Free Singapore Tour Relaunches for Transit Passengers at Changi Airport

The Free Singapore Tour Relaunches for Transit Passengers at Changi Airport

Here’s to a worthwhile layover in Singapore.

After two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Free Singapore Tour for layover travellers at Changi Airport resumed on Mon, 3 Apr 2023. Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA), and the Singapore Tourist Board (STB) jointly announced the relaunch of the Free Singapore Tour with a new additional trip that promises nothing short of fun and excitement.

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So, say goodbye to hours of scrolling your phone during transit and discover some of the best parts of Singapore that you’ve yet to explore!

Also read: 24 Hours in the Little Red Dot: Everything to Do on a Singapore Day Trip

What is the Free Singapore Tour?

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Let’s look at the requirements that make you eligible for these free guided Singapore tours. First, you need to be a transit or a transfer passenger at Changi Airport with between a 5.5- to 24-hour layover. 

Next, register yourself for the tour upon arrival (within the transit area). You can scan the QR codes at the Free Singapore Tour service counters located at Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 or make an early reservation via their online booking page. And that’s pretty much it!

TripZilla Tip: Bring your passport, boarding passes, and entry visa (if applicable) along with your tour booking confirmation to ease your registration process. 

The multiple, daily, guided tours to choose from

There are three bus tours that will take you to famous landmarks and Insta-worthy spots around the city. And in addition to that is a walking tour itinerary to Jewel Changi Airport

FYI — All of these curated itineraries run for 2.5 hours each. So, find the best one that sparks your interest and go for the: 

1. Changi Precinct Tour

This tour takes you to the ambient Changi precinct. One of the destinations you should look forward to is the award-winning Tampines New Town which champions quality and affordable housing. 

Not too far away is Tampines Central Park, which features some uniquely designed playgrounds. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to the area’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub: Our Tampines Hub

Other exciting stopovers include the Second World War archives at Changi Chapel & Museum, the quiet and peaceful Changi Village, as well as the pristine Changi Beach Park.

2. City Sights Tour

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You’ll see modern-day Singapore when you embark on the City Sights Tour. Catch a brief glimpse of the country’s colonial past at City Hall and learn about its progressive growth and historical moments at Civic District

As you get to the Jubilee Bridge, you’ll see the picturesque views of the Merlion and Marina Bay

Next, marvel at the Avatar-like Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay before heading to Marina Bay Sands, which features a sprawling convention centre and the well-known ArtScience Museum

3. Jewel Tour

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This is the single walking tour we mentioned previously. Start your journey by viewing the soaring Changi Control Tower and later explore the Shiseido Forest Valley, which lets you enjoy the lush greenery in idyllic landscapes. 

The next stopover is the HSBC Rain Vortex, an indoor waterfall that transforms into a stunning light-and-sound exhibit at night. Apart from that, you’ll also be able to sample some tasty local snacks from local heritage brands on this tour. 

Next, learn about aviation technology at Changi Experience Studio; and finally, bring yourself to Canopy Park, Jewel’s recreational wonderland for travellers of all ages.

4. Heritage Tour

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The Heritage Tour will only be available from June 2023 onwards. Nevertheless, it promises a fun-filled trip of Singapore’s history and culture in the most exciting ways possible. Some of the main highlights of this tour will include Kampong Glam, Chinatown, Bugis, and the Singapore River. 

Also read: One Unique Attraction in Each Singapore Neighbourhood to Check Out

Thinking of coming to Singapore anytime soon? Read our other articles on Singapore to learn more about this world-class city!

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Izzati Haron
Izzati Haron

Izzati is an author to two poem anthologies, a slam poet wannabe, and a full-time nanny to her kitties. She loves dreaming about traveling the world just like most protagonists in the movies, but more often than not, her bank account only permits her to travel to her backyard.