Where to Park for IT Show 2014 (Cheapest & Most Damaging Carparks Revealed)
For those who are driving to the IT Show, parking is always a nightmare at tech shows but it’s doubly so at Marina Bay Sands because of the high parking rates. So here are some other alternative parking areas (be warned though that you will either have to walk, take a shuttle bus or the MRT).
And while certain places may have lower parking rates, do take note that parking lots may be limited in those areas (especially at MBS itself).
If the weather is kind, you could always park at the Esplanade and enjoy the walk over the Helix Bridge to MBS.
Gardens by the Bay
If you don’t mind the heat, you could always park at Gardens by the Bay and walk over to the show venue.
You can either walk to Marina Bay Sands (about a 15-minute walk), or walk over to Suntec City and hop onto the free shuttle bus service.
Marina Bay Financial Centre
For those who would prefer a shorter walk to MBS itself, there’s always the Marina Bay Financial Centre, which is less than a 10-minute walk from MBS.
If you don't wish to walk to far for a train station, you could always park at Millenia Walk and walk to the Promenade station.
Alternatively you can park at Suntec City itself and take the free shuttle bus service to MBS. And if you can’t get onto the shuttle bus, there’s always the MRT, with the Esplanade or Promenade stations both near Suntec City, depending on which part of Suntec City you are at.
Shuttle Bus Timings from Suntec City:
• First bus leaves Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre to Suntec City at 11 AM
• Last bus leaves Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre to Suntec City at 10.30 PM
• There’s a 15-minute interval between buses
|Parking Venue||Parking Rates|
||Damage for 4 hours before 5PM/6PM:||After 5PM/6PM||Damage for 4 hours after 5PM/6PM:||Saturdays||Damage for 4 hours:||Sundays/Public Holidays
|Marina Bay Sands||
7AM - 7PM:
$6 for first hour,
$1 for 1/2 hour (Capped at $26 every 24hrs)
$6 per entry
|$6.00||Same as Weekdays||$12.00||Same as Weekdays|
6AM - 6PM
$2.00 per hour everyday inclusive of Public Holidays
6PM - 10PM
$6.00 per entry from 6PM to 10PM,
10PM - 6AM
$2.00 per entry everyday inclusive of Public Holidays
|$6.00||Same as Weekdays||Same as Weekdays||Same as Weekdays|
|Gardens by the Bay||
5AM - 6PM
$0.025 per minute for the first 5 hours, and $0.05 per minute thereafter
6PM - 2AM
$0.02 per minute for the first 5 hours, and $0.04
|$4.80||Same as Weekdays||Same as Weekdays||Same as Weekdays|
|Marina Square||$2.20 for first hour, $1.10 per subsequent 1/2 hour||$8.80||
5PM - 2AM
$2.20 per entry
2AM - 7AM: $1.10 per 1/2 hour
7AM - 2AM :
$2.40 for 1st 2 hours, $1.20 per hour for the next two hours.
$1.40 per 1/2 hour for subsequent 1/2 hour after 4 hours of parking.
2AM - 7AM:
$1.10 per 1/2 hourr
|7AM - 2AM: $4.80||Same as Saturday|
|Marina Bay Financial Centre||
6AM - 6PM:
$0.80 per 10 minutes (Car park at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 & 2 & Marina Bay Link Mall)
$3 for first 4 hours, $0.25 for every subsequent 10 minutes
|$3.00||$3 for first 4 hours, $0.25 for every subsequent 10 minutes||$3.00||Same as Saturday|
|Millenia Walk (Basement Carpark)||
7AM - 6PM:
$3.30 for first hour, $1.10 for subsequent 1/2 hour
$2.20 per entry
|$2.20||$2.20 for first 2 hours, $1.10 for subsequent hour||$4.40||Same as Saturday|
|7AM - 5PM:
$2.20 for first hour, $1.10 for subsequent 1/2 hour
|$8.80||5PM - 12AM:
$2.20 per entry
$1.10 per hour
|$2.20||$1.10 per hour||$4.40||Same as Saturday|