SINGAPORE: To commemorate its golden 50th anniversary, SBS Transit, Singapore’s oldest local bus company, has embarked on a journey through time, celebrating the history of local public transportation.
The company is hosting a series of exhibitions at six designated Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations and bus interchanges across the city. The exhibitions aim to transport the public into a bygone era, showcasing Singapore’s rich developmental history of public transportation. The inaugural exhibition opened on Thursday at the iconic Toa Payoh Bus Interchange. This immersive experience features an array of cultural relics, vintage photographs, and historical artefacts, offering visitors a captivating glimpse into Singapore’s public transportation evolution.
In addition to the nostalgic displays, the exhibition promises a range of activities to engage and entertain attendees. Performances, lucky draws, and various other interactive events have been incorporated into the experience, making it an exciting journey through time. Moreover, SBS Transit is on a mission to contribute to the community, aiming to raise $320,000 for the Community Chest to support local disadvantaged groups.
Acting Transport Minister and Senior Minister of State for Finance, Chee Hong Tat, attended one of the exhibitions and commended the company, saying, “I congratulate SBS Transit for its achievements over the past 50 years in providing safe and reliable journeys for Singaporeans, investing in green and sustainable development, and helping to make public transport more inclusive.”
The Toa Payoh Bus Interchange will host the exhibition until Oct 26, allowing visitors to take a step back in time. After this, the exhibition will be transported to other locations, including Harborfront MRT Station, Tampines Bus Interchange, Little India MRT Station, Bedok Bus Interchange, and Serangoon MRT Station.
These exhibitions will be open to the public until Nov 30, providing ample time for residents and visitors to partake in this nostalgic journey.
SBS Transit’s 50th-anniversary exhibitions promise to blend history, culture, and community involvement, showcasing the company’s long-standing commitment to Singapore’s public transportation system. It’s an opportunity for Singaporeans to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and envision the future of their vibrant city’s transportation landscape.