21 Car Parks in Singapore You Didn’t Know Had Free Parking (2020 Edition)

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If I had to nominate one cliché that rings all-too-true in Singapore, it would be “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”. Every year, more and more of our favourite car parks decide to stop offering free parking. But we’d like to reassure you that there are still some places where parking is free—for now.Note: The listed parking charges are accurate at the time of writing, and were adapted from either the official published rates or sgcarmart.com (if the former was unavailable).

 

Free parking at Mustafa Centre 

  • First hour free daily
  • $1 for next subsequent 30 minutes thereafter
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Not only does Mustafa Centre offer cheap groceries and some of the best money changing rates in town, you also get free parking for an hour. Yay. Great if you just want to stop by for a quick prata meal nearby. The only thing you want to avoid doing is actually shopping at Mustafa, since that’s going to take at least 10 years.

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, S(207704)

 

Free parking at Ikea, Giant Hypermarket and Courts Megastore at Tampines Retail Park

  • Free parking daily
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While the Alexandra branch requires you to spend at least $15 at IKEA in exchange for 3 hours of free parking, Tampines is still ulu enough to offer parking space completely free. The same goes for Giant and Courts next door.

Address of IKEA Tampines: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, S(528764)

 

Free parking at The Grandstand

  • Free parking daily

We’re noticing a pattern here. The more ulu or inaccessible a place is, the more likely you are to enjoy free parking.

Address: 720 Dunearn Road, S(789631)

 

Free parking at OUE Downtown/Downtown Gallery

  • Free parking from Mon-Fri after 5 pm, all day on Saturday, Sunday & PH
  • Requires a minimum spending of $10
  • Usual parking charges:
    $2.57 per 30 minutes before 6pm and $2.57 per entry after 6pm
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This used to be the true “hidden” gem in the CBD — free parking in the most expensive part of town?! It was a dream for people going for a fitness class, or grabbing a bite at Lau Pa Sat.

With the new update, customers have to spend a minimum of $10 (maximum 2 receipts) at any Downtown Gallery stores or F&B outlets to qualify for free parking. Still a sweet deal we reckon, when you consider the other exorbitant parking fees in the CBD.

Address: 6A Shenton Way, S(068809)

 

Free parking at West Coast Park

  • Free parking at carparks 2 and 3
  • Car park 1 charges: $0.60 per 3o minutes (HDB/URA rates)
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Parking at East Coast Park may no longer be free, but there’s still West Coast Park… although this applies only if you’re the disciplined type who can haul yourself out of bed early in the morning to exercise.

Address: 34 West Coast Park, S(127711)

 

Free parking at Clarke Quay

  • Free parking from 12:30pm to 1:29pm from Monday to Friday
  • $1.28 for first hour afterwards, then $0.43 for subsequent 15 minutes
  • Parking charges capped at $6.42 after 5pm on Monday to Saturday
  • $2.68 per entry on Sunday
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To make people feel better about the fact that they’re about to get ripped off, Clarke Quay tries to lure the lunchtime crowds by offering free parking. We just hope that helps subsidise the cost of your $20 beer.

Address: 3 River Valley Road, S(179019)

 

Free parking at Dempsey Hill

  • Free parking daily

Dempsey Hill is one of those places that is a pain to visit if you don’t have a car. But if you do, you’re rewarded amply for your atas-ness with free all-day parking.

Address: Dempsey Rd, S(249679)

 

Free parking at Gillman Barracks

Free parking at Gillman Barracks: 

  • From 5 pm to 8:30 am the following day on Mondays to Fridays
  • From 8:30 am to 8:30 am the following day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
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If you’ve never even stepped into the Gillman Barracks (who cares about art, right?), you might be interested in the fact there are some restaurants there… and that parking is free after 5 pm from Mondays to Fridays and on the weekends.

Address: 7 Lock Road, S(108935)

 

Free parking at IMM

  • First 1 hour free on Monday to Friday (excluding PH)
  • First 2 hours free on Saturday, Sunday and PH
  • $1.07 for subsequent first hour, $0.30 for subsequent 15 minutes thereafter

IMM’s got a lot of competition from the other Jurong East malls these days, which is probably why they’re the only ones who still offer free parking after JCube decided to withdraw the privilege.

As many readers shared, the free parking used to be for the first 2 hours all week. However, effective 1 Jan 2020, this has been reduced to 1 hour on weekdays.

Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, S(609601)

 

Free parking at Jurong Point

  • Free parking for 2 hours if you enter the car park between 12pm to 2pm on Monday to Thursday (excluding PH)
  • Monday to Friday (excluding PH):
    $1.07 for first 2 hours from 7am to 5pm, $1.07 per hour thereafter
    $2.14 for first 2 hours from 5pm to 9pm, $1.07 per hour thereafter
    $1.07 for first 3 hours from 9pm to 7am, $1.07 per hour thereafter
  • Saturday, Sunday and PH:
    $2.14 for first 2 hours from 7am to 9pm, $1.07 per hour thereafter
    $1.07 for first 3 hours from 9pm to 7am, $1.07 per hour thereafter

Each time I enter Jurong Point (which is, admittedly, not often), I feel like I’m Mufasa falling into that wildebeest stampede. But with a rather generous two hours of free parking, Jurong West dwellers might be encouraged to brave the crowds and head there for lunch.

Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2, S(648886)

 

Free parking at Leisure Park Kallang

  • First half an hour free from Mondays to Fridays
  • $0.70 per subsequent 30 minutes from 8.15 am to 6pm (Mondays to Fridays)
  • $1.80 per entry from 6pm to 3am (Mondays to Fridays)
  • Weekend parking charges:
    $0.70 for the first hour, $0.40 for subsequent 15 minutes from 8.30am to 6pm
    $2.30 per entry from 6pm to 3am
  • Note: +$2 surcharge for parking between 3am to 8.15am

You might have all the grace of an elephant at an ice skating rink and your bowling balls might always head straight for the longkang, but you should still visit Leisure Park Kallang if you need a quick 3o-minute long free parking session.

Address: 5 Stadium Walk, S(397693)

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Free parking at Pasir Ris Park (car parks B & E)

  • Free parking from 10pm to 8.30am the following day at Carpark B and E
  • $0.60 for 30 minutes all other times (HDB/URA parking rates)

Some people like Pasir Ris Park for its tranquil views of the sea. Well, while it used to offer free all-day parking at Carpark D, now it only offers free parking at carparks B and E from 10 pm to 8.30am.

Address: Pasir Ris Close

 

Free parking at Chinese Garden

  • Free parking daily for first hour between 6am to 6pm
  • $0.50 per subsequent 30 minutes
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This place is like Haw Par Villa minus the ten courts of hell and uh, all the other bizarre statues. Exotically oriental, cheap to visit and filled with mosquitoes.

Address: 1 Chinese Garden Road, S(619795)

 

Free parking at Labrador Nature Reserve

  • Free parking daily at car parks A and B

Labrador Park connects to Mount Faber, where parking is also free, so hike between the two without paying a single cent.

Address: Labrador Villa Road, S(001340)

 

Free parking at Alexandra Retail Centre

  • Free parking from 6:30pm to 11pm on weekdays
  • Free parking from 7am to 11pm on weekends and public holidays
  • Usual parking charges:
    $2.20 per hour from 7am to 6.30pm on Monday to Friday
    $2.40 per hour from 11pm to 7am daily

This shopping mall near Mapletree Business City has the distinction of being one of the few malls in the country without an H&M, Uniqlo or anything interesting, but who cares when they’re bestowing upon us one of the most generous free parking offers in town, for a shopping mall anyway.

Address: 460 Alexandra Road, S(119963)

 

Free parking at The Rail Mall

  • Free parking along the road directly opposite the The Rail Mall shops
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Whether you’re there to get your groceries at Cold Storage, or to visit the restaurants, or just to admire the unique architecture of the building on this narrow plot of land, you’ll be happy to hear that parking is free.

It used to be that 95 lots at The Rail Mall were available for free, but that’s no longer the case. However, you can still park directly opposite the shops along the road.

Address: 380 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678040

 

Free parking at Zhongshan Mall

  • Free 2 hours parking coupon with minimum spend of $50 at the mall and/or park
  • Max 2 combined same-day receipts
  • Usual cark park charges:
    $1.60 for the first hour before 6pm, $0.80 per 30 minutes thereafter
    $2.20 per entry from 6pm to 6am

Zhongshan Mall is in the Balestier area, not really near any major MRT nodes, so many aren’t that familiar with this small-sized mall. Yet, it has a handful of well-known restaurants such as Thai Express, Crystal Jade Kitchen and Toast Box. Parking is no longer free as of Feb 2019, but you can still redeem a free carpark coupon with a minimum spend of $50 (maximum 2 receipts).

Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, S(329984)

 

Free parking at BreadTalk Building IHQ

  • Free parking for first hour from 6am to 11.59pm, daily
  • Monday to Friday, 6am to 11.59pm: $1.50 for second hour and $2.50 per hour thereafter
  • Monday to Friday, 12am to 5.59am: $2.50 per hour, capped at $12.50
  • Saturday, Sunday and PH, 6am to 11.59pm: $2 per entry
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This shopping mall in the Paya Lebar area deserves a prize not just for its name, but also for the fact that it offers free first hour parking, as well as per-entry parking on weekends and public holidays. Those who frequent nearby Geylang (for the durians, of course!) might want to take note.

Address: 30 Tai Seng Street, S(534013)

 

Free parking at Midview City @ Sin Ming Lane

  • Free parking from 7pm to 12am on Monday to Saturday
  • Full-day free parking on Sunday (7am to 12am)
  • $1 per hour from 7am to 7pm on Monday to Friday
  • Overnight parking charges: $6 per entry from 12am to 7am

What’s there at Sin Ming Lane? Well it’s pretty near to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, and an easy 10-minute walk to the food haven at Upper Thomson. This is really awesome because anyone who has been to Upper Thomson knows how hard it is to get parking there. Also, if you’re going hiking at MacRitchie, this is a viable parking option.

Address: 18 Sin Ming Lane S(573960)

 

Free parking at TradeHub 21

  • Free parking on Monday to Friday from 7pm to 12am and all day on weekends
  • $1.20 per hour from 7am to 7pm on Monday to Friday

Not sure why you would be hanging around TradeHub 21, which is an industrial building in Jurong East. But the free parking offer on weekends makes it an attractive proposition for those who don’t mind walking half an hour to the big malls at Jurong East.

Address: 8 Boon Lay Way, S(609964)

 

Free parking at Mount Faber

  • Free parking daily at car parks A, B and C
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Now we know why Mount Faber is one of Singaporeans’ favourite paktor spots.

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, S(099203)

 

Do you know of any other places where there’s free parking? Tell us about them in the comments!

 

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