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List of Singapore MRT Lines and Its Nearby Attractions

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In our previous article, we provided a step-by-step guide on how to navigate the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore. One crucial aspect of making your journey efficient is selecting the appropriate MRT line to reach your destination quickly

To ensure a swift and enjoyable journey through Singapore, it's essential to choose the right MRT line. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different lines that make up the Singapore MRT system, as well as suggest some nearby attractions and fascinating spots to visit near each station.

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Singapore's MRT map

East West Line

The East-West Line (EWL) is an integral part of Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, connecting the city from north to south and west to east. It not only provides access to the bustling business center at Raffles Place but also the lively shopping district of Orchard Road and the thrilling theme parks at Sentosa Island.

Since its inauguration in 1987, the East-West Line has grown to encompass 35 stations spanning 57.2 kilometers. As you embark on an MRT journey along this line, you'll discover a myriad of attractions waiting to be explored. Here's a rundown of some noteworthy sites accessible from various EWL stations:

  • Pasir Ris (EW1): Wild Wild Wet, Changi Beach Park, Pasir Ris Town Park
  • Bedok (EW5): East Coast Park
  • Bugis (EW12): Haji Lane, Sultan Mosque
  • City Hall (EW13): National Gallery Singapore, MINT Museum of Toys
  • Raffles Place (EW14): Merlion, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Asian Civilizations Museum, Victoria Concert Hall
  • Tanjong Pagar (EW15): Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
  • Clementi (EW23): West Coast Park
  • Jurong East (EW24): Science Centre Singapore
  • Lakeside (EW26): Jurong Lake Gardens
  • Joo Koon (EW29): Singapore Discovery Centre
  • Changi Airport (CG2): Jewel Changi

North South Line

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Platform in Novena Station

The North-South Line (NSL) is seamlessly connecting the city from north to south. It offers easy access to the bustling business hub at Raffles Place, the lively shopping district of Orchard Road, and popular tourist attractions such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Singapore.

As the first MRT line in Singapore, the North-South Line was inaugurated in 1987 and has since grown to include 27 stations spread across 45 kilometers. Here's a selection of must-visit attractions within easy reach of various NSL stations:

  • Jurong East (NS1): Science Centre Singapore
  • Kranji (NS7): Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
  • Khatib (NS14): Adventure HQ, there's shuttle bus taking visitors to Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Wonders
  • Bishan (NS17): Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
  • Orchard (NS22): Orchard Road, ION Orchard
  • City Hall (NS25): National Gallery Singapore, MINT Museum of Toys
  • Raffles Place (NS26): Merlion, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Victoria Concert Hall

Circle Line

The Circle Line, inaugurated in 2009, is the fourth addition to Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. With 30 stations spanning 35.5 kilometers, it conveniently connects various parts of Singapore, including prominent business centers like Marina Bay, Chinatown, and Harbourfront.

Notable stations along the Circle Line include Promenade, Dhoby Ghaut, and Harbourfront, each offering a wealth of attractions for visitors to explore. Here are some of the captivating sites and experiences accessible via the Circle Line:

  • Bayfront (CE1): Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands, SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum, Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, OCBC Skyway, Spectra, Red Dot Design Museum, Helix Bridge
  • Bras Basah (CC2): National Museum of Singapore, CHIJMES
  • Esplanade (CC3): Esplanade
  • Promenade (CC4): Singapore Flyer, Fountain of Wealth
  • Bishan (CC15): Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
  • Botanic Gardens (CC19): Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board
  • Kent Ridge (CC24): Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  • Haw Par Villa (CC25): Haw Par Villa
  • Labrador Park (CC27): HortPark, Labrador Nature Reserve
  • HarbourFront (CC29): VivoCity, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Skyline Luge Singapore, Singapore Cable Car, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Wings of Time, Southern Ridges, Tanjong Beach Club, Mega Adventure, Trickeye @ Southside, Resorts World Sentosa, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Fort Siloso, iFly Singapore

North East Line

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Platform in Little India Station

The North East Line (NEL) connects the city's northeastern region to other parts of the island. Along its route, the NEL provides access to the bustling business center at Dhoby Ghaut, shopping complexes in Serangoon, and popular tourist attractions like Clarke Quay and Chinatown.

Inaugurated in 2003, the North East Line currently encompasses 16 stations across a 20-kilometer stretch. Let's take a closer look at some of the captivating points of interest you can explore along this MRT line:

  • HarbourFront (NE1): VivoCity, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Skyline Luge Singapore, Singapore Cable Car, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Wings of Time, Southern Ridges, Tanjong Beach Club, Mega Adventure, Trickeye @ Southside, Resorts World Sentosa, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Fort Siloso, iFly Singapore
  • Chinatown (NE4): Chinatown, Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Little India (NE7): Little India, Sri Veeramakaliamman, Tekka Centre
  • Clarke Quay (NE5): Clarke Quay, Boat Quay
  • Punggol (NE17): Punggol Waterway Park

Downtown Line

The Downtown Line is a cutting-edge subway line in Singapore that opened in 2013, connecting the northwest, downtown, and northeast areas of the city.

Spanning 42.2 kilometers and boasting 34 stations, this MRT line is a popular choice for Singaporeans and tourists alike, offering convenient access to the city center, shopping districts, and renowned attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and Sentosa Island.

As one of Singapore's newest subway lines, the Downtown Line features modern facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure, ensuring a comfortable and efficient journey. He are some of the tourist attractions accessible via the Downtown Line:

  • Bukit Panjang (DT1): Chestnut Nature Park
  • Beauty World (DT5): Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Botanic Gardens (DT9): Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board
  • Little India (DT12): Little India, Sri Veeramakaliamman, Tekka Centre
  • Bugis (DT14): Haji Lane, Sultan Mosque
  • Promenade (DT15): Singapore Flyer, Fountain of Wealth
  • Bayfront (DT16): Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands, SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum, Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, OCBC Skyway, Spectra, Red Dot Design Museum, Helix Bridge
  • Telok Ayer (DT18): Lau Pa Sat, Thian Hock Keng Temple
  • Chinatown (DT19): Chinatown, Sri Mariamman Temple
  • Fort Canning (DT20): Fort Canning Park

Thompson - East Coast Line

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Entrance of Springleaf Station

The Thomson-East Coast Line is Singapore's most recent addition to its subway network. Opening in phases since 2019, the line is designed to span 43 kilometers and feature 32 stations, connecting the northeastern region of the city to Marina South.

At present, 20 stations are operational on the Thomson-East Coast Line, with several located near vibrant hubs such as Orchard, Maxwell, and Gardens by the Bay. Here are some fun destinations accessible via this modern subway line:

  • Napier (TE12): Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board
  • Orchard (TE14): Orchard Road, ION Orchard
  • Maxwell (TE18): Maxwell Food Centre, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
  • Gardens by The Bay (TE22): Marina Barrage, Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, OCBC Skyway

There you have it, a comprehensive list of Singapore MRT lines. Hopefully, this article proves helpful for those of you vacationing in Singapore. Enjoy your trip!

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  1. Can you use the same credit card for multiple people. For example can I use a credit card for myself, wife and daughter to travel on the same trip?

    1. Hi, Rob. Thanks for visiting our page 🙂
      The answer is no. When using a credit card for fare payment, the system relies on tapping the card at the gantry to record both entry and exit for each individual journey. This process is necessary for calculating the correct fare based on the distance traveled. Therefore, a single credit card cannot be used for multiple people traveling together on the same trip. Each person would need to tap in and out with their own card or an alternative fare medium like an EZ-Link card or a Singapore Tourist Pass.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

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