Get to People’s Park Centre fast and affordably using Singapore’s extensive MRT network!
Welcome to this comprehensive guide on how to get to People’s Park Centre by MRT in Singapore.
Regardless of where you are starting your trip in the city, these step-by-step directions will get you to People’s Park Centre as fast and affordably as possible.
The MRT network conveniently services People’s Park Centre, so the main information you need to know about getting there is which station to get off at and which lines can get you there.
Using the MRT to get around Singapore will save you time and money.
Parking fees and taxi fees are immediately avoided, and you completely bypass any road traffic during peak times each day. With People’s Park Centre right in the downtown area, you will have lots to check out within walking distance of it.
Visiting People’s Park Centre in Singapore
People’s Park Centre is a mixed-use development located along Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street in Outram, Singapore, next to Chinatown MRT station. It was completed in 1973 and consists of convenience stores, retail shops, specialty shops and services, residential units and offices.
As one of Singapore’s oldest commercial complexes, People’s Park Centre is set to be redeveloped. Regardless of what the future holds, you will have no issue accessing some of Chinatown’s most famous sights and attractions from here.
Simply follow the directions below, and you will be right in the heart of Chinatown’s bustling atmosphere!
Getting to People’s Park Centre using MRT
Step 1: Map out your route – Best Lines and Stations.
The most convenient station for getting to People’s Park Centre is
Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19)
You can use two different MRT lines to access Chinatown Station in Singapore:
- North-East Line
- Downtown Line
The North East Line is shown in purple colour on the metro map, and the Downtown Line is shown in blue colour on the map.
Step 2: Purchase an MRT Card to Reach People’s Park Centre by MRT.
You can select from two main types of transportation cards to reach People’s Park Centre via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
Both the Tourist Pass and the Stored Value Card are solid options for travelling throughout Singapore on a budget.
Keep in mind that the Singapore Tourist Pass is ideal for short-term foreign visitors. Once purchased, you can get unlimited bus and train rides throughout the city. But it’s not designed for residents of Singapore.
On the other hand, the Stored Value Card is suitable for all commuters, foreigners and locals included.
The transportation fare is deducted from your balance every time you exit the public transport system. So, you will have to occasionally top up your card balance to ensure you have enough for your planned trips around the city.
We tried out the Stored Value Card while discovering how to get to People’s Park Centre by MRT, and it was super easy to get around.
Step 3: Find the closest MRT station to your starting point in the city.
Try to stay as close as possible to a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station while in Singapore. Not only will it make your MRT ride to People’s Park Centre faster, you will also avoid taxi fees getting to and from the station.
You also will be able to bypass heavy rain and severe afternoon heat by staying within 500 meters of the nearest station.
Fortunately, there are tons of convenient hotels and hostels to choose from.
We recommend these two properties based on their exceptional reviews and convenient location:
Marina Bay Sands Hotel (right beside Bayfront Station)
The Fullerton Hotel (right beside Raffles Place Station)
Marina Bay Sands is renowned throughout Asia for its amazing architectural design and breathtaking sky pool views.
The Fullerton Hotel is located on beautiful Boat Quay, which is just a few minutes walking distance from Marina Bay and Clarke Quay.
Learn More: Top Luxury Hotels Near Marina Bay in Singapore
Head to Chinatown, Little India or Bugis if you’re looking for more budget options such as boutique hotels and hostels.
Step 4: Ride the MRT to People’s Park Centre.
Walk to the closest MRT station and transfer to either the North East Line or the Downtown Line if necessary.
Then, ride the MRT all the way to Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19).
Expect to hear verbal announcements on the way and as you get closer to the station.
Step 5: Alight at Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19).
Get off the train at Chinatown Station.
Collect all your belongings before alighting.
Step 6: Find the best station exit from the MRT platforms.
In the section below, we will describe how to correctly exit Chinatown Station on your way to People’s Park Centre.
Exiting Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19)
Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) has several levels because its a transfer station for commuters on the North-East and Downtown Lines.
It consists of 4 main levels that you should be familiar with:
L2 – Bridge Access
L1 – Street Level
B1 – Downtown Line Concourse/North-East Line Concourse
B2 – Downtown Line Train Platform C and D/Transfer Linkway
B2 – North-East Line Train Platform A and B/Transfer Linkway
You can choose from 5 different street-level exits at Chinatown Station (A, C, D, E, and F).
Use the station elevator, escalator or stairs to Exit D.
Take Exit D at Chinatown Station to walk to People’s Park Centre.
Step 6: Walk directly from Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) to People’s Park Centre.
Exit D at Chinatown Station will bring you out onto Eu Tong Seng Street directly in front ot People’s Park Centre.
From there, simply walk a few seconds along the road and enter the nearest entrance.
How long is the walk from Chinatown Station to People’s Park Complex?
The walk from Exit D at Chinatown Station to People’s Park Centre is fast and super easy.
Once you are at Exit D, the walk is only about 20 meters and less than 1 minute.
Now, that’s convenient!
Popular Places to Visit Near People’s Park Centre
You have no shortage of attractions and shopping venues to explore near People’s Park Centre.
It’s located right in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, which is full of restaurants, cultural attractions and shopping centers.
Some of the closest shopping malls near People’s Park Centre are literally less than 1 minute away. Peoples Park Complex, for example, is only 1 minute down the street from it.
The Majestic is also in the same neighbourhood.
Some of Singapore’s best temples are in Chinatown.
You can walk from People’s Park Centre to any of these during the same day:
Sri Mariamman Temple (Directions)
Thian Hock Keng Temple (Directions)
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Directions)
One of the best places to eat hawker food near People’s Park Centre is Hong Lim Market & Food Centre.
Alternatively, you could check out Maxwell Food Centre or Lau Pa Sat (Directions).
These are two large food centres with tons of stalls serving Singapore’s famous Peranakan dishes.
Best Places to Stay – Recommendations
Chinatown provides an excellent selection of affordable boutique hotels and hostels. It’s without question one of the best places to stay in all of Singapore.
Room prices here are much cheaper than in Marina Bay or Sentosa Island, and the MRT well services the area.
Consider starting your search with these properties:
CUBE – Family Boutique Capsule Hotel
Chic Capsule Hotel
Rusack Inn @ Temple Street
Chinatown is known for capsule hostels which provide more privacy than a traditional hostel. Shop around for prices and always review recent reviews before booking.
Ideally, you now know how to get to People’s Park Centre by MRT in Singapore!
Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) is without question the closest and most convenient stop to access it. If you take Exit D, you will be at People’s Park Centre in no time.
To reach Chinatown Station, you can take either the North East Line or the Downtown Line. With two lines stopping there, it serves as an interchange station providing convenient access to all the attractions in Chinatown.