Get to NUS Baba House in Singapore super fast and easily using this comprehensive guide.
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to NUS Baba House by MRT in Singapore.
Regardless of where you are starting your trip in the city, we will share all the information you need to reach this historic home.
There are several benefits of using the MRT to get around Singapore, and getting to NUS Baba House is no exception.
First, most points of interest are within walking of a station. In terms of NUS Baba House, you can take the MRT there and avoid bus and taxi connections because the walk takes less time than waiting for a bus and is too short to warrant a taxi.
It’s also a cheap option to get around.
Singapore’s MRT is efficient and affordable, and you won’t have to worry about expensive parking fees in the city’s downtown core.
Aside from explaining how to walk from the nearest stations to NUS Baba House, we will also explain which lines and stations are the fastest.
Visiting NUS Baba House in Singapore
NUS Baba House is a beautiful 19th-century traditional Peranakan home in downtown Singapore. It consists of three storeys of provides an excellent historical overview of the Peranakan culture. Peranakan Chinese material culture and aesthetics within a domestic setting.
It was constructed around 1895 and acquired by the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006. Shortly after NUS acquired it, the museum was restored and named NUS Baba House in 2008.
Tours are a popular way to learn and appreciate the traditions on display at NUS Baba House. It’s possible to visit on a drop-in basis, but most visitors book in advance, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to enter without an advanced booking.
Aside from the traditional architecture on display, you will also get the opportunity to see well-preserved artifacts and furniture.
Getting to NUS Baba House using MRT
Step 1: Walk to the most convenient MRT station.
Getting around Singapore is much easier if you’re staying at a hotel, hostel or apartment within walking distance of an MRT station.
Fortunately, accommodation developers know that people love using the MRT, so you should have no problem finding a room in a convenient area close to a station.
Here are two of the most well-rated hotels. Both are only a few minutes from their neighbouring stations:
Fairmont Singapore (8.9/10 Review Score) (Esplanade Station)
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore (9.3/10 Review Score) (City Hall Station)
We have listed the MRT stations beside the hotel review scores (above) for your convenience.
Step 2: Map out your route to NUS Baba House.
When you’re heading to NUS Baba House via MRT, you have to decide which line(s) to use and which station you get off at.
The most convenient station to access NUS Baba House is
Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17)
According to its station code, Outram Park Station is an interchange station that connects three MRT Lines:
East-West (Green Line)
North-East (Purple Line)
Thomson East Coast (Brown) Line
You can refer to metro maps in MRT stations throughout the city. They are also on each train to check where you’re heading on your journey.
Step 3: Purchase an MRT card for your trip to NUS Baba House.
You can get to NUS Baba House using two main types of MRT cards:
Stored Value Cards
Get all the info: Buying MRT Tickets in Singapore
As their name suggests, Singapore Tourist Passes are designed for foreign tourists. They are commonly used by short-term visitors in the city for three days or less.
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to NUS Baba House by MRT. Similar to Tourist Passes, you can use these on buses and trains. Each time you finish a trip, your card balance will be deducted.
Step 4: Take the MRT to Outram Park Station (EW16/NE3/TE17).
Make any necessary line transfers to one of the following MRT Lines:
East-West (Green Line)
North-East (Purple Line)
Thomson East Coast (Brown) Line
You can pick the most convenient of these three lines to reach Outram Park Station (EW16/NE3/TE17).
Expect to hear verbal announcements on the trains and refer to network maps when needed.
Step 5: Alight Outram Park Station and access the best station exit.
Once you stop at Outram Park Station, alight and bring all your items.
Travelling from the train platform to the best exit is important.
We outline this information in the section below.
Exiting Outram Park Station
Outram Park Station (EW16/NE3/TE17) is located near the junction of New Bridge Road, Outram Road and Eu Tong Sen Street.
With trains from three different MRT lines arriving here, there are several levels at Outram Park Station to navigate.
You will arrive at a train platform located at levels B2, B3 or B4 of the Outram Park Station.
The station has stairs, escalators and elevators, and eight exits at street level.
Outram Park Station exits were renumbered from letters to numbers prior to the opening of the Thomson-East Coast Station component.
Take Exit 6 at Outram Park Station if you plan on getting to NUS Baba House.
Step 6: Walk from Outram Park Station to NUS Baba House.
Once you get out of Outram Park Station, you should have no problem getting to NUS Baba House.
Here are the walking directions.
Walking Directions from Outram Park Station to NUS Baba House
Exit 6 will bring you to Eu Tong Sen Street.
Continue walking south along Eu Tong Sen Street.
Eventually, you will reach a junction with Hospital Drive and Neil Road. At this point, Eu Tong Sen Street becomes Kampong Bahru Road.
Cross Kampong Bahru Road and walk briefly east along Neil Road until you reach NUS Baba House.
How long is the walk from Outram Park Station to NUS Baba House?
The walk from Outram Park Station to NUS Baba House should take you about 8-9 minutes. It is 700 meters south of the station and easy to find.
What else to visit near NUS Baba House?
NUS Baba House is located a few minutes southwest of Chinatown and west of Tanjong Pagar in central Singapore.
It isn’t directly beside major attractions, but it won’t take you much time to travel from it to other shopping centres, temples and family attractions via MRT.
Chinatown is one of the best areas to explore on the same day as NUS Baba House. Some of Singapore’s best temples are located here along with tons of cheap eateries.
Consider checking out these famous temples:
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Directions)
Thian Hock Keng Temple (Directions)
Sri Mariamman Temple (Directions)
Chinatown is also a great place to buy cheap souvenirs and to enjoy affordable hawkers.
There are also several shopping centres clustered together south of Tanjong Pagar Station.
100 AM (Directions)
Icon Village (Directions)
Tanjong Pagar Plaza (Directions)
You can easily walk between all of these in just a few minutes.
National Heart Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital are directly northwest of NUS Baba House.
Best Accommodation Options
NUS Baba House isn’t far from Chinatown and Marina Bay. If you stay around it, you can easily visit all the popular tourist spots by walking or taking buses/MRT services.
The closest hotels to NUS Baba House are located east of it in Tanjong Pagar.
Some of the most popular, well-rated properties include
Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Head further east to Marina Bay if you want to select from the world-class luxury hotels offering breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline.
We highly recommend Marina Bay if you have the budget and want a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Singapore.
Some of the best properties near Marina Bay include:
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, rated 9/10)
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore (5-star, rated 9.2/10)
Remember to always take your time before selecting a place to stay. Prioritize being close to an MRT station to save time and money getting around.
Learn More: Best Hotels in Singapore for Families
Hopefully, this step-by-step guide on how to get to NUS Baba House by MRT will make your trip easier and more efficient.
The closest and most convenient station for getting to NUS Baba House is Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17). You can expect the walk from the station to this historical Peranakan House to take about 9 minutes.
It’s also possible to walk from Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15) to NUS Baba House, but the walk is farther and will take you about 13 minutes (approximately 4-5 minutes more time).
NUS Baba House is directly south of Singapore General Hospital and a bit west of the major attractions in Marina Bay and Chinatown.
Most visitors recommend staying here for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Tours are available, but make sure that you book in advance because NUS Baba House is popular with both foreigners and locals. It’s free for Singaporeans, but foreigners must pay a small entrance fee.