Borrow power banks, umbrellas for free at SMRT shop in new Bukit Panjang transport hub

The Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub is the ninth integrated transport hub in Singapore and will boast new and novel features that are unique to the hub.
The Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub is the ninth integrated transport hub in Singapore and will boast new and novel features that are unique to the hub.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

SINGAPORE - Commuters will be able to borrow umbrellas, shopping trolleys, and even power banks - all for free- at a new shop run by public transport operator SMRT.

SMRT's first WeCare Shop, located at the new Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), will need people to only show their identity card before they borrow the items.

They can return the things they borrow within three days, and if they forget, they will get a phone call to remind them.

The shop will be opened on Sept 4, the same day as the Bukit Panjang ITH.

Bukit Panjang ITH will be the ninth such hub in Singapore. It will allow seamless travel between the new air-conditioned bus interchange, and the Bukit Panjang MRT and LRT stations. It will feature interactive kiosks, charging stations, and braille plates in lifts and at the queueing areas to help blind people, among other things.