If you want it hot, hot, hot, then Singapore is the place. Although January is the coolest month, it's still 30 degrees, and humidity levels average at 85 percent. However, bear in mind it's also monsoon season, when afternoons and early evenings can experience continuous heavy rainfall — adding up to 246 mm in the course of the month.
If you don't mind a downpour, then you'll be rewarded with a jaw-dropping, high-rise urban landscape with a multicultural population.
It takes about 13 hours to fly direct from the UK and is eight hours ahead.