The Land Transport Authority has removed the accompanying plaques for the mural “Welcome to Jingapore” at stations along the Downtown Line following comments from netizens that the word “Jingapore” was a misspelling. Responding to queries from Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, LTA spokesperson said, “The title ‘Welcome to Jingapore’ is a wordplay on the artist’s name. By combining his name ‘Jing’ and ‘Singapore’, the work was an attempt by the artist to portray Singapore through his eyes.
Artist Jing Quek has received some flak online over the title of his artwork for the Tampines West MRT station. Singapore artist Jing Quek’s latest work for the Downtown Line Station, Tampines West, has been trending online recently due to the title of the work “Welcome to Jingapore’’. Netizens have been sharing the image of the title of the work on a signboard by the Land Transport Authority questioning the spelling of the name.
The interior of one of the NDP-themed MRT trains. With National Day coming next month, Singaporeans can already start to get into the spirit of the event as they go about their daily commute on National Day Parade (NDP)-themed MRT trains. The specially-decorated trains were launched on Monday (17 July) morning as a collaboration between the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SBS Transit and SMRT.