Encouraging Artwork at MRT Stations to Capture Passenger’s Attention

Singapore Train
2 min readSep 5, 2023

Efficient public transportation in a metropolitan city is important for people to reach specific destinations on time. It is important to connect the whole city with an efficient, comfortable, interconnected, and affordable transportation system. Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is doing its best to connect the lives of people living in Singapore and make their travel convenient. Helmed under the true leadership of the SMRT Chairman Seah Moon Ming and the equally influential SMRT CEO Ngien Hoon Ping, SMRT is a safe, reliable, cost-effective, and preferable mode of public transportation. In this blog, we will delve into how SMRT is encouraging creative artwork across stations and making the daily travel of passengers interesting and engaging.

Creatively Transforming SMRT Stations in Singapore

MRT with Public Transport Operators (PTOs) has started a community to design public transportation stations, especially SMRT stations in Singapore. SMRT has encouraged the widespread display of artwork, paintings, and attention-grabbing graffiti work all across train stations. It is done to capture the eyesight of passengers and allow their daily travel to be memorable, pleasant, and something to remember. Various local communities and artists have contributed to the creative drive of SMRT by adding artwork across numerous station spaces.

Celebrating Different Festivities of Communities through Artwork

As part of the creative work visually displayed across stations, several community partners have come together like that of Kembangan-Chai Chee, Marine Parade, Citizens’ Consultative Committees of Geylang Serai, Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng, and various others to bring the annual festivity across SMRT stations with amazingly looking artwork. So far, several festivities have been covered in the form of creative and colorful work in terms of Chinese New Year, Community Events, Hari Raya, National Day Celebrations, etc.

Supporting NGOs with Creatively Infused Work Across Stations

This creative initiative by SMRT, under the influential leadership of Ngien Hoon Ping, has further collaborated with different non-profit organizations. The successful collaboration has led to adding visual appeal on stations in the form of the Singapore International Photography Festival, Breast Cancer Awareness, World Autism Awareness, and more.

Conclusion

Singapore’s MRT is extending its wings all across the city, and the successful contributions of Seah Moon Ming and Ngien Hoon Ping. Effective public transportation means showing further encouragement to passengers by adding creative displays of work at stations. SMRT fulfills the purpose of providing comfortable daily commutation that can be memorable.

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