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Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

1. NE1 - HarbourFront MRT Station - Part 1 of 2: Enigmatic Appearances by Ian Woo

The North East Line (purple) was the first MRT route that was adopted by the Singapore government to launch Art in Transit, the city-state’s largest public art programme to celebrate local artistic talent.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

2. NE3 - Outram Park MRT Station - The Commuters by Teo Eng Seng

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

3. NE3 - Outram Park MRT Station - The Commuters by Teo Eng Seng

The second one was the Circle Line (yellow), and then there’s a new programme at Downtown Line (blue), although the programme along Downntown Line (DT) isn’t announced yet because the line itself will only fully complete in 2017. So far, SGD5.9 million has been spent.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

4. NE3 - Outram Park MRT Station - Memories I (Opera Costume) by Wang Lu Sheng

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

5. NE3 - Outram Park MRT Station - Memories II (Mask) by Wang Lu Sheng

Unlike the Art in Transit artworks along the Circle Line, these ones at the North East Line MRT Stations are more difficult to spot, particularly those at interchange stations.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

6. NE3 - Outram Park MRT Station - Memories III (Medallions) by Wang Lu Sheng

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

7. NE4 - Chinatown MRT Station - The Phoenix's-Eye Domain by Tan Swie Hian

They are also not so straightforward to find as some are split into numerous pieces, so you can imagine, they are all over the station.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

8. NE4 - Chinatown MRT Station - part of the three sets of rhyming couplets in semi-cursive Chinese calligraphy on the floor of the station

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

9. NE5 - Clarke Quay MRT Station - The Reflections by Chua Ek Kay

Some stations have artworks outside the barriers, which means that you have to tap out, and that would incur a fare on your MRT ticket.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

10. NE5 - Clark Quay MRT Station - The Reflections by Chua Ek Kay

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

11. NE5 - Clark Quay MRT Station - The Reflections by Chua Ek Kay

It was fun tracking down these artworks, and reading the meanings behind them. I had a day-long MRT ticket, so I didn’t mind tapping in and out of the barriers.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

12. NE5 - Clark Quay MRT Station - The Reflections by Chua Ek Kay

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

13. NE6 - Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station - Interchange by Milenko & Delia Prvacki

As with all art pieces commissioned for the Art in Transit programme, all are by Singaporean artists. Each one has a plaque by its side, stating the name of the piece, the name of the artist, as well as its definition.

Art in Transit North East Line MRT Singapore

14. NE6 - Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station - Interchange by Milenko & Delia Prvacki

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