Singapore is a dynamic city-state where you will find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts, people and architecture.
Brimming with unbridled energy and bustling with exciting events, countless unique and memorable experiences await your discovery!
If you have at least 5 hours to spare in transit before your next flight, join us in one of our free two-hour guided tour which runs daily at regular times.
Registration for the tour must be made at least 1 hour before the start of the tour.
The Free Singapore Tour is jointly organised by ChangiAirport and Singapore Airlines.
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
The heritage tour has a short stopover at the Merlion Park before proceeding to the Colonial District, Central Business District and Chinatown or Little India.
The journey to the Merlion Park offers you a panoramic view of Singapore’s cityscape and landmarks like Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay.
You will also pass The Fountain of Wealth (world’s largest fountain) and one of Singapore’s icons – the Esplanade.
The tour will bring you through a discovery journey where you will have a glimpse of a unique blend of East and West, tradition and modernity.
It will be a splendid way for you to explore the history, culture and lifestyle of multi-racial Singapore while in your transit.
During the tour, you will see some of these highlights of Singapore:
The Singapore Flyer
Standing at 165 metres, the Singapore Flyer is the world’s tallest observation wheel.
A 60 minute ride on the wheel will offer you a bird’s eye view of the Singapore skyline and its surroundings.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay comprises of 3 waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central, spanning 101 hectares.
The gardens will officially open on 29 June 2012.
This horticulture oasis nestled in the heart of the city will have a wide variety of plant species sourced from all over the world.
Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
One of Singapore’s two Integrated Resorts, the luxurious Marina Bay Sands (MBS) offers a wide variety of shops and also houses an Art Science museum, theatre, hotel and convention centre.
The resort’s three hotel towers are connected by a SkyPark which has a 150-metre long infinity pool right at the top.
Designed by famous Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, MBS’s iconic architecture is now a must-see for many visitors to Singapore.
The Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay
The Esplanade is Singapore’s premier arts destination.
With its spiky glass facade which resembles a popular local fruit – the durian, the Esplanade is a striking icon by the waterfront.
The MerlionPark (15 minute stopover)
Situated at the mouth of the SingaporeRiver, the Merlion is Singapore’s national icon.
The mythical creature has a head of a lion and body of a fish.
It symbolizes the history of Singapore as a “Lion City” and famous sea port.
The Colonial District has significant historical importance to Singapore.
The “Padang” or field in the Malay language, is the site of a celebration held after the surrender of the Japanese troops after the Japanese Occupation.
The Padang is also the venue for Singapore’s first National Day celebration.
Located directly opposite the Padang is the old Supreme Court and City Hall with their distinctive colonial style.
Chinatown was home to the early Chinese settlers.
Today, it is one of the must-see cultural enclaves for visitors.
Visitors will be delighted with the variety of authentic Chinese food, products and souvenirs sold at Chinatown, and be enthralled by the juxtaposition of old pre-war shop houses and modern high-rise buildings.
Little India is Singapore’s foremost Indian enclave and it is a riot of sights, sounds and scents.
Here, you can find rows of shops selling spices, jewellery and traditional Indian clothing.
At the heart of Little India is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of power, Kali.
Built in 1855, the temple is adorned with hand painted statues of the Hindu deities.
The Central Business District
The Central Business District contains Singapore’s core financial and commercial districts.
Here, you can see densely packed modern skyscraper where the area is well connected with a great number of Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) interchange stations.
City Lights Tour
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
As night falls, Singapore takes another persona to offer a vibrant array of nightlife and entertainment choice.
The City Light Tour showcases this façade of vibrancy by bringing you to various attractions in Singapore.
As the journey begins from Changi Airport towards Benjamin Sheares Bridge, you will get a panorama view of Singapore’s famous icons- the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and Esplanade.
Next, you will see the helix bridge which is inspired by the double helix of our DNA structure.
During the tour, you will see some of these highlights of Singapore:
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade (15 min stopover)
The landscaped waterfront promenade provides a continuous route linking the Marina Centre, Collyer Quay and the Bayfront areas.
Standing right at the Marina Bay Sands, you will be able to capture the entire night view of the Marina Bay Financial Centre, the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion Park, the Esplanade and the Singapore Flyer, which are situated opposite the Promenade.
Marina Bay Financial Centre
The Marina Bay Financial Centre is a 3.55 hectare site which consists of 3 office towers, 2 residential towers and a retail space at the Marina Bay Link Mall.
The well connected and integrated Financial Centre is built with an environmental sustainable concept.
The buildings are designed to ensure thermal efficiency which include sky terraces and gardens as well as energy saving ventilation systems.
Bugis Village is a famous night market and shopping paradise frequented by locals.
It is usually crowded with people, day and night as it is the place where you can find the best deal for souvenirs, clothes, shoes and bags.
Next to the night market is 2 shopping malls – Bugis Junction and Bugis+.
The world renowned Raffles Hotel is named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore.
The hotel keeps its colonial architectural style and sits harmoniously at the heart of the city, alongside with other modernized buildings.
Besides being famous for its world class accommodation and elegant dining, the hotel is also the home of the legendary Singapore Sling.
To register for any of the tours, simply approach the staff at the Free Singapore Tours (FST) Registration Booth located in:
Near the escalators to North Arrival Immigration and Skytrain station at Transit Mall North, Level 2 (Near Transfer Lounge E)
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.
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.
Source: Changi Airport ‘s Website