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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
“Untitled” by Ang Song Ming
“Inspired by the birdwatching culture in the area.”
TE 6 Mayflower
Bright Hill MRT Station
The artwork reflects the bonds we develop as a community like the lines and networks we see in nature.
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.
“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
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.
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.
“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
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.
These smiley platform walls absorb murmurs while emitting a silent message for audiences today who returns as passengers on other days.
” :) (: ” 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
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.
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