Popular venues usually mean more people, and if you drive, that means more expensive parking charges too. But fret not, we have compiled a list of alternative (cheaper) car-parks at popular family venues!
*Remember to check with the respective car-parks for the most updated charges.
1. U̵n̵i̵t̵e̵d̵ ̵S̵q̵u̵a̵r̵e̵ Revenue House
United Square is a popular weekend venue for families who go there for the enrichment schools, shops and food.
Parking charges at United Square start from $2.20 but just across the road (or through the underpass) is Revenue House where you will enjoy per entry parking at just $1.60 on the weekend!
̵S̵a̵t̵ ̵/̵ ̵S̵u̵n̵:̵ ̵$̵2̵.̵2̵0̵ ̵f̵i̵r̵s̵t̵ ̵2̵ ̵h̵o̵u̵r̵s̵,̵ ̵$̵0̵.̵5̵0̵ ̵p̵e̵r̵ ̵1̵5̵m̵i̵n̵ ̵(̵6̵a̵m̵ ̵-̵ ̵6̵p̵m̵)̵ ̵|̵ ̵$̵2̵.̵2̵0̵ ̵p̵e̵r̵ ̵e̵n̵t̵r̵y̵ ̵(̵a̵f̵t̵e̵r̵ ̵6̵p̵m̵)̵
Sat: $0.45 per 15min (6am - 1.30pm) } $1.60 per entry (1.30pm - 11pm)
Sun: $1.60 per entry (6am - 11pm)
2. CBD: One Raffles Quay, Marina Bay Financial Centre
If you enjoy bringing the family to the CBD area in the evenings or on the weekends, maybe for the various activities happening at the Marina Promenade, or to drop by the various restaurants at the Fullerton Bay area, or to visit Marina Bay Sands.
Did you know the Marina Bay Open Car-Park charges between $0.80 to $2 per 30mins. You may wish to consider parking in these venues instead
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One Raffles Quay / Marina Bay Financial Centre
Mon to Fri (after 6pm): $3.21 for 1st 4hrs, $0.30 per 10min
Sat / Sun: $3.21 for 1st 4hrs, $0.30 (ORQ), $0.27 (MBFC) per 10min
3. Fu Lu Shou Complex and Raffles Hospital
If you are heading to the Bugis Junction area in the evenings, you may want to consider parking at the Fu Lu Shou Complex, just across the street.
And for a double win, try Raffles Hospital where you enjoy lower parking rates at Raffles Hospital AND you avoid the ERP! But you do have to walk further (but exercise is good for you too!)
Fu Lu Shou Complex
Daily (after 5pm): $2.20 per entry
Mon to Fri (after 5pm): $2.40 per entry
Sat (after 1pm) & Sun: $2.40 for first 2 hr, $0.24 per 10min
̵M̵o̵n̵ ̵t̵o̵ ̵F̵r̵i̵ ̵(̵a̵f̵t̵e̵r̵ ̵5̵p̵m̵)̵:̵ ̵$̵3̵ ̵p̵e̵r̵ ̵e̵n̵t̵r̵y̵
̵S̵a̵t̵,̵ ̵S̵u̵n̵ ̵&̵ ̵P̵H̵:̵ ̵$̵3̵ ̵f̵o̵r̵ ̵f̵i̵r̵s̵t̵ ̵2̵ ̵h̵r̵,̵ ̵$̵0̵.̵3̵0̵ ̵p̵e̵r̵ ̵1̵0̵m̵i̵n̵
4. Per Entry Parking @ Orchard Road
The world's busiest (and probably most expensive) shopping street, is there a way to park cheaper? Here's a couple of notables, depending on when you are parking.
Daily (after 5pm): $3.50 per entry
Mon - Fri (after 5pm): $4 per entry
Sat (after 12pm): $4 per entry
Sun: $4 per entry
Forum The Shopping Mall
Mon - Sat (after 5pm): $3.20 per entry
Sun: $3.20 per entry
5. Marina Cove @ East Coast Park
A popular playground at East Coast Park. Families come here not just for the huge playground but also because food is conveniently available.
Car-park charges on weekdays are reasonable at $2.60 per entry. Weekend charges at Marine Cove start from $2.60 for the 1st 2 hours and $1.30 for subsequent hrs.
You may want to consider parking further away at one of the free car-parks, and walking down!
There we have a list of 5 alternative car-parks @ family friendly venues! Know of other alternatives? Leave us a comment below!