What about posting info on history behind MRT station names?

Would the authorities consider posting some background information on the names of MRT stations?

I recently overheard two men trying to guess the genesis of "Dakota" in the Dakota MRT station.

One of them speculated that the station was named after American actress Dakota Fanning.

The other man did not have a clue.

My understanding is that "Dakota" is the model of airplane that plied the nearby Kallang Airport in the 1950s.

Another stop on the Circle Line - Mountbatten - is, I believe, named after Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Supreme Allied Commander of the South-east Asia Command during World War II.

I later found out that he died from injuries he suffered in a bomb blast caused by the Irish Republican Army in 1979.

Many people would be interested to know the history behind some of these station names.

Simon Owen Khoo Kim San

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'What about posting info on history behind MRT station names?'. Print Edition | Subscribe