The complete guide on getting to Kitchener Complex in Singapore via MRT.
Here is the complete guide on how to get to Kitchener Complex by MRT in Singapore.
If you’re looking to visit Kitchener Complex in Singapore, we will summarize all the steps to get there, including which lines to take, which station to get off of and how to walk from the station all the way to the shopping centre.
Using the MRT to get around Singapore is wise for several reasons.
Getting to places such as Kitchener Complex is fast and cost-effective. You will completely avoid the headaches associated with parking and save money along the way!
Shopping at Kitchener Complex in Singapore
Kitchener Complex is a mixed-use commercial building.
It consists of two blocks with a bridge connecting them and is within direct walking distance of the MRT. Some visitors call it a ‘neighbourhood mall’ catering to the daily essentials of the residents in the area. It has several food outlets on the first floor and most retail shops on the 2nd level.
Aside from having a convenient grocery store, if you visit Kitchener Complex, you should be able to find shops and services such as
Collectables and antiques
Crafts and original paintings
Traditional Chinese medicines
Massage and beauty treatments
There are also other shopping malls within a few minutes of Kitchener Complex if there is a specific shop or service you are looking for.
Getting to Kitchener Complex via MRT
Step 1: Plan your route – the best station and line for getting there.
The closest and most convenient station for getting to Kitchener Complex using MRT is
Lavender MRT Station (EW11)
Lavender Station (EW11) is on the East-West Line, which is shown in green colour on Singapore’s metro map.
Step 2: Walk to the closest MRT station.
Getting to Kitchener Complex via MRT will be faster and cheaper if you stay close to a convenient station in the city.
Lavender Station is on the East-West Line, but it’s not essential to stay near this particular line.
Singapore has an extensive MRT network with tons of interchange stations.
Consequently, it’s easy getting from one line to another.
Booking a room near a station will help you to avoid
- Parking fees
- Road traffic
- Vehicle emissions
Not only can parking expenses add up, but looking for a parking spot can take up a lot of your time.
Based on our experience, we recommend either one of these hotels be within a few minutes of convenient MRT stations.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
Learn More: Singapore Accommodation Guide – Where to stay?
Location and prices are the two main variables to consider in Singapore when looking for a place to stay.
Budget-friendly areas in the city include Chinatown, Little India, Katong, Bugis, and Geylang. Book a room in Marina Bay or Boat Quay if you want amazing skyline views.
Boutique hotels and hostels are the cheapest places to stay in Singapore. We suggest finding a cheap place with many reviews and a score above 8.5/10 on leading websites.
Step 3: Purchase a metro card to get to Kitchener Complex.
You can choose from two main types of transportation cards to reach Kitchener Complex by MRT
Stored Value Cards
Stored Value Cards and Tourist Passes can be used on buses and trains, but they are designed for different commuters.
As the name suggests, Tourist Passes are designed for visitors from abroad. They have a defined number of days of validity. You can get unlimited train and bus rides once purchased and activated.
You can save time and money using one if you plan a busy itinerary in Singapore with many MRT trips in the works.
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Kitchener Complex by MRT.
Stored Value Cards differ from Tourist Passes because they are organized on a per-trip basis. Both locals and foreigners can buy one. The balance on your card will be adjusted when you exit the MRT or a bus within the system.
Tourist Passes are restricted to 3 days or less, whereas stored value cards are valid for longer stays.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Lavender MRT Station (EW11).
When ready, ride the MRT to Lavender Station (EW11) to access Kitchener Complex.
Lavender is on the East-West Line. Therefore, transfer along the way if you’re staying at a station on another line.
You will hear verbal announcements on the train as you approach Lavender.
Step 5: Get off the train at Lavender MRT Station (EW11).
Alight when you arrive at the Lavender Station platforms.
Double-check the train before getting off to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything.
Step 6: Travel from the Lavender Train Platforms to the best exit.
The faster you can access the best exit at Lavender Station, the faster you can walk to Kitchener Complex.
The section below summarizes all the steps required to exit Lavender Station.
Exiting Lavender Station
Lavender MRT Station (EW11) is built underground in the Lavender planning subzone underneath Kallang Road, near the intersection between Lavender Street and Crawford Street.
It has three main levels:
L1 – Street Level
B1 – Ticketing Concourse
B2 – East West Line Train Platforms
You will arrive at the Level B2 Train Platforms regardless of which direction you are coming from.
From there, travel up to L1 – Street Level using the elevator, stairs or escalator.
Lavender MRT Station has two exits leading to either side of Kallang Road.
Take Exit B at Lavender Station to walk to Kitchener Complex.
Step 7: Walk from Lavender Station (EW11) directly to Kitchener Complex.
Once you exit Lavender station, you can expect a short and straightforward walk to Kitchener Complex.
Here are the steps below.
Walking Directions – Lavender to Kitchener Complex
Exit B at Lavender Station will bring you out beside the eastern running lanes on Kallang Road.
Walk briefly northeast on Kallang Road toward Horne Road.
Turn left onto Horne Road.
Walk north along Horne Road.
Cross Jellicoe Road, and you will see Kitchener Complex on your left.
Enter Kitchener Complex using the southeastern entrance across from V Hotel Lavender.
How long does it take to walk from Lavender Station to Kitchener Complex?
The 130 m walk from Lavender Station to Kitchener Complex should take you about 2-3 minutes at most.
Once you are out of the station, it’s super easy to walk to, and you shouldn’t have any issues along the way.
Other MRT Stations to Consider
There is no denying the fact that Lavender is the best station for accessing Kitchener Complex by MRT. But, depending on your starting station in Singapore, you might find yourself travelling on another MRT line downtown, and transferring lines might not make sense.
Refer to the table below for all stations getting to Kitchener Complex via MRT. They are organized from the closest to the farthest from the station.
Walking Distance to
Walking Time to
|130 m||2-3 minutes|
|Bendemeer (DT23)||700 m||9 minutes|
|Jalan Besar (DT22)||1.1 km||13 minutes|
|Kallang (EW10)||1.1 km||14 minutes|
As you can see, the four closest stations to Kitchener Complex range from a 2-minute walk up to 14 minutes. You could also consider getting a bus connection from Jalan Besar or Kallang Station if you don’t want to walk one kilometre to get to it.
What else to visit during the same day?
Kitchener Complex may not be right in the heart of Singapore’s main business district or Marina Bay, but there are some shopping centres and points of interest not far away that you can explore during the same day.
One of the most convenient shopping centres to check out is Aperia Mall (Directions).
You only need to walk a few minutes east along Penhas Road to access it.
Another mall not too far from Kitchener Complex is Kallang Wave Mall (Directions).
It’s southeast of Kitchener Complex and located within Singapore Sports Hub (Directions).
A short bus or taxi ride southeast will take you to Kampong Glam, along with its impressive cultural sights and delicious restaurants.
Consider visiting the following spots:
Sultan Mosque (Directions)
Haji Lane (Directions)
Arab Street (Directions)
The Malay Heritage Centre (Directions) is also located in Kampong Glam.
Head to the area around Sultan Mosque for excellent restaurants and a unique Middle Eastern vibe right in Singapore.
Where to stay near Kitchener Complex?
Kitchener Complex is surrounded by a healthy selection of budget-friendly properties to choose from. Expect to find mainly 2, 3, and 4-star properties.
Since this isn’t the most popular tourist area in Singapore, you can find good details on hotels and hostels.
Most of the properties are only a few minutes’ walking distance northeast of Kitchener Complex.
The closest hotel to Kitchener Complex is V Hotel Lavender.
It’s a four-star hotel, and it is directly south of Kitchener Complex at the corner of Jellicoe Road and Horne Road.
Other accommodation options not too far away include
Ibis Budget Singapore Imperial
Fragrance Hotel Lavender
Beverly Hotel Elements
You can easily walk south from these properties to Lavender Station in well under 5 minutes, making it a convenient area for accessing the MRT network.
Ideally, this guide has fully explained how to get to Kitchener Complex by MRT in Singapore.
The East-West Line and Lavender Station (EW11) are the two most important things to remember when making your way to Kitchener Complex.
Lavender Station is by far the most convenient one for walking directly to the mall.
From there, expect it to take you less than 3 minutes to Kitchener Complex. The walk is only approximately 120 meters, door to door.
There are also other stations that you can head to instead, such as Bendemeer (DT23), Jalan Besar (DT22), or Kallang (EW10). They range from 9 to 13 minutes of walking distance, so you can also consider taking a taxi from them.
Several hotels are scattered to the northeast of Kitchener Complex, and they are within 5 minutes or less of walking distance from Lavender Station. Expect to find reasonably priced accommodation in this area of Singapore.