Singapore has resumed the Free Singapore Tour for layover travellers, offering four daily guided tours of less than three hours each.
For the first time, visits to local community spaces and residences will be among the itinerary options for transit and transfer visitors who are here for 5.5 hours to 24 hours. The latest addition is a 2.5-hour-long Changi Precinct Tour, which includes stops at Tampines New Town to see local housing, and at Tampines Central Park to catch uniquely designed playgrounds. Singapore’s first integrated community and lifestyle hub, Our Tampines Hub; Changi Chapel and Museum; Changi Village; and Changi Beach Park are other locations included in this tour.
Three returning tours – City Sights Tour, Heritage Tour and Jewel Tour – will have new points of interest. The City Sights Tour will now include a stop in the Civic District to take in the National Gallery Singapore, Anderson Bridge and the Padang. The bus route will also take visitors through the Marina Bay Financial District en route to Gardens by the Bay. The Heritage Tour, which will be available from June, will stop at multicultural destinations such as Chinatown, Arab Street and Haji Lane. On the Jewel Tour, tourists will visit popular Changi Airport attractions such as the Shiseido Forest Valley and the HSBC Rain Vortex, as well as sample snacks and learn about Singapore’s food heritage through local brands such as Bee Cheng Hiang and Tong Garden.
The free tours, which will be run by home-grown company Monster Day Tours, can be booked on the Changi Airport website.