Woodlands
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The city that is situated up north and near the border of Malaysia is also a teeming neighbourhood replete with lots of shopping options.
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I visited Singapore using the bus from Malaysia. The suggestion is that the former stop item. Yan bus from Malaysia to Singapore was replaced by MRT. To be able to go to the city, you can go from anything other than Orchard or other than other areas.
Written December 14, 2022
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KOH WL
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Everything went smoothly on the Singapore side of the customs for the train to JB. But at the Malaysian customs we were met with a tyrant officer who was shouting into a loudspeaker every 3 - 5mins asking travellers to queue in perfect straight line. No-one must be out of line even if slightly askew. Scoldings will be met out. Unlucky travellers whispering softly to themselves will be singled out and asked to sit apart I.e. miss your queue. N if lucky, the customs officer may remember to process their passport.
Written August 29, 2023
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Woodlands Town is big. The prominent landmarks are the Woodlands Checkpoint, Causeway Point, Republic Polytechnic, Admiralty Park, Woodlands Waterfront, Marsiling Mall and so forth. But I am surprised to find a hill park with secondary forest behind the Marsiling Swimming Pool Complex. This is Woodlands Town Park East.

The Park gives me an impression of a mini Bukit Timah Hill. Bukit Timah Hill is 164 m tall and this Woodlands Town Park East hill is just 30 m high.

I am working at the Woodlands Police Division. Instead of walking directly from Marsiling MRT station to my Police station, I detoured and took another route towards the rear and coincidentally bumped into this Town Park.

There were many stone chairs and rocks studded at the flat grassland at the top. Not many visitors were seen at the summit. At the summit, there is a small but well manicured garden in the center of the park and from this hill top you can have a panoramic view of the surrounding HDB dwellings. While the panoramic view was not a scenic one, the atmosphere at this park was filled with peace and serenity. The air is also fresh and I was far from the deafening zooming of the vehicles.

I then headed down to the other side of the hill and discovered there was a narrow pathway leading into a quiet secondary forest which linked back to the summit. I like such greenery within a forested area.

It took me about 15 mins to complete the climb. But I was sweating profusely and drenched in my working attire when I reached office.

It was indeed a good workout and worthwhile a climb. Singapore is small but I think there are still many patches of greenery which I have yet to discover. I think this is a hidden gem in Woodlands.
Written October 8, 2019
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Ifilla
Marbella, Spain14 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Friends
I recently entered Singapore through Woodlands bus stn and there were a few things that I would have appreciated knowing in advance: When you disemabrk your tour bus on the Malay side of the border you should take your hand luggage with you, but your stored luggage remains on the bus; however, when you once again get off the bus on the Singaporian side you must take all your belongings as you will not get back on that bus-end of journey! You must fill in an immigrations card BEFORE you join the queue (they are located near the immigration desks). You will then need to get a bus into Singapore centre and this can be a lengthy journey-for me to get to Sungei Rd in the Little India district the journey time was 70 minutes in non-peak traffic. The bus driver will not give you change, so if you have a 50$ note, you will loose it-BUT once passing through immigrations there is nowhere you can make change, so you should have small notes/change before joining said queue (BTW, the fare from Woodlands to Sungei Rd was only $2.10). I hope this may be of help to someone!
Written July 28, 2014
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Suresh N
Mumbai, India38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
We travelled Kuala Lumpur to Woodlands-Singapore by Train. Being a budget traveller on vacations we always try to cut cost wherever possible and one of our such attempts was to travel from KL to Singapore by train, though the train takes about 2 hours more than the usual bus service.

Train departs in the night at about 23.00 hours from KL Central and arrives Woodlands the next day morning at 06.30 hours; because of the timing one could save one day’s room rent.
In KL we checked-out the hotel in the morning after breakfast and after one day KL city tour reached KL Central by about 21.30 hours where we had our dinner at a KFC outlet in the station.

The passengers travelling to Woodlands have to gather in front of Gate No. 2 and are allowed to the railway platform just before the train arrives; unfortunately for us the train was delayed by over an hour. Accordingly we reached Singapore the next morning at about 08.00 hrs.
Since the immigration form was not given in the train, we had to first fill-up the form on arrival and then q up for the clearance and then screening; we were out by about 09.00 hrs and reached our hotel by 10.00 hrs. Like in KL, here too we got one of the three rooms we had reserved, by about 10.30 hrs instead of the standard 1400 hrs.

Since we all had a hectic day in KL got a good night’s sleep in the train. Due to the timing of the train, you can utilise both the days, the day of departure and the day of arrival and you save one room night for yourself.
Written April 26, 2013
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,241 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Solo
I left my office at Woodlands Police Division at about 6 pm and decided to hike to Yew Tee via the Rail Corridor North. At that hour, the road traffic along Woodlands Ave 3 was very heavy and the amount of toxic fumes from the vehicle exhaust could blacken and damage the fine lining of my lungs. It was a wrong timing to choose for such a hike but I just wanted to explore the Rail Corridor North since its opening.

I felt relieved when I entered into the green corridor opposite Kranji MRT (Kranji Node) where both sides of the pathways greeted me with tall lalang grass, wild shrub and trees. As I walked further down to Sungei Kadut Industrial Park, the deafening noises from the zooming vehicles subsided and the surrounding atmosphere became calm and tranquil. At Jalan Bumbong where the Woodlands Park Landed estate was located, I saw a long queue of heavy vehicles queuing their way towards Woodlands Checkpoint. This northern part of Singapore shared the congestion and chaos of the bustling city state.

At this late evening, the rail corridor trail was extremely quiet and deserted. I would not suggest a lady walking in isolation along this track at this hour. I recalled the horrendous rape cum murder case of Winnifred Teo along Old Holland Road in 1985 and history can repeat itself. Moreoever, there is no lamp-post lighting erected along the pathway. As the trail enters into Yew Tee, there is the distant lighting from the nearby condos and HDB flats but they are rather dim.

The distinctive landmarks along this corridor from Woodlands to Yew Tee includes the Kranji Turf Club, Kranji War Memorial, Grave of our first President Yusok Ishak, Woodlands Park landed estate, Mandai Industrial Park, Sungei Industrial Park, Pang Sua Canal and Villa Verde Landed Estate.

I reached Yew Tee around 7.15 pm. It took me more than an hour to walk from Woodlands Police Station to Yew Tee. Nonetheless, it is a good exercise for me and a new experience exploring the Rail Corridor.
Written April 6, 2023
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Esther R
644 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Love stay at this area ... near from mrt and easy transport .. crowded places with so many good and nice people.
Written January 14, 2018
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Wendell D
New York City, NY734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
The day after our waiter at the Lighthouse Bar on the roof of the Fullerton Hotel suggested we ride the MRT to see Singapore's outlying towns, we hopped on the Red Line and started riding towards Woodlands. The elevated train gave us a memorable picture of the island's sprawling development as well as the residents who got off and on the many stations along the way.

As we were off to a late start and feeling hungry, we got off at Bishan and had lunch at a nice little restaurant on the lower level of the busy mall attached to the station. (We found that many MRT stations are connected to a town bus terminal and shopping mall, which can be interesting places to visit for coffee or a bite to eat, themselves.) When we finally finished wandering through Bishan's mall and the residential neighborhood across the street, we got back on the MRT and resumed our trip to Woodlands, one of the outermost stops on the line before it loops around to Jurong East.

Turns out we had spent too much time in Bishan to explore Woodlands, so we opted to stay on the train and enjoy the ride to Jurong East. No regrets. It was a terrific excursion for next to nothing. We'll make time for Woodlands (and other towns) next trip.
Written January 3, 2015
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,590 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Woodlands is the border crossing point before the causeway that leads you to Malaysia (Johor Bahru). While it can be crazy busy it seems to be efficient and you clear immigration control quickly. It would be better if you could enter Malaysia at the same place rather than repeat the entire experience at the JB QIC on the other side of the causeway.
Written January 16, 2019
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Joram
Penang, Malaysia223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
It is the best place to stay in Singapore only if you don’t like a lot of happenings!

Woodlands however has it all! From malls to schools and also waterfront and parks!
Written August 2, 2018
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