Make your way to Kent Ridge Park in Singapore fast and easy by following this comprehensive article.
Welcome to the step-by-step guide on how to get to Kent Ridge Park by MRT. We have written this guide to ensure that you can get to the park quickly, affordably and without stress.
By the end of this article, you will know the best way to get to Kent Ridge Park and learn about awesome itinerary ideas. Numerous outdoor recreational areas are definitely worth checking out right in this area. Families love exploring Kent Ridge Park and the green lungs around it.
Fortunately, Singapore is extremely well connected with MRT and bus services. You can make it to Kent Ridge Park from different city areas without wasting a lot of time or money. We will outline exactly how to accomplish this in this article.
Kent Ridge Park in Singapore – Why should you visit?
Kent Ridge Park is a popular outdoor historic and recreational facility in Singapore. It is very popular with families and history buffs who are eager to learn about the battles for Singapore during World War II. There is a museum called the ‘Reflections of Bukit Chandu’ near the canopy trail and a commemoration plaque at car park B to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Fitness enthusiasts also love visiting Kent Ridge Park because 20 fitness stations throughout the park can be used to form a complete workout with surrounding jogging tracks. You should have no excuse for not burning calories a lot of calories here!
You can also expect to enjoy a wide range of natural vegetation and biodiversity of wildlife at Kent Ridge Park. For example, along the eastern side of the park, there is a scenic pond with lots of turtles and fish. Travel across the canopy walk to see more exciting creatures such as catch sunbirds, lizards, doves, squirrels, and white-crested laughing thrush.
Additional Things to Do at Kent Ridge Park…
The canopy walk at Kent Ridge Park effectively connects it to HortPark. It is an impressive 280-metre boardwalk that serves as the perfect nature-watching platform for guests. Bring along a camera to capture the views!
While you are at Kent Ridge Park, you can take part in a wide range of activities such as:
There are also various lookout points throughout Kent Ridge Park. It’s possible to see offshore islands such as Pulau Duran Darat while you are there.
Developing a recreational itinerary is super easy around Kent Ridge Park. It is considered to be part of Southern Ridges which also includes Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark and Labrador Nature Reserve. Expect to spend at least half a day at Kent Ridge Park and bring along lots of refreshments and sunscreen.
Specific Details – Getting to Kent Ridge Park by MRT
Step 1: Walk to the nearest MRT Station.
Kent Ridge Park is visited by Singaporeans, permanent residents and visitors in the city. If you live in Singapore, you likely already know the closest station to your residence.
However, tourists should carefully select a hotel near a station. Getting to Kent Ridge Park by MRT is really easy if you don’t have to take a taxi or bus to the first station that you access. Singapore has multiple MRT lines that service most city areas, and it’s a more environmentally friendly method of transportation than taking a private vehicle everywhere.
You can refer to this shortlist below if you want to find a property within very close walking distance to a station:
Fairmont Singapore (5-star)(very close to Esplanade Station)
Fullerton Hotel (5-star) (very close to Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star) (very close to Bayfront Station)
When you are ready, head from your place to the closest MRT station, it’s time to begin your trip to Kent Ridge Park!
Step 2: Buy either an MRT ticket or a card for your trip to Kent Ridge Park.
Most Singaporeans will already have a card for the MRT, but visitors have to decide whether to get a ticket or a multi-use card to get to Kent Ridge Park.
Technically, there are three main questions that you should consider before buying tickets to Kent Ridge Park:
How long are you staying in Singapore? More or less than three days?
Do you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing – all over the place?
Do you plan on riding a bus or walking to Kent Ridge Park from the nearest station?
Once you answer these questions, then it’s time to learn more about the available ticketing options:
- Single trip tickets
- Singapore Tourist Passes
- Stored value cards
Singapore Tourist Passes, in our opinion, are a fantastic choice for a lot of foreign visitors in Singapore. They are best suited for very busy travellers that want to do a lot of sightseeing.
When you buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, you can enjoy unlimited MRT, LRT and bus rides. These are great because you won’t have to wait in line to get tickets all the time. Furthermore, you can use them for any combination of bus and MRT on the way to Kent Ridge Park.
Other Ticket Options
If you don’t plan on doing a lot of sightseeing, then one of the options below should work for you.
You can purchase a stored-value card if you plan on sightseeing in Singapore longer than 3 days.
We used a stored value card while learning how to get to Kent Ridge Park by MRT. These are popular with Singaporeans and people who want more flexibility with their trip frequency. Simply buy the card and top it up with cash. Then use it multiple times until your balance needs to be reloaded again.
You can also just purchase a single trip ticket if you want to buy a multi-use card to get to Kent Ridge Park. But the downside is that you have to purchase a separate bus ticket if you don’t plan on walking from the nearest MRT station.
Try to avoid peak travel times when ticketing machines are busy if you are purchasing a single-trip ticket.
Step 3: Plan on travelling to Kent Ridge or Pasir Panjang MRT Station
Getting to Kent Ridge Park is pretty easy by MRT, but you have a few stations.
The closest MRT station to Kent Ridge Park is Kent Ridge Station, which is obviously pretty easy to remember! But, technically, you can also get off at Pasir Panjang Station and walk to Kent Ridge Park as well.
We will outline how to get from each one of these stations to Kent Ridge Park.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to Kent Ridge Station or Pasir Panjang Station.
To reach Kent Ridge Park using MRT, travel along the Circle Line to Pasir Panjang or Kent Ridge Station. The Circle Line is shown in orange colour on Singapore’s transportation map.
If you are travelling from downtown, you will first stop at Pasir Panjang (CC26), and then Kent Ridge (CC28). It is a bit more convenient to walk from Kent Ridge Station but it will also take you longer on the MRT to get there from downtown Singapore.
Step 5: Alight and exit either Kent Ridge or Pasir Panjang Station.
Upon arriving at Kent Ridge or Pasir Panjang Station, alight and bring all of your stuff with you.
Exiting Kent Ridge Station: When you are ready to exit Kent Ridge Station, proceed to Exit B, which will bring you out onto South Buono Vista Road.
Exiting Pasir Panjang Station: Pasir Panjang MRT station has just one exit leading to the ground level called Exit A.
Step 6: Walk or bus from Kent Ridge or Pasir Panjang Station to Kent Ride Park.
Once you are out of the station, it’s time for you to either walk or take a short bus ride to Kent Ridge Park!
Directions from Kent Ridge Station to Kent Ridge Park:
Walking: The walking distance from Kent Ridge Station to Kent Ridge Park is 750 metres, and this typically takes 8-10 minutes for most people. Once you exit the station, cross South Buona Vista Road to Science Park Drive.
Walk southeast along Science Park drive and follow the road until you reach an entrance to Kent Ridge Park. It should be on your right (east).
Taking the Bus: Buses running along Science Park Drive will be able to drop you off at Kent Ridge Park. Bus 92 is an example. The ride only takes about 5 minutes, and the distance is the same as walking. You can use your Tourist Pass or your stored-value card for both the MRT ride and bus ride.
Directions from Pasir Panjang Station to Kent Ridge Park:
Walking: There are a few different ways to walk to the park. First, walk north under the West Coast Highway and then turn right onto Yew Siang Road. Walk until you reach Pepys Road or Pasir Panjang Road. If you take Pepys Road north, you will snake around a few corners and eventually reach an entrance. Alternatively, head north along Pasir Panjang Road and turn west (left) to an entrance point to Kent Ridge Park. Expect the 1 km walk to take about 10-12 minutes.
Taking the bus: If you take the bus from Pasir Panjang Station to Kent Ridge Park, it will likely pass by Kent Ridge MRT station, so you might as well just exit the MRT there.
Should you stay at a hotel near Kent Ridge Park or stay elsewhere?
Based on our experience, the area around Kent Ridge Park is not very well known for hotels and hostels. It is a popular area for day trips, and this is especially true for families. Most tourists choose to book a room closer to the downtown area and then head west for some recreational activities in this area.
Although not close to Kent Ridge Park, here are a few places to stay a few minutes south:
Villa Samadhi Singapore (luxury rooms, in the northwestern corner of Labrador Park)
K2 Guesthouse (affordable rooms)
You might want to stay on Sentosa Island if you’re going to visit Kent Ridge Park and the other green lungs making up the southern ridges. It is loaded with big-time attractions and caters to the whole family.
Other tourists prefer staying in Marina Bay, Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam.
Conclusion – Getting to Kent Ridge Park by MRT.
We hope that this step-by-step guide on how to get to Kent Ridge Park by MRT has provided you with all the information you need. Ideally, if you follow these steps, you will get there fast and affordably. You might want to consider accessing Kent Ridge Park from one station and leaving from another station.
For example, you could take the Circle Line to Kent Ridge Park, walk through the park, and exit using Pasir Panjang Station.
Some of Singapore’s best parks and hiking trails are located close to Kent Ridge Park and the popular ‘Southern Ridges’. It’s really easy to create a family-friendly recreational itinerary of this area. Kent Ridge Park is only one of many places to visit.
Henderson Waves is one of the most popular points of interest across the Southern Ridges. Couples enjoy afternoon dates here, and everyone likes scenic views of the city and surrounding flora and fauna.
You should have no problem creating a 1-2 day itinerary of Kent Ridge Park and the following places of interest:
Haw Par Villa
Mount Faber Park
Also, strongly consider visiting Sentosa Island.
It is only a few stations east of Kent Ridge Park, and it has world-class attractions such as Universal Studios, Adventure Cove and iFLY Singapore.
You can easily spend 4-5 days on Sentosa Island. There are historical places such as Fort Siloso to check out and public beaches to enjoy (Palawan, Tanjong and Siloso).
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