Get to West Mall in Bukit Batok fast and affordably using the MRT.
In this article, we will outline how to get to West Mall in Singapore by MRT. Located in the heart of Bukit Batok Singapore, West Mall is a popular shopping centre along Bukit Batok Central Link.
Getting to the mall is relatively easy using MRT. We will share specific information about which station is the most convenient for walking straight to the mall without the need to take additional public transportation. The most important aspect of the trip to West Mall in Singapore is knowing which MRT line to take and which transfer stations you can use along the way.
We will also share some important information about ticket options, itinerary ideas and accommodation options around West Mall. Once you make it up to Bukit Batok there are several shopping centres and recreational areas to explore. Building an itinerary of this area is something we will discuss to make your trip to West Mall more efficient.
West Mall in Bukit Batok – Visitor Information
West Mall in Bukit Batok Singapore first opened its doors way back in 1998. Ever since it has been providing Singaporeans and visitors with the city with a wide selection of retail shops, services, food and beverage outlets and enrichment centres.
Spanning a total area of 183,000 square feet (17,000 m2), West Mall has a healthy selection of shops and services at prices that are quite affordable based on city standards.
You can find all kinds of retailers here over the 6 levels. Families often come here when time permits because there are plenty of restaurants, a six-screen cinema and enrichment centres such as a music school and a community library.
Consider visiting West Mall in Bukit Batok Singapore if you want to access:
Restaurants and Cafes (food court on site)
Cinema (theatre with international blockbuster films)
Supermarket (grocery store)
Bukit Batok Public Library
If you have a vehicle there are 300 parking spaces at West Mall in Singapore. Prices are charged according to when you arrive and how long you stay.
Fortunately, West Mall is convenient to access using Singapore’s MRT and once you’re there, consider exploring other malls and recreational areas. Although Bukit Batok is not the most famous area in Singapore for tourists, locals are well aware of the excellent parks close to the shopping malls here.
Getting to West Mall in Singapore by MRT
Step 1: Plan your route – stations, lines and transfers.
The best station for directly accessing West Mall in Singapore is Bukit Batok Station (NS2).
Bukit Batok Station (NS2) is located along the North-South MRT Line which is shown in red on the city’s metro maps.
MRT Transfer Information to the North-South Line
If you are not staying close to a station on the North-South Line, then you will have to transfer along the way to West Mall.
Some of the most popular stations for changing lines on the way to West Mall in Bukit Batok are:
Jurong East – transfer between the East-West and North-South Line
Woodlands – transfer between the Thomson East Coast and North-South Line
Bishan – transfer between the Circle and North-South Line
Newton – transfer between the Downtown and North-South Line
Dhoby Ghaut – transfer North-East, Circle and North-South Line
There are more interchange stations that provide you with access to the North-South Line downtown such as City Hall, Raffles Place, and Marina Bay.
Booking a room near any of the stations above will ensure direct access to the MRT.
Step 2: Access the closest MRT station.
Once you are ready, walk to the closest MRT station in Singapore. Remember, the MRT is super convenient and affordable to get around, but this isn’t the case if you need to get a taxi every time you want to go somewhere.
Try to stay within 500 metres or less from a station to make your trips quick, cheap and worry-free.
In the direct section below, we have outlined three places to stay at different price levels. All of them are 3 minutes or less from the closest neighbouring station.
Wink Capsule Hostel (2-star, 8.4/10 review score, 1 minute from Chinatown Station)
Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street (4-star, 8.3/10 review score, very close to Clarke Quay Station)
The Fullerton Hotel (5-star, 9.0/10 review score, close to Raffles Place Station)
Refer to our popular accommodation guide of Singapore, if you need more help about where to stay and the best available properties.
Step 3: Buy your MRT ticket/card to reach Bukit Batok Station (NS2).
There are many types of tickets/cards that you can buy to reach Bukit Batok Station (NS2) on your way to West Mall.
Single and multiple trip tickets are available at stations along the way and can be purchased at kiosk machines.
Singapore Tourist Passes are usually available for tourists in the city with busy plans. Once you buy one, you can take unlimited trains and buses around the city for a set period of days.
Getting to West Mall in Bukit Batok could be just one of several trips.
Stored value cards are very popular with citizens, expats and permanent residents. We used one while figuring out how to get to West Mall in Singapore by MRT. Just make sure that you have a cash balance on the card and you should be good to go!
Step 4: Ride the MRT along the North-South Line to Bukit Batok Station (NS2).
Ride Singapore’s MRT system to the North-South Line and Bukit Batok Station (NS2).
In case you are wondering, Bukit Batok Station has two neighbouring stations on the North-South Line:
Bukit Gombak (NS3) – north
Jurong East (NS1/EW24) – south
When you stop at either one of these stations, move closer to an exit on the train because you arrive at Bukit Batok Station in no time!
Step 5: Alight at Bukit Batok Station (NS2).
Alight from the train when you arrive at Bukit Batok Station on the way to the West Mall in Singapore.
Collect your personal belongings before you get off.
Step 6: Exit Bukit Batok MRT Station.
Bukit Batok MRT Station (NS2) is located in Bukit Batok Central planning subzone, near the junction of Bukit Batok Central and Bukit Batok Avenue 1.
When you arrive via MRT you will get off the train at Level 2 of the station (that’s where the platforms are located).
Follow the station signs down to ground level (Level 1 of the station).
You can choose from three exits on Level 1 of Bukit Batok Station (A, B and C).
Take Exit C to leave Bukit Batok Station.
Step 7: Walk directly from Bukit Batok Station to West Mall.
Once you exit Bukit Batok Station, the walk to West Mall is super easy.
Head northwest from Exit C and you will see a covered walkway leading directly to the mall.
You can either take the covered walkway or walk directly across the open square to the entrance of West Mall.
How long should it take to walk from Bukit Batok Station to West Mall?
You can expect the walk from Bukit Batok Station to West Mall to take about 1 minute. The distance is only about 100 metres and slightly faster by walking directly across the square as opposed to the covered walkway.
Planning an Itinerary in and around Bukit Batok
West Mall is conveniently located right beside Bukit Batok MRT Station which ensures that it welcomes a steady flow of visitors on a daily basis.
Once you arrive at the mall there are lots of malls (within a short bus distance) away, and several excellent public recreational facilities to explore.
You can easily take the MRT south to Jurong East Station to access a whole range of shopping centres such as:
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These malls are clustered around Jurong East Station (no need for bus services).
Science Centre Singapore, Jurong Lake Gardens and Snow City are also in this area.
There are several parks and recreational facilities near West Mall in Singapore. For example, Bukit Batok Hillside Park and Bukit Batok Nature Park are just a few minutes away.
Some other popular parks close to West Mall are
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Dairy Farm Nature Park
You can connect with bus services from Bukit Batok Station to access these family-friendly venues. Bukit Batok Swimming Complex is a few minutes south of the station.
Should you stay near West Mall while you are in Singapore?
West Mall is located in Bukit Batok – an area known for great outdoor spaces, but not hostels or hotels, unfortunately. Most visitors to Singapore choose to stay closer to downtown and then follow these directions on how to get to West Mall in Singapore by MRT.
Some of the best areas to stay in Singapore are
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9.0/10 review score rating) is one of the city’s most popular and positively reviewed places to stay.
You can get there using MRT services from Changi Airport, but be sure to allocate time to the famous infinity pool which offers spectacular views of Singapore’s skyline.
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Hopefully, you now know how to get to West Mall in Singapore by MRT! Saving time, money and headaches are key priorities.
Actually, getting to West Mall in Bukit Batok is really easy due to the proximity between it and Bukit Batok MRT Station. Once you arrive at the station head from the platforms down to street level.
Once you are at street level taking Exit C will bring you out right beside the mall. The walk is less than a minute unless you are carrying a pile of stuff!
The most challenging part of this trip is planning and making any transfers along the way. But remember, Singapore’s MRT stations have metro maps and personnel available to answer any questions you may have.
You can also reach out to us if you have any questions – we are happy to help!