Tampines heartland, Changi Village and Changi Beach now new tour sites as Free Singapore Tour returns

The tour returns after a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

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Published: 4 April 2023, 3:02 PM

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have announced the return of the Free Singapore Tour on Apr 3.

The relaunch of the Free Singapore Tour will include a total of four tours, which include the City Sights Tour, Heritage Tour, Jewel Tour and the brand new Changi Precinct Tour.

The Changi Precinct tour features visits to local community spaces in the eastern region surrounding the airport, such as the Tampines heartland, Changi Village and Changi Beach. 

Through the tour, participants can get a glimpse of how local residents live, and enable them to understand Singapore’s history, away from the usual hustle and bustle of Singapore’s city centre. 

Aside from the Changi Precinct Tour, refreshed itineraries have been planned for three of the existing tours that were available before the pandemic. This includes the City Sights Tour, Heritage Tour and Jewel Tour.

The City Sights Tour will allow participants to get an introduction to Singapore’s urban development through visits to various national monuments. 

This is done through the inclusion of new pit stops along the tour, including the National Gallery Singapore, Anderson Bridge and The Padang. The tour’s bus route will also pass through the new Marina Bay Financial District enroute to Gardens by the Bay. 

The Heritage Tour, which will be available from June, will feature places such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Arab Street and Haji Lane.


Through visits to such places, participants can gain a deeper understanding of Singapore’s unique and diverse multi-cultural heritage. PHOTO CREDIT: NUR SABRINA VIA FLICKR, LEZLIE VIA FLICKR


At the Jewel Tour, participants can visit popular attractions like the Shiseido Forest Valley and the HSBC Rain Vortex. Additionally, they can 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 the Changi Experience Studio, which is a digital attraction for participants to experience some airport-themed games and interactive exhibits.

All of the refreshed itineraries will also highlight sustainability features at some of the locations featured in the tours. The inclusion of such features aims to give participants an overview of Singapore’s sustainability efforts.

These include the Eco Community Garden at the rooftop of Our Tampines Hub (Changi Precinct Tour), environmental sustainability initiatives implemented at Gardens by the Bay (City Sights Tour) and Jewel (Jewel Tour).

Each tour lasts two-and-a-half hours and will be available daily, with plans to progressively increase to nine tours a day.

For further details or booking enquiries, those interested can visit Changi Airport’s website.

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