Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My World Tuesday - Circle Line - Dakota Station

After so many years of waiting, part of the circle line (almost a circle linking all the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines that go round Singapore) is finally ready. Those in dotted yellow lines will be open next year.

The circle line is not fully a circle yet but they are still discussing the best place to close the circle so that commuters dont have to change trains at the interchange. See report. http://www.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Transport/Story/A1Story20100424-212250.html

Hubby and me decided to explore the areas around some of the circle line stations. We decided to go to Dakota Station (Above map - circled).

Dakota is a quiet neighbourhood and its hawker centre is very very well known. Before you come out of the station, be sure to check the map inside the station for the exact location of the hawker centre. We decided to exit at B and make a U-turn once we reach the top of the escalator. We found the hawker centre after only a five minute walk.

The food in this food centre is very local and very tasty and yummy. The price is very reasonable too. They are so much cheaper than eating at the air conditioned food court in shopping mall. But please be warned, the hawker centre is not air conditioned but there are huge fans inside it.

If you are driving, there's a car park at the food centre but space will be limited if it is during peak period i.e. lunch time and dinner time where there's a big crowd at this food centre. Parking fees in heartlands are so much cheaper than parking fees in the city.

If you are unsure what to eat or which is the best stall, just look for the queues.

Normally, if there's a queue means that stall is popular and their food must be very yummy. The queues are usually during lunch time and dinner time.

The food centre is so popular and with the convenience of the circle line, I spotted many office workers (in their company's tee shirt and uniforms) coming from as far as Marina and Paya Lebar Area.
Results: Hubby and me enjoyed the ride in the new circle line. Very clean and quiet train and fast.

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Sylvia K said...

Interesting post and great photos! Always great to have good local transportation! Hope you have a good week, Alice!


J Bar said...

Sydney - City and Suburbs

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I'm curious about the name 'Dakota'. Can you fill me in on this, if possible? Singapore has a very efficient transportation system Kudos!

alicesg said...

Keat, if you look at the hawker centre name, you will realise it is called Old Airport Road Food Centre. The road used to be a runway for the Kallang Airport. Kallang Airport is no longer in use and the runway is now a road called Old Airport Road. Dakota is named after those Dakota planes which used to land in the Kallang Airport.

Photo Cache said...

I do the same thing, look for the longest line. That many people couldn't all be wrong, right?

the donG said...

im really not into eating somethign that i dont know. im not into exotic food either so in places like this, i might end up ordering a fried chicken.