Woodlands

Woodlands, Singapore: Address, Phone Number, Woodlands Reviews: 3.5/5

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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia5,852 contributions
Solo
Woodlands is the district on the North side of Singapore near the border to Malaysia. It houses The KTM train station and immigration checkpoint for those travelling to Johor Bahru and is about a 20-25 minute cab ride from Singapore CBD.

I came on a trip to JB and found the trip through immigration fairly smooth, though there are a lot of lines and checkpoints to clear and it’s an old station that hasn’t been upgraded in a while (probably since the 80s). You need to arrive at least half hour before your train is due to leave (don’t be late or you’ll miss your ride). The train is comfortable and there were plenty of seats. Tickets are cheap though more expensive into JB (MYR 21) than out of JB back to Singapore (MYR 5) and you need to book in advance with your Passport details and will be issued with a ticket which you print and bring with you. The train ride to JB is short (5-10 mins). Don’t leave anything behind (I left my passport on the train seat next to me and remembered to check my pocket just as I was about to alight, discovered the error & raced back and grabbed it just in time!)

I came back to Woodlands later to a swimming meet at an International School in town. A taxi fare is fairly treasonable (circa SGD 25) and is recommended over using buses given how cheap Singapore taxis are.
Written June 28, 2020
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,369 contributions
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, Spain9 contributions
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, India39 contributions
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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Esther R
656 contributions
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, NY741 contributions
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, Australia4,306 contributions
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, Malaysia218 contributions
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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Jonathan Y
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia841 contributions
Family
Causeway point shopping mall is located in the heart of woodlands town. Infront of causeway point is the bus terminal where you can catch buses to go all over Singapore and to Johor as well. Woodlands town is also located very near to the causeway which links Johor and Singapore. You can also visit Johor using the bus number 950 at woodlands bus interchange or bus 911 or 856 to the woodlands train station. The place in woodlands is also accessible using bus and MRT. There is also woodlands civic at the back of causeway point. At the centre, there is a library and a few clinics, banks and restaurants.
Written August 21, 2017
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han l
Singapore, Singapore193 contributions
Friends
Having worked and played in this area for so many years, much memories. Of course not to bore all of you out, some places to go:

1) Causeway Point -- Level 5 is foodhaven for all. Level 7 has a comfy cinema which is usually not too packed with movie-goers. The rest is all shopping and food combined. There's a Teo Heng too!

2) Woodlands Civic Centre -- one of the best libraries (in my humble opinion) is here. Good place to do work, to find the books you want because it's 4 stories high! However as much as there's alot of space, there's also ALOT of people. If you want to study during peak periods, please come before 10am to queue to get a seat with ur friends. This Woodlands Civic Centre has a NTUC too, and many other interesting services.

3) Woodlands Waterfront -- interesting Nparks waterfront. Nice place to jog/stroll/cycle and play. Can see JB just across. Great single halal restaurant over there called Rasa Istimera? HAHA forgot the name but the food is good. Go for their cereal prawns and their cooling coconuts. Especially nice at night.

4) Woodlands Woodgrove Ave holds Halloween along the street every year. Do pop down for a simple trick or treat!

5) Many good foods around the area. Just google best food in Woodlands Singapore and it will come tumbling along!

There's a lot more but do pop by this WOODY-LAND for a suburbia experience.
Written August 24, 2016
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