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Tourist Attractions & Nearest MRT Stations

In this blog post I will talk about which stations you should use to get to the various tourist attractions in Singapore. I have grouped the stations in terms of geographical locations. For each station name, I will use the colour codes according to the train lines the MRT station is on.

Red - North/South

Green - East/West

Brown - Thomson East Coast

Blue - Downtown

Purple - Northeast

Orange - Circle

To help you along, please download the MRT map here.

How to get the MRT Ezlink Card if you choose not to use your Credit Card. Video Link.

How to get the Singapore Tourist Pass. Video Link.


Bayfront (Blue/Orange) - Gardens by the Bay/Marina Bay Sands 

Gardens by the Bay (Brown)- Satay By the Bay/Marina Barrage (great for sunrise)

Marina South Pier (Red) - Singapore Cruise Center / South Island Cruise Center (for Lazarus Island)

Promenade (Blue/Orange) - Singapore Flyer / Marina Square / Suntec City

Esplanade (Orange) - Esplanade / Marina Square / Suntec City

Raffles Place (Red /Green) - CapitaSpring Observation Deck / Market Street Hawker Center / Lau Pa Sat / Merlion / Empress Place / Asian Civilisation Museum / The Arcade (Currency Exchange)

Telok Ayer (Blue) - Amoy Street Hawker Center (most Michelin Bib Gourmand) / Thian Hock Keng Temple (oldest) / Yakun Kaya Toast @ China Square 

Maxwell (Brown) - Buddha Tooth Relic Temple / Maxwell Market for Chicken Rice / Club Street (Nightlife)

Tanjong Pagar (Green) - Conservation Area with Boutique Hotels / Korean & Japanese Grill / Hawker Center

City Hall (Red/Green) - National Art Gallery / St Andrew’s Cathedral / CHIJMES (Nightlife) / Raffles Hotel

Clarke Quay (Purple) - Clarke Quay (Nightlife) / Singapore river cruise (around the bay)

Harbourfront (Purple/Orange) - Sentosa / Ferry to Batam Indonesia / Vivocity Mall / Mount Faber / Southern Ridge Trail / Henderson Wave 

Chinatown (Purple) - Chinatown 


Bugis (Green/Blue) - Kampong Gelam / Andaz (Mr Stork rooftop bar) / The Atlas Gothic Bar / Haji Lane (Nightlife) / Goddes of Mercy Temple

Aljunied (Green) - Geylang (red light district / Supper central) 

Paya Lebar (Green) - Malay Enclave (visit during Ramadan/Hari Raya)

Bedok (Green) - Nearest Hawker Center for the local experience

Tanah Merah (Green) - Change to East-West Line from Airport 

Expo (Green/Blue) - Changi City Point Factory Outlets / Change to Downtown Line from Airport

Pasir Ris (Green) - Wet Wet Wild Water Theme Park

Dakota (Orange) - Old Airport Road Hawker Center (one of the best)

Stadium (Orange) - Singapore Sports Hub Stadium / Kallang Basin


Orchard (Red/Brown) -  Orchard Road Shopping Street

Somerset (Red) -  Orchard Road Shopping Street / Killiney Road food

Dhoby Ghaut (Red/Purple) - Fort Canning Park / Fort Canning Instagram Tunnel / Battle Box

Fort Canning (Blue) - Fort Canning Park

Newton (Red) - Newton Circus Hawker Center (Crazy Rich Asians shooting location)

Khatib (Red) - Shuttle Bus to Singapore Zoo 

Woodlands (Red/Brown) - Public Bus to Johor Bahru

Kranji (Red) - Public Bus to Johor Bahru / Sungei Buloh Nature Park

Woodlands North (Brown) - Woodlands Waterpark

Caldecott (Brown/Orange) - Macritchie Reservoir

Upper Thomson (Orange) - Macritchie Treetop Walk Trail Head

Napier (Brown) - Access to the Heritage part of Singapore Botanical Gardens / Singapore National Orchid Garden 


Little India (Purple) - Little India / Tekka Market (Indian Food Galore)

Farrer Park (Purple) - Mustafa (unique shopping experience)

Punggol (Purple) - Singapore largest man-made river / Model Housing Estate / Coney Island trail


Tiong Bahru (Green) - Tiong Bahru Conservation Area / Hipster Cafe / Hawker Center (best for breakfast)

Havelock (Brown) - Alternative access point to Tiong Bahru / Robertson Quay

Bukit Gombak (Red) - Little Guilin Park

Jurong East (Red/Green) - IMM Factory Outlet

Chinese Garden (Green) - Chinese Garden / Japanese Garden (both under renovation)

Lakeside (Green) - Jurong Lakeside Park

Tuas Link (Green) - Raffles Marina Lighthouse (best spot for Sunset)

Beauty World (Blue) - Bukit Timah Hill / Bukit Timah Hawker Center

Hillview (Blue) - Dairy Farm Nature Park with Singapore Quarry

Haw Par Villa (Orange) - Haw Par Villa Park

Holland Village (Orange) - Holland Village (Nightlife)

Botanic Gardens (Blue) - Access to the new part of the Singapore Botanical Gardens (use Napier Station for faster access to the Heritage part) / Adam Road Hawker center (Nasi Lemak)

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