Get to Northshore Plaza I and II using this comprehensive article!
Welcome to the complete, step-by-step guide on how to get to Northshore Plaza in Singapore. In this article, we will explain all the specific steps so that you can get to this new and exciting shopping centre in Punggol fast and affordably.
Fortunately, Northshore Plaza is well serviced by Singapore’s excellent public transportation system. We will outline how to get there by using:
- MRT and LRT
- Public Bus
- Private vehicle/taxi
While you read this article, we will also share specific information about how to save money with an attraction pass and what other points of interest are worth checking out in Punggol, not far from Northshore Plaza.
Read the questions below to see what we will focus on in this article:
What kind of ticket should you buy to get there fast and affordably using MRT/LRT?
Which MRT or LRT line(s) should you use to reach Northshore Plaza?
What is the best station for accessing the mall and other points of interest in Punggol?
Are there other popular malls and points of interest near Northshore Plaza worth checking out?
Should you book a room near Northshore Plaza or elsewhere in Singapore?
Once you know how to reach Northshore Plaza, we will outline the best places to stay near it, to help you save time and money.
In the section below, we will first outline some important information about visiting Northshore Plaza before focusing on how to get there.
Shopping at Northshore Plaza in Singapore
Northshore Plaza is a shopping centre in the Northshore District in Punggol Eco-Town, Singapore. It consists of Plaza I and Plaza II.
It is considered the first seafront New Generation Neighbourhood Centre to be built in an HDB estate. With a prominent waterfront location, it is a scenic area to visit. Several recreational facilities and outdoor spaces around the mall make it ideal for people of all ages, including families with children.
Northshore Plaza is well serviced by Singapore’s LRT and buses.
Some of the stores and services that you will find within Northshore Plaza include:
- Grocery store (supermarket)
- Food court
- Branded stores
- Childcare centres
- Enrichment (learning) centres
- Playgrounds (including a zipline swing).
There are also numerous points of interest either within a short car ride or LRT ride of Northshore Plaza.
Some of the most popular shopping malls near it include:
Punggol Plaza (Directions via MRT)
The Straits of Johor and Coney Island are very close to Northshore Plaza, making for some time spent shopping and some time outdoors. Punggol Waterway Park is a popular recreational space close to Northshore Plaza. You can visit here if you enjoy bird watching, running, jogging and nature photography.
Splash @ Kidz Amaze is directly beside Punggol Waterway Park and a short ride from Northshore Plaza. It’s the perfect place for children to cope with Singapore’s heat in a fun environment!
Marina Country Club is another recreational facility here, and it is only a few minutes southwest of Northshore Plaza.
Getting to Northshore Plaza in Singapore using MRT and LRT
Step 1: Walk to the closest station from your house, condo or hotel in the city.
If you plan to use the MRT and LRT to reach Northshore Plaza in Singapore, you will need to access a station close to where you are staying. This can either be a straightforward process or a more complicated one depending on where you are staying in the city.
We highly recommend staying within 3 minutes walking distance (or less) of an MRT station in the city. Not only will this make getting around a lot more convenient, but you will also save valuable time and money. If you need to get a taxi every time you go somewhere in Singapore, it can add up fast!
Refer to the section below if you need to book a room in Singapore. We have carefully reviewed multiple accommodation websites and selected three positively reviewed properties. All of them are super close to the stations mentioned.
Fairmont Singapore (5-star, 8.7/10 review score, close to Esplanade Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Chic Capsule (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Always check multiple properties before finalizing a place to stay in Singapore. Guest reviews and proximity to MRT stations are two things that we recommend checking out.
Once your accommodation is taken care of, walk to the nearest station to begin your trip to Northshore Plaza.
Step 2: Identify the stations, lines and transfers needed to reach Northshore Plaza via MRT and LRT.
Most people travelling to Northshore Plaza will be doing so from different starting points. When you consider Singapore’s extensive MRT network, there are many different ways to get to the correct MRT line and correct terminal LRT station.
The section below will outline the lines, stations, and transfers you can use to get to Northshore Plaza.
Northshore Plaza – Station, Line and Transfer Information
Best Station for Walking Directly to Northshore Plaza
The best station for getting to Northshore Plaza is Samudera LRT Station (PW4).
MRT Line Information
Unless you live in Punggol, you will have to use Singapore’s MRT network and then the Punggol LRT to reach Northshore Plaza.
The MRT line is the North-East MRT Line, shown in purple colour on the metro map.
MRT Transfer Information to reach the North-East Line
You will travel by train along the North-East MRT Line to Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC). But, depending on where you are starting your trip, you may have to make one or more transfers to get to the North-East Line.
We have listed three transfer stations below that are popular with MRT commuters going to Punggol in Singapore:
Serangoon (transfers between the North-East and Circle Line)
Dhoby Ghaut (transfers between the North-South, North-East and Downtown Lines)
Little India (transfers between the North-East and Downtown Line)
LRT Transfer at Punggol Station to Pungggol West LRT Loop
Once you arrive at Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC), it’s possible to transfer to two different LRT loops to access other points of interest in Punggol:
Punggol East LRT Loop
Punggol West LRT Loop
In this case, you will take the West LRT Loop from Punggol Station to reach Samudera LRT Station (PW4) and Northshore Plaza.
Step 3: Purchase either a card or a ticket for your trip.
You can choose from two main tickets/cards while travelling on the MRT and LRT in Singapore, and getting to Northshore Plaza is no exception.
Your answers to these two questions can help guide you to the appropriate ticket for your time in Singapore:
How many days are you spending in Singapore (1-3 days, or more)?
How frequently do you plan on using public transport (MRT, LRT and Bus Services) while you’re in the city?
The types of tickets can be summarized according to two main categories:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Northshore Plaza in Singapore.
You can use these on buses and trains throughout the city, which helps to avoid station queues. Consequently, these cards are popular with Singaporeans and long-term guests. After you buy one, top it up with cash and seamlessly ‘tap and go’ throughout the city.
Are you visiting Singapore from abroad?
Tourist Passes are with foreign guests who plan on having a busy itinerary. The benefit of a tourist pass is that you can use one for unlimited bus and train rides. But, there is a catch. If you don’t use it a lot, it won’t be a “cost-saving” purchase for you.
We highly recommend buying a multi-attraction pass along with your Tourist Pass. When you buy more than one entrance ticket at the same time, you can save up to 52% in discounts. Currently, more than 200,000 of these passes have been purchased online.
The combination of these two passes is a wise way to save money on transport and entrance fees.
Step 4: Complete any necessary MRT transfers to the North-East Line.
You may have to transfer to the North-East Line if your place isn’t close to a station along this line.
Complete the necessary transfers using the information in step #2 and maps in stations along the way.
Step 5: Ride the MRT along the North-East Line to Punggol Station (NE-17).
Ride the MRT along the North-East Line all the way to Punggol Station (NE-17). Expect to stop at Buangkok MRT Station directly before Punggol Station.
It is the preceding station along the line. Get off the train at Punggol MRT Station.
Check for your belongings before getting off the train.
Step 6: Transfer from the MRT to the LRT at Punggol Station.
Punggol Station services both Singapore’s MRT and LRT networks, with the LRT platforms being located above the MRT platforms.
Once you get off the MRT, follow the station signs to Punggol LRT Station.
You should see two platforms that service the East and West Loops of the Punggol LRT Line.
Step 7: Travel along the Punggol LRT West Loop to Samudera Station (PW4).
Take the Punggol LRT West Loop to Samudera Station (PW4) to access Northshore Plaza.
Step 8: Alight at Samudera Station and walk directly to Northshore Plaza.
Samudera LRT Station (PW4) is an overground station built along Punggol Way, near the junction with Northshore Walk. It has an exit on each side of the road.
Take Exit A at Samudera Station to walk directly to Northshore Plaza I. Exit A is directly connected to Northshore Plaza I by a covered linkway on the second floor.
Once you are in Northshore Plaza I, you can walk to Northshore Plaza II if you want to explore the shops and dining options in that section of the mall.
How long does it take to walk from Samudera Station to Northshore Plaza?
You can expect the walk from Samudera Station to Northshore Plaza to take 2 minutes or less. The linkway makes for a stress-free transition to the shopping centre.
Getting to Northshore Plaza in Singapore by Public Bus
There are currently a few bus services to Northshore Plaza in Singapore. In the section below, we will describe the closest bus stops in relation to the mall, and which bus services each one.
From these bus stops, you should have a very short walk to Northshore Plaza.
Bus Station 1 – Samudera Stn Exit A
Stop ID: 65629
Bus Service – #84
The expected walking time to Northshore Plaza – less than 1 minute.
Bus Station 2 – Blk 413
Stop ID: 65651
Bus Service – #384
The expected walking time to Northshore Plaza – less than 2 minutes.
Bus Station 3 – Marina Country Club
Stop ID: 65641
Bus Service – #384
The expected walking time to Northshore Plaza – about 5 minutes.
As you can see, according to the information above, there are three stations and two bus services to Northshore Plaza at the moment. You can easily walk from any of these to the mall in 5 minutes or much less time.
Driving/Taking a Taxi to Northshore Plaza
Like most places throughout Singapore, it’s easy getting to Northshore Plaza by car or taxi.
But, remember always to make sure that you check traffic in advance using the map app on your phone.
Avoiding traffic is the key to getting here fast and affordably!
The official address for Northshore Plaza is:
407 Northshore Dr, Singapore 820407
You can access the mall from either Punggol Way or Northshore Drive.
There are several roads that people commonly use to reach Punggol and places such as Northshore Plaza. But the largest one is The Tampines Expressway, also known as TPE.
TPE is a highway in the north-eastern fringe of Singapore. It is commonly used by people travelling from the eastern and southern regions of Singapore. It connects with the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE). People in areas south of Northshore Plaza can use the KPE to get on the TPE.
From the Tampines Expressway (TPE), take the Punggol Way Exit and drive north to Northshore Drive.
Should you stay at a hotel near Northshore Plaza in Punggol, Singapore?
According to our online research, it is challenging to find rooms in hotels or hostels near Northshore Plaza and the rest of the Punggol area.
Instead, according to the websites we referred to, areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Orchard tend to be much more popular with visitors.
You can expect to find world-class many high-quality hotels with excellent service standards and amenities in these areas.
Staying in Little India is a practical place to stay if you want to access both Punggol and the downtown sightseeing district.
Little India Station is on the North-East Line, making it easy for you to ride the MRT north to Punggol Station and, eventually, Northshore Plaza via LRT.
Once you’re at Punggol Station, you can decide to either walk or take the LRT to other points of interest in the area.
A few of the most popular hotels near Little India Station include:
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)
You can learn more about places to stay in Singapore by reading our comprehensive accommodation guide. We share information about the top-reviewed properties and the best areas in Singapore to stay.
Conclusion and Itinerary Ideas
We genuinely hope that this guide on how to get to Northshore Plaza in Singapore will make your trip cost-effective, efficient and stress-free.
With Punggol being serviced by both an East and West LRT Loop, it’s easy to get around once you arrive at Punggol Station. Simply transfer to the LRT, and you can get to pretty much any point of interest in the area.
After visiting Northshore Plaza, make sure that you check out the other interesting points of interest nearby.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then you visit Punggol Waterway Park.
It is a popular recreational space north of Punggol Station (just walk there without further transportation). Bird watching, running, jogging and nature photography are popular activities here.
Your children will surely enjoy a visit to Splash @ Kidz Amaze.
It is directly beside Punggol Waterway Park and within walking distance of Punggol Station. Refresh yourself, and enjoy the fun activities.
Other popular shopping centres in Punggol aside from Northshore Plaza include:
Waterway Point (Directions)
You can walk directly from Punggol MRT Station to Waterway Point, whereas Oasis Terraces and Plaza Punggol are located along the Punggol East LRT Loop.
Compass One Mall is 1 minute away from Sengkang MRT Station if you take the MRT south from Punggol Station.
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