Get to Beauty World Plaza in Bukit Timah Fast and Affordably by using the MRT!
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Beauty World Plaza by MRT.
In this article, we will outline every single step that you need to get to this popular shopping centre in Bukit Timah using public transportation. Regardless of whether you are visiting Singapore or staying in the city, the information described here will ensure that you get there fast and affordably.
Some of the most important information that you need to get to Beauty World Plaza by MRT efficiently includes which MRT line to take, which transfer stations are relevant and the closest MRT station within walking distance of this destination.
Getting around Singapore using the MRT is a very reliable and affordable mode of transportation. Not only do you immediately bypass all expenses associated with parking and with taking a taxi, but it is also more environmentally friendly and sustainable than a private vehicle.
We will first start out by sharing some important information about shopping at Beauty World Plaza in Bukit Timah Singapore and then we will go over every single step on how to get there via MRT.
Beauty World Plaza – Visitor Information
Beauty World Plaza is a mix-use commercial shopping centre in Bukit Timah, Singapore. It first opened its doors way back in the 1980’s making it one of the most well-established shopping centres in Bukit Timah.
One of the reasons why it is popular is its prime location, under one minute from the nearest MRT station.
It consists of restaurants, retail outlets, and 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments.
When you visit Beauty World Plaza you can enjoy five levels of shopping and services. Some of the most popular stores and services specialize in:
Food and Beverages
Education Enrichment Centres
Some of the most popular places to eat while at Beauty World Plaza offer Peranakan, Chinese and Korean dishes. Prices here tend to be affordable in comparison to modern shopping malls in the city centre. This is not a window-shopping mall, instead, a practical place to buy groceries and weekly staples.
Getting to Beauty World Plaza by MRT
Step 1: Select the right station, MRT line and transfers for your trip.
If you are travelling via MRT to Beauty World Plaza, then you need to know which station and MRT line are the best for getting to the mall.
The most convenient station is Beauty World Station (DT5) and it is on the Downtown Line, shown in dark blue on Singapore’s metro map.
Transfer Information to the Downtown Line
Unless you are staying right near a station on the Downtown Line, you will need to transfer between metro lines along the way to Beauty World Plaza.
Fortunately, there are several lines that connect to the Downtown Line making this a smooth process.
We have compiled a list of interchange stations for you below to ensure that you can access the Downtown Line as fast as possible:
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
Additional interchange stations in the city centre include:
Bayfront Station is particularly convenient for guests staying at Marina Bay Sands – one of the most popular hotels in the city. You can get there via MRT from Changi Airport.
Step 2: Walk to the nearest MRT Station.
We highly recommend staying within 500 m or less from a station while you are in Singapore. Not only will this make your trip more efficient getting to Beauty World Plaza via MRT, but you will also save money.
Utilizing Singapore’s MRT is one of the best ways to avoid parking fees, taxi fees and all the time associated with traffic. Parking a vehicle is just an additional headache that can be avoided by using MRT.
Try to book a room in the city that is close to a strategic station. To help with your search (if relevant), you can refer to the three example properties below. Each one is ideally located (less than 3 minutes from the nearest 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)
Some of the most popular budget-friendly areas to stay in include Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam. Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Sentosa are the most expensive but offer convenient access to many malls and popular points of interest.
Step 3: Buy either an MRT ticket or a card to reach Beauty World Station (DT5) in Bukit Timah.
In order to get to Beauty World Plaza using MRT, you need to either buy a ticket or a card for your trip.
Fortunately, Singapore has several tickets to choose from depending on your own personal circumstances in the city. For example, If you are staying in Singapore for 3 days or less, then you might want to consider getting a Singapore Tourist Pass.
Singapore Tourist Passes offer convenient access to the MRT and bus services throughout the city. But, they will only save you money if you travel a lot, so consider your plans and see if they are financially worthwhile.
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Beauty World Plaza by MRT. These cards are popular with people staying in the city (Singaporeans, ex-pats, permanent residents, and tourists staying over 3 days). Once you buy one, all you need to do is make sure that you have a cash balance on the card and you can simply tap and go.
Single journey and multiple trip tickets can also be used to reach Beauty World Plaza via MRT. Buy these right in the station on the way, but try to avoid long lines during rush hour and peak holidays.
Step 4: Travel on the MRT to the Downtown Line to reach Beauty World Station (DT5).
Complete any transfers to the Downtown MRT line in Singapore. One the way to Beauty World Plaza you should be familiar with the two neighbouring stations next to Beauty World Station (DT5):
King Albert Park Station (south of Beauty World Station)
Hillview Station (north of Beauty World Station)
When you stop at either one of these, get closer to an exit because you will alight at the next station.
Step 5: Alight at Beauty World Station (DT5) and bring your belongings.
Alight from the MRT at Beauty World Station (DT5). Don’t forget to bring all of your stuff before getting off of the train.
Step 6: Take Exit A at Beauty World Station (DT5).
Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) is an underground station near Jalan Jurong Kechil.
The train platforms are located at Level B2 of the station, so be prepared to alight there.
Then, make your way up to L1 Street Level. At street level, there are three exits to choose from – A, B and C.
Take Exit A if you want to quickly access Beauty World Plaza from the MRT station.
Step 7: Walk from the station directly to Beauty World Plaza.
Exit A will bring you out onto Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Northbound).
Conveniently, Beauty World Plaza is directly east of Beauty World Station (DT5).
Once you exit the station, walk east. There is a short covered walkway connecting the station to the outdoor shops at Beauty World Plaza. Walk directly to the mall.
How long does it take to walk from Beauty World Station (DT5) to Beauty World Plaza?
The walk from Exit A at Beauty World Station to the Plaza is extremely short. Expect it to take about 10 seconds!
As we mentioned before, Beauty World Plaza is one of the most convenient shopping malls to visit via MRT. It’s literally directly beside the station.
Planning an Itinerary in Bukit Timah
Beauty World Plaza is only one of several shopping centres in Bukit Timah that you can visit during the same day. There are also several outdoor recreational areas here that are popular with exercise enthusiasts, nature lovers and families.
The two closest malls to Beauty World Plaza are:
Beauty World Centre
Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
Once you arrive at Beauty World Station (DT5) it’s possible to walk to these malls in under 3 minutes. Now that’s convenient!
Beauty World Centre is directly north along Upper Bukit Timah Road, and Bukit Timah Shopping Centre is just beyond that.
You can also check out Bukit Timah Plaza and KAP Mall. They are located between Beauty World Station and King Albert Park MRT Station.
Fresh Air and Recreation
Once you are done shopping in Bukit Timah, consider visiting one of the several excellent outdoor recreational places here.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a popular outdoor that is perfect for hiking, bird watching and some outdoor fun with the whole family. It’s northeast of Beauty World Plaza.
Bukit Batok Nature Park is also popular and has a great viewpoint. It is northwest of the mall.
You can visit Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre if you want to sample a few traditional delicious meals. As you might expect, prices are considered to be affordable here.
Should you stay near Beauty World Plaza in Bukit Timah?
A common question we receive from our readers is ‘where is the best area to stay in Singapore?’
Well, that depends on a lot of different factors.
Some areas of Singapore are loaded with accommodation at all-star and price levels. Bukit Timah, in the vicinity of Beauty World Plaza, has very few places to stay. This is partly because it is well northeast of the downtown district of Singapore.
Lots of malls and parks are in Bukit Timah but big-time attractions are mainly located south (aside from Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari).
A lot of the city’s iconic 5-star hotels are situated in Marina Bay.
Some popular areas that you might want to consider are:
Once you select an area, make sure that you book a place within close proximity to an MRT station. You’ll save a lot of time and money by staying a few minutes from a station.
We truly hope that this guide on how to get to Beauty World Plaza by MRT has summarized all the steps you need to get there fast and affordably.
For most commuters, the most challenging step of getting there is transferring to the Downtown MRT Line. There are several interchange stations that are available, and many are located in convenient areas such as Marina Bay (Bayfront Station).
Once you are on the Downtown Line it should be smooth sailing to Beauty World Plaza. The walk from Beauty World Station (DT5) to the mall is less than 1 minute and is super stress-free.
The area around Beauty World Plaza is convenient for walking around with several shopping malls right in the same neighbourhood. If you can’t find what you are looking for, you will have the opportunity to find other stores in less than 3 minutes.