SBS Transit Bus Service 147

SBS Transit Bus Service 147 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Int and Clementi Int, passing through Hougang Avenue 8, Yio Chu Kang Road, Serangoon MRT, Little India, Bras Basah, Chinatown, Bukit Merah and Commonwealth Avenue West.

147
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
64041
The Midtown
Upp S'goon Rd
64051
Blk 465A
Upp S'goon Rd
64071
Opp Punggol Pk
Hougang Ave 8
64039
Blk 434
Hougang Ave 8
64369
Blk 532
Hougang Ave 8
64359
Montfort Sch
Hougang Ave 8
64349
Blk 502
Hougang Ave 8
63379
Blk 608
Hougang Ave 8
63389
Opp Xinmin Pr Sch
Hougang Ave 8
63399
Blk 632
Hougang Ave 8
63319
Opp Blk 634
Hougang Ave 2
63219
Opp Blk 139
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63209
Toho Green
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63199
Aft Serangoon Nth Ave 1
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63189
Aft Serangoon Gdn Way
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63179
Bef Tai Seng Chr Ch
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63369
Serangoon Sports Cplx
Yio Chu Kang Link
66379
Blk 206
S'goon Ctrl
62139
S'Goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413
Upp S'goon Rd
62129
Blk 403
Upp S'goon Rd
62119
Aft Sunshine Lodge
Upp S'goon Rd
61049
Aft Bartley Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
61039
Woodleigh Stn Exit A
Upp S'goon Rd
61029
Opp Woodleigh Pk
Upp S'goon Rd
61019
Opp Blk 101
Upp S'goon Rd
60269
Potong Pasir Stn Exit B
Upp S'goon Rd
60209
Sant Ritz
Upp S'goon Rd
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60099
Bef Lavender St
Bendemeer Rd
07329
Hoa Nam Bldg
Jln Besar
07319
Aft Allenby Rd
Jln Besar
07419
Opp Veerasamy Rd
Jln Besar
07529
JLN BESAR STN EXIT A
Jln Besar
07518
OPP NAFA CAMPUS 3
Bencoolen St
04019
OPP BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bencoolen St
04159
Aft Chijmes
Victoria St
04149
Grand Pk City Hall
Hill St
04229
High St Ctr
Hill St
04239
Clarke Quay Stn
New Bridge Rd
05059
Hong Lim Pk
New Bridge Rd
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Opp Pearl's Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05069
Outram Pk Stn Exit H
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
10041
BEF KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10051
Blk 149
Jln Bt Merah
10061
Blk 140
Jln Bt Merah
10071
Blk 111
Jln Bt Merah
10501
Blk 104
Jln Bt Merah
10081
Opp Blk 120
Jln Bt Merah
10091
Bt Merah Town Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10101
OPP BT MERAH SEC SCH
Jln Bt Merah
10111
Opp Blk 28
Jln Bt Merah
10131
Opp Blk 2
Jln Bt Merah
11021
Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
Queensway
11031
Opp Queen's Cl
Queensway
11041
Aft C'wealth Dr
Queensway
11051
Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11161
C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D
C'wealth Ave
11171
Opp Blk 7B
C'wealth Ave
11181
Opp Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11191
Buona Vista Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19011
Blk 19A CP
C'wealth Ave West
19021
SP SMA
C'wealth Ave West
19031
Dover Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19041
Opp Sch Of Science & Tech
C'wealth Ave West
17151
Blk 410
C'wealth Ave West
17161
Opp Blk 329
C'wealth Ave West
17171
Clementi Stn
C'wealth Ave West
17009
Clementi Int
Clementi Ave 3
17009
Clementi Int
Clementi Ave 3
17239
NTUC Fairprice
Clementi Ave 3
17159
Blk 365
C'wealth Ave West
19049
Sch Of Science & Tech
C'wealth Ave West
19039
Dover Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19029
Opp SP SMA
C'wealth Ave West
19019
Opp Blk 19A CP
C'wealth Ave West
11199
Blk 15
C'wealth Ave West
11189
Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11179
Blk 8
C'wealth Ave
11169
C'Wealth Stn Exit B/C
C'wealth Ave
11059
Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11049
Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
Queensway
11039
Blk 19
Queensway
11029
Blk 166
Queensway
11019
Pk Hotel Alexandra
Jln Bt Merah
10139
Blk 1
Jln Bt Merah
10119
Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10109
BT MERAH SEC SCH
Jln Bt Merah
10099
Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr
Jln Bt Merah
10089
Blk 119
Jln Bt Merah
10079
Blk 201
Jln Bt Merah
10069
Opp Blk 140
Jln Bt Merah
10059
Opp Blk 149
Jln Bt Merah
10049
OPP KAMPONG BAHRU TER
Kg Bahru Rd
10017
Aft Hosp Dr
Eu Tong Sen St
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH
Eu Tong Sen St
05012
Pearl's Ctr
Eu Tong Sen St
05022
People's Pk Ctr
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
04223
Old Hill St Police Stn
Hill St
04143
Stamford Ct
Hill St
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08079
Sch of the Arts
Prinsep St
07011
Peace Ctr
Selegie Rd
07021
Selegie Ctr
Selegie Rd
07031
Tekka Ctr
S'goon Rd
07111
Broadway Hotel
S'goon Rd
07211
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp
S'goon Rd
07221
Sri Vadapathira K Tp
S'goon Rd
60101
Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
S'goon Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60201
18 Woodsville
Upp S'goon Rd
60261
Potong Pasir Stn Exit C
Upp S'goon Rd
61011
Blk 103
Upp S'goon Rd
61021
Aft Woodleigh Pk
Upp S'goon Rd
61031
Woodleigh Stn Exit B
Upp S'goon Rd
61041
Bef Braddell Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62111
Aft Sommerville Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62121
Aft Wolskel Rd
Upp S'goon Rd
62131
S'Goon Stn Exit H
Upp S'goon Rd
66371
Blk 261
S'goon Ctrl
63361
Opp S'Goon Sports Cplx
Yio Chu Kang Link
63181
Bef St. Helier's Ave
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63191
Aft Serangoon Nth Ave 1
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63201
Blk 133
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63211
Blk 138
Yio Chu Kang Rd
63311
Blk 634
Hougang Ave 2
63391
Blk 639
Hougang Ave 8
63381
Xinmin Pr Sch
Hougang Ave 8
63371
Blk 679
Hougang Ave 8
64341
Bef Blk 683
Hougang Ave 8
64351
Opp Montfort Sch
Hougang Ave 8
64361
Blk 535
Hougang Ave 8
64031
Blk 436
Hougang Ave 8
64079
Punggol Pk
Hougang Ave 8
64059
Blk 355
Upp S'goon Rd
64049
Opp The Midtown
Upp S'goon Rd
64009
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange  Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Hougang Ave 8, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Serangoon MRT, Potong Pasir, Little India, Bras Basah, Clarke Quay, Outram Park, Bukit Merah, Queensway, C’wealth Ave West
Route Length 27.9km (D1) | 27.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 115 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Hougang Bus Depot
 (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Dennis Trident
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Hougang Ctrl
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900: 07 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 11 mins

Route History

Service 147 is an trunk route serving many residential areas along its route such as Clementi, Commonwealth, Bukit Merah, Serangoon and Hougang. Running from West to Northeast of Singapore, the route cuts through the City, also serving Chinatown, Bras Basah and Little India. It also duplicates the North East Line from Outram Park to Serangoon and Hougang.

This service was slated to be amended during the North-East Line Bus Rationalization of 2003 which intended to delete unnecessary sectors of various bus routes to avoid duplication with the new North-East MRT Line (NEL). However, it was later spared from rationalization along with Service 133. Currently, long segments of route which duplicate the NEL still receives generous passenger numbers.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jalan Bukit Merah (Opp Blk 120) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0627hrs, 0542hrs, 0639hrs
  • Jalan Bukit Merah (Opp OG Fty)  Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0559hrs
    Saturdays: 0557hrs
  • Serangoon Road (Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp)  Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0601hrs, 0612hrs
    Saturdays: 0550hrs, 0600hrs, 0610hrs, 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0605hrs, 0620hrs, 0635hrs
Short Trip Services
  • Service 147A: Hougang Ctrl Int → New Bridge Rd (opp Pearl’s Ctr)
    Weekdays: 0711hrs – 1003hrs | 15 – 51 min frequency

Service 147A helps to relieve morning peak demand between Hougang and Serangoon to Little India and Chinatown.

Route Variants

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd, operated by Associated Bus Services. On 02 Aug, amended to Toa Payoh Town Centre.
  • 1981: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to loop at Potong Pasir Ave 1
  • 1984 (01 Jul): Amended to Potong Pasir Ter
  • 1985 (05 May): Amended to Potong Pasir Ave 2 & 3 before terminating at Potong Pasir Ter
  • 1985 (30 Jun): Extended to Jurong East Int
  • 1992 (29 Mar): Merged with service 83 and extended to Upp Serangoon Ter. At the same time, amended to Serangoon Rd / Jln Besar instead of Bugis and Lavender
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Alternate trips terminated at Clementi MRT Station
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Shortened to Clementi interchange with the extension of service 105. Alternate trips withdrawn.
  • 1994 (17 Dec): Amended to Hougang Central Int
  • 1999: Amended to ply Prinsep Street
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2006 (30 Oct): Designated as a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB), the second WAB service in Singapore.
  • 2011 (16 Oct): With the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for the construction of the Downtown Line, this service was amended to serve Middle Rd & Bencoolen St
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Resume plying Bencoolen Street with the completion of Downtown Line works
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal
  • 2018 (28 Jan): Route variant Limited Stop Express Service 147e introduced

Past Routings:

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