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Summer (How it shapes people's identity as Singaporeans)
Summer more as a description of weather in Singapore, as the concept of seasons is different for places along the equator as the Singapore do not have the traditional four seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall; residents in Singapore experience hot and humid conditions year-round. Summer is hence not solely defined by the time period but also common and unique experiences we have.
experiences of Summer in Singapore: Singapore has the "summer weather" all year round, hence there are many activities that in other countries considered uniquely for summer that we are able to do throughout the year.
Going to the Beach, Barbecue at the beach, eating iced desert
Having to wear clothes for the same kind of weather for the entire year
Typical outfits (examples for all age grps)
Not much chance to experience activities that can only be done in others seasons
Sledding, Skiing, experiences linked to snow, Autumn leaves
Temperature of environment
air conditioners/fans becoming an 'essential', very commonly seen
average temperature is between 25 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius.
Relative humidity is in the range of 70% – 80%.
Experience can be represented by: showing the sticky feeling on skin, moist air etc
Colours linked to summer
Red Orange Yellow Green
Idea of liveliness, being spirited, vibrant, bright --- also linked to how we perceive sunlight
Emotions linked to the climate
Sports in Summer
example of artworks: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Painting by Georges Seurat
studies have shown heat is related to increased aggressive/violent behavior. The discomfort caused by extreme heat can lead to increased anger and aggression in many people.
The hot and humid weather in Singapore: prevents sweat from evaporating readily --- sticky and hard to cool down
When it's warm, the blood pressure drops. When blood pressure is low, it causes fatigue and sleepiness.