Free Singapore Tour

Capture the spirit of Singapore during your transit

Be enthralled by the sights, sound and colours of Singapore during your transit. Take a walk through history at the Merlion Park. Experience a multi-sensory buzz in vibrant Chinatown or bustling Kampong Glam. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city, with a backdrop of the Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay.

Choose between two different tour routes during your transit if your transit is 5.5 hours or more. Each tour is 2.5 hours long, and jointly organised by Singapore Airlines, Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport. Tours are conducted in English only. 

All you have to do is register at least one hour before the start of the tour by visiting the Free Singapore Tour (FST) Registration Booth (near Transfer Lounge F in Terminal 2, or Transfer Lounge A in Terminal 3) upon arrival.

FST is open to all travellers transiting in Changi Airport. The following passengers can secure your seat before arrival

  • Passenger travelling on Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) ticketed and operated flights into and out of Singapore. The flight number must begin with SQ or MI. Any 4-digit SQ flight must be operated by SilkAir, and any 4-digit MI flight must be operated by Singapore Airlines.

  • Passenger travelling on itineraries consisting of Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) ticketed and operated flights connecting to Scoot (TR) operated flights.

  • Passengers travelling on selected Air New Zealand (NZ) operated flights (SQ4281, SQ4282, NZ281, NZ282, NZ3285 or NZ3286.) with connecting flights on Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) operated flights.


Pre-book by contacting your local travel agent or local Singapore Airlines office at least 72 working hours prior to arrival in Singapore. Not applicable to passengers flying from China and Thailand.

Subject to availability of selected tour and visa requirements. 

Changi Transit Programme

Receive S$20, to offset your shopping during your transit at Singapore Changi Airport

Heritage Tour

National Gallery Singapore

The Colonial District holds significant historical importance. On 9th August 1965, Mr Lee Kuan Yew declared Singapore’s independence from the City Hall steps overlooking the Padang. The old Supreme Court will open as the National Gallery of Singapore at the end of 2015, exhibiting the world’s largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian and Singapore art.

Civic district skyline, Singapore

Singapore's core financial and commercial district impresses with its modern skyscrapers. Here, you can find, Lau Pa Sat, home to a variety of delicious Singaporean hawker fare as well as rooftops bar.

Merlion with Singapore skyline in the background, Singapore

Situated at the mouth of the Singapore River, the Merlion is Singapore's national icon. The mythical creature has a head of a lion and body of a fish. The body symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning 'sea town' in Sanskrit. Its head represents the Lion City "Singapura".

Chinatown Pathway, Singapore

Chinatown was home to the early Chinese settlers and is one of the must-see cultural enclaves for visitors in Singapore. A bustling, colourful mix of old and new, the area consists of exotic pre-war shophouses which are home to merchants who have been hawking the same wares for years.

Couple on a trishaw in Little India, Singapore

With the cacophony of car horns, bicycle bells and local residents’ chatter, Little India is one of the most charming and vibrant ethnic enclaves in Singapore. Here, its spice-scented streets beckon you to an abundance of ethnic jewellery, jasmine garlands and silk saris.

Sultan Mosque at Kampong Glam, Arab Street, Singapore

Kampong Glam is the heart of Singapore's Malay community and is an ethnic district with strong Malay-Arab influence. Marvel at the golden domes of Sultan Mosque – a major landmark and congregation point for Singapore Muslims and discover modern art galleries, craft shops and cafes, blending in with traditional businesses such as textile, carpet shops and blacksmith along the restored shophouses.

Daily Heritage Tour timings
 
 8.00AM

9.00AM - 11.30AM 

After 1.30PM 

 
 9.00AM

10.00AM - 12.30PM

After 2.30PM

 
 10.30AM

11.30AM - 2.00PM

After 4.00PM

 
 1.30PM

2.30PM to 5.00PM

After 7.00PM

 
 3.00PM 

4.00PM to 6.30PM 

After 8.30PM 

 

Tour itinerary is subject to changes, depending on weather and traffic conditions.
*Until 31 March 2019, subject to further extension.


City Sights Tour

Singapore Flyer, Singapore

Standing at 165 metres tall, the Singapore Flyer is the world's second tallest observation wheel. A 60-minute ride on the wheel will offer you a bird's eye view of Singapore's skyline and its surroundings.

The Esplanade, Singapore

The spiky glass facade of Singapore's premier arts destination resembles a popular local fruit – the durian, making it a striking icon by the waterfront. The Esplanade has been the setting for a line-up of high-profile events such as the Singapore Arts Festival.

Marina Bay, Night skyline, Singapore

As night falls, Singapore takes on another persona to offer a vibrant array of nightlife and entertainment options. Enjoy a panoramic view of Singapore’s famous icons along the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade – the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, the Esplanade and Gardens by the Bay.

Merlion, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, at the background, Singapore

An icon of Singapore, the Merlion, was unveiled on 15 September 1972 by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the mouth of the Singapore River, to welcome all visitors to Singapore

Art science museum and Singapore River at Sunset, Singapore

The Integrated Resort offers a wide variety of shops, the Art Science museum theatre, hotel and convention centre. Admire stunning views of the Singapore skyline from the Sands SkyPark on the 57th storey or take a dip in the 150-metre long infinity pool.

Gardens by the Bay, Pond with Supertrees Reflections, Singapore

Comprising of 3 waterfront gardens - Bay South, East and Central, this horticulture oasis nestled in the heart of the city features more than 500,000 plants from over 2,200 species. Be awed by 18 Avatar-like man-made Supertrees.

Daily City Sights Tour timings
 
 5.00PM

6.00PM - 8.30PM

After 10.30PM 

 
 6.30PM

7.30PM - 10.00PM

After 12.00AM

 Tour itinerary is subject to changes, depending on weather and traffic conditions.
*Until 31 March 2019, subject to further extension.

The Free Singapore Tour is open to all travellers transiting in Changi Airport.

Valid for passengers with a layover of at least 5.5 hours, and less than 24 hours, and with flight schedules that fit the tour timing requirements.

The following passengers can secure your seat before arrival:

  • Passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) ticketed and operated flights into and out of Singapore. For codeshare flights operated by Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI), the 4-digit flight numbers must start with SQ or MI.
  • Passengers travelling on itineraries consisting of Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) ticketed and operated flights connecting to Scoot (TR) operated flights.
  • Passengers travelling on selected Air New Zealand (NZ) operated flights (SQ4281, SQ4282, SQ4283, SQ4284, NZ281, NZ282, NZ283, NZ284, NZ3247, NZ3248, NZ3281, NZ3282, NZ3285,NZ3286, NZ3291, NZ3292, NZ3297, NZ3298) with connecting flights on Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) operated flights

*Eligibility to participate in the tour is subject to visa entry requirements stipulated by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. Please inquire at the Free Singapore Tour Booths for more information.

  • Passport, boarding passes and valid entry visa (if applicable) are required for registration.
  • Should you have cabin baggage, you are encouraged to leave them as Left Baggage before joining the tour.

When you arrive at Changi Airport, please remain in the transit area and do not clear immigration as the registration booths are located in the transit area.

Present your passport, boarding passes and valid entry visas (if applicable) at the Free Singapore Tours booths located at:

  • Terminal 2 ( In Transit Mall, between Transfer Lounge F and Skytrain to Terminal 3 near the escalator to Arrival Immigration - Level 2)
  • Terminal 3 ( In Transit Mall, near Transfer Lounge A - Gate A1 to A8 at Level 2)


Pre-bookings can also be made through your local travel agents or local SIA office. (Not applicable to passengers flying out from China and Thailand), subject to availability, at least 72 working hours prior to arrival in Singapore.

  • Registration will close 1 hour before the tour start time and participants will be guided as a group to clear immigration before the tour starts.
  • Availability of seats is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Transit passengers are allowed to enter and exit Singapore only once during their layover period, as per guidelines stipulated by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. Therefore, passengers are not able to join more than one tour.
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