The complete guide on getting to Fu Lu Shou by MRT
Welcome to the best guide on how to get to Fu Lu Shou Complex by MRT in Singapore.
In this detailed article, we will outline all the steps you need to take to reach Fu Lu Shou Complex. Singapore has one of the world’s best public transportation systems, making transferring between train lines and MRT and bus services easy.
Getting to Fu Lu Shou Complex is no exception.
With its central location in Bugis, you can get to it using multiple MRT stations, which minimizes the need to transfer lines on the way there.
We will summarize which specific lines and stations you can use to reach it, along with some tips on saving money.
There are several other shopping malls and points of interest near Fu Lu Shou Complex. So once you get there, you should have no problem spending a large portion of a day walking around.
Shopping at Fu Lu Shou Complex in Singapore
Fu Lu Shou Complex is a popular mall in Bugis, Singapore. It was built in 1983 and features a commercial component of 140 retail units. There are an additional 29,493 square feet of office units also on-site.
If you’re looking for Taoist and Buddhist religious products, this is one of the best places in Singapore to check out.
You can also find antiques, souvenirs and lots of handicrafts at Fu Lu Shou Complex.
Training centres, tuition schools, travel agents, trinkets shops, and dried foodstuff are aplenty here. Head to the basement, where the mini food court is located.
Even if you’re not buying anything, chances are that you will find it an interesting place for window shopping. Fu Lu Shou Complex’s products are unique and highlight historic cultural and religious beliefs.
Getting to Fu Lu Shou Complex via MRT
Step 1: Plan your trip to Fu Lu Shou Complex – Lines and Stations?
There are several MRT stations within walking distance of Fu Lu Shou Complex, but the two best stations for walking there are
Bugis Station (DT14/EW12)
Rochor Station (DT13)
According to the station codes above, you can access Bugis Station on either the Downtown (Blue) Line or the East-West (Green) Line.
Rochor Station is on the Downtown Line (similar to Bugis).
Step 2: Access the closest MRT station in Singapore.
Singapore’s MRT network is extensive, consisting of multiple lines, servicing most city areas.
If you book a room near an MRT station, then you should be able to access the network efficiently and save money getting to places, including Fu Lu Shou Complex.
This will ensure easy access to the MRT, making all your trips cheaper and faster.
You will avoid all taxi, parking, and bus fees while bypassing traffic congestion.
Here are two properties right near MRT stations that we suggest staying at
Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
Learn More: Top Luxury Hotels near Marina Bay
You will find that some of the top hotels are located in Marina Bay. They offer awesome views, but they aren’t cheap! Head to Chinatown, Little India, Katong, Bugis or Geylang for a wider selection of hostels and boutique hotels.
Step 3: Purchase a transport card to reach Fu Lu Shou Complex.
There are two main types of transport cards for getting to Fu Lu Shou via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
Singapore Tourist Passes are designed for busy, short-term visitors to Singapore.
You can get unlimited bus and train rides for a set number of days.
You have to use the MRT several times daily to save money.
We initially used a stored-value card while discovering how to get to Fu Lu Shou Complex by MRT.
Buying and using a stored-value card is super easy.
Just top it up with enough cash balance to get around. Then, after each trip, your balance will get automatically updated when you exit the MRT network or buses in the city.
Step 4: Ride the MRT all the way to Bugis Station or Rochor Station.
Take the MRT to either Bugis Station or Rochor Station to be within walking distance of Fu Lu Shou Complex.
You can use the Downtown or East-West Line to access Bugis, or the Downtown Line to reach Rochor Station (DT13).
Listen for verbal announcements on the train and move closer to an exit before you stop.
Step 5: Get off the train at Bugis or Rochor Station.
Alight when you arrive at Bugis Station and Rochor Station.
Refer to station signs and the information below to exit efficiently to Fu Lu Shou Complex.
Step 6: Exit Bugis or Rochor Station.
Once you arrive at your station of choice, a fast exit will ensure a quick walk to Fu Lu Shou Complex.
The section below outlines all the steps needed to reach Fu Lu Shou Complex from Bugis or Rochor Station.
Exiting Bugis Station
Bugis Station (EW12/DT14) is built below the junction of Victoria Street, Rochor Road and North Bridge Road.
It consists of 5 levels:
L1 – Street Level
B1 – Underpass and Ticketing Concourse
B2 – East-West Line Train Platforms
B3 – Linkway
B5 – Downtown Line Train Platforms
You will arrive at Level B2 or Level B5.
Bugis MRT station has four ground-level exits (A, B, C and D).
Use the stairs, lift or elevators up to Level 1.
Then, take Exit A to reach Fu Lu Shou Complex.
Exiting Rochor Station
Rochor Station (DT13) is built underneath Sungei Road and Rochor Canal Road and is within convenient walking distance of Bugis, Rochor and Little India districts.
It consists of 3 main levels:
L1 – Street Level
L2 – Ticketing Concourse
B3 – Downtown Line Train
You will arrive at the Level B3 Train Platforms while heading to Burlington Square.
Travel from the platform up to L1 – Street Level using the stairs, escalator or elevator.
You can choose from two exits leading to ground level (A and B) at Rochor MRT station.
Take Exit A to walk from Rochor Station to Fu Lu Shou Complex.
Step 7: Walk from Bugis or Rochor Station to Fu Lu Shou Complex.
The walk from Bugis Station or Rochor Station to Fu Lu Shou Complex is quite similar in distance.
So, it doesn’t matter which one you get off at all that much.
Walking from Bugis Station
Exit A at Bugis Station will bring you to Victoria Street.
Walk southwest along Victoria Street.
Turn right onto Rochor Road.
Continue walking along Rochor Road until you pass by Queen Street.
You should see Fu Lu Shou Complex on your left.
Enter Fu Lu Shou Complex using the eastern entrance.
Walking from Rochor Station
Exit A at Rochor Station will bring you to the corner of Rochor Canal Road and Prinsep Street.
Walk south along Rochor Canal Road.
After you cross Bencoolen Street, Rochor Canal Road turns into Rochor Road.
Continue walking south along Rochor Road, and it will bring you right to Fu Lu Shou Complex.
Enter using the eastern entrance.
Walking Distance from Surrounding Stations to Fu Lu Shou Complex?
Bugis and Rochor Station are the two closest stations to Fu Lu Shou Complex, within comfortable walking distance of it.
Try to travel to one of these stations, but if you have the time and energy, technically, you could walk from a station farther away.
Refer to the table below for all the distances and times from all surrounding stations.
Walking Distance to
Fu Lu Shou Complex
Walking Time to
Fu Lu Shou Complex
|330 m||3-4 minutes|
|350 m||5 minutes|
|Jalan Besar (DT22)||550 m||7 minutes|
|Bencoolen (DT21)||650 m||8 minutes|
|Bras Basah (CC2)||650 m||8 minutes|
|Little India (DT12/NE7)||800 m||10 minutes|
As you can see, six stations are within a 10-minute walk of Fu Lu Shou Complex.
We suggest walking from these stations as opposed to waiting for connecting bus services.
What else to visit during the same day?
Fu Lu Shou Complex is strategically located close to the best shopping malls and markets in Bugis and Rochor.
Consequently, you can take the MRT here and then walk leisurely from mall to mall without any issue.
Some of the most popular malls to explore are
Bugis Junction (Directions)
Sim Lim Square (Directions)
Sim Lim Tower
OG Albert Department Store
You should also consider visiting Bugis Street Market (Directions).
It’s very popular and within direct walking distance of Bugis+ and Bugis Junction.
Indian Heritage Centre, Sultan Mosque, Abdul Gafoor Mosque and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple are interesting cultural points near Fu Lu Shou Complex.
Best Accommodation – Where to stay?
Most of the accommodation options surrounding Fu Lu Shou Complex are in the 2, 3 and 4-star categories. It’s not a bad area to stay with direct access to several shopping malls and MRT stations.
The hotels here are a few minutes walking distance west of Fu Lu Shou Complex and further north in Little India.
Some of the closest properties here are:
Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen (3-star)
Summer View Hotel (3-star)
South East Asia Hotel (3-star)
Always double-check the location of your hotel in Singapore to make sure it’s close to the MRT.
Review scores are important. Try to find a place with a score above 8/10 to ensure it’s clean, safe and well-managed.
Hopefully, you now know how to get to Fu Lu Shou Complex by MRT in Singapore.
Fortunately, you have several MRT stations and lines to choose from to get here.
Rochor Station (DT13) and Bugis Station (DT14/EW12) are the best stations to access Fu Lu Shou Complex.
They are almost the same distance away and offer 5-minute or less walking times to Fu Lu Shou Complex.
The Downtown Line services both of these, and the East-West Line services Bugis.
You can also get off at one of these stations
Jalan Besar (DT22)
Bras Basah (CC2)
Little India (DT12/NE7)
The walking time will range from 7 to 10 minutes from any one of these.
Once you are done shopping at Fu Lu Shou Complex, you will have tons of other shopping malls to explore. Most of them are conveniently clustered around Rochor and Bugis Station.