How to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT?

How to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT?
18 Tai Seng by MRT

Get to 18 Tai Seng as fast and affordably as possible using these steps!

Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT in Singapore.

Regardless of where you are starting your trip in Singapore, we want to ensure you can reach 18 Tai Seng as quickly and affordably as possible using the MRT network.

With its location well northeast of the city centre, using the MRT to get there will save you cash by avoiding taxi fees and ride-sharing expenses.

A few other silver linings of using the MRT include avoiding parking headaches and costs and reducing gas emissions.

The three most important things to remember when heading to 18 Tai Seng include:

  • Which MRT line(s) should you take?
  • What’s the closest and most convenient station?
  • What kind of transport cards are available for this trip?

We will provide a step-by-step overview of getting there and additional information below about visiting 18 Tai Seng. 

Shopping at 18 Tai Seng in Singapore

18 Tai Seng is a mixed-use shopping mall complex located in the Paya Lebar iPark in Singapore. 

It consists of nine storeys and features a wide selection of retail shops and food and beverage options. Many people visit here to enjoy the wide selection of restaurants and cafes. But also to buy weekly groceries. 

18 Tai Seng is directly integrated with the MRT network making it easy to access with the steps below. 

Getting to 18 Tai Seng using MRT

Step 1: Map out your route – Identify MRT Lines and Stations. 

Before you begin your journey to 18 Tai Seng, be sure to check where your starting station is located on the metro map. Then, determine if you need to transfer lines using the information stated below. 

The closest and most convenient station for getting to 18 Tai Seng by MRT is

Tai Seng Station (CC11)

Since this station shares the same name as the Mall, it should be an easy one to remember!!

Tai Seng Station is located along the Circle Line, which is shown in orange colour on the metro map. 

Step 2: Purchase a transport card to reach 18 Tai Seng via MRT.

You can select from two main types of transportation cards to access 18 Tai Seng:

You can buy a Singapore Tourist Pass if you are a foreign city visitor.

It is a convenient pass because you can use it for unlimited bus and train rides over the course of 3 days or less. If you travel a lot within Singapore, you can save money with one. 

But you won’t save anything if you don’t travel around frequently. 

On the other hand, the Stored Value Card is suitable for all commuters, foreigners, and locals included.  

After each bus, LRT or MRT ride, your balance will be updated. 

All you need to do is make sure that your balance on the card is sufficient for your planned trips. If not, top it up, and you will be ready!

We used a stored-value card while discovering how to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT. It worked well with no issues in both directions. 

Step 3: Walk to the most convenient MRT station in the city. 

Try booking a room near an MRT station while you are in the city. 

This is an effective strategy to avoid unnecessary costs dealing with taxis, ride-hailing services, and of course, parking!

Ideally, look for hotels and hostels within 500 m or less of an MRT station. You will avoid long walks in Singapore’s intense heat and heavy rain.

Here are a few of the most popular hotels that are only 1-2 minutes from the closest stations:

Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)

The Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)

Marina Bay Sands is renowned throughout Asia for its amazing architectural design and breathtaking sky pool views. 

The Fullerton Hotel is located on beautiful Boat Quay, which is just a few minutes walking distance from Marina Bay and Clarke Quay.

Learn More: Top Luxury Hotels near Marina Bay in Singapore

We recommend staying in Chinatown if you want direct access to the MRT network while saving some cash. It’s loaded with budget-friendly boutique hotels and hostels. 

Step 4: Ride the MRT to 18 Tai Seng.

Once you access the closest station, plan out your route to 18 Tai Seng using the metro map.

If you’re not starting on the Circle Line, then plan where you will transfer lines to access it. 

Then, once you are set, ride the MRT all the way to Tai Seng Station (CC11).  

Map of MRT Lines and Stations near 18 Tai Seng
Map of MRT Lines and Stations near 18 Tai Seng

Step 5: Alight at Tai Seng Station (CC11).

You can refer to the MRT map on the way to Tai Seng. 

As announcements on your train indicate you are close to Tai Seng Station, move closer to an exit. 

Alight when you arrive at Tai Seng Station. 

Double-check that you have everything before you get off.

Step 6: Navigate Tai Seng Station to find the most convenient exit. 

Once you arrive at Tai Seng Station, the faster that you can access the appropriate exit, the faster you can walk to 18 Tai Seng. 

You will find the details below.

Exiting Tai Seng Station

Tai Seng Station (CC11) is built underground, below Upper Paya Lebar Road, close to the intersection of MacPherson Road and Airport Road.

It has 3 main levels you should be able to navigate through

Level 1 – Street Level

B1 – Ticketing Concourse

B2 – Circle Line Train Platforms A and B

You will arrive at the B2 Circle Line train platforms on your way to 18 Tai Seng.

Tai Seng Station has three exits, A, B and C.

Exits A and B lead to the street level. 

Exit C is underground and leads directly to 18 Tai Seng.

Therefore, take Exit C at Tai Seng Station to access 18 Tai Seng.

Navigating from Tai Seng MRT Station to reach 18 Tai Seng
Navigating your way from Tai Seng MRT Station to the station exit in order to reach 18 Tai Seng

Step 7: Walk directly from Tai Seng Station (CC11) to 18 Tai Seng. 

You can access 18 Tai Seng directly from Exit C of the station.

There is an underground walkway that you walk through, and it will lead you to level B1 of the mall. 

Simply follow the signs, and it should be very straightforward. 

How long is the walk from Tai Seng Station (CC11) to 18 Tai Seng?

The walk from Tai Seng Station to 18 Tai Seng should take you about 1 minute

18 Tai Seng is directly east of the station making the walk very short and convenient. 

Walking time and distance from Tai Seng Station to 18 Tai Seng

How to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT?
An Overview of How to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT?

Other Places to Visit?

You can expect to find several small business buildings, residential complexes, athletic facilities and some shopping centres not too far from 18 Tai Seng. 

With its location northeast of downtown, don’t expect to find major tourist attractions here.

You will, however, find a few of the other malls not too far away that you can visit during the same day.

The closest shopping to 18 Tai Seng is Gantrall Mall.

You can also access it from Tai Seng Station. Simply walk a few minutes south of the station, and you will be there in no time.

A few other shopping centres to explore in this area of Singapore include:

The Poiz Centre (Info and Directions)

The Woodleigh Mall (Info and Directions)

Consider checking out the Air Force Museum which is located along the southwest corner of Paya Lebar Air Base.  

Where should you stay?

You won’t find too many hotels or hostels directly beside 18 Tai Seng due to its location in Singapore. 

Chances are, you will have to take the MRT to another station or get a short ride to a property.

One of the best properties only a few minutes away is

ibis Styles Singapore On Macpherson

This is a good place to stay to save some cash while having access to the northeastern areas of the city. 

From 18 Tai Seng head south along Upper Paya Lebar Road and turn right onto MacPherson Road. Travel west, and you’ll be at the hotel in no time. 


Now you know how to get to 18 Tai Seng by MRT to save time and money!

18 Tai Seng is not downtown, so being well aware of which line to take and which station to get off at is important.

The closest and most convenient station to access it is Tai Seng Station (CC11). 

According to the station shortcode above, Tai Seng Station is on the Circle Line. 

Once you have got off the train, head to Exit C and there is a direct walkway to the basement of 18 Tai Seng. 

The closest mall to 18 Tai Seng is Gantral Mall which is just a few minutes south.

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