IT Show 2017 - Guide To Getting There Plus Best Places To Park

The IT Show is held at one of Singapore’s most accessible convention centres, Suntec City. With the IT Show spanning across three levels, you're going to need a good transport strategy to make sure you spend more time checking out the show and less time trying to get there. We bring you some top tips to make your way to the IT Show.

By MRT

Suntec City is linked to nearby MRT stations City Hall, Esplanade and Promenade. You can easily reach the IT Show, rain or shine, if you hop off at any of these stations. Esplanade is closest but a walk from any of these stations shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes. Here’s another tip for those living around Bukit Panjang and Hillview. You can easily reach Promenade Station via the newly opened Downtown Line, making your trip to the IT Show even more convenient by train.

By Bus

There are a few bus stops around Suntec City but there two that are closest to the Convention Centre where the IT Show is held.

The one just outside the Convention Centre and the pair along Nicoll Highway in both directions.

Here are the buses that will bring you to these stops.

Temasek Boulevard, Suntec Convention Centre (02151)

Bus Service Numbers: 36, 97, 97E, 106, 111, 133, 502, 502A, 518A, 518, 531, 700A, 857, 868.

Nicoll Highway, Suntec City (80159) or Nicoll Highway, Opposite Suntec City (80151)

Bus Service Numbers: 10, 10E, 14, 14E, 16, 70, 19

By Car

If you are driving in, it's best to prepare yourself with an idea of where to park.

1. Suntec City

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The nearest but may not be the most convenient as this carpark is often full when events like the IT Show are happening.

Weekdays, 7am - 5pm: $2.20 for the first hour, $1.10 per subsequent 30 minutes.

Weekdays, 5pm - 12am: $2.20 per entry, $1.10 per hour after 12am.

Weekends and Public Holidays: $1.10 per hour.

2. Shaw Towers

Just across Nicoll Highway from Suntec City's North Wing, Shaw Towers offers ample parking at very reasonable rates.

Weekdays, 12am to 5pm: $1.07 for the first hour, $1.07 per subsequent 30 minutes.

Weekdays, 5pm to 12am: $2.20 per entry.

Weekends and Public Holidays: $2.14 per entry.

3. South Beach Tower

This brand new building is Shaw Towers' new neighbour and while the parking rates are almost double of Shaw Towers, at least they offer per entry rates in the evenings and on weekends.

Weekdays, 7am to 5pm: $2.40 per hour

Weekdays, 5pm to 7am: $3.50 per entry.

Weekends and Public Holidays: $5 per entry. 

4. Raffles City

Similar to City Hall MRT Station, Raffles City is connected to Suntec City via an underground mall. Look for the basement extension in Raffles City next to MPH and NBC Stationery. Follow the shops to the Esplanade Xchange and look for Coffee and Toast. The escalators up to Suntec City won’t be far from there.

Weekdays, 8am to 5.59pm: $2.20 for the first hour. $0.55 per subsequent 15 minutes.

Weekdays, 6pm to 7.59am: $3 per entry.

5. Millenia Walk

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Millenia Walk's first hour charge on a weekday is higher than most other places in the area but weekend charges are comparable.

Weekdays, 7am to 6pm: $3.30 for the first hour, $1.10 per subsequent 30 minutes.

Weekdays, 6pm to 7am: $2.20 per entry.

Weekends and Public Holidays: $2.20 for the first 2 hours, $1.10 per subsequent hour. 

Weekends and Public Holidays: $2.20 for the first two hours, $0.40 per subsequent 15 minutes up to the 5th hour, $0.60 per subsequent 15 minutes following the 5th hour. 

6. Marina Square

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Marina Square is very close to Suntec City and also boasts a considerable number of lots.

However, they also list the most complicated rates on our list of places to park. The carpark can also be a bit confusing as it spans across Marina Square, Pan Pacific and Marina Mandarin.

Monday to Thursday, 7am to 5pm: $2.20 for the first two hours, $1.10 per subsequent 30 minutes.

Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 2am: $2.20 per entry, $1.10 per subsequent 30 minutes after 2am.

Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays: $2.40 for the first two hours, $1.20 for the next 2 hours, $1.40 per subsequent 30 minutes up to 2am, $1.10 per 30 minutes after 2am.

7. Bras Basar Complex

One of the sole surviving HDB estates in this area, Bras Basar Complex offers the cheapest parking in the area, albeit being quite a distance from the IT Show. If you do park here and the walk seems just too far, head over to the bus stop next to Raffles Hotel along Bras Basar Road.

Plenty of buses will bring you straight to the front of the Convention Centre.

Weekdays and Saturday, 8am to 5pm: $1 per 30 minutes

Weekdays and Saturday, after 5pm: $0.50 per 30 minutes

Sundays and Public Holidays: $0.50 per 30 minutes.

8. Lee Kong Chian Reference Library

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Sitting on 100 Victoria Street, the Library also boast cheap parking like its neighbour, Bras Basar Complex. However, it also closes earlier than most other car parks.

Weekdays and Saturday, 7am to 7pm: $1.07 for the first 30 minutes, $0.035 for every subsequent minute.

Weekdays and Saturday, 7pm to 11.29pm: $0.017 per minute

Sunday and Public Holidays: $0.017 per minute from 7am to 11.29pm

9. Esplanade Mall

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Within walking distance from Marina Square, the Esplanade Mall decent parking rates that are pricier but won’t break the bank. During fine weather, the fastest way to Suntec would be to head across Raffles Avenue and head into Marina Square. However, if it is raining, it's possible to get to the IT Show by heading underground.

Every day, 6am to 6pm: $2 per hour.

Every day, 6pm to 10pm: $6 per entry.

Every day, 10pm to 6am: $2 per entry.

10. National Gallery Singapore

Not to be confused with the National Museum, what used to be the Supreme Court and City Hall is Singapore's latest visual arts institution. A beautiful building with equally beautiful parking rates. The entrance to the carpark is on the far right of Coleman Street after turning in from St Andrew's Road. The downside is that if you do park here, the fastest walking route to the IT Show is scenic but unsheltered. Otherwise, head towards City Hall MRT for sheltered access.

Every day, 7am to 6pm: $1.30 per 30 minutes.

Every day, 6pm to 1am: $3.20 per entry.

Overnight parking is prohibited.