Get to Beauty World Centre in Bukit Timah fast and easily by following these specific steps.
Welcome to our complete guide on how to get to Beauty World Centre by MRT!
This article will explain everything you need to know to reach this popular shopping centre in Bukit Timah Singapore. Fortunately, it’s possible to make to the mall fast and affordably using MRT because of its proximity to the closest station.
Aside from outlining relevant stations, lines and transfer information, we will discuss what other points of interest you should check out near Beauty World Centre. We recommend several shopping centres and some great food centres in Bukit Timah.
Getting to the mall via MRT is a practical option because it’s affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly. You also avoid parking fees, time spent in traffic and taxi meter costs.
Beauty World Centre – Visitor Information
Beaty World Centre in Bukit Timah Singapore first opened way back in 1984. It features a mix of shops and services and affordable eateries spread throughout several retail floors connected by elevator services.
When you visit Beauty World Centre, be sure to check out the popular food centre on the top floor of the mall. You can expect to find a nice selection of traditional hawker meals at budget-friendly prices. It’s considered an unpretentious place to go, and visitors enjoy the traditional layout of this shopping centre compared to many of the city’s newer malls.
Conveniently, Beauty World Centre in Singapore is within walking distance of several other shopping centres, making this area a convenient spot for shopping for weekly groceries and other staples.
Getting to Beauty World Centre by MRT
Step 1: Select the right station, MRT line and transfers for your trip.
The best and most convenient station for accessing Beauty World Centre by MRT is easy to remember because it’s called Beauty World Station (DT5).
There are several MRT lines in Singapore, but Beauty World Station (DT5) is located along the Downtown Line (shown in dark blue on metro maps around the city).
Transfer Information to the Downtown Line
Probably the most challenging part of getting to Beauty World Centre by MRT is figuring out where to transfer MRT lines on the way.
Fortunately, several interchange stations allow commuters to transfer to the downtown line:
Botanic Gardens – transfer between the Circle and Downtown Line
Newton – transfer between the North-South and Downtown Line
Little India – transfer between the North-East and Downtown Line
Bugis – transfer between the East-West and Downtown Line
There are also several interchange stations if you are staying near Marina Bay in the city centre – Promenade, Bayfront, Chinatown.
Step 2: Access the MRT by walking to the nearest station.
Singapore has MRT lines going through most city areas, so if you book your room wisely, you should be close enough to walk to a station.
We recommend staying within 500 m of a station to make your stay more efficient and affordable.
This strategy completely eliminates taxi fees and parking fees, and getting to Beauty World Centre is no exception.
Refer to the section below if you want to stay close to a station. All the properties listed are 3 minutes walking distance (or less) from their neighbouring station.
Wink Capsule Hostel (2-star, 8.4/10 review score, 1 minute from Chinatown Station)
Heritage Collection on Chinatown (4-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, close to Raffles Place Station)
Refer to our popular accommodation guide for more information on where to stay in the city regardless of your budget and itinerary.
Step 3: Buy your ticket/card to Beauty World Station (DT5).
You can select from three main types of tickets for getting to Beauty World Centre by MRT:
- Stored Value Cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Single/Multiple Trip Tickets
Tourist Passes are an excellent option for tourists with busy 1-3 day itineraries. You can use these on buses and trains within the city. But, if you don’t travel a lot you might not save a lot of money.
We used a stored value card when we figured out how to get to Beauty World Centre by MRT. Once you have a balance on your card, they are efficient and straightforward to use.
Single and multiple trip tickets are available all over the city at stations. Simply use the ticketing machines to buy one before your trip to Beauty World Centre.
Step 4: Ride the MRT along the Downtown Line to Beauty World Station (DT5).
Complete any necessary transfers and take the MRT to Beauty World Station (DT5).
Remember, it’s located on the Downtown Line, with Hillview and King Albert Park being the two neighbouring stations to Beauty World.
Step 5: Alight at Beauty World Station (DT5).
Grab all your belongings and get off the train at Beauty World Station (DT5).
You should hear a verbal announcement on the train as you approach the station.
Step 6: Exit Beauty World Station (DT5).
Exiting Beauty World Station
Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) is an underground station near Jalan Jurong Kechil.
When you arrive on the Downtown Line, you will get off the train at Level B2 of the station.
Follow the signs and travel up to L1 Street Level.
Beauty World MRT Station has three exits at ground level (A, B and C).
Take Exit A if you want to get to Beauty World Centre.
Step 7: Walk directly from the station to Beauty World Centre.
Exit A will take you to Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Northbound).
Head north on Upper Bukit Timah Rd toward Chun Tin Rd.
Turn right (east) and use the staircase to enter Beauty World Centre (the staircase is directly behind the pick-up and drop off area).
Enter the shopping mall.
How long does it take to walk from Beauty World Station (DT5) to Beauty World Centre?
Fortunately, it will only take you 1 minute to walk between them. The distance from the station (Exit A) to the shopping centre is less than 100 m.
Now, how is that for convenience??
Planning an Itinerary around Beauty World Centre
The direct area around Beauty World Centre is built up with several shopping centres, and most of them are within walking distance of each other. Consequently, the area around Beauty World Station is excellent for walking around.
The two closest shopping centres to Beauty World Centre are:
Beauty World Plaza
Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
Bukit Timah Shopping Centre is directly north of Beauty World Centre and is also located along Upper Bukit Timah Rd.
Beauty World Plaza is directly southwest of Beauty World Centre and directly west of the MRT station.
You can easily walk to all three of these shopping centres from Beauty World Station in under 3 minutes.
If you walk or take a short bus ride south of Beauty World Centre, you will reach a great place for eating out – Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre. You can expect delicious yet affordable hawker cuisine here. We recommend going here to sample some dishes while saving some cash.
Bukit Timah Plaza and KAP Mall are two other shopping centres a few minutes from the food centre.
You can also explore several awesome recreational areas in Bukit Timah (not far from Beauty World Centre).
For example, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is very popular with hikers, exercise enthusiasts and families. Clementi Forest and Bukit Batok Nature Park are other outdoor options popular with families and individuals.
You might want to visit Bukit Timah and develop an itinerary that consists of budget-friendly shopping, outdoor activities and local traditional food.
Should you stay near Beauty World Centre in Singapore?
We get a common question: where is the best place to stay in Singapore?
Well, it really depends on your itinerary and what your priorities are.
Bukit Timah has several excellent malls, eateries and recreational areas but isn’t at the top of the list for many tourists. Many tourists prefer to stay closer to Marina Bay or on Sentosa Island. Budget areas such as Chinatown, Little India and Bugis also attract tons of tourists because of cheap rooms and affordable places to eat.
If you stay in one of these areas, you can follow these directions to reach Beauty World Centre via MRT.
According to our research, there are very few places to stay in Bukit Timah.
So, you might want to stay downtown at a popular hotel such as Marina Bay Sands (Learn how to get there) and then use the MRT to get around.
We hope you now know how to get to Beauty World Centre by MRT!
For most commuters, the most challenging part is getting to the Downtown Line.
Once you complete any transfers, the trip is super easy.
Make your way from Level B2 of the station up to ground level and then take Exit A. The walk from Exit A to the entrance of Beauty World Centre is less than 1 minute!
Even if it’s raining outside, the walk is so short that you should be alright! And once you are in Bukit Timah, there are several other shopping centres that you can get to in under 2 minutes from Beauty World Centre.
Old Bukit Timah Railway Station is an interesting historical landmark that you can check out while in Bukit Timah.