Get to Golden Mile Complex Fast and Affordably with this guide!
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to get to Golden Mile Complex by MRT in Singapore.
Singapore is well known for its extensive MRT network. It services most city areas, including the area around Golden Mile Complex.
It doesn’t really matter which corner of the city you start your journey because there are so many interchange stations available that connect different lines.
We will share specific information about saving time and money getting to Golden Mile Complex. It
Shopping at Golden Mile Complex in Singapore
Golden Mile Complex is a mixed-use commercial and residential development located along Road in Kallang, Singapore. It was built back in 1973 and consists of 16 storeys, 226 offices, 69 residential units and 411 commercial shops.
It is often called ‘Little Thailand’ due to many Thai-related retail stores, food and beverage outlets and groceries. Golden Mile Complex is an ideal spot to try Thai food outside of Thailand.
There are several bus ticketing services here for Malaysia and Thailand. One supermarket is on the second floor if you want to buy a few things.
Getting to Golden Mile Complex via MRT
Step 1: Map out your route to Golden Mile Complex – Lines and Stations?
The closest and most convenient station for accessing Golden Mile Complex via MRT is Nicoll Highway (CC5).
As its shortcode suggests, Nicoll Highway Station (CC5) is the fifth station on the Circle Line.
The Circle Line is shown in orange colour on Singapore’s metro map.
Step 2: Walk to the closest MRT station in Singapore.
Try to book a room near an MRT station in Singapore.
It will ensure easy access to the MRT system and popular shopping centres such as Golden Mile Complex.
Some other clear benefits of using the MRT to get around include:
- Avoiding parking fees
- Bypassing road traffic
- Reducing vehicle emissions
We suggest starting your hotel search with these two extremely popular hotels and branching out if they don’t suit your budget:
Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
Learn More: Top Luxury Hotels near Marina Bay
Many of Singapore’s top hotels are located in Marina Bay.
They offer awesome views, but they aren’t cheap!
Search online for rooms in Chinatown, Little India, Katong, Bugis or Geylang for a much wider selection of hostels and boutique hotels.
Step 3: Purchase a metro card to reach Golden Mile Complex.
You can select from two main types of transport cards to reach Golden Mile Complex via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
Tourist Passes can save you money under two conditions:
- You are planning a busy itinerary in Singapore with lots of MRT trips in the works
- You are visiting from abroad and only plan on using the card for a few days
The benefit of using a Tourist Pass is that you pay a flat fee regardless of how many trips you complete.
We initially used a stored-value card while discovering how to get to Golden Mile Complex by MRT.
Buying and using a stored-value card is really straightforward.
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 Nicoll Highway Station (CC5).
Get on the Circle Line.
Then, ride the MRT to Nicholl Highway Station to reach Golden Mile Complex.
Expect to hear some verbal announcements on the train as you approach each station and move closer to an exit before you stop.
Step 5: Alight upon arrival at Nicoll Highway Station (CC5).
Get off the train when you arrive at Nicoll Highway Station (CC5).
Collect all your belongings before you alight from the train.
Step 6: Travel from the train platform to the station exit.
The section below summarizes the specific steps needed to exit each station on the way to Sim Lim Tower.
The faster you exit the station, the faster you will reach the mall.
Exiting Nicoll Highway Station
Nicoll Highway MRT Station (CC5) is built underground below Republic Avenue and is located adjacent to Nicoll Highway.
It consists of 4 main levels:
L2 Overhead Bridge
L1 – Street Level
B2 – Ticketing Concourse
B3 – Circle Line Train Platforms
You will arrive at the Level B3 Train Platforms while heading to Golden Mile Complex.
Head the platform up to L1 – Street Level using the stairs, escalator or elevator.
Nicoll Highway MRT station has two exits leading to ground level (A and B).
Exit A also connects to an overhead bridge across Nicoll Highway and leads to Beach Road.
Take EXIT A at Nicoll Highway Station to reach Golden Mile Complex.
Step 7: Walk or bus from Nicoll Highway Station to Golden Mile Complex.
The walk from Nicoll Highway Station to Golden Mile complex should be straightforward using the directions below.
Take the overhead bridge connected to Exit A.
Take the stairs down and turn left onto Java Road.
Continue walking along Java Road until you reach Beach Road.
Turn right onto Beach Road, and walk east along Beach Road until you reach Golden Mile Complex.
Enter Golden Mile Complex using the northern entrance.
How long is the walk from Nicoll Highway Station to Golden Mile Complex?
The walk from Nicoll Highway Station to Golden Mile Complex is approximately 550 m and should take 5-7 minutes.
Other Points of Interest to Explore?
Most points of interest around Golden Mile Complex are located to the north and east.
Nicoll Highway is south of the shopping centre.
You can walk from Golden Mile Complex to the shopping malls and cultural points of interest in Kampong Glam.
A few of the closest malls are
City Gate Shopping Centre
Golden Mile Food Centre is an excellent place to try traditional hawker dishes at affordable prices.
The Malay Heritage Centre (Directions) is also located in Kampong Glam and is very much worth exploring.
Kampong Glam Park is one of the closest green spaces to Golden Mile Complex.
Where to stay?
Most of the hotels and hostels around Golden Mile Complex are located northeast in the Kampong Glam area of the city.
By far, the most convenient place to stay within walking distance of Golden Mile Complex is
Hotel Traveltine (4-star)
It is located right along Beach Road, between Golden Mile Tower and Golden Mile Complex.
If you walk to Kampong Glam, some of the closest hotels are
The Sultan (4-star)
Hotel 81 Heritage
They are both located along Jalan Sultan and are within convenient walking distance fo Kampong Glam’s best restaurants and attractions.
Hopefully, you now know how to get to Golden Mile Complex by MRT in Singapore!
Golden Mile Complex is a little bit outside of the main tourist and business district but still close enough to Kampong Glam for some really interesting sightseeing. Consider exploring Haji Lane and Arab Street after shopping at the mall. Restaurants in Kampong Glam are quite famous, with Arabic food aplenty on several streets.
When you’re heading to Golden Mile Complex via MRT, the best station to get off at is Nicoll Highway Station (CC5).
It is southwest of the shopping centre and only about 5 minutes walking distance away.
The next closest MRT station, Lavender (EW11), is north of Golden Mile Complex is about 12 minutes away by foot and just under 1 km away.
Since Lavender is on the East-West Line, you might want to get off there and walk instead of trying to transfer to the Circle Line to access Nicoll Highway Station.