Beauty World MRT Station

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Beauty World MRT Station
பியூட்டி வேர்ல்ட்
Stesen MRT Beauty World
Rapid transit
Beauty World MRT Station Exit B, Singapore, at night - 20151114.jpg
Beauty World MRT Station exit at night
Location 101 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 588216
Coordinates 1°20′28″N 103°46′33″E / 1.341133°N 103.775797°E / 1.341133; 103.775797
Operated by SBS Transit DTL
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  DT5 
Opened 27 December 2015
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
towards Chinatown

Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line Stage 2 in Singapore, formerly known as the Bukit Timah Line. The station will serve the Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah corridor, serving the commercial areas in the vicinity. Major buildings in the area includes Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Beauty World Centre and Beauty World Plaza. It is near to Toh Yi Estate and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.[1]

The section of track between Beauty World and Hillview is the longest between stations on the Downtown Line. There exists a basic structural provisions for a possible future station (also known as a "box station") along this section of track.[2]


The Land Transport Authority has awarded the contract for the construction of Beauty World station and associated tunnels (Contract 916) to McConnell Dowell S.E.A. Pte Ltd on 25 March 2009, valued at S$339,879,555.00.[3]

Tunnelling works began on 8 June 2011. Two tunnel boring machines — which were named Athena and Artemis, after the Greek Goddesses by students of the nearby Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, will tunnel the 1 km stretch from Beauty World to King Albert Park.[4] The section of track between Hillview and Beauty World is the longest on the Downtown Line.

Part of the construction process was shown on an episode of Behind Every Job 2 on MediaCorp's Channel 8.

Label of Beauty World MRT station in Singapore
Beauty World MRT Exit B with public transport symbol
Beauty World MRT Platform


The original name for "Beauty World" referred to an amusement park in the area. At that time, amusement parks were called "worlds", the others included Gay World, Great World, which Great World City now occupies and New World. The amusement park was subsequently converted to a market after the end of World War II, and called Beauty World Market. However, fire hazards led to the subsequent demolishing of the park in the 1980s.

Art in Transit[edit]

"Asemic Lines" by Boedi Widjaja is an artwork that presents the multi-cultural mix of language and invites viewers' aesthetic intuition to 'hover' between reading and looking.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT6  King Albert Park (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT3  Hillview (←)


  • A: Beauty World Centre, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, UOB Centre
  • B: Bukit Timah Tua Pek Kong Temple, Kilat Centre, JK Building
  • C: Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Bukit Timah Community Club, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang 6.09am 6.30am 12.40am
to DT19 Chinatown 5.37am 5.57am 11.42pm