The NUS Open Day 2019 will be held on 9 March 2019 at University Town. This falls on a Saturday, and all are welcome.

As with previous Open Days, there will be arrangements for special bus routes to handle the Open Day crowds and show visitors around campus. Existing ISB services are unaffected and will follow the usual Saturday schedule. NUS Internal Shuttle Services are free for all passengers, including visitors.

This article, based off the NUS Open Day 2019 website, will summarise the transport options for getting to and around campus on Open Day.

Getting to NUS: MRT/Carpark Shuttles

Two special shuttles from MRT stations as well as carparks in NUS are provided to quickly shuttle visitors to and from University Town. Look for the signs to the bus stop.

Visitors and students should note that the MRT shuttles stop at Stephen Riady Centre (below), not at Town Plaza.

Kent Ridge MRT – UTown Shuttle (8.30am – 6.30pm)

This bus shuttles passengers between Kent Ridge MRT and Stephen Riady Centre, and is a good choice for visitors arriving from the Circle Line. Wheelchair-accessible NUS buses will come every 10 minutes.

Kent Ridge-UTown Route:
  • UTown @ Stephen Riady Centre
  • Kent Ridge MRT

Dover MRT – UTown Shuttle (8.30am – 6.30pm)

This bus shuttles passengers between Dover MRT and Stephen Riady Centre, and is a good choice for visitors arriving from the East-West Line. 40-seater coaches will come every 10 minutes.

Dover-UTown Route:
  • UTown @ Stephen Riady Centre
  • Dover MRT

Other Options

Aside from the special shuttles, visitors may board the following buses from Clementi or Kent Ridge MRT.

From Clementi Bus Interchange:
  • Tower Transit Service 96 – to School of Design and Environment transfer to Tour 2
From Kent Ridge MRT Exit A:
  • SBS Transit Service 95 – to Central Library, transfer to Tour 1
  • ISB A1 – around Kent Ridge Campus
  • ISB D2 – to UTown

Carpark Shuttle (8.30am – 6.30pm)

A shuttle bus is provided to transport visitors from the various car parks around NUS to SRC. It will come every ten minutes.

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Carpark Shuttle Route:
  1. UTown @ Stephen Riady Centre
  2. CP3 @ UCC
  3. CP5 @ University Sports Centre
  4. CP10 @ Science
  5. CP2A @ Engineering
  6. UTown @ Stephen Riady Centre

Getting around NUS: Internal Shuttle Buses

ISB services will run as usual per Saturday schedules, i.e. all buses except B1 will operate. For more information and route maps, see this link.

Getting around NUS: Special Tours

The special campus tour routes, which only operate on Open Day, are described below. Detailed information on the destinations can be found here.

Campus Tour 1 (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Campus Tour 1 circles the main loop of Kent Ridge Campus anticlockwise. 40-seater coaches will come every 10 minutes. The route of Tour 1 takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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Tour 1 Route:
  1. UTown @ Town Plaza Bus Stop
  2. Central Library Bus Stop (BS 16181)
  3. Business School @ Mochtar Riady Building (BIZ1)
  4. Faculty of Dentistry @ NUH Bus Stop (BS 18221)
  5. Ridge View Residential College Driveway
  6. University Cultural Centre Driveway
  7. UTown @ Town Plaza Bus Stop

OD2019_Tour1

Campus Tour 2 (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Campus Tour 2 circles the western half of Kent Ridge Campus. 19-seater minibuses will come every 10 minutes. The route of Tour 2 takes 20 minutes to complete.

Tour 2 Route:
  1. UTown @ Town Plaza Bus Stop
  2. Raffles Hall Driveway
  3. School of Design and Environment @ SDE Bus Stop (BS 16199)
  4. University Cultural Centre Driveway
  5. UTown @ Town Plaza Bus Stop

OD2019_Tour2

University Town Shuttle (8.30am – 6.30pm)

The UTown Shuttle brings visitors on an anticlockwise circle around UTown, stopping at the various Residential Colleges as well as USP and Yale-NUS College. Buses will come every 10 minutes.

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UTown Shuttle Route:
  1. Stephen Riady Centre
  2. Tembusu College
  3. Cinnamon College (USP)
  4. College of Alice and Peter Tan
  5. Residential College 4
  6. Yale-NUS College
  7. Stephen Riady Centre

Law Open Day Shuttle (12.00pm – 6.00pm)

The special Law Open Day Shuttle (not to be confused with Service BTC1/BTC2) will transport visitors from UTown to Bukit Timah Campus and back. Since ISB BTC1 operates in the morning, this service will only run in the afternoon. 40-seater coaches will come every 10 minutes.

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Law Open Day Shuttle Route:
  • UTown @ Town Plaza Bus Stop
  • BTC @ Oei Tiong Ham Building Bus Stop

Shuttle Fleet

The coaches used on most tour routes will not be the usual NUS internal shuttle buses, but brand new coaches. ComfortDelGro will be arranging for these luxurious vehicles to shuttle visitors around. With a TruckQuip-designed body and environmentally friendly Volvo engine, they will provide passengers with a high level of comfort.

Smaller minibuses will be of the Toyota Coaster or Mitsubishi Rosa type, as shown below. These will run on Tour 2.

Further Notes

On the Open Day, from 8.00am to 6.30pm, University Town will not be opened to car traffic. Please find alternative parking/drop-off locations and take the Carpark Shuttle, or come to NUS by public transport.

For more information on the NUS Open Day, visit the official website. You may also download the Open Day Guide.

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