Home News Another LTA boo-boo? Jingapore or Singapore?

Another LTA boo-boo? Jingapore or Singapore?




- Advertisement -

The photo above of a signboard by Land Transport Authority (LTA) at Downtown Line station, Tampines West, has been circulating online and many have noticed what appears to be an erroneous spelling of the nation’s name Singapore as “Jingapore”.

Many Singaporeans have been sharing the image on social media and on text messaging application, WhatsApp, and have called the LTA out for the boo-boo, in a time when the LTA grapples with several issues like the ‘deeply concerning’ SMRT flooding investigation findings, and the fact that COE premiums have risen by over 10% in spite of the Authority’s assurances that plans to cut the car growth rate to zero per cent will not significantly affect COE prices.

But is this latest ‘misspelling’ really a typo or was it deliberate?

It turns out that “Jingapore” is a pun combining ‘Singapore’ and local artist Jing Quek’s name. Jing has been using the word ‘Jingapore’ for at least as far back as 2011, as can be seen in this art exhibition promo online:

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Design submitted by Temasek Polytechnic students selected as logo for Budget 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat revealed that a design submitted by a group of Temasek Polytechnic students has been selected as the logo of Budget 2021, which will be delivered in Parliament right after the Chinese...

MOT launches COVID-19 vaccination exercise for 37,000 aviation and maritime workers

The Ministry of Transport launched the Sea-Air Vaccination Exercise on Monday (18 Jan), to vaccinate 37,000 frontline workers in the aviation and maritime industry. Airplane and port pilots, cabin crew, cargo handlers, transit lounge workers, local seafarers, ship and plane repair technicians...

Cancer stricken teacher who continued to help students during treatment passes away

A veteran teacher, who continued to teach and help her students without rest despite suffering from cancer, passed away on Saturday (16 Jan). 60-year-old Ng Su Lan was so dedicated to her students that she led classes every day until the final...