Dakota MRT station

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Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
CC8 Dakota MRT Platform A.jpg
Platform A of Dakota MRT station with featured artwork in November 2017.
Location201 Old Airport Road
Singapore 397973
Coordinates1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253Coordinates: 1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (External)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Opened17 April 2010; 11 years ago (2010-04-17)
Previous namesTanjong Katong, Dunman[1]
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Dakota station in Singapore

Dakota MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle line in Geylang planning area, Singapore, next to Geylang River.

Located along Old Airport Road between the junctions of Jalan Dua and Dakota Crescent, Dakota station took its name from the Dakota DC-3 aircraft that used to frequently land at the former Kallang Airport. This station primarily serves the Old Kallang Airport Estate, and is within walking distance to Mountbatten MRT station.


Exit B of Dakota MRT station in July 2019.

Before the station was built, it was originally known as Tanjong Katong. As Tanjong Katong is too far away, it was renamed to Dakota in March 2005. Construction started in October that year. The old Guillemard Camp Road was widened to provide public buses enough space to drive through. Despite the widening of the road. The closed stretch of Old Airport Road has since re-opened on 29 December 2008 at 5am.[2]

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured in this station is Little things, little stories by A Dose of Light (Ang Song Nian and Zhao Renhui). This artwork narrates an open-ended story of Dakota Crescent through the objects inside residents’ homes, along the HDB flat corridors and shared outdoor spaces which attempt to chronicle a visual history and narrative of the space before the station is built.[3]


  1. ^ "Annex A FINALISED NAMES FOR CIRCLE LINE (CCL) STAGES 1-3 STATIONS". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 18 December 2006.
  2. ^ "News Releases: Re-Opening Of Old Airport Road". Land Transport Authority. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  3. ^ Massot, Gilles (7 April 2020). "Getting Around - Public Transport - A Better Public Transport Experience - Art in Transit". LTA. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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