Where to park your car free in Singapore

Car Advice    Carl

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The classic beep signifies something different in certain countries. To Europeans, it means to call someone back. To Cameroonians, it's a method of communication. To Singaporeans, it means cash card extortion.

Thanks to these kind folks, you don't have to feel the pinch of losing a couple bucks just for parking your vehicle!


IKEA & Giant Tampines

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You know your wallet cries a little when you pull up to either one of these. You end up with coffee tables and discount toilet paper that you never needed by the end of the day, but hey, cheap stuff! Maybe it's pity compensation on their part, but that $5 saved on parking means $5 spent on the inside. Win-win!

Free parking everyday, 7am to 11pm.


Dempsey Hill

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Dempsey hill is a foodie haven, but it's also a pain to get to on foot. It gives you a peace of mind that you can enjoy your Ben & Jerry's with sweet, sweet free parking all day, every day! The place has seen it's fair share of complaints of tight lots and errant parking offenders, so park well or you WILL be shamed.


Plaza Singapura

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Parking around town is a nightmare for the common man. As if going through ERPs isn't bad enough, the rates for parking just serve as gratuitous torture at this point.

That's where Plaza Singapura comes in. Sweet, sweet, free parking on Monday to Friday for the first hour between 10am to 5:59pm, excluding public holidays and eves of public holidays. After that, it's $0.32 per 15 mins.


Breadtalk iHQ

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If you somehow find yourself making a stop at or near the king of floss buns for bread and ramen, you don't need to drive around to find cheaper parking. A building that looks like something out of The Jetsons might seem to have exorbitant parking rates, but right now, it's the complete opposite!

With their current promotion, parking is free for the first hour on Mondays to Fridays, and free for the first two hours on Weekends and public holidays!

During their normal Mondays to Fridays, it's $1.50 per hour for the first 2 hours, and $3.50 for the subsequent hours.

On weekends and PHs, it's $1.50 per hour for the first 3 hours, and $4.50 onwards.


Mustafa Centre

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10 seconds after stepping into Mustafa, you suddenly realize you need to have all the things you didn't know you need, and that's where you start resisting the siren call of cheap perfume, bags, and electronics.

That's where Mustafa Centre's free first hour of parking comes in handy. Sure, it's free for awhile, but after that paying $1 per subsequent half hour is no fun. Try to get in and out within an hour, or you're there forever.


Mount Faber

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Whether you're walking through the park or taking a cable car or telling your foreign friends you scaled the great Mount Faber easily, you can always park there free!


Jurong Point

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If you need a quick lunch-and-shop and you're around the area, head down to Jurong Point! Jurong Central Park is near, Jurong Bird Park is sort of near, what else could you possibly need?

They've got free parking from 12pm to 2pm from Monday to Thursday, and it's $1.07 per subsequent hour.


The Grandstand

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Perhaps one of the top picks to go to for the young and happening, the Granstand does not fall short of things to do. If you want to walk the walk, you probably don't need to worry about the price of parking. If you do want to look like you walk the walk, then hold your head high and strut knowing that you're not paying a cent for the free parking!


IMM

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Whatever you need in life, you got it right here in IMM. They've got huge outlet stores, and it's pretty convenient to get all your shopping done in one place. Sure, newer malls have started to overshadow IMM, but it still retains some of its former glory from it's heyday for having the one thing most other malls don't provide nowadays- 2 hours free parking daily. From there, it's $0.30 per subsequent 15 minutes or $1.07 per subsequent hour.


Parks

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If you're looking to get a quick workout or run during the hours of 6.30am to 8.30am before work, run easy knowing that parking is free! NParks offers free parking for a whole bunch of parks during those hours. Check it out!

For motorcyclists, check out the list of places with free parking here!

2 Comments

Zen

Nice article, cheap parking lots are hard to find. Great effort Free parking places

Like Reply 9 months ago
Carl Teh

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