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Free Parking in Singapore (2022 & 2023): A Thrifty Driver's Guide to Car Parks With Free Parking

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Do you dread looking at the parking fees every time you exit a shopping mall?

Well, you’re not alone.

Owning a car is already expensive, coupled with skyrocketing petrol prices and Certificate of Entitlement (COE), topping up for parking really adds a burden.

Source: Giphy

If you’ve been budgeting diligently, good for you.

To help you lift some of these burdens, we’ve compiled a list of free parking lots in Singapore!

TL;DR: Free Parking Singapore Guide (2022 & 2023)

Click to jump to the parking schemes you’re looking for:

Note: The information is accurate from the respective parking sites, SgCarMart and OneMotoring as of 26 Dec 2022 and is subject to change by the venue without prior notice. Let us know, too, if there are new lobangs out there!

Free All-Day Parking

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You should know by now that free things don’t come by easily.

Free All-Day car parks are usually located in more secluded areas, and you may need to take a 10 to 15mins walk from the car park to your final destination.

RegionFree All-Day Parking
Central RegionBerjaya HotelDaily: 10pm to 8.30am
Dempsey HillAll-day
Esplanade MallBike only

Daily: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
North Region35-43 Kranji WayMon to Sat: 7pm to 7am the following day

Sun and Public Holidays
South RegionBiopolisDaily: 5.01pm to 6.59pm the following day
Delta Hockey PitchAll-day
The Grandstand (Main Car Park, North Car Park and South Car Park)Daily: 10am to 10pm
EastCourts MegastoreDaily: 10am to 10pm
Giant TampinesAll-day
IKEA Tampines Daily: 7am to 11pm
Alexandra Retail CentreWeekdays: 6.30pm - 11pm

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 7am - 11pm
Sime Darby CentreSat, Sun & PHs
Turf CityDaily

Free Lunch Hour Parking

Unless you’ve been meal-prepping when you’re in the office, you would likely head out for lunch.

There are places where parking is free during lunch hours and you’ll usually find them at shopping malls or heartland hubs.

But…you will have to squeeze with the lunch crowd!

Source: Giphy
RegionFree Lunch Hour Parking
CentralClarke Quay Car ParkMon to Fri & Eve of PH: 12.30pm to 1.29pm
EastDowntown EastMon to Fri: 12pm to 2pm
Heartbeat @ Bedok Blk 431 Bedok North Road (B10M)Sun & PH
Katong Square
WestAlexandra Retail CentreSat & Sun: 7am to 11pm
Greenridge Shopping CentreMon to Sat: 12pm to 2pm

Free Hourly Parking

This type of free parking is restricted to either the first one to two hours only, or you’ll get free parking during a certain time and period.

Source: Mr Bean
RegionFree Parking On Hourly Basis
CentralITE College CentralSun & PHs: All-Day
Midview CityMon to Fri: Before 7pm (1hr grace period)

Mon to Fri: 7pm to 12am

Sat: 7am to 12am

Sun and Public Holidays: 7am to 12am
SouthJelita Cold StorageDaily for the first hour
Begonia Open Air Carpark @ Downtown EastMon to Fri: 12pm to 2pm
BreadTalk IHQMon to Fri: 6am to 11.59pm

Sat, Sun & PHs: 6am to 11.59pm (1st hour only)
ITE College EastSun & PHs: 7am to 10.30pm
Kaki Bukit AutohubMon to Sat: 10.30pm to 6.59am
Sun: All-Day
NEWater Visitor CentreTues to Sun: 9am to 5.30pm
WestIMMMon to Fri (excluding Public Holidays): 1hr grace period
ITE College WestSun & PHs: 7am to 1030pm

Free Parking At Shopping Malls

Singapore is a cosmopolitan city surrounded by shopping malls.

We can pop by to hang out, buy groceries or simply have a meal in malls and once we hit a minimum spend, we can get free parking.

Thankfully, most of the minimum spends are between $20 and $50, and if you’re not alone, a visit to a restaurant could easily hit the amount.

Source: Tenor

Make sure you keep your receipts to claim your free parking at the concierge or information counter!

Free Parking At Shopping MallsMin. spend
Marina Bay Link Mall$30Redeem a $3.54 complimentary parking coupon (valid till 31 Dec 2022)

- Mon to Fri: Free 30mins before 6pm OR 4 hours after 6pm
- Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: Entitles you to 4 hours
- Collection: Marina Bay Link Mall Concierge Desk at Basement 2
- Limited to the first 50 shoppers per weekday and first 100 per weekend and public holiday, maximum 3 same-day receipts.
OUE Downtown$10- Mon to Fri: After 5pm
- Sat, Sun & PHs: All-Day
- Maximum of TWO (2) same-day combined receipts
- Redemption is limited to the first 30 redemptions per day
Citygate $202-hour free parking between 8am to 8pm; A maximum of TWO (2) same-day receipts for redemption
Marina Bay Sands The Shoppes (Sands Rewards membership, which is free to join)
$4 or $8 (1 Reward Dollars = SGD1)At participating outlets and establishments within The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands®, Hotel Lobby, and Coach Bay, ArtScience Museum™ or ArtScience Museum Shop, for the redemption of a complimentary parking coupon.

Redeem a 24-hour parking ticket
- For Prestige and LifeStyle Members: $4 Destination Dollars on the Marina Bay Sands mobile app or $8 Destination Dollars per ticket at any Sands Rewards LifeStyle kiosk (same day receipt)
- For Elite Members: Complimentary
City Square Mall$30Weekdays (except Public Holidays) only: 2-hour free parking
Limited to the first 200 redemptions per day and 1 redemption per shopper per day
Jewel Changi Airport$50 (or $100 for supermarket) in a single receipt at any Jewel attractions, retail and F&B outlets- Redeem a 2-hour free parking eCoupon
- Valid until 30 March 2023
- Mon to Thu (excluding PHs & blackout dates)
- The promotion is exclusive to Changi Rewards members with a valid iChangi App account only

Kallang Wave MallMinimum spend of $50 (or $100 at FairPrice Xtra)- Redeem 2-hour free parking from 11am to 4pm
- Mon to Fri only
- Maximum of THREE (3) same-day receipts can be used
- Limited to the first 50 redemptions daily
Marina Square$30- Redeem a $3 parking coupon
- Limited to the first 100 redemptions on weekdays (Mon to Thurs), and the first 150 redemptions on weekends (Fri to Sun).
Resorts World Sentosa$50Dining outlets
Zhongshan Mall$50Redeem 2-hour free parking
Maximum of TWO (2) same-day receipts

Free Parking At Parks & Nature Reserves

If you’re into nature, you can reap the benefits of a healthy walk and free parking!

Source: Tenor
Nature Reserves or Parks
Changi Point Coastal Walk / Changi Beach (Car Park 1 to 6)Mon to Sat: 5.01pm to 8.29am
Sun & Public Holidays: All-Day
Chinese GardenMon to Sun (including PHs): Before 6pm (1st hr free)
Jurong Lake GardenMon to Fri: 12pm to 2pm
Mon to Sun: 5am to 8.30am
Japanese GardenDaily: 6am to 7pm daily
Labrador Secret Tunnel (Labrador Park)Daily
Mandai Orchid GardenDaily
Mount Faber (Car Parks B & C)Daily
Pasir Ris Park (Car Park B and E)Daily: 10pm to 8.30am
Reflections at Bukit ChanduDaily
Sungei Buloh Wetland ReserveDaily: 7am to 7pm

Free Parking At Local Attractions

You can now have a good time at these local attractions without worrying about the expensive car park fees!

Local Attractions
Bollywood Veggies/Poison Ivy BistroThurs to Sun: 7am to 7pm
Cairnhill Arts CentreMon to Fri: 6pm to 8am
All-Day on Sun & Public Holidays
Fire Flies Health FarmDaily
Gardens by the BayFirst 2 hours of parking at the Main Entrance, The Meadow, Satay by the Bay, or Bayfront Plaza car park (not applicable for Bay East car park). Exclusive to Gardens by the Bay App "Friends".

Takes 5 working days to process vehicle plate and IU numbers.
Gillman BarracksMon to Fri: 7am to 5pm (1st hour)

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Hausmann Marketing Aquarium (Fish Farm)Daily
Old Ford FactoryDaily
Orchid Country ClubDaily, for club visitors only
Sentosa – Costa Sands ResortDaily for resort visitors
Hay Dairies Goat FarmDaily: 9am-4pm
Memories at Old Ford FactoryDaily at Carparks C and D

Free HDB Parking

Lastly, did you know that HDB offers Free Parking Scheme (FPS) at various HDB car parks on Sundays and public holidays?

Under the HDB FPS, you can enjoy free parking from 7am to 10:30pm on Sundays and public holidays at most HDB car parks. Note that this does not apply to parking lots reserved for season parking holders.

You should look out for the orange sign plate installed on the Supplementary sign plates like this:

Source: HDB

If there is no orange sign plate, this means that free parking is not available. You can also use HDB’s Centralised Map to locate the nearest FPS car park.

FYI: These lots are marked by red or bicoloured (red-and-white) lines.

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