Get to Buangkok Square in Singapore super fast and affordably with this step-by-step guide.
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to Buangkok Square in Singapore.
In this step-by-step article, we will share exactly how to reach Buangkok Square Mall using multiple forms of public transportation, including
- Public Bus
- Private Vehicle/Taxi
Fortunately, Singapore has a world-class public transport system that makes it easy to get from point A to point B. Getting to Buangkok Square is no exception!
Aside from describing exactly how to get there, we will answer the following questions:
What are the best MRT and LRT stations for accessing Buangkok Square?
Are there other points of interest worth checking out near the mall?
What kind of ticket or card is best for getting there?
Which MRT stations are the best for transferring between lines to reach Buangkok Square?
Before we describe how to get there, we will focus on important visitor information.
Shopping at Buangkok Square Mall – Visitor Information
Buangkok Square is a shopping mall located in the neighbourhood of Buangkok, in north Hougang, Singapore.
When you visit Buangkok Square Mall, you can enjoy the 3-storeys of shops and services, spanning 53,000 square feet of area. It is a popular place to shop, but you might also want to visit Buangkok Square to:
- Enjoy a meal and some beverages at one of the many food and beverage tenants.
- Purchase groceries at the supermarket.
- Let your kids learn at an enrichment school.
- Access POSB ATM and AXS machines
- Participate in Zumba classes
- Visit trade fairs and celebrations
As you walk through Buangkok Square, you will have a healthy selection of shops and services to choose from. It consists of 46 shops and 10 food and beverage vendors.
Driving a vehicle is also convenient since Buangkok Square has 416 parking spaces available. The sheltered community plaza is popular with families. From the mall, you can visit the neighbourhood park which consists of playgrounds, green space to run around and beautiful gardens.
After you get to Buangkok Square, there are several other shopping malls and recreational areas to explore in Hougang to keep you entertained for at least a day!
Getting to Buangkok Square Mall by MRT
Step 1: Plan your MRT Route – Stations, Lines and Transfers
Getting to Buangkok Square should be relatively easy if you have planned out your trip ahead of time.
Some commuters will require a transfer along the way, whereas others will not. It all depends on where you are staying in Singapore.
MRT Station and Line Information
The best MRT station for getting to Buangkok Square is Buangkok Station (NE15).
It’s obviously an easy station to remember because of the name!
Buangkok Station (NE15) is located along the North-East MRT Line. You can easily identify this line on metro maps in the city because it’s in purple colour.
Transfer Information to reach the North-East Line and Buangkok Station.
One of the benefits of travelling or commuting in Singapore is that several MRT lines are servicing different areas of the city. To reach Buangkok Square Mall, you will have to plan for a transfer (or more than one) if you are not staying along the North-East Line.
The three stations listed below are common spots to the North-East Line for commuters in the city:
Little India (transfer between the North-East and Downtown Line)
Serangoon (transfer between the North-East and Circle Line)
Dhoby Ghaut (transfer between the North-South, North-East and Downtown Lines)
Remember, you can view MRT maps in stations throughout the city.
Step 2: Walk to the nearest MRT station to access the system.
If you are living in Singapore, then skip down to #3 below. However, foreign visitors to the city will benefit from booking a room super close to an MRT station.
You not only will save time and money getting to Buangkok Square, but you will have a much cheaper and efficient stay going all over the place. Parking fees, time spent in traffic, and higher pollution are issues you can avoid by staying close to a station and utilizing the MRT to get around.
The following hotels are within 3 minutes (or less) walking distance from the stations listed beside them:
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, 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)
Check guest review scores before booking your accommodation in Singapore to make sure that the location and standards are right for your trip.
Step 3: Get a ticket or card for the MRT to Buangkok Square.
You can choose from many tickets/cards for your MRT trip to Buangkok Square in Hougang.
Here are the main categories:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
The one you buy really depends on whether you are staying in Singapore or visiting from abroad.
Singaporeans and permanent residents commonly use stored value cards, and we used one of these when we figured out how to get to Buangkok Square Mall in Singapore.
Read the questions below, and if your answers are all ‘YES,’ then you might want to consider buying a tourist pass:
Are you visiting from abroad?
How many days are you in the city (1-3 days or more)?
Do you plan on travelling a lot (MRT, LRT and Bus Services)?
You can also get to Buangkok Square using traditional tickets such as single journey and multiple journey tickets. Buy them right in the station on the way to Buangkok Square – just avoid rush hour lines when possible!
Step 4: Take the MRT to Buangkok Station, completing any necessary transfers along the way.
If you need to transfer to the North-East Line, go ahead and transfer using station maps for assistance.
Ride the MRT along the North-East Line to Buangkok Station (NE15).
Hougang Station (NE14) is directly south of Buangkok, whereas Sengkang Station (NE16) is north. These are the two neighbouring stations you should be familiar with on your way to Buangkok Square Mall.
Once you stop at Hougang or Sengkang, move closer to an exit on the train. You will get off at the next station!
Step 5: Get off the train at Buangkok Station (NE15).
Alight at Buangkok Station (NE15), and remember to bring everything with you.
Step 6: Exit Buangkok Station (NE15).
Buangkok MRT Station (NE15) sits underneath Sengkang Central, near the junction with Compassvale Bow.
It has two exits leading to ground level (A and B).
You will arrive at Basement Level 2 at Buangkok Station (NE15).
Travel up to Level 1 (street level) following the signs in the station.
Take Exit B at Buangkok Station (NE15).
Step 7: Walk or take bus services from Buangkok Station to Buangkok Square Mall.
After taking Exit B from Buangkok Station (NE15), you have the choice of either walking or taking a bus to Buangkok Square.
Walking Directions to Buangkok Square
Head south on Sengkang Central.
Turn right (west)onto Compassvale Bow. Walk along Compassvale Bow until you reach Sengkang East Road.
Turn left (south) onto Sengkang East Road and walk until you reach Buangkok Drive.
Take a right turn (northwest) on Buangkok Drive.
Turn left (south) onto Buangkok Link, and this will bring you to the entrance of Buangkok Square Mall.
How long does it take to walk from Buangkok Station to Buangkok Square?
The walk should take about 15-20 minutes, and the distance is about 1.8 km. Many people choose to take a bus from the station due to Singapore’s intense heat.
Bus Directions from the Station to Buangkok Square
Take Exit B, and walk to the bus stop directly north of the station:
Bus Stop Name: Buangkok Stn Exit B
Stop #: 67601
Take bus 114, 43 or 43M to Buangkok Square.
Note: Bus 114 will bring you right near Buangkok Square, whereas you will need to walk 8 minutes north along Buangkok Link if you use bus 43 or 43M.
Getting to Buangkok Square by LRT
You can also access Buangkok Square using the Sengkang West LRT Loop.
First, head to Sengkang Station (NE-16) along the North-East MRT line.
Transfer up to the LRT platforms.
Take the Sengkang West LRT Loop to Renjong Station (SW8).
Exit the station and walk south along Sengkang East Road to Buangkok Drive.
Turn right (west) onto Buangkok Drive and walk along it until you reach Buangkok Link.
Turn left onto Buangkok Link and then right onto Buangkok Crescent.
You should then see the entrance to the mall. The walk is 1.5 km and will take you about 15 minutes.
As an alternative, you can take bus 109 south and transfer to bus 101 to reach Buangkok Square.
Getting to Buangkok Square by Public Bus
You can also get to Buangkok Square using Singapore’s extensive bus network.
Ideally, if you plan to take the bus to Buangkok Square, you should try to get dropped off at a station within direct walking distance of the mall. Refer to the table below for an overview of bus services and stations.
|Bus Stop||Bus Numbers|
|#66571 Opp Blk 998b||101|
|#66579 Blk 998b||114, 329|
|#66561 Outside Blk 991b||101|
You can walk from any of these three bus stops to Buangkok Square in 3-4 minutes or less.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Buangkok Square Mall
Taking a taxi or driving to Buangkok Square is a practical decision, considering it is not directly beside an MRT station.
The mall is equipped with affordable parking on site (if you drive). There are 416 parking bays to choose from.
Taxis in Singapore are a great option if you travel with other people to share the cost (carpooling).
Furthermore, when you take a taxi to Buangkok Square, you can get dropped off at the entrance, avoiding headaches and additional parking expenses.
You can get to Buangkok Square using different major expressways and then exiting off into roads such as Yio Chu Kang Road and Buangkok Link.
The official address for Buangkok Square in Singapore is:
Block 991 Buangkok Link, Singapore 530991
And remember, always check traffic conditions before going to Buangkok Square. The last thing you want to do is get stuck in traffic when another alternative form of transportation such as the MRT is available.
Should you stay near Buangkok Square or another area in Singapore?
Despite having several malls and recreational facilities close to Buangkok Square, there are very few hotels and hostels in this city area.
The three closest properties to Buangkok Square that we could find online were:
Village Residence Hougang by Far East Hospitality (4-star, 7.4/10 review score, 12+ reviews)
Rest House (8.6/10 review score, 36+ reviews)
Hotel 81 Kovan (2-star, 6.7/10 review score, 300+ reviews)
You might want to stay closer to areas such as:
You will find a larger selection of properties at all price levels.
Little India is a strategic area to access Little India Station and the North-East Line.
When you stay in Little India, it’s easy to travel south (to Marina Bay) and also north (to Hougang) without much time or effort.
Two properties within walking distance of Little India Station include:
Citadines Rochor (4-star, 8.6/10 review score, 160+ reviews)
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon (4-star, 8.2/10, review score, 2400+ reviews)
Read our in-depth accommodation guide to find out about the best areas and hotels in Singapore. It’s super popular with our readers.
Itinerary Ideas – Points of Interest near Buangkok Square
Consider spending the rest of your day in this area after shopping and dining at Buangkok Square.
You can visit several shopping centres and recreational facilities using MRT, LRT and bus services.
Some of the most popular shopping centres near Buangkok Square Mall include,
Hougang Green Shopping Mall
The Seletar Mall
The Promenade @ Pelikat
Most of these shopping malls are a short taxi ride or bus ride from Buangkok Square.
You can reach Rivervale Plaza, Rivervale Mall, The Seletar Mall and Compass One by heading to Sengkang MRT Station and then taking the Sengkang LRT Loop.
Alternatively, if you want to have some fun with your children or get some exercise, consider heading to Punggol Park, Hougang Community Club, or Hougang ActiveSG Sports Centre.
We hope that this guide on how to get to Buangkok Square in Singapore has been informative and useful!
We are confident that if you follow these directions you shouldn’t have a problem getting to the mall.
Once you are on the North-East MRT Line, you should access Buangkok Station. From there, most people take onward bus services to the mall.
Remember, Stored value cards and Tourist Passes can speed up your trip because you avoid ticketing kiosks with the tap and go system in place. Rush-hour gets busy on Singapore’s MRT, so try to avoid it if possible.
Since Buangkok Square is not right near an MRT station, it’s easy for many commuters to drive, bus or take a taxi there.
Please send us an email if you have additional questions about getting to Buangkok Square Mall. Safe travels!