Get to Sengkang General Hospital fast and worry-free with this detailed article.
Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to get to Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore.
Our main goals while writing this article are to make sure that you can get to the hospital safely, affordably and efficiently. In other words, we want to summarize all the potential transportation options available to you so that you can save time and money.
Fortunately, you have many transportation options available to get to Sengkang General. It is serviced by Singapore’s extensive public transport system.
We will outline how to get there using the following forms of transportation:
- Public Bus
- Private vehicle/taxi
It’s also important that you know which points of interest are close to Sengkang General Hospital. Therefore, we will answer all of the questions below so that you can develop a cost-effective itinerary for your own circumstances.
What kind of ticket should you buy to get to Sengkang General Hospital fast and affordably using the MRT?
Which MRT line(s) should you use to reach the hospital?
Can you get there by LRT?
What is the best station for walking directly to the Sengkang General?
Are there other popular malls and points of interest near the hospital that you can visit?
Should you book a room near the hospital or elsewhere in Singapore?
We will first outline some important information about visiting Sengkang General Hospital and then focus on how to get there.
Sengkang General Hospital – Important Visitor Information
Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) is a well-respected, comprehensive medical centre in North-Eastern Singapore. It is an acute care hospital under SingHealth, and it first opened on August 18th, 2018.
Currently, it has 1000 patient beds and serves the populations residing in northeast Singapore such as:
There is a wide range of clinics and medical services available at Sengkang General Hospital. The clinics are located from Level 2 to Level 8 throughout the hospital.
We have summarized the clinics at Sengkang General Hospital at the time of writing in the section below for your convenience. Additional information about the medical services and their respective locations is available on the official Sengkang General Hospital Website:
Medical Services at Sengkang General Hospital and Respective Locations
Dental Clinic/Infectious Diseases/Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine/Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy
Hand Surgery/Orthopaedic Surgery and Diagnostics
Rehabilitation Medicine/Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Cardiology/Cardiac Diagnostics/Anticoagulation Management/Pulmonary Diagnostics
Lung & Respiratory Medicine/Obstetrics & Gynecology/Pediatrics/Podiatry
General/Vascular Surgery/Vascular Diagnostics/Thoracic Surgery
Hematology/Oncology/Internal Medicine/Rheumatology/Neurodiagnostics/Breast Centre/Neuroscience/Mind & Body Integration/Skin and Plastic Surgery
Gastrointestinal Diagnostics/Colorectal Surgery/Gastreoenterology & Hepatology
GeneralHepatobiliary Surgery/Upper GI Surgery/Sleep Medicine/Sleep Diagnostics
Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)/Audiology/Physiotherapy/Speech Therapy/Head & Neck Surgery
Urology/Renal Medicine/Psychology/Dietetics General/Bariatric Surgery/Psychology/ Diabetes & Endocrinology/Geriatric Medicine
SNEC Eye Clinic @ SKH/Pain Management, Acupuncture and Treatment Unit (PATU)
Due to its central location in Sengkang, it’s easy to access Sengkang General Hospital via multiple forms of transportation, including MRT and bus services.
We now outline how to get there below!
Getting to Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore by MRT.
Step 1: Access the most convenient MRT Station.
It’s really easy to get to Sengkang General Hospital via MRT, but the process is much faster and more convenient if you are close to a station!
Cutting down on the amount of time needed to get to and from stations in Singapore, immediately will help you save time and money. You will avoid taxi fees, time spent in traffic and headaches associated with parking in the city.
If you still need to find a room in Singapore, then try to stay within close walking distance of a station.
Here are a few examples below that are super convenient (3 minutes or less from their neighbouring station):
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 Otel (2-star, 8.5/10 review score, very close to Chinatown Station)
Keep in mind that these are just three examples to get you started. Always consider your itinerary, and which area of Singapore you want to consider home base.
Once your accommodation is sorted, jump down to step #2 on how to get to Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore.
Step 2: Identify the stations, lines and transfers needed to reach Sengkang General Hospital via MRT.
Getting to Sengkang General Hospital using the MRT is straightforward. But, do keep in mind that you might be starting at a different station from other commuters. Consequently, you may have to make different transfers along the way to get to the hospital.
In the section below, we outline which stations, lines and transfers you may need to reach Sengkang General Hospital.
Sengkang General Hospital – Station, Line and Transfer Information
Best Station for Walking Directly to Sengkang General Hospital
The best MRT station for getting to Sengkang General Hospital is Sengkang Station (NE-16) .
MRT Line Information
Unless you live right in Sengkang, you will likely be using the North-East MRT Line to reach Sengkang Station.
The North-East MRT Line, shown in purple on the metro map. It connects commuters from HarbourFront in the South to Punggol to the north.
MRT Transfer Information to reach the North-East Line
You may have to make one or more transfers to get to the North-East Line in order to access Sengkang Station along the North-East Line.
We have listed three transfer stations below that are popular with MRT commuters going to Sengkang Station for your convenience below:
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)
Always refer to the metro map and plan your transfers before you begin your MRT trip to Sengkang General Hospital.
Step 3: Purchase either a card or ticket for your trip to Sengkang General Hospital.
You can select from several tickets/cards while travelling on the MRT.
Selecting the right kind of card or ticket depends on several factors, but the main ones tend to be:
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?
There are three main types of tickets to choose from:
1) Stored Value Cards
2) Singapore Tourist Passes
3) Single/Multi-Trip Tickets
We prefer using a stored-value card, and this is what we used while figuring out how to get to Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore.
After you buy one, top it up with cash and seamlessly ‘tap and go’ throughout the city. Conveniently, stored value cards can be used on both buses and trains.
Are you a foreign visitor in Singapore?
In order to save money with a Tourist Pass, you have to travel a lot on buses and/or trains in a short time period (otherwise they won’t be worth the upfront expense).
You can also get to Sengkang General Hospital using traditional tickets.
These can be purchased from ticketing machines in each station.
Single journey or multi-trip tickets are available, but common sense must prevail. Don’t buy these during peak commuter times such as rush hour.
Step 4: Travel on the MRT, and if required, transfer to the North-East Line.
Begin your trip to Sengkang General Hospital.
You can expect the trip to be super easy if you are starting at a station along the North-East Line.
If not, make any transfers to get on this line!
Step 5: Ride the MRT along the North-East Line to Sengkang Station (NE-16).
Travel along the North-East Line all the way to Sengkang Station (NE-16).
Sengkang Station has two neighbouring stations:
Buangkok Station (directly south)
Punggol Station (directly north)
Move closer to the exit on the train when you stop at either one of these stations. But, for most commuters coming from downtown Singapore, you will stop at Buangkok before Sengkang.
Step 6: Alight at Sengkang Station (NE-16).
Alight at Sengkang Station and immediately begin looking for exit information once you are off the train.
Step 7: Exit Sengkang Station (NE-16).
Sengkang MRT/LRT Station (NE16/STC) is an underground station and an interchange station with Sengkang LRT (SKLRT).
You will have the choice of four exits when you arrive here (A, B, C and D).
Step 8: Walk from Sengkang Station (NE-16) to Sengkang General Hospital.
You can expect a short walk or bus ride from Sengkang Station to the hospital.
Take Exit A at Sengkang Station to walk to Sengkang General Hospital. Follow the signs to Compass One Mall.
Walkthrough the mall to the north exit, and take the pedestrian bridge across Sengkang E Way.
Then, walk about 250 meters west along Sengkang E Way.
You should see Sengkang General Hospital to your right (northwest). Cross Sengkang East Road and enter the Hospital.
How long does it take to walk from Sengkang Station to Sengkang General Hospital?
You can expect the walk from Sengkang Station to Sengkang General Hospital to take under 5 minutes.
Getting to Sengkang General Hospital by LRT
Aside from getting to Sengkang General Hospital by MRT, you can also get there using LRT services.
The closest LRT station to the hospital is Cheng Lim Station (SW-1). It is located along the western Sengkang LRT Loop.
When you arrive at Sengkang MRT station it is possible to transfer to the LRT.
Sengkang LRT station is overground with two platforms providing both East and West loop services. East and West LRT services are staggered one after the other and operate throughout the day.
If you take the MRT to Sengkang Station, travel up to the LRT component of Sengkang Station.
Then, board the next westbound train to Cheng Lim Station.
Use the sheltered linkway from Cheng Lim Station to the entrance of Sengkang General Hospital.
The walk from Cheng Lim Station to the hospital should only take 1-2 minutes.
Getting to Sengkang General Hospital by Bus
Conveniently, you can get to Sengkang General Hospital using several different bus services. You can also take the MRT to a specific station, and then transfer to a bus to reach the hospital as well.
In the section below, we have summarized several bus stops within walking distance of Sengkang General Hospital, with their respective bus service numbers.
Sengkang East Rd – Sengkang General Hosp
43, 43M, 43e, 83, 109, 119, 374
Anchorvale St – Opp Cheng Lim LRT ()
Sengkang East Way – Blk 325 Cp
|50, 85, 102, 372, NR6|
Sengkang East Way – Blk 333b
|50, 85, 85A, 102, 372, BKB 2 (Am)|
You can expect all of these bus stops (listed above) to be within 4 minutes walking distance of Sengkang General Hospital. However, stop #67419 and #67421 are definitely the closest and most convenient for getting there fast!
Driving or taking a Taxi to Sengkang General Hospital
Driving a private vehicle to Sengkang General Hospital is a practical means of getting there if traffic is light along the way.
There are several major expressways servicing Sengkang.
But your unique journey will depend on your starting point in Singapore.
The official address for Sengkang General Hospital is:
110 Sengkang E Way, Singapore 544886
You can get to the hospital using three major expressways:
1) Tampines Expressway (TPE)
2) Central Expressway (CTE)
3) Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE)
Sengkang General Hospital is located at the corner of Sengkang E Road and Sengkang East Way. Once you arrive, you can get dropped off by your taxi, or park your vehicle.
The car parks at Sengkang General Hospital have CCTV systems in place along with electronically controlled entry and exit barriers, and 24/7 monitoring. The Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) makes it super easy to locate your vehicle.
Always remember that when you are driving somewhere in Singapore, including hospitals, it’s a wise decision to check Google Maps before you leave. In some cases, if traffic is heavy, then it might be smarter to take the MRT, LRT or bus services to get there!
Should you stay at a hotel near the Hospital?
To answer this question, it really depends on your circumstances in Singapore.
It’s always a wise idea to stay close to the hospital if you are getting a treatment done that doesn’t require a full admission. If you are receiving multiple treatments over the course of a few days, it’s a practical decision to stay close to Sengkang General Hospital.
You might be a bit surprised to hear that there are actually no listed properties (at the time of writing) in the direct vicinity of the hospital!
The closest property that we could find to the hospital is:
Village Residence Hougang by Far East Hospitality (4-star, 7.4/10 review score, 12+ reviews)
Another idea is staying in Little India which is further down along the North-East Line. The benefit of staying in Little India is that you can access both Sengkang and the downtown area very conveniently using the North-East Line. As a result, you will avoid MRT transfers and make your stay more efficient and affordable.
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)
We have written a comprehensive accommodation guide to help you find an area and place to stay. We share information about the top-reviewed properties and service expectations at different price levels.
Conclusion, and Itinerary Ideas
We hope that this step-by-step overview of how to get to Sengkang General Hospital in Singapore has been helpful!
As you can see, based on the information in this article, there are several practical modes of transportation to reach Sengkang General Hospital.
For many commuters, taking the MRT directly to Sengkang Station and walking to the hospital is the most practical decision.
Transferring to the LRT and taking the West Loop to Cheng Lim Station is another option. But, by the time you transfer from the MRT to the LRT and wait for the next train, you might as well just walk directly to the hospital.
Taking a bus to Sengkang Hospital or driving there are solid options, but always subject to traffic. If you think you will be stuck in traffic. You might want to opt for the MRT instead!
Shopping, Eating, and Exercising?
Once you are in Sengkang and near the hospital, there are several shopping malls and points of interest that you might want to visit.
There are three main shopping malls that are quite close to Sengkang General Hospital:
Of these options, Compass One is definitely the most convenient to visit in relation to the hospital. It’s right beside Sengkang MRT station and less than 5 minutes from the hospital.
Both Rivervale Plaza and Rivervale Mall are east of the hospital and require short bus rides for most commuters.
If you want to try some traditional hawker food, then head to Kopitiam Square. It is a few minutes south of Sengkang General Hospital but within walking distance of it.
Sengkang Sports Centre, Sengkang Swimming Complex and Sengkang Sculpture Park are popular recreational places to check out. They are popular with families and children of all ages.
Don’t hesitate to contact us via email if you have questions about getting to Sengkang General Hospital or anything else related to travelling in Singapore.