an extreme climate. !


Singapore also has an extreme climate.

Extremely humid all year round.

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 4:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yes. But not for outdoors or night time. You'll need it for the refrigeration units they call air conditioners here. Most of the local idiots here set the damn things at 18 degrees or as low as they will go then wonder why everybody always has the flu. :roll:


Cinemas and offices are freezing here.

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Postby janiceliu88 » Sun, 10 Nov 2013 5:02 am

Blankets are lovely and quite necessary, but forget about wool entirely - just as long as you have some medium warmth jackets and blankets you're good to go. If you like long-sleeved shirts go ahead, but bear in mind that they should be as light as possible, as when you walk outside (as you will have to, commuting or on lunch break forever) it won't be a comfortable temperature, to say the least.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 10 Nov 2013 9:32 am

Max Headroom wrote:It's nuts. I noticed that even hotels in Malaysia are like that. You walk into the room, switch on the air-con and the display says 16C! :shock:


That's because Housekeeping have left it set like that so when you walk in your room, the temp comes down ASAP. Not because they think you want 16C as an end-point ! :lol:

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Re: Need for woolens in Singapore?

Postby JR8 » Sun, 10 Nov 2013 9:44 am

RockyRambo wrote:Hi,
I am moving to Singapore from Delhi where we've an extreme climate. Heard that Singapore is tropical and one doesn't have temperatures lower than 20 degree Celsius anytime throughout the year. But was wondering whether I should get with me the following clothes/ materials:
1. Blanket
2. Full sleeved t-shirts
3. Jackets
Pls advise!


Daytime seems to be between 32-28C year round. At occasional extremes this might be 35-25C. The range is seasonal, and pretty predictable.

Most people focus on keeping cool, than warm. The humidity here (relatively absent in Delhi) majorly adds to the discomfort equation.

1) I sleep on a bed with just a sheet on the mattress. I have a blanket 'there', which might get pulled over if I stir at 3-4am and feel a little chill. That's all I need on that front. (I use a floor-standing fan, rather than air-con).
2) Yes, maybe for the evenings. Though probably better suited to an air-con environment.
3) Jackets? No. I wore a full suit for my outdoor wedding and it half killed me. Besides a formal suit, the only purpose for any kind of jacket is a rain-jacket/coat.

Consider it like this. Most of your day will be at 28-32C and maybe 80% humidity. What climate you face in a mall will be cooler/drier, but you see almost no people donning sweaters...


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