Get to Coronation Shopping Plaza in Singapore super fast using this guide!
Welcome to this step-by-step guide on how to get to Coronation Shopping Plaza by MRT in Singapore.
In this article, we will explain how to access this popular shopping plaza from the two closest MRT stations. Even though it isn’t located in downtown Singapore, Coronation Shopping Plaza is easy to access using public transportation.
Some of the benefits of getting there via MRT are avoiding parking headaches, road traffic and buying gas for the trip.
After explaining which lines and stations to use, we will also share all the information you need to access the right MRT exit at the station and how to walk to Coronation Shopping Plaza.
Visiting Coronation Shopping Plaza in Singapore
Coronation Shopping Plaza is a convenient shopping centre in Bukit Timah, Singapore. It features a popular grocery store, offices and a range of shops. You can visit here for weekly needs or two eat at one of the several restaurants or cafes.
You can also find tuition centres, massage centres and barber shops.
It is conveniently serviced by Singapore’s extensive MRT network.
Getting to Coronation Shopping Plaza using MRT
Step 1: Plan your trip – know the best lines and stations.
You can get to Coronation Shopping Plaza using two different MRT stations:
Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8)
Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT9)
You can get to Tan Kah Kee Station using only the Downtown Line, whereas Botanic Gardens Station is accessible from the Downtown and Circle Line.
The Downtown Line is shown in blue colour on the metro map, and the Circle Line is shown in orange colour on the map.
Step 2: Buy a transport card to get to Coronation Shopping Plaza.
There are two main types of transportation cards to reach Coronation Shopping Plaza via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
If you want to visit Singapore on a budget, the Tourist Pass is the perfect choice!
This card gives you unlimited access to buses and trains for up to three days, making it great for short-term visitors.
As an alternative for those not doing too much travelling, the Stored Value Card is another option. It deducts the fare from your balance when you leave the public transport system and is open to all.
We experienced convenience firsthand when navigating how to get to Coronation Shopping Plaza by MRT with this type of card – it really worked well!
Step 3: Buy a metro card and find the nearest MRT station.
If you’re considering a trip to Singapore, staying near a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station could be a great option. It will make your MRT trip to Coronation Shopping Plaza and other points of interest much easier.
Not only does it save you money and time, but there is no shortage of hotels and hostels to choose from.
In fact, two of the most recommended places to stay by our readers are just minutes away from the nearest station:
The Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
Marina Bay Sands is renowned throughout Asia for its amazing architectural design and sky pool.
The Fullerton Hotel is located on beautiful Boat Quay, which is just a few minutes from Clarke Quay and minutes walking distance from Marina Bay.
Learn More: Singapore Accommodation Guide
Budget-friendly areas of the city include Chinatown, Little India and Bugis.
But it’s hard to beat Marina Bay if you’re looking for a luxurious experience.
You will enjoy awesome views of the skyline from world-class properties!
Step 4: Transfer lines if necessary and ride the MRT to either Tan Kah Kee Station or Botanic Gardens Station.
Find your starting station and plan on transferring to either the Circle Line or the Downtown Line.
Then, once you’re on one, travel to Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT19).
There will be announcements on the train as you approach each station.
Step 5: Alight at Tan Kah Kee Station or Botanic Gardens Station.
Get off the train at Tan Kah Kee Station or Botanic Gardens Station.
Collect all your belongings before alighting.
Step 6: Travel from the station platforms to the exit.
The faster you can get from the train platforms to the right station exit, the better.
In the section below, we will describe how to correctly exit Tan Kah Kee Station or Botanic Gardens Station on your way to Coronation Shopping Plaza.
Exiting Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8)
Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8) is built underneath Bukit Timah Road, directly south of Rochor River.
It is serviced only by the Downtown (Blue) Line.
Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8) consists of 4 main levels:
L2 – Overhead Bridge
L1 – Street (Ground) Level
B2 – Ticketing Concourse
B3 – Downtown Line Train Platforms A and B
You will arrive at Level B3 regardless of which direction you are travelling on the Downtown Line.
Take the elevators, escalators or stairs up to L1.
Tan Kah Kee MRT station has two exits, A and B, located along the ground level.
Take Exit A at Tan Kah Kee Station to walk directly to Coronation Shopping Plaza.
Exiting Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT9)
Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT9) is located near the northern edge of Singapore Botanic Gardens, where Cluny Park Road and Bukit Timah Road intersect.
It is an underground station serviced by the Circle Line (CC19) and Downtown Line (DT9).
This station contains five levels, each of which is important to familiarize yourself with.
L2 – Overhead Pedestrian Bridge
L1 – Street Level
B1 – Circle Line and Downtown Line Concourses
B2 – Circle Line Train Platforms
B3 – Downtown Line Train Platforms
You will arrive at Level B2 if you’re travelling on the Circle Line or Level B3 if you’re using the Downtown Line.
There are two exits and Botanic Gardens Station, A and B.
Exit A serves Circle Line passengers, whereas Exit B serves Downtown Line passengers.
Regardless of which train platform you arrive at, you must travel from Level B2 or B3 up to Level 1 Street Level to access Exit A or B.
Escalators, elevators and stairs are available for you.
Then walk directly from Exit A or B to Coronation Shopping Plaza.
Step 7: Walk from Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8) or Botanic Gardens Station to Coronation Shopping Plaza (follow these directions).
Coronation Shopping Plaza is east of Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8).
From Exit A, walk southeast on Bukit Timah Road toward Duchess Road.
Turn right onto Princess Of Wales Road.
Then, turn left onto Bukit Timah Road.
Stay on Bukit Timah Road.
Turn right onto Coronation Walk.
Turn left onto Bukit Timah Road.
Enter the northern entrance of Coronation Shopping Plaza.
Walking Directions from Botanic Gardens Station
Head briefly northwest toward Cluny Park Road and then turn right onto Cluny Park Road.
Then, turn left onto Bukit Timah Road
Keep walking west along Bukit Timah Road.
Eventually, you will pass Coronation Road.
Enter Coronation Shopping Plaza using the northern entrance.
How long is the walk from Tan Kah Kee Station and Botanic Gardens Station to Coronation Shopping Plaza?
If you have the choice, get off at Tan Kah Kee Station on your way to Coronation Shopping Plaza via MRT. The walk is a bit shorter.
The walk from Tan Kah Kee Station to Coronation Shopping Plaza should take you about 6 minutes. The distance is about 400 meters.
The walk from Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT9) to Coronation Shopping Plaza takes 10 minutes and the total distance is about 750 m.
What else to visit during the same day?
There are a few other shopping malls located east of Coronation Shopping Plaza along Bukit Timah Road:
Serene Centre (Info and Directions)
Cluny Court (Info and Directions)
Crown Centre Shopping Mall
Kings Arcade Shopping Centre
The biggest attraction within walking distance of Coronation Shopping Plaza is definitely Singapore Botanic Gardens (Info and Directions).
The gardens here are truly impressive, and a few restaurants are available if you want to enjoy a nice meal while you’re there!
Adam Food Centre isn’t too far away if you’re looking for some affordable hawker dishes. Bougainvillea Park is on the other side of Bukit Timah Road, directly across from Tan Kah Kee Station.
Best Hotels near Coronation Shopping Plaza
The direct area around Coronation Shopping Plaza is not well-known for hotels and hostels.
You are better off heading southeast to the Orchard Road area (Info and Directions).
Orchard Road and the surrounding area is one of the most famous shopping areas in all of Singapore. Several MRT stations service Orchad, and once you’re there, you can access tons of hotels, malls and restaurants.
It’s wise to stay close to it for seamless MRT connectivity.
You can take the Downtown Line a few stations east to access Orchard from Coronation Shopping Plaza.
Here are some popular places to stay along Orchard Road:
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Hilton Singapore Orchard
Pullman Singapore Orchard
Take a look at these and double-check recent guest reviews.
Hopefully, you now know how to get to Coronation Shopping Plaza by MRT in Singapore!
There are two MRT lines that you can choose from when heading here.
The Circle Line and the Downtown Line both stop at Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT9). You can walk from the station to Coronation Shopping Plaza in about 10 minutes.
Alternatively, take the Downtown Line to Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8).
It’s closer than Botanic Gardens Station, but Circle Line trains don’t stop there.
The walk from Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8) to Coronation Shopping Plaza is only about 6 minutes.
King’s Arcade Shopping Centre and Crown Centre are only a few minutes walk away to the east. Head further east to Serene Centre, Cluny Court, Adam Food Centre and Singapore Botanic Gardens.