Get to Punggol Plaza fast and affordably using this comprehensive article.
Welcome to the complete guide on how to get to Punggol Plaza in Singapore. We have written this detailed article to provide you with all the specific information you need to reach Punggol Plaza quickly and effectively. In other words, we hope this information will help save you time and money!
We will summarize how to get to Punggol Plaza using the following forms of public transportation:
Once you are informed, you can select the best mode of transportation for your itinerary in Singapore and the Punggol area.
We will also focus on the list of questions below to make sure we give you all the options available for your trip:
Which MRT or LRT line(s) should you use to get there?
What is the best LRT station for walking directly to Punggol Plaza?
What kind of MRT ticket should you buy to get there fast and affordably?
Are there other places to visit around Punggol Plaza you should visit?
Should you book a room near Punggol Plaza – or elsewhere in Singapore?
In the section below, we will first outline some important information about visiting Punggol Plaza, focusing on how to get there.
Shopping at Punggol Plaza in Singapore
Punggol Plaza is a 6-storey shopping centre that consists of about 50 retail outlets, educational centres, a wet market, and a supermarket. It is a popular mall for local residents of Punggol who are interested in eating out and buying affordable fashion wear and electronics.
Punggol Plaza located at 168, Punggol Field, Singapore in District 19. It is considered to be the oldest mall in Punggol. It opened way back in September of 2004.
When you visit Punggol Plaza, you will have the choice of shopping on four different mall floors, which occupy 370,824 square feet (or 34,450.7 m2) of retail area.
Some of the stores and services that you will find at Punggol Plaza include:
- Clothing stores
- Tuition Centres
- Hair salons
The 2-storey basement at Punggol Plaza mainly consists of parking spaces that can be assessed using either escalators or elevators.
As you will learn, Punggol Plaza is well serviced by both LRT and bus services, making it a convenient and affordable shopping centre in the city.
Getting to Punggol Plaza by MRT and LRT
Step 1: Walk to the nearest station.
The first step in getting to Punggol Plaza via MRT and LRT is accessing the closest station. This will mean walking to your ‘go to’ station in the city for many of you. You can skip down to step #2 if you already have a place to stay in Singapore within walking distance of a station.
If you are visiting Singapore from abroad, make it a priority to book a room close to an MRT station. You will save time, money and headaches by being able to walk directly to a station. Getting to Punggol Plaza will be fast, but you will also get efficiently everywhere you are going.
To help get you started, we have located three ‘positively reviewed’ properties within walking distance of convenient stations. They are organized according to the price level (luxury, mid-range, and budget).
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, close to Bayfront Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
Chic Capsule Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Always make sure that you shop around and check reviews before booking a room in Singapore. Ten minutes of searching online may save you hundreds of dollars in savings.
Now with everything sorted, it’s time to go to Punggol Plaza!
Step 2: Map out the lines, stations and transfers needed to reach Punggol Plaza.
Getting to Punggol Plaza will require most commuters to use both MRT and LRT networks within the city, and on some occasions, multiple transfers along the way.
In the section below, we will outline which stations you should use and where you might need to transfer lines to reach Punggol Plaza.
Punggol Plaza – Station, Line and Transfer Information
Closest Station to Punggol Plaza
The most practical station for walking directly to Punggol Plaza is Coral Edge LRT Station (PE-3).
MRT and LRT Line Information to Punggol Plaza
Most commuters heading to Punggol Plaza will first travel to Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC), located on the North-East MRT Line, shown in purple on Singapore’s metro map.
Punggol Station is where you will likely transfer between the MRT and LRT.
Since Punggol Station consists of both an MRT segment and an LRT segment, you should be familiar with both lines here. The Punggol LRT Line is shown in grey on the metro map and services Punggol Plaza.
Punggol LRT has both a west and east loop, with Punggol Plaza being located along the eastern loop.
Transfer Information to Plaza Punggol (Between MRT Lines)
You will travel by train along the North-East MRT Line if you want to reach Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC) using MRT.
For many commuters staying south of Punggol, this means you may have to complete a transfer or two to get onto the North-East Line.
We have listed three transfer stations below that are popular with MRT commuters going to Punggol Station and Punggol Plaza.
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)
MRT-LRT Transfer at Punggol Station
Once you arrive at Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC), you should transfer to the LRT.
Punggol Station is a multi-level building with an elevated LRT station built on the underground MRT station. Both stations share common concourses at the Ground Level.
When you arrive at the MRT station, look for signs directing you up to the LRT platforms.
Read over all the information above and refer to station maps before starting your trip to Punggol Plaza.
Step 3: Buy a ticket or card for your trip.
You can choose from several tickets/cards to get to Punggol Plaza in Singapore.
But what it comes down to is how frequently you plan on getting around and how long you are staying in the city?
The types of tickets can be summarized according to three main categories:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We used a stored value card while figuring out how to get to Punggol Plaza in Singapore.
But read more below to learn about each option and why they might or might not work for your circumstances.
We like using stored value cards because you can buy one and top it up. Then you can use them on buses and trains throughout the city without spending time in ticketing queues. Consequently, they are popular with Singaporeans, permanent residents, and long-term visitors in the city.
Always double-check that you have a balance on your card before going somewhere in the city to avoid unnecessary delays along the way!
Are you visiting from abroad?
Tourist Passes are more popular with foreign tourists spending a few days in the city because they enable unlimited bus and train trips for a set number of days.
If you have an action-packed itinerary these are particularly convenient and cost-saving.
You could use the Tourist Pass to reach Punggol Plaza and then use the card to go to other places during the same day. But, as a rule of thumb, you need to travel around the city a lot to make the savings worthwhile.
Also, consider getting to Punggol Terraces using traditional tickets from ticketing machines in each station. Single journey or multi-trip tickets are available. Try to avoid rush hour to make your trip faster without lengthy delays.
Step 4: Ride the MRT north to Punggol Station (NE-17).
Depending on your starting station, take the North-East Line to access Punggol Station (NE-17/PTC). You may have to complete a transfer or two along the way (refer back to step 2 for that information).
Take note that Buangkok Station is directly south of Punggol Station. Therefore, you will stop here on your way to Punggol Plaza. Your next stop after Buangkok will be Punggol.
Step 5: Get off the train at Punggol Station (NE-17).
Alight at Punggol MRT Station. Check the train to see if you left anything before getting off.
Step 6: Transfer from the MRT to LRT at Punggol Station (PTC).
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 train, 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: Take the Punggol LRT East Loop to Coral Edge Station (PE-3).
Refer to the platform information in Punggol Station and get on the eastbound Punggol LRT Loop. Coral Edge Station (PE-3) is the third station on the East Loop.
Step 8: Get off at Coral Edge Station (PE-3).
Alight at Coral Edge Station (PE-3).
Step 9: Exit Coral Edge Station and walk directly to Punggol Plaza.
Coral Edge LRT Station (PE-3) is a light rail station along the Punggol LRT East Loop. It is an above-ground station along Punggol Field Road. It is directly southeast of Punggol Plaza, making for an easy walk once you get off the train.
There are two exits at Coral Edge LRT Station: Exit A and Exit B. Each exit goes to one side of Punggol Field Road.
Take Exit B at Coral Edge Station to walk to Punggol Plaza.
You can take the stairs or elevator down to ground level. Turn left (north) and walk along the short covered walkway to the entrance of Punggol Plaza.
How long does it take to walk from Coral Edge Station to Punggol Plaza?
The walk from Coral Edge Station to Punggol Plaza should take you less than 1 minute. The station is less than 100 metres from the shopping centre mall. No need to worry about a long walk here, fortunately!
Getting to Punggol Plaza by Bus
You can get to Punggol Plaza via LRT or bus. Numerous buses service the mall.
Some of the most popular public bus services for getting to Punggol Plaza include:
The closest bus stop to Punggol Plaza is without question:
Coral Edge Stn Exit A – Stop ID: 65179
The most popular bus services to this stop are:
This bus stop is located west of Coral Edge LRT Station along Punggol Field Road.
You can walk from this bus stop to the entrance of Punggol Plaza in 3 minutes or less.
Driving or taking a Taxi to Punggol Plaza
Driving a car or taxi to Punggol Plaza can be a practical method if traffic is light. Parking is available in the basement of the mall for shoppers.
The official street address for Punggol Plaza is:
168 Punggol Field, Singapore 820168
Several roads provide access to the neighbourhood around Punggol Plaza, with the largest one being The Tampines Expressway (TPE).
TPE is a highway in the north-eastern fringe of Singapore. It is one of the most commonly used roads for getting to the Punggol area of Singapore because it connects with the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).
People staying in areas south of Punggol Plaza can take the KPE to the TPE and then use one of the expressway exits to access Punggol.
Alternatively, you could take the KPE to Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1.
Remember to check road traffic before heading to Punggol Plaza via car or taxi.
Should you stay at a hotel near Punggol Plaza in Singapore?
Surprisingly, according to our online research, there are very few, if any, hotels in the direct vicinity of Punggol Plaza. Consequently, most people tend to stay farther south, closer to the popular sightseeing areas such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Orchard.
Another practical area to stay with convenient access to Punggol and Plaza Punggol is Little India.
Little India Station is on the North-East Line. Therefore, you can easily travel north via MRT to Punggol Station. Then, follow the directions outlined above to connect with the LRT to access points of interest in Punggol.
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)
Check out our comprehensive accommodation guide to find other accommodation options at all prices ranges.
Conclusion and Itinerary Ideas
Ideally, this step-by-step guide on how to get to Punggol Plaza in Singapore has been useful. Our main goals while writing this guide were to save you time, money and unnecessary headaches.
Most people not staying in Punggol will take the MRT from southern areas of Singapore to Punggol Station. Then an easy transfer to the Punggol East LRT Loop will bring you right to the entrance of Punggol Plaza.
With two basement parking levels available, driving a car to Punggol Plaza with two basement parking levels is also very straightforward.
Consider checking out other points of interest in the area after stopping at Punggol Plaza.
If you enjoy outdoor spaces, then check out Punggol Waterway Park. It is a popular recreational space north of Punggol Station. Bird watching, running, jogging and nature photography are popular activities here.
You can walk directly to it from the MRT station.
Directly beside Punggol Waterway Park is Splash @ Kidz Amaze. It’s the perfect place for your children to cope with Singapore’s heat!
Oasis Terraces and Waterway Point are other shopping malls in the area.
If you head south along the North-East Line, you can visit Compass One Mall. It is 1 minute away from Sengkang MRT Station.
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