Get to Chong Pang Market fast and affordably with these specific steps.
Here is this step-by-step guide on how to get to Chong Pang Market by MRT.
Regardless of where you are starting your trip in Singapore, it’s important that you can make it to this popular food centre in Yishun fast and stress-free. Chong Pang Food Centre has over 50 food stalls with delicious meals at family-friendly prices.
Getting to Chong Pang Market is relatively easy. It is well serviced by Singapore’s extensive MRT system. You may have to complete 1 or more line transfers along the way.
We will outline all the line, station and interchange information you need to reach Chong Pang as fast as possible. There are also several shopping centres close to the food centre, which means that you can easily create a day itinerary featuring many points of interest.
Eating at Chong Pang Market in Yishun Singapore
Chong Pang Market, also known as “Chong Pang Food Centre” is a very popular hawker in Yishun, Singapore. It gets particularly busy during morning hours and during holidays and weekends when people have more time to eat out.
Don’t expect a fancy dining environment here.
Chong Pang Market is known for a wide variety of food stalls (over 50 according to our last count) at very reasonable prices.
Here is a list of some of the popular dishes/meals that you can order at Chong Pang Market:
Boneless duck rice
Salty braised pork
Prawn noodle soup
Nasi goreng ayam penyet
Singapore and Penang style char kway teow
Yong tau fu
Fried bee hoon
There are many more meals to sample than what is summarized in the list above, but you get the idea. Lots of stalls and lots of delicious and affordable traditionally-prepared meals.
You can order directly from the stalls at Chong Pang Market and pick up your food when it’s ready. A few stalls will deliver your food directly to your table.
Also, keep in mind that Chong Pang Market consists of a vibrant area where you can purchase fruits and vegetables, meat and fish. It serves as a popular morning market and food court, all at the same venue.
Getting to Chong Pang Market by MRT
Step 1: Access the closest MRT station.
The faster you can access the MRT, the faster you will reach Chong Pang Market. If you are visiting Singapore, we strongly suggest booking a room as close as possible to a station.
Even if the station is not on the most convenient metro line, you can easily transfer to another line.
Using Singapore’s MRT is cost-effective and efficient and will help you bypass traffic and parking headaches.
Here are three examples of hotels that are 3 minutes or less away from their neighbouring stations:
Luxury – for the rich and famous
Conrad Centennial Singapore (5-star, 8.9/10 review score, close to Promenade Station)
Mid-Range – somewhere in the middle.
Heritage Collection on Chinatown (4-star, 9.0/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Budget (Excellent Value).
Wink Capsule Hostel @ Chinatown (2-star, 8.4/10 review score, 1-minute from Chinatown Station.
Accommodation in Singapore is generally viewed as being expensive, but there are still ways to save money. For example, staying in an affordable area like Geylang or Chinatown can significantly reduce your expenses.
Step 2: Plan your route to Chong Pang Market – Lines, Stations and Transfers.
If you are heading to Chong Pang Market, then you want to take the MRT to Yishun Station (NS13).
Yishun Station (NS13) is a popular stop on Singapore’s North-South MRT Line, shown in red on the metro map.
Interchange Stations – Transferring to the North-South Line
If you aren’t fortunate enough to be staying right along the North-South Line, you will have to transfer to it using an interchange station.
There are tons of interchange stations that provide seamless connectivity to the North-South Line en route to Chong Pang Market in Yishun. Here is a summary of the best ones:
Bishan – transfer between the Circle Line and the North-South Line
Newton – transfer between the Downtown Line and the North-South Line
Dhoby Ghaut – transfer between the North-East, Circle and the North-South Line
City Hall – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
Raffles Place – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
Marina Bay – transfer between the Thomson East Coast, Circle and North-South Line
Woodlands – transfer between the Thomson East Coast and North-South Line
Jurong East – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
It’s a lot easier to plan an efficient itinerary if you are staying near these stations.
Step 3: Purchase your ticket to reach Yishun Station (NS13) via MRT.
You can choose from several different types of MRT tickets in Singapore depending on your length of stay and how frequently you plan on using public transportation.
For example, Singapore Tourist Passes are great for visitors, but not an option for locals.
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Chong Pang Market by MRT. These cards can be used on both buses and trains.
Another option is buying a single or multiple trip ticket on your way to Chong Pang Market. These are available at ticketing machines in stations throughout Singapore.
Step 4: Ride the MRT along the North-South Line to Yishun Station, completing any necessary transfers along the way.
The faster you can access the North-South Line, the better.
Make any necessary transfers to the NS Line.
Chong Pang Market isn’t far from Yishun Station (NS13), so be prepared to get off there.
Yishun Station (NS13) has two neighbouring stations, one to the north and one to the south. Be familiar with these to ensure you don’t miss your intended terminal station:
Canberra Station (NS12) (North)
Khatib Station (NS14) (South)
Collect all your stuff and move to an exit when you approach these neighbouring stops.
Step 5: Alight at Yishun MRT Station (NS13).
Get off the metro at Yishun Station (NS13). It’s definitely the closest stop to Chong Pang Market.
Don’t forget anything on the train!
Step 6: Travel from train platforms (L2) down to Level 1 of Yishun Station to access the exit.
Yishun MRT Station (NS13) is an above-ground station next to Yishun Avenue 2, near the road junction with Yishun Central and Yishun Avenue 1.
The station consists of three main levels – L2, L1 and B2.
You will arrive at the train platforms on Level 2 of Yishun Station.
Follow the signs down to Level 1.
Step 7: Exit Yishun Station (NS13).
Yishun MRT station has four exits that you can choose from at ground level (A, B, C and D) and an underground Exit E which leads to an underpass underneath Yishun Avenue 2.
If you plan on walking to Chong Pang Market from the station, take Exit B.
Take Exit C if you want to take the bus.
Step 8: Walk or take public bus services from Yishun Station directly to Chong Pang Market.
Once you exit Yishun Station, you will have the choice of either walking or taking public bus services to Chong Pang Market.
In the section below, we will outline the specific details for both modes, and then provide our opinion about which one is more practical.
Walking Directions from Yishun Station to Chong Pang Market
Exit B will bring you out onto Yishun Avenue 5.
Walk west along Yishun Avenue 5 until you reach Yishun Ring Road.
Turn right (north) onto Yishun Ring Road.
Walk north along Yishun Ring Road until you see Chong Pang Market to your left (west).
Cross the road and enter the market.
Bus Directions from Yishun Station to Chong Pang Market
Exit C will bring you out onto Yishun Avenue 2.
There is a bus stop right there along the road: Yishun Stn Stop ID: 59079
Wait for Bus 858 or Bus 969.
Get on the bus and stay on for two stops.
Alight at the following bus stop:
Blk 701 Stop ID: 59111
This bus stop is located on Yishun Avenue 5. From the stop, cross the road and walk north to Chong Pang Market.
Is it better to walk or take the bus from Yishun Station to Chong Pang Market?
Walking from Yishun Station to Chong Pang Market should only take 8-9 minutes. The distance is 750 m, which is comfortable for most people to walk.
The bus will take you about 7 minutes from the station to the market, which is a bit faster. But the bus comes every 4 minutes (on average), so you can expect a very similar travel time.
We suggest that you consider the weather at the time. If it’s super hot or raining heavily, take the bus. But otherwise walking is the better option and you don’t have to get stressed waiting for the bus to arrive!
Itinerary Ideas near Chong Pang Market
One of the benefits of eating or shopping at Chong Pang Market is that you can easily visit a number of shopping malls during the same day.
Northpoint City is, without a doubt, the largest and most convenient to access using the MRT.
Other malls to visit include:
Wisteria Mall (Directions)
Sembawang Shopping Centre is also not too far away from Chong Pang Market. We suggest using public services to reach these shopping malls once you are in Yishun.
Another hawker centre in Yishun is Yishun Park Hawker Centre. It’s close to Yishun Mall and worth checking out for more affordable dishes.
If you want to get some fresh air and some fun outdoors, consider visiting the recreational spaces in Yishun.
Some of the most popular recreational areas close to Chong Pang Market include:
Lower Seletar Reservoir Pond
Again, busing, biking and walking are practical ways to get around Yishun after visiting Chong Pang Market.
Staying in Yishun near Chong Pang Market
For most people staying in Yishun is not the best option for two main reasons.
First of all, Yishun is quite far north of the city centre, making the travel time longer to southern points of interest. And secondly, there are very few places to stay near Chong Pang Market.
According to our research, the closest place to stay with positive guest review scores is Orchid Country Club (4-star, 8.2/10 review score based on 356 reviews).
It features resort-style accommodation with a 9-hole golf course and an Olympic-size swimming pool. Consider staying here if you want to be close to Yishun’s malls and food centres.
We hope that this guide on how to get to Chong Pang Market by MRT will make your trip smooth and stress-free.
The most challenging part of this trip is definitely changing MRT lines. Not all commuters will change lines, but if you need to, be sure to plan in advance.
Getting to the North-South Line as soon as possible is the priority. Once you’re on the NS line, simply alight when you arrive at Yishun Station.
Walking or taking the bus are your options from there. It should take around 10-13 minutes to reach Chong Pang Market from Yishun Station.