SBS Transit Bus Service 993

SBS Transit Bus Service 993 is a trunk service operating from Jurong East Bus Interchange and loops at Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, serving residential estates in Bukit Batok West. The route replaces the former Bus Service 160M, which was renumbered to Service 993 on 24 September 2023.

Jurong East Int
↺ Bt Batok West Ave 8 (Loop)
28009 Jurong East Int B1 EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28441 Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28071 Blk 105 Boon Lay Way
28081 Blk 112 Boon Lay Way
28281 Opp Blk 227 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28291 Blk 303 Jurong Town Hall Rd
43459 Aft PIE Bt Batok Rd
40321 Dulwich College Bt Batok West Ave 8
40331 Blk 460D Bt Batok West Ave 9
40351 Blk 461C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40361 Blk 438A Bt Batok West Ave 8
43799 Blk 432A Bt Batok West Ave 8
43779 Blk 433C Bt Batok Rd
43789 Blk 436A Bt Batok Rd
40311 Blk 439C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40359 Opp Blk 461C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40339 Blk 448B Bt Batok West Ave 9
40329 Millennia Institute Bt Batok West Ave 8
43453 Bef PIE Bt Batok Rd
28299 Blk 253 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28289 Blk 228 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28089 Bef Yuhua CC Boon Lay Way
28079 Blk 210 Boon Lay Way
28449 Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28009 Jurong East Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 (Loop)
Passes Through Boon Lay Way, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Bukit Batok Rd, Bukit Batok West Ave 9, Bukit Batok West Ave 6
Route Length 9.2 km
Travelling Time 39 – 45 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet Single-deck buses
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East
05:45 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
Loop Service 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 12 mins 15 – 18 mins 13 – 17 mins 13 – 20 mins
Saturdays 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Bus Service 993 connects residential estates in Bukit Batok West with the Jurong East transport node, along with shopping malls and other amenities around Jurong Gateway Road.

Introduced on Sunday, 24 September 2023, the route extends the former Bus Service 160M which looped at Bukit Batok West Ave 5. Bus Service 993 loops at Bukit Batok West Ave 8 and Bukit Batok Road, serving the new housing estate of West Scape @ Bukit Batok.

According to bus service posters at launch, Bus Service 993 will also serve a new bus stop along Bukit Batok West Ave 8 (43799 – Blk 432A) in the future, next to the West Scape @ Bukit Batok BTO development. This will be from 24 December 2023, as per a Facebook Post by local Member of Parliament Dr. Amy Khor.

MRT Station Served:
Special Departures:
  • Bukit Batok West Ave 8 (Blk 438A) → Jurong East Int
    Daily: 05:50

Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 24 Sep 2023 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2029 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

  • 2023 (24 Sep): Renumbered from Service 160M with the extension of its route along Bukit Batok West Ave 8 & Bukit Batok Rd
  • 2023 (24 Dec): Serves a new bus stop outside Blk 432A along Bukit Batok West Avenue 8

Past Routings


27 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 993

  • 8 September 2023 at 7:28 PM

    To be honest the new 993 should be under Bulim Package.

    • 8 September 2023 at 10:12 PM

      Why must it be under Bulim Package? It is a renumbered service and operate out from Jurong East Interchange? So even if JE interchange is operated by TTS, that doesn’t give the rights for Svc 993 to be solely be operated by TTS.
      Any operator also can operate any services here. Then like that, I want Svc 67 & 172 should be part of Tampines Package and Jurong West Package.

      • 10 September 2023 at 11:16 AM

        Just saying no need to get so freaking worked up!.

        • 12 September 2023 at 5:17 PM

          ffs what is wrong wif u. Hes just saying that 993 shud be in a package, not have diff numbering just bcuz its from JE. srsly. Get a life omfg these ppl

      • 11 September 2023 at 9:43 AM

        67 and 172 are fine where they are. 61 better off in Bulim or Serangoon while 117 better off in Loyang, 136 in Hougang and 169 in Seletar.

  • 8 September 2023 at 2:48 PM

    I have no idea why so many people are bent on making 993 part of Tower Transit

    • 8 September 2023 at 10:06 PM

      Its because 993 is in a region mainly served by buses under the bulim bus package which is operated by tower transit.

    • 8 September 2023 at 11:45 PM

      I prefer SMB Chua Chu Kang package. Just move 190 out to Bukit Merah. How hard can it be?

    • 20 September 2023 at 12:23 AM

      Maybe because TTS is an Angmoh company and Singaporean likes Angmoh more than the good old SBS

  • 7 September 2023 at 11:18 AM

    160 and 993 should join bulim bcm. Also, i rather renumber 160M into 146

    • 7 September 2023 at 10:58 PM

      160 and 993 are part of BM as it would be costly and troublesome to register TTS with APAD

      • 9 September 2023 at 4:19 PM

        Atleast make them part of clementi bcm that makes more sense

  • 6 September 2023 at 7:02 PM

    What nonsense is this?Might as well let TTS operate right?Or in future extend to Tengah and let TTS operate?

    • 7 September 2023 at 12:13 AM

      According to other enthusiasts, under the law. Renumber/merge with service CANNOT change operator in the initial days. I think they will do swap once times up (like awaiting 2nd term of Bukit Merah).

      • 7 September 2023 at 1:05 PM

        Well, the Ulu Pandan Bus Package don’t have 993 when it was first awarded, so this is probably going to be a negotiated contract, like 974 initially when it was under Tower Transit.

        • 8 September 2023 at 2:47 PM

          It had 160M, which became 993. Negotiated contract is for new bus svcs not renumbered svcs.

      • 7 September 2023 at 1:38 PM

        There’s no such law. There were several of such service numbers being renumbered before and if there’s really such a law, all PTOs will be charged for such a practice.

        993 is most likely going to be rebubdled under Bulim eventually some time in the future, probably when the current term of PT217A Bulim ends in 2026.

        • 7 September 2023 at 10:56 PM

          Bus service renumberings were a thing of the past, and was done in the duopoly era between SBST and TIBS. Nowadays, renumbering is done when converting feeder svc to trunk svc or separating an M svc from its parent svc. 993 is going to remain under Bt Merah Bus Package as it had been under 160M. Also, bus svcs under TIBS were renumbered AFTER they acquired the svc, not before they acquire the svc.

    • 7 September 2023 at 2:16 PM

      just because the number doesn’t fit the operator, doesn’t mean must swap operator, 993 is under Bt Merah Package and will be under SBST.


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