47 shopping malls with free parking until further notice (March 2020)

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As it were, retail was already taking a huge hit from the booming e-commerce industry. 2019 saw many brands waving white flags, applying for bankruptcy protection, with some eventually folding for good.

Although those headlines have now been replaced with news about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the global pandemic has done the retail sector no favours.

In fact, with stay-home notices and work-from-home arrangements, shopping malls are suffering even more.

To encourage shoppers to continue visiting malls, many shopping malls have announced free parking promotions, valid until further notice (probably once the Covid-19 situation eases).

47 shopping malls with free parking until further notice (March 2020)

Here is a list of 47 shopping malls from Capitaland, AsiaMalls, Far East Malls and Frasers that offer free parking for now.

I’ve also organised those in the Orchard and Central Business District (CBD) into a nifty list, since those areas are usually the most expensive.

Capitaland — free parking at 15 shopping malls from 14 Feb 2020

Capitaland shopping malls Free parking hours 
Bedok Mall 12:30pm -2:30pm (Mon-Sun & PH) 
Bugis Junction 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Bugis+ After 6pm (Mon-Thu)

 

6pm – 8pm (Fri-Sun & PH)

Bukit Panjang Plaza 12:30pm -2:30pm (Mon-Sun & PH) 
Clarke Quay 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Mon-Fri, excluding PH)

 

6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun & PH)

Funan After 6pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
IMM 1 hr Free Parking (Mon-Fri, excluding PH), valid for first entry. 

 

6pm – 8pm (Sat – Sun & PH)

JCube 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Junction 8 After 6pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Lot One 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Plaza Singapura & The Atrium @ Orchard After 6pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Raffles City Shopping Centre After 6pm (Mon-Fri)

 

6pm – 8pm (Sat-Sun & PH) 

Tampines Mall After 6pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
The Star Vista 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Mon-Fri excluding PH)
Westgate 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Mon-Sun & PH)

AsiaMalls — free parking at 5 shopping malls from 22 Feb 2020

AsiaMalls shopping mall Free parking hours
Century Square 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Tampines1  12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Hougang mall 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Tiong Bahru Plaza 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
White Sands 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 

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Far East Malls — free parking at 11 shopping malls from 27 Feb 2020

Far East shopping mall Free parking hours 
Orchard Central First 3 hours free (all day, daily) 
West Coast Plaza First 3 hours free (all day, daily) 
Mess Hall at Sentosa First 3 hours free (all day, daily) 
Clarke Quay Central  5pm to 9pm (Mon-Sat), first 3 hours free on Sun 
Square 2  6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Far East Square  12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Pacific Plaza 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Katong Village 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Riverside Point 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Greenwich V 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Hougang 1 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 

Frasers Malls — free parking at 8 shopping malls from 22 Feb 2020

Frasers shopping mall Free parking hours 
Bedok Point 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Causeway Point 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Changi City Point 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
East Point Mall 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Northpoint City 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
The Centrepoint 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
Waterway Point 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 
YewTee Point  12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 

M Malls — free parking at AMK Hub & Jurong Point from 28 Feb 2020

M Malls shopping mall Free parking hours
AMK Hub 6pm – 8pm (Fri-Sun)
Jurong Point 12pm – 2pm (Mon-Sun)

M Malls has 3 shopping malls under its name (AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Swing by @ Thomson Plaza), but only 2 are participating in their current free parking promo.

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Other shopping malls with free parking promotions

Shopping mall Free parking hours Validity
ION Orchard 12pm-2pm & 6pm-10pm (Mon-Sun, PH) 18 Feb to 30 Nov 2020
Marina Square 12pm-2pm & 5pm-2am (Mon-Sun, PH) From 22 Feb 2020
Millenia Walk 6pm to 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH)
NEX 1st hour free (10.30am to 10.30pm, Mon-Sun) From 26 Feb 2020
Tang Plaza 3 hours free (11am-10pm, Mon-Sun) From 22 Mar 2020
Wisma Atria 12pm-2pm & 5pm-10pm (Mon-Sun)

Free parking in Orchard & CBD areas

As mentioned, parking downtown is notoriously expensive. For this period, however, many “atas” malls there are offering free parking for selected hours daily.

Shopping mall in Orchard / CBD Free parking hours
Bugis Junction 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Bugis+ After 6pm (Mon-Thu) & 6pm – 8pm (Fri-Sun & PH)
The Centrepoint 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH)
Clarke Quay (Capitaland) 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Mon-Fri, excluding PH)

 

6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun & PH)

Clarke Quay Central 5pm to 9pm (Mon-Sat), first 3 hours free on Sun
Funan After 6pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
ION Orchard 12pm-2pm & 6pm-10pm (Mon-Sun, PH)
Marina Square 12pm-2pm & 5pm-2am (Mon-Sun, PH)
Millenia Walk 6pm to 10pm (Mon-Sun, PH)
Orchard Central First 3 hours free (all day, daily)
Pacific Plaza 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm (Mon-Sun, PH)
Plaza Singapura & The Atrium @ Orchard After 6pm (Mon-Sun & PH)
Raffles City Shopping Centre After 6pm (Mon-Fri) & 6pm – 8pm (Sat-Sun & PH)
Tang Plaza 3 hours free (11am-10pm, Mon-Sun)
Wisma Atria 12pm-2pm & 5pm-10pm (Mon-Sun)

Bonus: Best dining & retail shopping credit cards in Singapore

Now, most of these free parking promotions don’t require any minimum spend requirement.

However, if you’re already planning to YOLO and go shopping at Orchard Road, you’re probably going to end up dining out and/or spending money on shopping.

For those purchases, make sure you use the right credit cards.

Some popular cards for dining include:

  • Citi Cash Back Card
  • UOB Lady's Card
  • American Express Platinum Credit Card

For retail shopping, consider these:

  • Citi Rewards Card
  • DBS Live Fresh Card
  • DBS Woman's World Card

Do note that these promotions are temporary, and standard parking rates will apply outside of the promo hours and after the campaigns are over.

This article was first published in MoneySmart