Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Apart from preparing the house for CNY gatherings, it’s your time to do your clothing, decorations and bulky CNY groceries shopping! Driving around to have your errands and purchases done? If not, save your time by going for car rental options in Singapore! Here’s a few places with free or cheaper parking rates to save your pockets.
1. The Warehouse Club @ Fairprice Hub
Buying groceries in bulk? This will be a good place for you to buy your CNY goodies and steamboat ingredients! With a product range of 4,000 items, the NTUC warehouse club offers groceries and general merchandises with discounts exclusively to their members!
★ Free parking for first 90 mins
Operating Hours: 9.00 AM to 10.00 PM (Monday to Sunday)
Address: 1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3, Singapore 629117
|Weekday||$0.60 for 1st 2 ½ hrs|
|$1.07 for next subsequent hour from 6am to 11.59pm|
|Weekend||$0.60 for 1st 2 ½ hrs|
|$1.07 for next subsequent hour from 12midnight to 6am the following day|
2. Mustafa Centre
Operating 24 hours daily, the Mustafa Centre offers a distinctive shopping experience for both locals and tourists. From daily necessities to exotic items, you will be able to find almost everything you need there! Doing spring cleaning for CNY? This is the best place to get your new curtains, beddings, kitchen or electronic appliances, cutleries and many more.
Do refer to the map for the various sections, it’s a maze inside the mega superstore! You may want to consider making a trip down in the morning before 11am or after 10pm to avoid the crowd.
★ Free parking for 1 hour daily
Operating Hour: 24 Hour
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
|Weekday & Weekends||Free parking for an hour daily|
|$1.00 for next subsequent 30min from 7am to 7am the following day|
3. Tampines Retail Park
Staying around the east area? The Tampines retail park houses Ikea, Giant Hypermarket and Courts Megastore where you can conveniently settle your bulky groceries, electronic appliances and furniture for Chinese New Year all at one go. Have your hands full after one stop? Fret not if you are driving, pop your purchases into your car. And take your time to shop as parking is free!
★ Free parking
Ikea Tampines: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Giant Tampines: 21 Tampines North Drive 2, 01, Singapore 528765
Courts Megastore: 50 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528766
4. The Grandstand
Known as Turf City previously, the Grandstand is one of the lesser known gem located along Upper Bukit Timah with groceries, dining, banking, recreation and automotive options with free parking at its premises!
★ Free parking daily
Address: 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
With an increase in competition among the malls around Jurong East area, IMM is the only mall which offer with free parking services. This is the place for west dwellers who wants to avoid the town area crowd. Be spoil for choices while preparing for Chinese New Year with over 90 factory outlet stores for outfits, dining options for reunion gatherings and many more!
★ Free 2 hours parking daily (Monday to Friday)
Address: Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601
|Weekdays||Free parking applicable for first entry only from Monday to Friday (excluding PH)|
|$1.07 for 3rd hour, $0.30 per subsequent 15 minutes.|
|Weekends||$1.07 for first 2 hours|
|$1.07 for 3rd hour, $0.30 for next subsequent 15 minutes.|
Do check out the other shopping malls in Singapore which are also offering free parking with purchases!
Free parking at Chinatown? Well, that possible on Sundays and public holidays at Chin Swee Road! Take a stroll down Chinatown and enjoy the Chinese New Year festive mood with zodiac decorations, street bazaar, and exciting performances.
★ Free parking on Sundays and Public Holidays
Address: 54 Chin Swee Road
For cheaper parking options, you might want consider the following options around Chinatown. Do note that there might be road blocks in Chinatown due to festive celebrations.
· 133 New Bridge Road. Singapore 059413
Before 5pm : $1.20 every 30 minutes from 7.01am to 5pm
After 5pm: $2.50 per entry from 5.01pm to 7am the following day
Same charges as weekdays
|China Square Central
· 18 Cross Street, Singapore 048423
Before 6pm: $1.80 every 30 minutes from 8am to 5.59pm
After 6pm: $3 per entry from 6pm to 7.59am the following day
$3 per entry from 8am to 8pm the following day
· 2 Havelock Road, Singapore 059763
Before 5pm: $1.50 every 30 minutes from 7am to 4.59pm
After 5pm: $3 per entry from 5pm to 7am the following day
Saturday: Charges same as weekday
Sunday: $3 per entry from 7am to 7am the following day
7. Neighborhood Markets
Do you know that there’s a free parking scheme in Singapore? As part of the Housing Development Board of Singapore initiatives to encourage family bonding and promoting social interaction, free parking is available at various HDB carparks every Sundays and public holidays. That’s a good time to pay the wet markets a visit to stock up for CNY! Grab fresh groceries, goodies, decorations and apparels at a bargain. For the list of HDB carparks involved, do refer to the website for more information. Some of the more popular wet markets are at Tiong Bahru, Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Jurong West, Whampoa, Ghim Moh, Redhill and more.
Relying on private hire or public transport during Chinese New Year? Why not check out our Chinese New Year car rental packages! Enjoy the flexibility of choosing the car type and rental period from 1st to 11th February 2019. We offer options of 4, 7 & 10 days car rental packages for your consideration! For more information, do contact our friendly sales at 6654 7788 or submit your enquiry below.