Get to Kallang Wave Mall in Singapore fast and worry-free with this detailed article.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Kallang Wave Mall by MRT. By the end of this article, you should be able to reach Kallang Wave Mall in Singapore in a fast, affordable, and environmentally friendly manner.
Kallang Wave Mall is a very popular shopping centre that is part of the world-class Singapore Sports Hub, which includes a range of athletic facilities. We will outline how you can get there using the MRT without taking a bus or private car. Once you are there, you won’t have a problem finding affordable hotels nearby that are within walking distance of an MRT station.
Regardless of whether you are Singaporean, a permanent resident, or simply a visitor in Singapore, we will outline all the steps required to get to Kallang Wave Malls so that you can answer these questions:
What kind of public transportation ticket is best for you?
What is the best MRT station for accessing Kallang Wave Mall?
How long is the walk from the closest station to the Mall?
What are other points of interest are close to Kallang Wave Mall and how can you save money buying attraction passes?
We will first begin by sharing essential information about Kallang Wave Mall, and then we will outline the specific steps to get there below using Singapore’s impressive MRT network!
Kallang Wave Mall – Why should you visit?
Kallang Wave Mall is a popular shopping centre that is located in Kallang City, Singapore. It consists of 41,000 sq metres of retail space. It is conveniently integrated with Singapore Sports Hub, making it one of the city’s best shopping, dining, and recreational facilities.
Due to its strategic location within Singapore Sports Hub, you can spend some time shopping and dining and then walk over to world-class facilities such as Singapore National Stadium, Indoor Stadium and the Water Sports Centre. Kalland Ice World is a popular skating rink beside the mall.
Kallang Wave Mall features many popular international retail tenants and has a halal food court that the Yu Kee Group manages.
If you are wondering where the name ‘Kallang Wave Mall’ came from, it is in reference to the Kallang Wave – a ‘wave’ cheer that was frequently used by the crowds at the former National Stadium. Since the new national stadium is located directly east of Kallang Mall, it was a suitable name for the shopping centre which opened its doors in 2014.
Kallang Wave mall is only a few MRT stations away from Marina Bay, so it is convenient to visit if you are in downtown Singapore.
Specific Details – Getting to Kallang Wave Mall Singapore by MRT
Step 1: Walk to the nearest MRT station.
If you are staying in Singapore, then you probably already have a house or condominium close to an MRT station. However, if you are visiting the city, it is important that you book a strategically located hotel room close to an MRT station.
Getting to Kallang Wave Mall is a lot easier if you are staying within 500 meters or less of a convenient station. This reduces your expenses, but you will also save time and be more environmentally friendly than getting a private car all the time.
Singapore gets super hot, so you are best to stay only a few minutes from a station if possible. To get you started with your search, you can refer to the following hotels below that are conveniently located and popular amongst tourists visiting Singapore.
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star) (very close to Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star) (very close to Bayfront Station)
Conrad Centennial Singapore (5-star)(very close to Promenade Station)
With your accommodation sorted, identify the closest station and begin your MRT trip to Kallang Wave Mall.
Step 2: Buy a card or ticket for your trip to Kallang Wave Mall.
Whether you are a permanent resident of Singapore or somebody visiting for a few days will influence the type of MRT ticket you may buy. Therefore, not everyone will use the same type of ticket to get to Kallang Wave Mall.
What we have learned travelling throughout Singapore is that the following three questions help to find the best type of ticket:
Are you staying in Singapore for more or less than three days?
Do you want to spend time waiting in line at ticketing counters in MRT stations, or is efficiency your priority?
Are you just travelling to/from Kallang Wave Mall, or are you planning to see many other attractions throughout the city?
There are two general classes of tickets that you can purchase:
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Stored value cards
Singapore tourist passes are popular with foreign tourists. They are ideal for stays of 1-3 days and provided unlimited trips on buses, MRT and LRT. You also will feel stress-free not worry about going to many places because it is a set price regardless of where you go in the city.
We strongly recommend buying a multi-attraction pass to go along with a Tourist Pass. When you purchase entrance tickets as a bundle you can save up to 52%! At this point in time, over 200,000 tickets have been sold, saving people major cash.
Tourist Passes are incredibly convenient if you use both the MRT and bus services to get to Kallang Wave Mall and other places throughout the city.
Other MRT Tickets and Cards
Another great option is purchasing a ‘stored-value card.’ These are like a ‘tap and go’ card where you buy one and then have a cash balance on the card.
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Kallang Wave Mall by MRT. Remember to put some extra cash balance on the card to ensure that you don’t run out at an inconvenient time.
Step 3: Plan on travelling to either Stadium Station or Kallang Station.
We will describe how to get to Kallang Wave Mall using two different stations because they are located on different MRT lines. Not all travellers will be heading to the mall using the same line.
The most convenient MRT station for walking directly to Kallang Wave Malls is, without question, Stadium Station.
However, you can also alight at Kallang Station Station and walk a bit farther to Kallang Wave Mall.
Check the route map and see which station makes the most sense based on your point of origin.
We will outline how to get to Kallang Wave Mall using both of these stations for your convenience.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Stadium or Kallang Station.
We will now outline what MRT lines you may use to get to Kallang Wave Mall:
Stadium Station (CC6) is located on the Circle Line which is shown in orange colour on the transport map. If you have a choice, go here because it’s the easiest way to Kallang Wave Mall.
Kallang Station (EW10) is located on the East-West (green line). It’s also possible to walk from here to Kallang Wave Mall.
You should check if you will be travelling on the Circle or East-West Line to reach Kallang Wave Mall. It probably isn’t worth your time transferring lines because the walking difference is only 5 minutes (Stadium Station vs. Kallang Station).
Step 5: Alight at either Stadium or Kallang Station.
When the train approaches either Stadium Station or Kallang Station, get close to the exit door and alight. Bring along all your personal belongings.
Step 6: Exit your preferred station and walk to Kallang Wave Mall.
We will specifically outline how to get from either Stadium Station or Kallang to Kallang Wave Mall in the section below:
Walking directions from Stadium Station to Kallang Wave Mall:
Stadium MRT Station has only two exits at ground level (A and B), and it is located right in the middle of Singapore Sports Hub. Therefore, it’s easy to walk to Kallang Wave Mall.
Take Exit A at Stadium Station, and once you are outside, you will see the Kallang Wave Mall right away. Walk about 100 meters west, and you will be at the entrance to the mall.
How long does it take to walk from Stadium Station to Kallang Wave Mall?
You can expect the short walk from Stadium Station to Kallang Wave Mall to take only about 1 minute because the entrance is close to the station exit.
Walking directions from Kallang Station to Kallang Wave Mall:
Kallang MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station (A and B).
Take Exit A from Kallang Station and cross Sims Avenue. You should see a covered walkway. It is designed to provide shelter (from rain and intense sun) for pedestrians walking from the station to the Sports Hub and Kallang Mall.
Continue to follow the covered walkway southeast. Eventually, you will have to walk up a few levels of stairs to walk over Nicoll Highway. The covered walkway will bring you right to the National Stadium, and from there, you can follow the red signs to the entrance of Kallang Mall. Look for the large map on the wall which shows where all the buildings in the Singapore Sports Hub are located.
How long does it take to walk from Kallang Station to Kallang Wave Mall?
The walk from Kallang Station to Kallang Wave Mall is about 1 km. Usually, this takes between 8-15 minutes depending on your speed and whether you have navigated your way around the Sports Hub before.
Should you stay at a hotel near Kallang Wave Mall?
Kallang Wave Mall is only a few minutes from downtown and the Marina Bay area. Therefore, you don’t have to feel pressured to stay in this area if you prefer to be closer to the city’s major attractions.
There is a cluster of budget-oriented hotels and hostels north of the mall in the Geylang area, south of Geylang Road. If you are going to a concert or a sporting event, staying in this area is convenient because you will bypass jam-packed trains and buses on the way to the Sports Hub.
Be very selective with your hotel because some of them in Geylang receive low review scores.
Here are a few examples of the most positively reviewed properties within walking distance of Kallang Wave Mall:
Five/6 Hotel Splendour (4-star, 8.1/10 score based on 487+ verified reviews)
Ibis Budget Singapore Sapphire (2-star, 8.0/10 score based on 614+ verified reviews)
Hotel 81 Orchid (2-star, 7.7/10 score based on 3200+ verified reviews)
Most of the properties in this area of Singapore are boutique budget hotels. So, if you are looking for more luxurious options, you should consider staying in the Marina Bay Area where there are tons of 5-star hotels. Marina Bay Sands and the Ritz are popular places to visit.
Conclusion – Getting to Kallang Wave Mall by MRT.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Kallang Wave Mall by MRT has been helpful and informative. Ideally, you will save valuable time and money by following these steps.
If you have the choice, try to go to Stadium Station for direct access to the mall. Kallang Station is a good alternative, but it does add more time to the journey because of the walk involved.
Once you are in the area around Kallang Wave Mall, you will have direct access to all of the fantastic sporting venues in Singapore’s Sports Hub. Some of the most popular points of interest here include:
National Stadium (Directions)
Singapore Sports Museum
OCBC Aquatic Centre
Singapore Indoor Stadium (Directions)
Kallang Ice World
You will also be close to Marina Bay Golf Course and Bay East Garden. Only a few stations west is world-famous Marina Bay. Consider building a day itinerary of Kallang Wave Mall and sights like Merlion Park, Sands SkyPark and the Singapore Flyer.
Related Article: Marina Bay Itinerary – Visit all the Top Attractions.
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