Beat the Sizzle: Staying Cool and Stylish in Singapore's Heatwave

We're all too familiar with that relentless sun beating down, the air thick with humidity, and the struggle to stay cool. But fear not, while we can't control the weather, we can certainly control how we handle it. Here at Sunday Shades, our mission is to keep you cool, comfortable, and oh-so-stylish, even as the temperature soars.

So, say goodbye to those meltdowns and let's turn up the chill factor with these sizzling-hot, uh, cool tips:

Dress Smart for the Heat

Your best friend in this weather? Cotton! Cotton has consistently been the ultimate material for staying cool. Swap out those heavy fabrics for loose-fitting, breathable clothes. Think breezy linen shirts, flowy cotton dresses, and comfy shorts. Opt for lighter colours that reflect sunlight – whites, blues, and pastels are your best bet. And don't forget a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and neck, keeping sunburn at bay and helping you stay cooler.

Stay Hydrated

It goes without saying, but Singapore's heat can leave you parched in no time. Keep a reusable water bottle handy wherever you go and remember to sip throughout the day. For an extra refreshing twist, add fruits like watermelon or cucumber to your water. Swap out hot beverages for iced tea, coconut water, or chilled fruit juices.

Find Shade Whenever Possible

Singapore boasts plenty of beautiful parks and gardens. Pack a picnic, grab a good book, and seek out a shady spot under a tree. Whether it's the Botanic Gardens, East Coast Park, or your local green space, escaping the urban heat is just a stone's throw away. For an added cooling boost, consider bringing along a portable mist fan.

When the heat becomes unbearable outdoors, head to the all-time Singaporean favourite places to beat the heatwave: the malls! There are plenty to choose from.

For a fun, heat-free outing with your kids, visit these top 5 free indoor airconditioned-playgrounds:

  • Pip’s Playbox at Esplanade (Admission is free for Esplanade&Me members)
  • Marina Square Space-themed Playground – Level 3
  • Paragon Junior: Forest-themed playground – Level 5 Paragon Shopping Centre
  • IKEA Småland (Alexandra and Tampines)
  • Kid’s Wonderland @ Waterway Point Level 2 (West wing)

If you prefer a quiet solo retreat, explore the museums or art galleries. Haven't visited one recently? Now might be the perfect time. For book lovers, pick up a novel and relax at a library or the very Instagrammable Zall Bookstore at Wheelock Place.

For those wanting to stay active but avoid the outdoor heat, indoor rock climbing is a great option. In the west, check out Boulder+ Chevrons along Boon Lay Way. Easties can visit Climb Central in Kallang Wave Mall. For an even more thrilling experience, try snowboarding and skiing at Snow City in Jurong East.

Whatever your preference, Singapore offers a variety of indoor air-conditioned activities to help you stay active and cool.


Sometimes, the best way to beat the heat is to slow down. Take a cool shower, kick back, and let the AC do its thing. Plan your activities for the cooler mornings or evenings, and avoid strenuous tasks during the peak heat hours (typically between 11 am and 3 pm).

Sunglasses: Your Stylish Must-Have

Let's talk shades, because here at Sunday Shades, we know a thing or two about keeping your eyes cool and protected. Our sunglasses aren't just about making a fashion statement (though they do that brilliantly); they're essential for shielding your eyes from the sun's harsh rays when engaging in outdoor activities.

Here's why Sunday Shades are your go-to sports shades for beating the heat:

Lightweight Design: Our super lightweight frames ensure maximum comfort, even during extended wear. A pair of Sunday Shades typically only weigh 22g – that’s just 5 pieces of A4-size papers!

Top-Notch UV Protection: All our sunglasses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, safeguarding your eyes from sun damage and preventing uncomfortable squinting, which can lead to headaches.

Glare Reduction: Thanks to our polarized lenses, glare is significantly reduced, allowing for clearer vision even on the brightest days. Say goodbye to squinting and eye strain, and hello to feeling cooler for longer.

So, there you have it! With a bit of planning, some savvy choices, and of course, the perfect pair of Sunday Shades, you can conquer Singapore's heat wave with ease – staying cool, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish.

Remember, staying cool should be fun, not a chore! Gather your friends, explore the city's green hideaways, and most importantly, enjoy the sunshine responsibly. Now, go out there and show that heat who's boss, SundayShaders!