It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t been to Bugis for its street market and shopping, or its cultural and heritage sites.
From bespoke cocktails in Haji Lane, and the spectacular Loof rooftop bar, to the majestic Masjid Sultan Mosque in Arab Street and the Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple in Waterloo Street, there are more than enough places to pique your interest. Thankfully, due to the island’s variety of transport links, the area is also one of Singapore’s most accessible places.
With the much-anticipated opening of Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) on 21 October 2017, there’ll be no excuse not to pay this happening neighbourhood a visit. With 16 stations including one at Bugis and three interchange stations at MacPherson, Tampines, and Expo, DTL3 will finally complete the Downtown Line (DTL), helping commuters save time and connecting Bugis to even more areas.
If you’re a regular commuter, chances are, you’ve passed by Bugis on your journeys before. Prior to the DTL, Bugis was already – and still is – a popular transport node for those travelling across the island.
These are the commuters who use Bugis MRT as an interchange to switch to other train lines. In fact, some even come to Bugis in order to go all the way across the Causeway. All you have to do is hop on a bus that shuttles between Singapore and Johor Bahru at the Queen Street Bus Terminal.