The thrifty driver's ultimate guide to car parks with free parking in Singapore (2020 edition)

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We Singaporeans love free things to the extent that we are willing to queue hours for almost anything.

It's not like we're cheapskate.

It's just damn ex to live in Singapore, please…

With Singapore being the most expensive country in the world to own a car.

It definitely helps if we can save on petrol and stuff like parking fees.

So, in order to help our fellow Singaporean drivers save as much as possible, we've compiled a list of places where you can enjoy free parking.

TL;DR: CAR PARKS IN SINGAPORE WITH FREE PARKING

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Sick of paying ridiculous parking fees wherever we go, we decided to compile a list of places with FREE PARKING to help you save on car park fees.

These venues have different free parking schemes:

  • Free Parking All Day - Usually parks or nature reserves to encourage you to explore the great outdoors. Note: not ALL such carparks are free.
  • Lunchtime Free Parking - Usually for shopping malls to entice Singaporeans to visit them for lunch.
  • Free Parking After Certain Time - Usually for off-peak hours
  • Free Parking With Minimum Spent - Not technically free, but also not bad lah…

FREE PARKING IN SHOPPING MALLS IN SINGAPORE

Shopping malls are part of a Singaporean's daily life.

Whether you're just getting dinner or grabbing some groceries at the supermarket, you'll inevitably find yourself in one.

Here is a list of shopping malls which offer free parking.

  
Free Parking in Shopping Malls Timing of Free Parking Weekday
(Monday - Friday)
Timing of Free Parking Weekend
(Saturday - Sunday/ PH)
Details
Bedok Mall 12:30pm - 2:30pm -
Bedok Point 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
Bugis Junction 6pm - 8pm -
Bugis+ After 6pm
(Mon - Thu)

6pm - 8pm
(Fri)
6pm - 8pm -
Bukit Panjang Plaza 12:30pm - 2:30pm -
Changi Airport 2-Hour Limit
(10am - 11pm)
- Redeem at on Changi Playpass and collect coupon at Customer Service Counter with min $50 spent or $30 by Mastercard
Changi City Point 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
City Square Mall 2-hour Limit Redeem at Information Counter with min $30 spent
Clarke Quay 6pm - 8pm -
Causeway Point 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
Eastpoint Mall 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
Funan After 6pm -
IMM 1-Hour Limit
(excluding PH, first entry only)
6pm - 8pm -
Jewel Changi Airport 3-Hour Limit 3-Hour Limit Min $10 spent
JCube 12:30pm - 2:30pm -
Junction 8 After 6pm -
Katong Square 12pm - 2pm
(excluding PH)
- -
KINEX 6pm - 11pm

Note: 1st Hour Free
(8am - 6pm)
Complimentary parking is administered automatically via the gantry (1 redemption per vehicle per day)
Lot One 12:30pm - 2:30pm -
Northpoint City 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
Plaza Singapura After 6pm -
Raffles City Shopping Centre After 6pm 6pm - 8pm -
Tampines Mall After 6pm -
The Atrium @ Orchard After 6pm -
The Star Vista 12pm - 3pm
(excluding PH)
- -
The Centrepoint 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
United Square & Velocity@Novena Square After 6pm - 6am After 6pm - 6am

Note: 1st Hour Free
(6am - 6pm)
Complimentary parking is administered automatically via the gantry (1 redemption per vehicle per day)
Waterway Point 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
Westgate 12:30pm - 2:30pm -
YewTee Point 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm -
Zhongshan Mall First 2 hours free Redeem at L1 Info Counter with min spent $50
(max 2 receipts)

Note: the prevailing parking charges are applicable to hours outside of the stated free parking hours

FREE PARKING AT CAR PARKS IN SINGAPORE

And here's a list of other car parks around Singapore with free parking:

  
Free Parking in Singapore Timing of Free Parking Weekday
(Monday - Friday)
Timing of Free Parking Weekend
(Saturday - Sunday/ PH)
Details
Alexandra Retail Centre 6:30pm - 11pm 7am - 11pm -
Breadtalk IHQ First 1 hour free -
Changi Point Coastal Walk 5:01pm - 8:29am All day
(Sunday & PH)
-
Chinese Garden First 1 hour free -
Dempsey Hill All day -
Labrador Nature Reserve
(Car Park A & B)
All day -
The Grandstand All day -
Gillman Barracks (Carpark A & B) After 5pm All day -
Gillman Barracks (Carpark C) After 5pm All day -
IBM Place 2 - 7am to 10pm
(Sunday)
-
Ikea, Giant Hypermarket & Courts Megastore At Tampines Retail Park All day -
Leisure Park Kallang First 1 hour free
(8am to 6pm)
- -
Midview City 7pm - 12am -
Mount Faber Park All day -
Mustafa Centre First 1 hour free -
Orchid Country Club (OCC) All day -
OUE Downtown/ Downtown Gallery After 6pm All day Min spent $10
Our Tampines Hub 12pm - 2pm - -
Pasir Ris Park All day
(carpark D)
-
Sin Ming Autocity - 7am - 10:30pm
(Sunday and PH)
-
Singapore Flyer 12pm - 2pm - -
Sungei Buloh Wetland All day -
TradeHub 21 7pm - 12am All day -
The Rail Mall All day -
West Coast Park
(Carpark 2 and 3)
All day -

Here's more information about the various car parks and their parking rates.

Note: The rates listed are subjected to change by the venue without prior notice

ALEXANDRA RETAIL CENTRE (ARC)

Free parking

  • Mon to Fri: 6.30pm to 11pm
  • Sat to Sun & Public Holidays: 7am to 11pm

Address: 460 Alexandra Road, Singapore 119963
Opening hours: Daily: 10am to 10pm

Hourly carpark charges for Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC):

Monday to Friday Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays Daily Overnight Parking
7am to 6.30pm: $2.20 per hour or part thereof 7am to 11pm: Free parking 11pm to 7am: $2.40 per hour or part thereof
6.30pm to 11.00pm: Free parking    

BREADTALK IHQ

Free parking

  • 1st hour free on weekdays, 6am to 11.59pm
  • 1st hour free on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday, 6am to 11.59pm

Address: 30 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534013
Opening hours: Daily: 7am to 10pm

Hourly Carpark Charges for BreadTalk IHQ:  

Normal Rates (Cars)
Monday to Friday
(6am to 11.59pm)
1st Hour: Free
2nd Hour: $1.50
Subsequently: $2.50/ hour
Monday to Friday
(12 midnight to 5.59am)
$2.50/ hour
(capped at $12.50)
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday
(6am to 11.59pm)
1st Hour: Free
Sebsequent Hour(s) or Part Thereof: $2 oer entry flat
Normal Rates (Motorbike)
Monday ti Sunday & Public Holiday $0.50/ hour

CHANGI POINT COASTAL WALK / CHANGI BEACH (CAR PARK 1 TO 6)

Free parking

  • Mon to Fri: 5.01pm to 8.29am
  • Sat: 5.01pm to 8.29am
  • Sunday and Public Holiday: whole day

Address: Changi Beach
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly Carpark Charges for Changi Point Coastal Walk/ Changi Beach (Car Park 1 to 6):

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(before 5/6pm)
HDB / URA parking rates from 8.30am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(After 5/6pm)
Free parking from 5.01pm to 8.29am the following day
Saturday Same as weekdays
Sunday & PH Free Parking

CHINESE GARDEN

Free parking

  • 1st hour free, daily

Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly carpark charges for Chinese Garden:

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(before 5/6pm)
1st hour free

$0.50 for next subsequent 30min from 6am to 6pm
Monday to Friday
(After 5/6pm)
$0.50/30min
(6pm to 6am)
Saturday Same as weekdays
Sunday & PH Same as weekdays

DEMPSEY HILL

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: Blk 8D, #03-01, Dempsey Road Singapore 249679
Opening hours: Daily

LABRADOR NATURE RESERVE (CAR PARK A AND B)

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 001340
Opening hours: Daily

THE GRANDSTAND

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm

GILLMAN BARRACKS (CARPARK A & B)

Free parking

  • Monday and Friday: after 5pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: Whole day

Address: 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
Opening hours: Daily


Hourly carpark charges for Gillman Barracks (Carpark A & B):  

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(Before 5pm)
Cars: First 2 hr $0.60 per 30 mins
$3.00 per hr, third hour onwards

Motorcycle: $0.20/hr cap $0.65
Monday to Friday
(after 5pm)
Free parking
Weekends and public holidays Free parking

GILLMAN BARRACKS (CARPARK C)

Free parking

  • Monday and Friday: after 5pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: Whole day

Address: 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly carpark charges for Gillman Barracks (Carpark C):  

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(Before 5pm)
Cars: First 2 hr $0.60 per 30 mins
$3.00 per hr, third hour onwards

Motorcycle: $0.20/hr cap $0.65
Monday to Friday
(after 5pm)
Free parking
Weekends and public holidays Free parking

IBM PLACE 2

Free parking

  • Sundays: 7am to 10pm

Address: 9 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486048
Opening hours: 7am to 10pm

Hourly Carpark Charges for IBM Place 2:

  • Mondays to Saturdays, 7am to 10pm: $0.50/30mins

IKEA, GIANT HYPERMARKET & COURTS MEGASTORE @ TAMPINES RETAIL PARK

Free parking

  • Daily: 7am to 11pm

Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Opening hours: Daily, 7am to 11pm

LEISURE PARK KALLANG

Free parking

  • Weekdays: First hour

Address: 5 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397693
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30am to 10pm


Hourly carpark charges for Leisure Park Kallang:

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(8am to 6pm)
1st Hour: Free
Subsequently, $0.50 every 30mins
Monday to Friday
(6pm to 1am)
$1.50
Weekends and public holidays
(8am to 6pm)
1st Hour: $0.50

Subsequently 30mins: $0.80
Weekends and public holidays
(6pm to 1am)
$2.10

MIDVIEW CITY IN SIN MING

Free parking

  • Weekdays: 7pm to 12am
  • Weekends and public holidays: Whole day

Address: 18 Sin Ming Lane, Singapore 753960
Opening hours: Daily


Hourly carpark charges for Midview City:

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(before 7pm)
$1 per hour
(7am to 7pm)
Monday to Friday
(after 7pm)
Free parking from 7pm to 12midnight

$6.00/entry from 12midnight to 7am the following day
Saturday Free parking from 7am to 12midnight

overnight charge from 12midnight to 7am the following day
Sunday and public holidays Free parking from 7am to 12midnight

overnight charge from 12midnight to 7am the following day

MOUNT FABER

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: Daily

MUSTAFA CENTRE

Free parking

  • Daily: First Hour

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road
Opening hours: Daily, all day

Hourly carpark charges for Mustafa Centre:

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Sunday 1st Hour Free.
90 mins: $1
2 hours: $2
Additional hour: $2
Additional 30 mins: $1

ORCHID COUNTRY CLUB (OCC)

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: 1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162
Opening hours: Daily

OUE DOWNTOWN/DOWNTOWN GALLERY

Free parking

  • Monday to Friday: after 6pm
  • Weekends and PH: whole day (with minimum spending of $10)

Address: 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly carpark charges for OUE Downtown/ Downtoon Gallery:

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Friday
(7am to 5.59pm)
$2.57 per half an hour
Monday to Friday
(6pm to 6.59am (or to 11.59pm if next day is PH)
$2.57 per entry
Saturday
(7am to 12.59pm)
$2.57 per half an hour
Saturday
(1pm to 11.59pm)
$2.57 per entry
Sunday and PH $2.57 per entry

OUR TAMPINES HUB

Free parking

  • Weekdays: 12pm to 2pm

Address: 1 Tampines Walk Singapore 528523
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly carpark charges for our Tampines Hub:

Time Car park rates
Weekdays 12am to 12pm: $1.20 per hour

12pm - 2pm: Free

2pm to 5.59pm: $1.20 per hour

6pm to 11.59pm: $2.40 per entry
Weekend 12am to 5.59pm: $1.20 per hour

6pm to 11.59pm: $2.40 per entry

PASIR RIS PARK

Free parking

  • Carpark D: Daily

Address: 51 Pasir Ris Green
Opening hours: Daily

SIN MING AUTOCITY

Free parking

  • Sundays and Public Holiday: 7am to 10.30pm

Address: 176 Sin Ming Road
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly Carpark Charges for Sin Ming Autocity:

Timing Car Park Rates
Monday to Saturday
(7am to 10.30pm)
1 minute: $0.016

Evening: $2
(in after 10.30pm, out by 12 midnight)

Overnight: $2
(in after 12 midnight, out by 7am)
Sunday Free parking
(7am to 10.30pm)

Evening: $2
(in after 10.30pm, out by 12am)

SINGAPORE FLYER

Free parking

  • Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2pm

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039803
Opening hours: Daily

Hourly Carpark Charges for Singapore Flyer:

Timing Car Park Rates (Weekdays) Car Park Rates (Weekends and Public Holidays)
6am to 6pm $2 per hour or part thereof $2 per hour or part thereof
6pm to midnight $2 per entry $2 per hour or part thereof
Midnight to 6am $2 per entry $2 per entry

SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: 301 Neo Tiew Cresent
Opening hours: Daily

TRADEHUB 21

Free parking

  • Monday to Friday: Free parking from 7pm to 12am
  • Weekends and Public Holidays: Free parking

Address: 8 Boon Lay Way Singapore 609964
Opening hours: Daily


Hourly Carpark Charges for TradeHub 21:

  • Monday to Friday: $1.20 per hour, from 7am to 7pm.

THE RAIL MALL

Free parking

  • Daily

Address: 380 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Opening hours: Daily

WEST COAST PARK (CARPARK 2 AND 3)

Free parking

  • Daily for Carpark 2 and 3

Address: 34 West Coast Park, Singapore 127711
Opening hours: Daily

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