Get to Alexandra Village Food Centre super fast and easily with this guide!
Welcome to the complete, step-by-step guide on how to Alexandra Village Food Centre in Singapore. Regardless of whether you are a local foodie, or visiting from abroad, you have probably heard of Singapore’s delicious hawker meals.
Alexandra Village Food Centre may not be right in the most popular area for sightseeing but this food centre is famous for well-priced delicious traditional meals.
In this article, we will outline lots of useful information about getting to this food centre using different forms of transportation, including MRT, bus, and private vehicles.
Fortunately, Singapore has one of the most reliable and connected transportation systems in South East Asia. No matter where you start your trip in Singapore, you can get to Alexandra Village Food Centre.
Aside from transportation information, we will share some advice about visiting surrounding points of interest near the Food Centre. Alexandra is an unknown area of Singapore to many foreign visitors in the city, but it’s a popular shopping and dining destination for locals. There are several malls and food centres near Alexandra Village Food Centre worth checking out.
Eating at Alexandra Village Food Centre in Singapore
If you are looking for delicious, well-priced traditional hawker food, then consider checking out Alexandra Village Food Centre. It is located in Bukit Merah, an area west of Singapore’s downtown,
Alexandra Village Food Centre has a traditional layout with basic chairs and tables organized between small food vendors. But don’t be turned away by the simplicity of the place.
You can find superb dishes here such as:
Claypot Pork Rib Soup
Braised Duck Rice
Satay with peanut sauce
Xiao Long Bao dumplings
Claypot chicken rice
One of the main benefits of eating at hawker centres like this is the money you can save. Singapore is known for expensive restaurant dining. But, at Alexandra Village Food Centre even drinks are way cheaper than eating in formal places.
If you like fresh juice, like avocado, for instance, you can find it here at a large discount.
Alexandra Village Food Centre is a 3-minute walk from the most popular hotel in the Alexandra area – Park Hotel Alexandra (4-star, 8.6/10 review score, 715+ reviews) and directly across from Alexandra Central Mall. You can also walk to IKEA Alexandra, Queensway Shopping Centre and Anchorpoint Shopping Centre in less than 5 minutes.
Even though Alexandra Village Food Centre is not right in the downtown area it has been featured on several popular food blogs including this one. You can learn more about the famous dishes here!
Getting to Alexandra Village Food Centre via MRT
Step 1: Access the most convenient MRT Station.
If you want to go to Alexandra Village Food Centre the MRT, then you have to make sure that you can easily access an MRT station. Staying far away from stations complicates the process because you may have to get a taxi in order to access the MRT.
Singaporeans and permanent residents likely already have a station that they are very familiar with. if that’s the case for you and then you can skip down to step number two.
If you are visiting Singapore from abroad then you might want to stay as close as possible to a convenient MRT station. Not only will you save money by avoiding taxi in parking fees, but you will also be able to create an efficient, cost-effective itinerary of the city.
To help get you started with your search, we have referred to various online websites and found three different properties that are within 3 minutes or less of their adjacent stations.
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Refer to step 2 below when you are ready to begin your trip.
Step 2: Plan your MRT trip to Redhill, Queenstown or Labrador Park MRT Station.
When travelling to Alexandra Village Food Centre, keep in mind that it is not directly beside an MRT station. Therefore, most people take a connecting bus from a station to the hawker centre from an MRT station.
In the section below, we will provide information about three of the most convenient MRT stations for accessing the Food Centre. Then you can choose which one suits you best!
Recommended MRT Lines and Stations
Theoretically, it is possible to visit Alexandra Village Food Centre from many different MRT stations because there are all kinds of buses from different areas of the city going near it.
That being said, we recommend using the following three stations:
Labrador Park Station
Queenstown Station (EW-19) is located along Singapore’s East-West metro line, shown in green on the map.
It has two neighbouring stations:
Redhill Station (EW-18) is also located along Singapore’s East-West (Green) Line and east of Queenstown Station.
Labrador Park Station is (CC-27) is on the Circle Line (Orange), and it is south of Alexandra Village Food Centre.
Step 3: Purchase a ticket or card to get to Alexandra Village Food Centre
The three main types of tickets for the MRT system in Singapore:
1) Singapore Tourist Passes
2) Stored Value Cards
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
If you are visiting Singapore from abroad, consider buying a Tourist Pass. Since most people get to this food centre using a combination of train and bus services, these cards cover both modes of transport.
Tourist Passes are well suited for people that want to visit a lot of areas and attractions over a short period of time. If you don’t have a busy itinerary planned, try to stick with single or multi-trip tickets.
Stored value cards are popular for people staying longer than 3 days (Singaporeans, permanent residents, business guests, and long-stay tourists).
We used one of these while we figured out how to get to Alexandra Village Food Centre in Singapore.
You can buy single and multi-trip tickets in stations using the kiosk machines. Keep in mind that stations can get busy during peak travel times, so be prepared to wait in lines if you go at rush hour!
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park Station.
Enter your preferred station and access the MRT system with your ticket or card.
Get on the train and travel to either Queenstown, Redhill, or Labrador Park Station.
Be sure to plan out your line transfers (if needed) well in advance.
Step 5: Alight from the train.
Grab your personal belongings and alight from the train.
Step 6: Exit Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park Station.
Once you are off the train, begin looking for exit information. Signs should be visible throughout the station.
Exiting Queenstown Station
Queenstown MRT station has 4 exits to choose from (A, B, C and D).
Exiting Redhill Station
Redhill MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, A and B.
Similar to Queenstown, select Exit A at Redhill Station.
Exiting Labrador Park Station
Labrador Park MRT station has just one exit leading to the ground level (A).
Step 7: Get on a connecting bus to reach Alexandra Village Food Centre.
Although it is technically possible to walk from Queenstown, Redhill or Labrador Park to Alexandra Village Food Centre, taking a bus is more practical and popular.
Singapore gets its fair share of rainy wealthy, and intense heat. So, when you arrive at one of these MRT stations, look for connecting bus services.
Bus Connections from MRT Stations
Bus from Queenstown Station to Alexandra Village Food Centre
Once you alight from the train at Queenstown, take Exit C.
Turn right when you exit the station, take the escalator and stairs down.
Find the bus stop and wait there for Bus 195.
Get on Bus 195.
Stay on Bus 195 until it stops near IKEA. Get off and walk south to Alexandra Village Food Centre.
Bus from Redhill Station to Alexandra Village Food Centre
After alighting at Redhill, use Exit A.
Turn right when you exit the station. Walk straight across the road, and then turn right.
You should see a covered bus stop design to provide some shelter in bad or hot weather.
Take either Bus 33 or Bus 120.
Stay on the bus until it stops at the station across from Queensway Shopping Centre along Alexandra Road.
Walk for about 4 minutes, 350 metres from the bus stop to the food centre by first travelling north along Alexandra Road and then turning right (south) to the food centre.
Bus from Labrador Park Station to Alexandra Village Food Centre
Use the pedestrian bridge at the station and walk north to Alexandra Road. Go to the bus stop beside Alexandra Retail Centre.
Get on any one of these bus services:
Get off the bus at Alexandra Hospital bus stop.
Walk for about 7 minutes, 700 metres from the bus stop to the food centre by first travelling north along Alexandra Road and then turning right (south) to the food centre.
Private Shuttle Bus on Weekends and Holidays
It was possible before the COVID pandemic to take a free shuttle bus from the following three stations to IKEA Alexandra:
Buona Vista Station
Tiong Bahru Station
Since Alexandra Village Food Centre is only a 6-minute (450 m) walk south of IKEA, you could technically shop at IKEA and then walk to the Food Centre afterwards.
But take note that the free shuttle service to IKEA operates on weekends and public holidays. It doesn’t usually operate during the week.
You can get all the details about the free IKEA Shuttle Bus Service here.
Driving a Car to Alexandra Village Food Centre
Alexandra Village Food Centre is located south of the busy intersection between Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road.
The official address for the food centre is:
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
You can easily drive here. Some popular access roads include the following:
Jalan Bukit Merah
Use your phone GPS beforehand to avoid traffic delays along the way.
Should you stay at a hotel near Alexandra Village Food Centre?
There is one convenient hotel near Alexandra Village Food Centre that we recommend staying at:
Park Hotel Alexandra (4-star, 8.6/10 score based on 715+ reviews)
There are many more hotel options in areas such as Sentosa, Marina Bay, Orchard and Chinatown.
If you are doing business in Alexandra or plan on doing a lot of shopping then consider booking at Park Hotel Alexandra. It is very convenient and connected to Alexandra Central Mall.
Ideally, this guide on how to get to Alexandra Village Food Centre in Singapore has outlined all the steps you need to get there fast and affordably!
You have the choice of taking the MRT there with connecting bus services, driving or trying to use IKEA’s free shuttle on specific days of the week.
Try to opt for public transportation when possible to help save the environment!
Once you are in this area of Singapore, there are lots of shopping and dining experiences to enjoy.
Consider adding the following points of interest to your day itinerary here:
- IKEA Alexandra
- Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
- ABC Brickworks Food Centre
- Dawson Place Shopping Mall
- Queensway Shopping Centre
- Alexandra Central Mall
All of these points of interest are clustered around the intersection between Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road. You can walk between any of them within 6 minutes.
You might want to try a few dishes at Alexandra Village Food Centre and ABC Brickworks and see which one you like more!!
Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions about getting to Alexandra Village Food Centre in Singapore. Take care, and be sure to arrive with an empty stomach!