Raffles Xchange is the first MRT station to be redeveloped into a transit retail hub
It may have the familiar cafes, restaurants, boutiques and even polished marble floors, but this is not an upmarket shopping mall. It is Raffles Place MRT station. Train stations are no longer just places where you board a train. To meet the rising expectations of commuters, we have transformed a few of our stations to offer lifestyle convenience with shopping and dining options. Raffles Place was the first of this new breed of Xchange stations when it opened in 2005. Overnight, Raffles Place became a destination in its own right. With the success of the Raffles Xchange, SMRT Properties went on to develop Xchanges in other stations such as Choa Chu Kang, Esplanade, Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio, with more on the way. The Xchanges have made it convenient for commuters to find banks, cafes, fashion boutiques, beauty salons, healthcare providers, and convenience stores across more than 780 retail units in our travel network.