Save time and money getting to Beo Crescent Market with this detailed article.
If you wonder how to get to Beo Crescent Market by MRT, you have landed on the complete guide. We will share exactly how you can access the Market in a fast and affordable way.
Fortunately, Beo Crescent Market is located in Tiong Bahru – an area well serviced by Singapore’s public transport system. Therefore, you can get there without the use of a private vehicle or taxi. As a result, you can save some cash and the environment by using an affordable MRT network.
As you read this article, we hope that you will also be able to:
- Buy the right kind of ticket for your trip to and from the market.
- Identify the best MRT line and most convenient MRT station for walking to Beo Crescent Market.
- Develop an itinerary with surrounding points of interest around Beo Crescent Market in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood.
Then, at the end of the article, please send us an email or reach out to us for additional information about this trip, Tiong Bahru or Singapore in general!
Beo Crescent Market in Singapore – Why Visit?
Beo Crescent Market is a popular food centre in the heart of Tiong Bahru, Singapore. Initially opened in 1965, Beo Crescent Market has developed a reputation for delicious traditional meals.
Fast forward to the present day, and you will still get the opportunity to sample some delicious cuisine here at a truly affordable price. If you want to visit Beo Crescent Market to try some of the famous meals here, we have included a list below for your convenience:
Fried Carrot Cake
Kueh du du
Century Egg Chicken Porridge
Fish Soup Noodles
Soya Bean Milk
Braised duck with rice, noodles or porridge
Although Beo Crescent Market draws many daily visitors, there are other famous places to check out in the Tiong Bahru area, such as Tiong Bahru Plaza and Tiong Bahru Market. Therefore, consider exploring the delicious hawker stalls and trendy cafes in the area as part of a one-day itinerary.
Getting to Beo Crescent Market via MRT
Step 1: Make your way to the nearest MRT station in Singapore.
You shouldn’t have any problem getting to Beo Crescent Market using MRT. But it does get a bit more complicated for people not staying near a station. The chances are that if you are Singaporean or staying in the city long term, you already know which station is the most convenient from your home or condo.
Tourists, however, should take the time to find the right area of the city and the right hotel or hostel near a convenient MRT station.
A strategically located hotel will make your trip to Beo Crescent Market and other places throughout the city more affordable and efficient. We recommend avoiding using vehicles as much as possible while in Singapore to avoid costs, traffic and additional environmental emissions.
Here are some initial hotels we are familiar with that are within 3 minutes or less of their adjacent stations (as mentioned below):
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, 2 minutes from Raffles Place Station)
Swissotel The Stamford (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, directly across from City Hall Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Bayfront Station)
Once you know the closest station to your hotel, get ready to start your trip to Beo Crescent Market.
Step 2: Buy your MRT ticket/card to Tiong Bahru Station.
You can ride the MRT to Beo Crescent Market using different cards/tickets in Singapore.
The one you select should be based on:
How long you are staying in the city, and….
How frequently do you plan on using public transportation (buses and MRT)?.
Here are the choices available at the time of writing:
- Single Trip Tickets/Multi-Trip Tickets
- Stored Value Cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
Get More Insight: How to buy MRT tickets in Singapore – The BEST Guide.
Single journey and multiple journey tickets require very little thinking or initial investment. You can buy these directly in the first station on your way to Beo Crescent Market.
Just remember to avoid peak travel times because sometimes busy stations can form lineups at ticketing machines.
Stored value cards are another practical option for getting around Singapore using public transport.
We used one of these when we were discovering how to get to Beo Crescent Market by MRT. Remember to carry additional cash on your card so you don’t experience an unexpected delay on your way to the Market or elsewhere!
Are you a Foreign Tourist visiting Singapore?
If you are a foreign tourist, then consider buying a Singapore Tourist Pass.
Once you buy one, you get unlimited bus and MRT trips for a set number of days. These are ideal for getting all over the city affordably. But, if you don’t plan on travelling around a lot, you might not get all your money out of the card.
You can use your pass to get to Beo Crescent Market using MRT and then travel elsewhere on buses and trains using the same day pass.
Learn More: Singapore Tourist Passes – A Detailed Overview.
Step 3: Plan on taking the East-West Line to Tiong Bahru Station.
Tiong Bahru Station is by far the most practical and popular MRT station for getting to Beo Crescent Market.
You could technically reach the market by taking a bus from another station but travel to Tiong Bahru Station if you plan to conveniently walk directly from the station to the market.
Tiong Bahru Station (EW17) is on the East-West MRT Line (Green line on the Singapore Metro Map).
You can also familiarize yourself with the adjacent stations to Tiong Bahru below:
Outram Park Station (EW16) – southeast of Beo Crescent Market
Redhill Station (EW18) – located a few kilometres west of Beo Crescent Market
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Tiong Bahru Station.
Travel along the MRT and complete any transfers to the East-West Line and Tiong Bahru Station. As you approach one of the neighbouring stations, grab your personal belongings and move closer to the nearest exit.
Step 5: Get off at Tiong Bahru Station.
Alight from the train and bring along all of your stuff.
Step 6: Exit the station and walk north to Beo Crescent Market.
Walking directions from Tiong Bahru Station to Beo Crescent Market
There are two exits to use at Tiong Bahru Station: Exit A and Exit B.
Take Exit B at Tiong Bahru Station to walk to Beo Crescent Market.
Now you will have two options to walk to Beo Crescent Market:
- Walkthrough Tiong Bahru Plaza, or…
- Walk around Tiong Bahru Plaza.
And since the market is quite close to Beo Crescent Market it won’t make a huge difference in your walking time!
If you walk through Tiong Bahru Plaza then you will end up on Bukit Hoo Swee Crescent (at the back of the mall). But if you walk around the mall, just take Bukit Ho Swee Link to Bukit Hoo Swee Crescent. This slight detour will only take you about 1-2 minutes.
As you continue north along Bukit Hoo Swee Crescent you will notice a white covered walkway designed to protect you from rain and the intense sun in Singapore. Follow the covered sidewalk, and when it ends, walk about 100 meters more north and you will see Bukit Hoo Swee Crescent to your left (west).
How long should it take you to walk from Tiong Bahru Station to Beo Crescent Market?
It should take you about 4-5 minutes to walk from Tiong Bahru Station to Beo Crescent Market. The distance is only 400 meters and the market is almost in the direct north direction of the station.
In other words, it is a very easy walk especially considering that most of the walk will be in the mall followed by a covered pathway!
Should you stay at a hotel near Beo Crescent Market?
Beo Crescent Market is located right in the middle of Tiong Bahru – an area known for residential complexes, hawker foods and more and more cafes.
There is no denying the fact that more visitors to Singapore choose to stay in Marina Bay, Chinatown, Orchard and Sentosa Island. But, Tiong Bahru can be a convenient spot for accessing cheap food centres, including Beo Crescent Market.
There are two main pockets of affordably priced 3 and 4-star hotels in west Tiong Bahru. The first pocket is near Tiong Bahru Market, whereas the second is further north (closer to the Singapore River). Beo Crescent Market is about a 10-15 minutes walk from the hotels in Tiong Bahru (which is far enough in Singapore’s heat!)
Refer to the list that we have compiled below to help you search through the hotels in Tiong Bahru:
Northern Tiong Bahru Hotels (South of Singapore River/Robertson Quay)
Copthorne King’s Hotel – 4-star, 7.8/10 based on 1400+ reviews
Furama RiverFront – 4-star, 7.8/10 based on 1300+ reviews
You can walk directly to good restaurants in Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay if you stay at these properties (above).
Southern Tiong Bahru Hotels (East of Tiong Bahru Market)
D’Hotel Singapore – 4-star, 8.1/10 based on 220+ guest reviews
Nostalgia Hotel – 4-star, 8.2/10 based on 330+ guest reviews
ST Residences Tiong Bahru – 8.0/10 based on 29+ guest reviews
Hotel 81 Osaka – 2-star, 7.5/10 based on 241+ guest reviews
You can walk directly from these hotels to Tiong Bahru Market and the surrounding hawker stalls in 1-2 minutes.
Conclusion – Getting to Beo Crescent Market
We hope that you now know how to get to Beo Crescent Market by MRT in a fast and affordable way! Remember, the walk is really short from the station to the market, so it’s probably a waste of time trying to connect with a bus from Tiong Bahru Station or another station on the way here.
You can even shop at Tiong Bahru Plaza (the largest mall in the area) on the way to Beo Crescent Market!
Consider spending more time in Tiong Bahru than you initially had planned for! We think it’s an underrated area of Singapore – especially for foreign visitors to Singapore.
Focus on visiting the food centres in Tiong Bahru. They have delicious traditional dishes that are definitely worth trying. And, the cool thing is that the food at Beo Crescent Market and other places in Tiong Bahru is cheap compared to many other areas of the city.
You can also compare the food at Beo Crescent Market to other food centres in the area.
A few places to check out include:
Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market
Also, consider walking over to Tiong Bahru Park from the station. It has a sandpit, playgrounds, a running track and exercise equipment to help you and your children burn some energy. You can walk there in under 5 minutes from Tiong Bahru Station.
Over the years, Tiong Bahru has become more of a ‘hip’ neighbourhood to hang out. Younger Singaporeans enjoy the culture and vibe here. Consider cafe-hopping sample the nice selection of small cafes and restaurants throughout Tiong Bahru. They offer good value for the money!
Please reach out to us with more questions about Beo Crescent Market or anything about Singapore!