nex (spelt with lowercase letters) is a big suburban shopping mall located in the northeastern corridor of Singapore. This massive complex is situated in the heart of Serangoon Central town along Upper Serangoon Road and bordered by Serangoon Central and Serangoon Avenue 2 roads.
nex is conveniently linked to the integrated air-conditioned Serangoon Bus Interchange as well as the underground Serangoon MRT Station (CC13, NE12) which is an exchange stop for the Circle Line (CCL) and North-East Line (NEL) MRT routes. Being co-located with major public transport exchange/interchange points in the northeastern region of Singapore, nex is believed to have derived its name from an abbreviation of "northeast exchange".
The retail mix here includes a dazzling array of consumer stores and food & beverage outlets - men's and ladies apparel, fashion accessories, pharmacies, two major supermarkets/hypermarkets, banks, telecommunications service branches and mobile phone shops, pet accessories shops, hair/beauty salons and fitness spas, as well as home furnishing and electronics/IT stores. The NLB's Serangoon Public Library is also located within nex.
One of nex's highlights is its spacious open-air rooftop garden which provides an open view of the surrounding area and respite from the shopping crowds.
By public bus:
Alight at the Serangoon Bus Interchange which is integrated into the nex complex. Alternatively, alight at bus stops along one of the three surrounding roads - Serangoon Central, Serangoon Avenue 2 or Upper Serangoon Road.
Alight at the subterranean Serangoon MRT Station (CC13 of Circle Line (CCL), NE12 of North-East Line (NEL)).
Park at nex's carpark or the surrounding HDB carparks. A big convenient carpark nearby is the one located at the old Serangoon Bus Interchange which is linked by a pedestrian bridge to nex's Level 1.