Hello! We will be combining the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia next year, mid-March. How hot is it going to be? The weather websites say different things, so I just want to hear from a local. - Shelly V. - Guest
The countries you mentioned experience good weather most days of the year, but the best time to visit really depends upon avoiding the crowds and traveling around the hottest months.
It depends on where and when you want to go. Most of Southeast Asia will tend to be dry and hot from early April until late May. Monsoon season generally starts in May and ends in October. That's when it can get extremely humid, even when it's raining.
If it rains during the summer from May to June, it can still be hot and humid, so wear light clothing or a light raincoat. Don't bother bringing a heavy parka anymore because you wouldn't want to feel like you are wearing a sauna suit in the tropics. For shoes, wear something waterproof or can keep your feet dry, or footwear that can easily let water out, such as sandals and flip-flops.
I recommend bringing sunglasses and wearing sunblock. You can also wear a hat. Keep yourself hydrated as well. Just be sure to buy bottled water and never drink from the tap.