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Changi's Free Singapore Tours

By: Serene Low on 05 Jul 2012
Transit tourists to Singapore now have more reason to rejoice. With the recent update on Changi Airport's Free Singapore Tour, two new itineraries have been added to the tour, which take you around some of Singapore's newest attractions. The free tour is available to tourists who have at least 5 hours to spare and who wish to know more about our city's cultural history.

Here are some of the places the updated tours will touch on:


Available Timeslots
9:00 am to 11:00 am
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Combining the old and the new, this tour takes tourists through Singapore's rich cultural heritage as well as its increasingly modern landscape.

Marina Bay Sands

A recent addition to Singapore's ever changing skyline, Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore's two Integrated Resorts. With its iconic architectural design, the structure is rapidly becoming one of Singapore's most famous buildings.

Marina Bay Sands

The Singapore Flyer

The newly built Singapore Flyer holds the title for the world's tallest observation wheel, surpassing even the famous London Eye. From their vantage point at the top of the wheel, riders are able to take in the best views of Singapore's landscape.

The Esplanade

Due to its eye-catching glass design, the Esplanade resembles another local icon, the Durian fruit. With regular performances, local and international music festivals scheduled throughout the year, the Esplanade is a haven for arts lovers.

Colonial District

A leftover from Singapore's past, the Colonial District is distinct in its building designs and holds a significant place in Singapore's history. Don't miss the Padang, where celebrations were held after Japan's surrender in World War 2.

The Merlion

Half-lion, half-fish, the Merlion best illustrates the Lion City's maritime history. Standing proudly by the Singapore River, the mascot is a must-see attraction. Other similar statues can be found dotted at various locations around the island, including Sentosa.

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's new billion dollar park spans 101 hectares and contains over 226,000 unusual plants, cementing Singapore's reputation as a green city. The park also contains 18 Supertrees, which are not actual trees but are manmade vertical gardens that harvest solar energy and rainwater.

Little India

A cultural hotspot, Little India is Singapore's haven for all things Indian. Besides the street markets selling fragrant spices and food, tourists will also enjoy seeing the unique temples along the district.


One of Singapore's most important heritage spots, Chinatown offers visitors a look into Singapore's Chinese history with its many museums.



Available Timeslots
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The tour takes visitors on a journey that showcases Singapore's active and vibrant nightlife.

Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

Offering a panoramic view of Marina Bay, the promenade also connects some of Singapore's most beautiful structures, including the dazzling Helix Bridge, the world's first double helix bridge.

The Marina Bay Waterfront


Known for its cheap fashion finds, the bustling Bugis market is a popular haunt for teenagers. Named after a race of ruthless pirates, the night market also has a notorious past as a shady red-light district.

Raffles Hotel

Well-known for its luxurious first class accommodation, the Raffles Hotel has retained its colonial architectural look. It's Long Bar is also the birthplace of the Singapore Sling cocktail, which was invented in 1915.

Raffles Hotel at night

To register for any of the tours, simply approach the staff at the Free Singapore Tours (FST) Registration Booth located in:

- Terminal 2: Near the escalators to North Arrival Immigration and Skytrain station at Transit Mall North, Level 2 (Near Transfer Lounge E)

- Terminal 3: Next to Transfer Lounge B at Transit Mall North, Level 2.
If you are at Terminal 1, you can proceed to Terminal 2 for registration.

Please register at the booth at least 1 hour before the start of the tour which you would like to participate in.

Eligibility to participate in the tour is subject to visa entry requirements stipulated by the Immigrations & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. Please enquire at the FST Registration Booth for more information.

Tour routes may change, subject to weather and traffic conditions.

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