Get to People’s Park Complex fast and affordably with these steps!
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to People’s Park Complex by MRT in Singapore.
By the end of this article, you will know exactly which MRT line(s) to take to reach the closest station to People’s Park Complex.
Fortunately, People’s Park Complex is very well serviced by Singapore’s extensive MRT network, so you won’t even have to step in a vehicle on the way there or on the way home!
Using the MRT to get around Singapore can be advantageous for several reasons. But one of the main benefits is bypassing all the money and headaches associated with parking downtown. The last thing you want to do is waste money parking and waste time finding a parking spot.
Secondly, taking the MRT to People’s Park Complex ensures that you will bypass taxi or ride-hailing fees. You will save money and also bypass any road traffic congestion by using the MRT network, which now services most areas of the city.
Visiting People’s Park Complex in Singapore
People’s Park Complex is located right in the heart of Chinatown in Singapore.
It’s a massive 31-storey development that first opened way back in 1973. When you visit People’s Park Complex, you will notice that it consists of both residential units and retail tenants. It is regarded as one of the first large mixed-use commercial developments in Singapore. You can head here to shop or eat, and the commercial component provides convenient access for residents.
People’s Park Complex is well-serviced by MRT, and it’s surrounded by Chinatown’s major cultural attractions and food centres.
Getting to the People’s Park Complex using MRT
Step 1: Plan your metro route to People’s Park Complex.
People’s Park Complex is within walking distance of several MRT stations in downtown Singapore, but the most convenient one is without question
Chinatown Station (DT19/NE4)
Chinatown Station (DT19/NE4) is an interchange station connecting the Downtown (Blue) and North East (Purple) Line.
Therefore, you can conveniently get there using either one of these lines.
Step 2: Walk to the nearest MRT station.
The closer you stay to an MRT station in Singapore, the better!
Getting to People’s Park Complex will be faster and cheaper if you are close to the metro.
We recommend staying 500 meters or less from a station to ensure you avoid all taxi fees, ride-hailing fees and parking charges. Fortunately, Singapore’s MRT system services most areas of the city, so you shouldn’t have to worry about accessing the downtown area.
Based on our experience staying all over the city, we recommend the two following properties based on their reviews and location (near a station):
Fairmont Singapore (8.9/10 Review Score) (Esplanade Station)
The Fullerton Hotel (9.0/10 Review Score) (Raffles Place Station)
The most popular areas of Singapore for hotels are Marina Bay, Chinatown, Sentosa, Little India, Geylang and Kampong Glam.
Step 3: Buy a transportation card to reach People’s Park Complex via MRT.
The two most popular cards for getting around Singapore (including People’s Park Complex) via MRT:
Stored Value Cards
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to People’s Park Complex by MRT. It worked well because you have a lot of flexibility using these cards. They are used on all forms of public transportation, such as MRT, LRT and buses.
If stored value cards are suited for long-term city residents, then Tourist Passes are designed for short-term guests from abroad.
If you’re developing a 1-3 day itinerary for Singapore, then consider buying a Tourist Pass. Getting to People’s Park Complex by MRT would be just one of several trips you could make with one.
Tourists Passes are usually valid for 1-3 days and offer cardholders unlimited public transportation rides throughout the same day.
Step 4: Ride Singapore’s MRT system to Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19).
Ride Singapore’s MRT to Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) when you’re ready to go to People’s Park Complex.
Chinatown Station is on the North-East and Downtown MRT Lines and serves as an interchange between them.
Step 5: Get off the train at Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19).
Upon arrival at Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19), get off the train with all your belongings.
Exit Chinatown Station as fast as possible en route to People’s Park Complex using the information below.
Exiting Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19)
Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) has several levels because it provides you with the opportunity to transfer between the North-East and Downtown Lines.
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 C.
Take Exit C at Chinatown Station to walk to People’s Park Complex.
Step 6: Walk from Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) to People’s Park Complex.
Exit C at Chinatown Station will bring you up an escalator that is directly adjacent to People’s Park Complex.
Immediately turn left once you reach the top of the escalator and walk southwest to the entrance and shops making up People’s Park Complex.
How long is the walk from Chinatown Station to People’s Park Complex?
The walk from Exit C at Chinatown Station to People’s Park Complex is fast and convenient.
Once you are at Exit C and reach the top of the escalator, the walk is only about 20 meters and far less than 1 minute.
Now, that’s convenient!
Alternative MRT Stations to reach People’s Park Complex
Although Chinatown Station is the most convenient one for accessing People’s Park Complex via MRT, you can get there from other stations in Singapore.
Be prepared to walk a bit because it’s actually right beside Chinatown Station.
The table below summarizes other stations and their walking distance/times to People’s Park Complex.
Walking Distance to
People’s Park Complex
Walking Time to
People’s Park Complex
|20 m||Less than 1 minute|
|Maxwell (TE18)||550 m||7 minutes|
|Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17)||550 m||7 minutes|
|Clarke Quay (NE5)||650 m||8 minutes|
|Telok Ayer (DT18)||800 m||10 minutes|
With the recent opening of the Thomson-East Coast Line, Maxwell Station becomes a good option for walking to People’s Park Complex.
In most cases, if you’re not on the North-East or Downtown Line, it might take you longer to transfer to them to reach Chinatown Station. In that case, walk from Maxwell, Outram Park or Clarke Quay Station.
Popular Points of Interest near People’s Park Complex
With People’s Park Complex being situated right in the heart of Chinatown, you will have lots of choices in terms of visiting restaurants, cultural attractions and shopping centers.
Some of the closest shopping malls near People’s Park Complex are literally less than 1 minute away.
The Majestic and People’s Park Centre are right in the same neighbourhood.
In terms of temples, we highly recommend visiting the following ones in Chinatown:
Sri Mariamman Temple (Directions)
Thian Hock Keng Temple (Directions)
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Directions)
There are tons of places to eat in Chinatown.
You can eat at roadside restaurants or head to large hawker centres.
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre is popular near People’s Park Complex.
Alternatively, you could walk south to 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
People’s Park Complex is very close to several well-priced hotels and hostels in Chinatown.
Actually, Chinatown is definitely one of the best places to stay in all of Singapore. Room rates here are much cheaper than in Marina Bay or on Sentosa Island, and the MRT well services the area.
Three of the closest properties to People’s Park Complex are:
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 review scores before confirming your accommodation.
Hopefully, this detailed guide on how to get to People’s Park Complex by MRT will help you get there fast and affordably.
With several MRT stations within walking distance of People’s Park Complex, you definitely have some choice getting there.
Chinatown Station (NE4/DT19) is without question the closest and most convenient stop near the Complex. If you take Exit C and ride the escalator up to street level, all you need to do is walk about 20 meters, and you will be at People’s Park Complex.
You won’t even need to worry about the heat or rain – it’s super close.
Maxwell (TE18), Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17), Clarke Quay (NE5), and Telok Ayer (DT18) are the next closest stations to People’s Park Complex. You can walk there in 10 minutes or less from any of these stations.