Enter the Rooster: NEL train service adorned in Chinese New Year motifs

Another round of festivities, another themed decoration announced for the MRT.

Yesterday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced a collaboration with SBS Transit and the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KS CCC) to launch a Chinese New Year-themed train along the North-East Line, in the spirit of welcoming the Year of the Rooster.

From Jan 15 to Feb 11, passengers who board this decorated train can admire the walls patterned with rooster motifs (because duh!), traditional Chinese couplets to express well wishes for the year ahead, and gold coins symbolising wealth and prosperity.

Of course, one cannot leave out the ever-mandatory inverted character of 福 (fortune) to symbolise the arrival of fortune.

Previous festivities like National Day and Christmas had similarly themed décor erected throughout selected stations. Currently, only Outram Park MRT station is confirmed to have been graced.

This first themed train of the year is part of LTA’s plan to collaborate with the community to ‘bring about a more vibrant experience to commuters’. 

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