Have more art at MRT stations

It is encouraging to see various forms of art by Singaporean artists displayed at MRT stations, such as at Newton and Botanic Gardens.

Perhaps sculptures, performance art and mixed media art can also be displayed in older MRT stations, especially those located in the neighbourhoods of Singapore.

This can be a good way to showcase iconic landmarks of the area.

SMRT can partner the National Arts Council in its Arts for All initiative, which aims to bring engaging art experiences to various communities in Singapore.

With the older MRT lines undergoing track renewal works, it would also be apt to have the artwork showcase MRT staff who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to provide us the seamless travel we expect.

Jacelyn Chia Yee Fang (Miss), 19,

Third-year polytechnic student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2016, with the headline 'Have more art at MRT stations'. Print Edition | Subscribe