Sneak Peek at Thomson-East Coast Line 2 – Artistic & Unique Station Designs!

Sneak Peek at Thomson-East Coast Line 2 – Artistic & Unique Station Designs!

With Thomson-East Coast Line 2 opening tomorrow on Aug 28, 2021, there are so many of us who are eagerly waiting to get a glimpse of each station’s design and atmosphere!

The six stations on Thomson-East Coast Line 2 (TEL2) are so uniquely designed, and are accompanied by artistic artwork done by local artists! Check it out!

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Springleaf MRT Station

This artwork is a study of the integration of the place, people and nature and the spatial connection between them.

Springleaf MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Springleaf MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

With a tree as the main anchor, it is surrounded by a juxtaposition of characters and artefacts taken from the unique blend of nostalgic shophouses and lush greenery around Springleaf.

Art in Transit at Springleaf: 'Tree of Memories" by Koh Hong Teng. (Photo: SGTrains)

Art in Transit at Springleaf: ‘Tree of Memories” by Koh Hong Teng. (Photo: SGTrains)

“Tree of Memories” by Koh Hong Teng

“The composition depicts a memorabilia of things that will be lost with the construction of the MRT station and of the things which should remain afterwards.”

TE 4 Springleaf


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Lentor MRT Station

This artwork brings together ideas of composition and rhythm, unfolding over one of the largest walls in the station via a continuous sequence of varying shapes.

Lentor MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Lentor MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

A “visual poem” that points to the area’s literary connection. Commuters are invited to read the score-script as they traverse the station, to enjoy an interlude in their busy day.

Art in Transit at Lentor: "Interlude for Lentor" by Tan Guo-Liang. (Photo: SGTrains)

Art in Transit at Lentor: “Interlude for Lentor” by Tan Guo-Liang. (Photo: SGTrains)

“Interlude for Lentor” by Tan Guo-Liang

“Takes its inspiration from the area around the MRT station, in particular, the Teacher’s Estate where the roads are all named after famous poets and philosophers.”

TE 5 Lentor


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Mayflower MRT Station

22 bird sculptures are placed around the station are inspired by the neighbourhood bird-display facility at Blk 159 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.

With the ability to accommodate over 1,000 birdcages, the area is a hive of activity on Sunday mornings, especially during the bi-monthly bird-singing competition.

Mayflower MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Mayflower MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Bird sculptures can be seen scattered at all seven station entrances and at the train platform, as if the birds have found their way into the station by accident.

Art in Transit at Mayflower: "Untitled" by Ang Song Ming. (Photo: SGTrains)

Art in Transit at Mayflower: “Untitled” by Ang Song Ming. (Photo: SGTrains)

“Untitled” by Ang Song Ming

“Inspired by the birdwatching culture in the area.”

TE 6 Mayflower


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Bright Hill MRT Station

The artwork reflects the bonds we develop as a community like the lines and networks we see in nature.

Bright Hill MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Bright Hill MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

The artist grew up in Bright Hill and the artwork is influenced by her childhood memories of playing around the neighbourhood; that including the nearby Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Art in Transit at Bright Hill: "A Kaleidoscopic Nature" by anGie Seah. (Photo: SGTrains)

Art in Transit at Bright Hill: “A Kaleidoscopic Nature” by anGie Seah. (Photo: SGTrains)

“A Kaleidoscopic Nature” by anGie Seah

“The artwork had drawn inspiration from Bishan Park and the station’s name “Bright Hill”; which gave the artist the feeling that it can light up all of Singapore.”

TE 7CR 13 Bright Hill


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Upper Thomson MRT Station

The artist has placed some indigenous residents of the long-tailed variety (which generally are no taller than 50cm) all over the station.

Photo: SGTrains

Photo: SGTrains

With the largest nature reserve, MacRitchie Reservoir, being just a short distance away, this neighbourhood is no stranger to curious visitors from all walks of life.

Art in Transit at Upper Thomson: "Lost In Our (Concrete) Jungle" by Troy Chin (Photo: SGTrains)

Art in Transit at Upper Thomson: “Lost In Our (Concrete) Jungle” by Troy Chin (Photo: SGTrains)

“Lost In Our (Concrete) Jungle” by Troy Chin

“It essentially became a game of hide-and-seek for the commuter. The indigenous residents of the long-tailed variety will engage commuters new and old in a fun, shared, local experience and could possibly, put a smile on someone’s face.”

TE 8 Upper Thomson


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Caldecott MRT Station

The artist was inspired by the nearby Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) which gave her the idea to conceptualise an artwork using the idea of Braille.

Caldecott MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Caldecott MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

These smiley platform walls absorb murmurs while emitting a silent message for audiences today who returns as passengers on other days.

Art in Transit at Caldecott: " :) (: " by Claire Lim. (Photo: SGTrains)

Art in Transit at Caldecott: ” :) (: ” by Claire Lim. (Photo: SGTrains)

” :) (: ” by Claire Lim

“A greeting wall which acts like a screen to say HELLO :) when commuters arrive and depart.”

TE 9CC 17 Caldecott


Thomson-East Coast Line 2 to Benefit Many Households

Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2

When TEL2 opens for passenger service on Aug 28, 2021, over 100,000 households within a 10-minute walk from one of the nine TEL stations can expect travelling times to be halved!

The TEL2 will serve both residential and commercial facilities along Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott.

Click to learn more about Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) »


Check Out Other Related Posts

6 New MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 To Open on Aug 28

Thomson-East Coast Line Stations Are Inclusive, Catering to Passenger’s Needs

“Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Will Definitely Benefit Me!” – SGTrains Trainspotter on 8world News


Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains

External Links
Factsheet: Thomson–East Coast Line Stage 2 to Welcome Commuters from 28 August 2021 – LTA [Accessed 27 Aug 2021]
Factsheet: Thomson–East Coast Line 2 to Welcome Commuters from 28 August 2021 – LTA [Accessed 27 Aug 2021]
Art in Transit – LTA [Accessed 27 Aug 2021]


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