Follow these specific steps to get to Hougang Green Shopping Mall using different modes of transportation.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Hougang Green Shopping Mall in Singapore.
We want to make sure that you can get to Hougang Green fast, affordably and without unnecessary complications along the way.
As you read this article, you will learn how to get to the mall using multiple modes of public transportation, including
- Public Bus
- Private Vehicle/Taxi
Conveniently, Singapore has an awesome public transport system that gives us all options when heading to Hougang Green Shopping Mall. For example, it’s possible to take the MRT to a neighbouring station and then take bus services to the mall.
Aside from describing exactly how to get there, we will answer the following questions:
What MRT station(s) is/are best for getting to the Mall?
Is there different ticket or card options for getting there?
Are there transfer stations available to get onto the most convenient MRT Line?
Can you create an exciting itinerary of the surrounding points of interest near Hougang Green?
As its name suggests, Hougang Green Shopping Mall is located in Hougang, Singapore, an area known for a lot of residential complexes and several other shopping malls.
Getting to Hougang Green Shopping Mall by MRT
Step 1: Plan your route to the mall – Stations, Lines and Transfers.
Getting to Hougang Green Shopping Mall is much easier when you know which station to go to, which line will get you there, and whether you need to transfer on the way.
That’s exactly what we will explain in the section directly below!
MRT Station and Line Information
Hougang Green Shopping Mall is west of two MRT stations in Singapore:
Buangkok Station (NE15) (northeast of the mall and the closest station)
Hougang Station (NE14) (southeast of the mall and a but farther)
Both stations are located along the North-East MRT Line.
The North-East MRT Line is shown in purple line on metro maps throughout the city.
Transfer Information to reach the North-East Line
When taking the MRT to Hougang Green Shopping Mall your priority should be to get onto the North-East Line as you as possible.
These are commonly used by commuters to access the North-East Line en route to Hougang Green:
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)
You can also view station maps to identify which transfer station you need to go to on the way.
Step 2: Access the closest station to begin your trip to Hougang Green Shopping Mall.
If you staying in Singapore (resident), skip down to #3 below.
But, if you are visiting Singapore, make it a priority to book a room as close as possible to an MRT station. Every time you go somewhere, including Hougang Green Shopping Mall, you will get there faster and cheaper.
By avoiding taxi fees, parking fees and road congestion, you will avoid a lot of headaches.
To help you find a hotel near a station, refer to our researched list below:
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)
We strongly recommend referring to multiple hotels before booking a place to stay in Singapore. Choosing the best area to stay in Singapore is super important to an affordable experience in the city.
Step 3: Buy your ticket or card to reach either Hougang Station or Buangkok Station.
You can choose from several different types of tickets for your trip to Hougang Green.
Here are the three main types of tickets:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
Singaporeans and permanent residents usually prefer to buy and use stored value cards. We used one of these while learning how to get to Hougang Green in Singapore without any issues.
Tourist Passes are very popular with visitors from other countries who plan on having a very busy itinerary. Similar to stored-value cards, you can use these for both buses and trains throughout Singapore.
If you want to look whether a tourist pass is a good option for you, refer to the questions below.
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)?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all three consider buying one.
You can also buy traditional single journey and multiple journey tickets to reach Hougang Green Shopping Mall. Buy these at ticket machines in MRT stations.
Step 4: Complete transfers (if needed) and ride the MRT to Hougang or Buangkok Station.
Complete any required transfers to the North-East MRT Line and stay on until you reach Buangkok Station (NE15) or Hougang Station (NE16).
There are neighbouring stations on the line.
Hougang Station (NE14) is directly south of Buangkok Station (NE15).
Check your point of origin in the city and see which station you will stop at first.
Step 5: Get off the train at Hougang Station or Buangkok Station.
Alight at Hougang Station or Buangkok Station. Bring your belongings with you.
Step 6: Refer to exit signs in your terminal station.
Buangkok MRT Station (NE15) sits underneath Sengkang Central, near the junction with Compassvale Bow.
Hougang MRT Station (NE14) is also an underground station built within the Hougang Central planning subzone. It is underneath the Hougang Central Bus Interchange.
Exit Info – Buangkok MRT Station (NE15)
You will arrive at Basement Level 2.
Buangkok MRT station has two exits leading to ground level (A and B).
Make your way up to Level 1 (street level) of the station. You should see signs pointing you in the right direction within the station.
Exit Info – Hougang MRT Station (NE15)
Like Buangkok Station, you will arrive at Basement Level 2.
Hougang MRT station has three exits leading to ground level (A, B and C). Follow the signs up to Level 1 (street level).
Step 7: Take a bus from Buangkok Station or Hougang Station to Hougang Green Shopping Mall.
Technically, it is possible to walk from either one of these stations to Hougang Green. However, it usually takes around 15 minutes (or more).
When you consider Singapore’s tropical climate, it’s safe to say that taking a bus from the station is the more popular option.
Below, we have summarized how to get from each station to the mall.
Bus Directions from Buangkok Station to Hougang Green Shopping Mall
Take Exit B and walk to the bus stop directly north of the station.
Bus Stop Name: Buangkok Stn Exit B Stop #: 67601
Wait for bus 43 or 43M.
Get on and ride it to stop Blk 565 Stop #: 64621.
Alight and walk south along Buangkok Green. Turn left (west) Hougang Street 1.
You should see the entrance to Hougang Green Shopping Mall across the street.
How long should the bus ride take from Buangkok Station to Hougang Green Shopping Mall?
The bus ride from Buangkok Station to Hougang Green should take you about 6 minutes (including the 2-minute walk after you get dropped).
Bus Directions from Hougang Station to Hougang Green Shopping Mall
Take Exit A and walk to the Hougang Central Bus Interchange.
Get on Bus 101.
Stay on the bus until you reach Hougang Green Shopping Mall.
Get off the bus at Hougang G. Shop Mall Bus Stop #64541.
Walk directly to the entrance of the mall.
How long should the bus ride take from Hougang Station to Hougang Green Shopping Mall?
The bus ride from Hougang Station to Hougang Green Shopping Mall should take you about 19 minutes (including the 1-minute walk after you alight from the bus).
As you can see, it’s quicker to reach Hougang Green Shopping Mall from Buangkok Station than Hougang Station.
Getting to Hougang Green Shopping Mall by Public Bus
Taking a bus to the is a practical option because it isn’t directly beside an MRT station.
Consequently, it might be easier for you to take a bus straight to the mall from another area than go via MRT and connect to a bus later.
Refer to the table below. It outlines the closest two bus stops to Hougang Green Shopping Mall and available bus services.
|Bus Stop||Bus Numbers|
|#64441 Hougang G. Shop Mall
(best and most convenient bus stop)
|101, 325, 672|
|# 64449 Opp Hougang G. Shop Mall||325|
Remember that you can use both stored value cards and Singapore Tourist passes when you are travelling on buses throughout the city.
Driving or Taking a Taxi to Hougang Green Shopping Mall
Taking a taxi or driving directly to Hougang Green is a good option because it is not beside an MRT or LRT station.
We recommend taking a cab to the mall if you are travelling with other people or staying far away from an MRT station. Splitting the meter cost and getting dropped off at the door (avoiding parking fees) is a wise decision to reduce your trip expenses.
The official address for Hougang Green Shopping Mall is:
21 Hougang St 51, Singapore 538719
Hougang Green Shopping Mall is located directly south of Hougang Street 51 and 1-minute walking distance from Buangkok Green.
It’s always a wise decision to check traffic conditions before driving or taking a car to the mall. Using a map app and checking with GPS is something you might want to consider.
Should you stay near Hougang Green Shopping Mall or somewhere else in Singapore?
Despite having plenty of shopping malls, eateries and recreational areas, there are very few places to stay near Hougang Green Shopping Mall.
After a thorough online search we could only find these properties within (fairly short) driving distance of the mall:
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)
As an alternative strategy, you might want to stay further south in popular tourist areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Little India or Bugis.
You will find tons of hotels and hostels at all price ranges in these areas, and direct access to MRT stations.
Little India is quite convenient for accessing Hougang Green Shopping Mall and southern sightseeing areas because of its proximity to the North-East MRT Line.
Whether you are doing business in Hougang or visiting malls or other points of interest, you can stay near Little India Station and travel along the North-East Line.
Here are a few properties within walking distance of Little India Station:
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)
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Even though Hougang and the surrounding areas are not big on attracting tourists, there are tons of malls and recreational facilities to check out here!
Here are the closest malls:
The Seletar Mall
The Promenade @ Pelikat
Hougang Mall and Compass One are very easy to get to because they are right beside MRT stations.
Rivervale Plaza, Rivervale Mall, The Seletar Mall and Compass One are north of Hougang Green Shopping Mall. To reach them, travel north to Sengkang MRT Station (NE16).
Then, transfer to the Sengkang LRT.
Take the Sengkang LRT Loops to the malls.
Some of the most popular recreational areas/facilities around Hougang Green Mall include:
Hougang Community Club
Hougang ActiveSG Sports Centre
You should expect to see lots of families enjoying these spots!
We truly hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Hougang Green Shopping Mall in Singapore has been helpful.
Hougang Green is in an interesting location because it is just outside walking distance from Buangkok and Hougang Station. Consequently, most people take a bus from these stations to get there via public transport.
The bus journey is short, and the walk from the closest bus stops is even faster.
The most challenging thing is to remember where to transfer between lines.
Taking the North-East Line up to Hougang or Buangkok should be straightforward.
Stored value cards and Tourist Passes are convenient if you plan on taking the MRT and bus to Hougang Green Shopping Centre. All you need to do is tap and go!
Driving and taking a taxi to the mall are easy alternatives to MRT and taking the bus.
Let us know if you have any questions about getting to Hougang Green Shopping Mall!