SINGAPORE — Transit and transfer passengers flying through Singapore Changi Airport can once again experience the Free Singapore Tour, this time with refreshed itineraries and a new Changi Precinct Tour.
Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA), and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recently re-launched the Free Singapore Tour after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Three of the existing tours available since pre-pandemic – the City Sights Tour, Heritage Tour, and Jewel Tour – have been refreshed to include new points of interest.
Plus, a brand new Changi Precinct Tour will introduce travellers to the interesting sights and sounds of the eastern region surrounding Singapore Changi Airport.
Each tour lasts 2.5 hours and will be available daily, with plans to progressively increase to nine tours a day.
On the Jewel Tour, in addition to visiting popular attractions like the Shiseido Forest Valley and the HSBC Rain Vortex, participants can now discover more about Singapore’s food heritage through local brands such as Bee Cheng Hiang and Tong Garden, and sample local snacks at the same time. Another new component of the tour is a free guided walkthrough of a digital attraction – Changi Experience Studio – for participants to experience some of its airport-themed games and interactive exhibits.
New pit stops in the City Sights Tour include the Civic District, where travellers will get an introduction to Singapore’s urban development through visits to various national monuments including the National Gallery Singapore, Anderson Bridge, and The Padang. The bus route will also pass through the new Marina Bay Financial District enroute to Gardens by the Bay.
The Heritage Tour, available from June, will feature places of interest such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Arab Street, and Haji Lane, for participants to gain a more in-depth understanding of Singapore’s unique and diverse multi-cultural heritage.
A company called Monster Day Tours has been appointed by CAG, SIA, and STB to run the Free Singapore Tours.
Advance booking is now available on Changi Airport’s website. Transit and transfer passengers who wish to join the Free Singapore Tour must have a layover period of at least 5.5 hours but less than 24 hours. Participants will need to have a valid entry visa for Singapore to take part in the tours.
For more information, visit the Free Singapore Tour page here.