“The complete guide to get to Boon Lay Shopping Centre fast and easy”
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to Boon Lay Shopping Center by MRT in Singapore. By the end of this article, you should be able to get to Boon Lay Shopping Centre in a very fast, stress-free and affordable way using the MRT.
Fortunately, due to Singapore’s extensive public transportation network, it’s possible to make it to Boon lay Shopping Centre by using the MRT Network and then either walking or taking the bus from the nearest station.
A lot of visitors to Singapore and locals-only use public transportation when they are in the city. Since Singapore’s MRT network consists of multiple lines that service most tourist attractions, it’s possible to sightsee without even stepping foot in the vehicle! Getting to Boon Lay Shopping Centre is no exception.
Also, keep in mind that using the MRT is a cost-effective way to get around Singapore. There are multiple ticketing options in place and it is environmentally friendly in comparison to getting from point A to point B in a private vehicle.
Why should you visit Boon Lay Shopping Centre in Singapore?
Boon Lay Shopping Centre is one of Singapore’s oldest shopping malls having been open for more than 40 years. It is located in District 22 of the city which is within Jurong West Town – one of the largest residential neighbourhoods in Singapore.
Over the years Boon Lay Shopping Centre has developed a reputation for good prices. There are approximately 110 units within the shopping malls and they mainly house retail shops and food outlets. Unlike many of the shopping malls along Orchard Road, Boon Lay Shopping Centre is not air-conditioned and caters to shoppers and diners who are looking for affordable products and affordable meals.
Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village is directly south of the mall. You can do some shopping at the mall and then easily walk to the market area for some delicious hawker food (highly recommended!).
Getting to Boon Lay Shopping Centre by MRT
Step 1: Travel from your hotel to the nearest MRT Station.
Regardless of whether you are staying in a hotel or not, you have to get to the closest station if you want to take the MRT to Boon Lay Shopping Centre.
Staying close to an MRT station in Singapore is a strategic way to build an efficient itinerary. Singapore gets very hot so you want to be as close as possible to the station so that you can walk conveniently to and from it throughout your entire stay in the city.
Fortunately, there are tons of hotels in Singapore that are within walking distance of convenient stations.
Here are a few examples below of hotels within 1-2 minutes from stations. There are tons of options available throughout the city, but this is a good start:
Marina Bay Sands (5-star) (Bayfront Station)
Fairmont Singapore (5-star)(Esplanade Station)
Once your hotel is sorted, and you are ready to go to Boon Lay Shopping Centre, just walk to the nearest station to access the MRT network.
Step 2: Buy your MRT ticket and locate Lakeside Station.
For your trip to Boon Lay Shopping Centre, plan on heading to Lakeside Station. This is the most practical station for accessing the shopping mall.
Lakeside Station is located on Singapore’s East-West Line which is typically shown in green colour on the route map.
If you are not currently at a station along the East-West Line then plan on transferring. But before you get on a train you have to purchase a ticket or a card!
Selecting the best type of MRT Tickets
Next, you need to pick the type of ticket to Boon Lay Shopping Centre.
You can choose from:
- Single trip tickets
- Stored value cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
Read our complete guide on how to buy MRT tickets in Singapore to know everything about these choices. Single journey tickets are best if you are only going to use the MRT a few times.
Stored value cards are popular with Singaporeans and permanent residents. We have used our EZlink cards on multiple occasions. Simply buy the card and top it up. Then later you can just simply ‘tap it’ to enter and exit the system. The cost of the ride is automatically deducted from the cash balance on the card. We used a stored value card when we were learning how to get to Boon Lay Shopping Centre by MRT.
Singapore Tourist Passes allow holders to use the bus and MRT unlimited times for a set period of time (usually 1-3 days). If you are a busy traveller, then this is the cheapest choice. Visitors with ‘high energy’ 3-day itineraries will benefit from a Tourist Pass.
Step 3: Ride the MRT along the East-West Line to Lakeside Station.
With your ticket or card all sorted, now make your way to Boon Lay Shopping Centre by riding the East-West Line to Lakeside Station.
Chinese Garden Station is the stop before Lakeside Station if you are travelling from the city centre on the East-West Line towards Boon Lay Shopping Centre. Expect verbal announcements before every station and listen carefully so that you don’t miss your stop.
Step 4: Get off and exit the MRT at Lakeside Station.
Get off the train at Lakeside Station on your way to Boon Lay Shopping Centre.
Exit the station and get prepared to either walk or transfer to a bus to reach Boon Lay Shopping Centre.
There are three different exits at Lakeside Station: A, B and C. Take Exit A.
Step 5: Walk, or take the bus to Boon Lay Shopping Centre.
Once you exit Lakeside Station there are two main options:
- Walk to Boon Lay Shopping Centre….or
- Take the bus
Please read the directions below:
Walking from Lakeside Station to Boon Lay Shopping Centre
The walk from Lakeside Station to Boon Lay Shopping Centre is about 2 km. The direct distance is only about 1 km, but it takes a bit longer to walk. Boon Lay Shopping Centre is northwest of the station.
Take Exit A from Jurong East Station and walk north across Boon Lay Way to Jurong West Street 51. Walk further north and then turn left onto Jurong West Street 52. Stay on Jurong West Street 52 until you reach Boon Lay Shopping Centre.
Taking the bus from Lakeside Station to Boon Lay Shopping Centre
If it’s hot outside or you just don’t feel like walking to Boon Lay Shopping Centre, then take the bus instead. First take Exit A and then take bus 240 or 246 to reach the mall.
The bus ride from Lakeside Station to Boon Lay Shopping Centre takes 6 minutes and consists of 3 stops.
Is it a wise idea to stay near Boon Lay Shopping Centre or elsewhere in Singapore?
If you are building an itinerary for Singapore then take note that it takes approximately 1 hour to get from Marina Bay to Boon Lay Shopping Centre using the MRT. A lot of tourists stay closer to the city centre. Boon Lay Shopping Centre is popular with locals because there are lots of residential neighbourhoods around the mall.
Visitors to Singapore tend to stay in main tourist areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Sentosa, Little India and Kampong Glam.
From a practical point of view, if you are a visitor to the city you may benefit from staying closer to the city centre, and then access the malls and attractions in Jurong West as part of a day trip to the city.
Conclusion – Getting to Boon Lay Shopping Centre
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Boon Lay Shopping Centre Singapore by MRT will make your trip stress-free and affordable.
The cool thing about taking the MRT out to Boon Lay is that Jurong Lake Gardens is located right near Lakeside Station. It’s possible to make a day itinerary of this area that consists of some shopping mall time, markets, hawker meals and some recreation!
Science Centre Singapore is also located on the eastern side of Jurong Lake Gardens.
If you require any additional assistance with your transportation in Singapore please let us know. We would be more than happy to help in any way possible. Simply send us an email or post a comment below and we will get back to you! Enjoy shopping at Boon Lay Shopping Centre in Singapore.