Places To Check Out Around The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL3) Now That It's Up & Running
You may have overlooked some of these spots before the opening of the new TEL3 stations.
Eleven new MRT stations that are under Stage 3 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL3) are now open. It’s now easier for folks to get to work in areas like Shenton Way and Marina Bay, but it’s not all about work, okay?
Whether you’re a foodie or just looking for new haunts to explore in the weekend, there’s a whole host of possibilities for you now that TEL3 stations are open.
The new TEL3 stations that have just opened are: Stevens, Napier, Orchard Boulevard, Orchard, Great World, Havelock, Outram Park, Maxwell, Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay.
Prior to the opening of the TEL3 stations, nine stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line are already in operation, from Woodlands North through to Caldecott.
Not sure where to shop, eat or explore? Here are some places to get you started.
Where: Less than 10 minutes from Napier Station
Thanks to the new station that sits opposite Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road, it takes less than 10 minutes to walk to Dempsey. Closest to the MRT stations are brunch stalwarts Open Farm Community and Thai restaurant Jim Thompson, both just a seven-minute walk from the station. Of course, given how sprawling the Dempsey enclave is, be prepared for a bit of a stroll to get to the likes of PS Café or Dover Street Market.
Where: Less than five minutes from Orchard Boulevard Station
Rather than battling through weekend traffic or endure the long walk from Orchard MRT station to get your shopping done here, you can now take a train to Orchard Boulevard station, perched right behind Camden Medical Centre. Tanglin Mall is a mere three-minute walk away, so whether it’s grocery shopping at Little Farms, getting a cuppa at Tanamera Coffee or zen-ing out at Ambience Yoga, it’s that much easier now.
Zion Riverside Food Centre
Where: About five minutes from Great World Station
This station has opened up so many more possibilities, and we’re not just talking about shopping at its namesake mall. Get your char kway teow or prawn noodles fix at Zion Riverside Food Centre, which is a five to seven-minute walk from the station.
Maxwell Food Centre and Ann Siang Hill
Where: One minute from Maxwell Station
The station nestled along South Bridge Road and Neil Road is literally steps away from Maxwell Food Centre. Besides helping folks settle those chicken rice cravings more easily, the introduction of Maxwell MRT station also means that Ann Siang Hill and the plethora of restaurants and bars are just an effortless two-minute walk away.
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