Catch this special SBS bus at festival village marking Ang Mo Kio's history

Cantonese opera singers performing on stage on June 1, 2014, at the opening of the 30 Years - Ang Mo Kio Past To Present festival village, as part of the PAssionArts Festival 2014 by the People's Association. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Cantonese opera singers performing on stage on June 1, 2014, at the opening of the 30 Years - Ang Mo Kio Past To Present festival village, as part of the PAssionArts Festival 2014 by the People's Association. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Madam Helene Ong (left), 65, and Mr Muhd Jani Saiyadi, 49, painting on a giant canvas at the arts festival village as part of the PAssionArts Festival 2014, held at the Ang Mo Kio Centre Stage beside Jubilee Square on June 1, 2014. The event runs til
Madam Helene Ong (left), 65, and Mr Muhd Jani Saiyadi, 49, painting on a giant canvas at the arts festival village as part of the PAssionArts Festival 2014, held at the Ang Mo Kio Centre Stage beside Jubilee Square on June 1, 2014. The event runs till June 4. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
All tied up: (from left) Members of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, Mr Seng Han Thong, together with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong, and MP Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar at a tie-dye booth by Mayflower Primary S
All tied up: (from left) Members of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, Mr Seng Han Thong, together with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong, and MP Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar at a tie-dye booth by Mayflower Primary School students. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Members of the public in front of 3-D wall murals that depict the chronological changes in Ang Mo Kio from the 1980s till today. The iconic architectures that defined Ang Mo Kio when it first developed into a new town includes Broadway Cinema, Plaza
Members of the public in front of 3-D wall murals that depict the chronological changes in Ang Mo Kio from the 1980s till today. The iconic architectures that defined Ang Mo Kio when it first developed into a new town includes Broadway Cinema, Plaza Departmental Store and the Oriental Fountain. These larger than life displays serve to inspire and teach residents about the nation's heritage through the use of arts. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
SBS bus captain Mr Fang Chin Poh (right), 53, giving three-year-old Li Jia Yao a bus ticket in front of a 3-D SBS bus visual display. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
SBS bus captain Mr Fang Chin Poh (right), 53, giving three-year-old Li Jia Yao a bus ticket in front of a 3-D SBS bus visual display. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
SBS bus captain Mr Fang Chin Poh (left), 53, one-year-old Loo Yan Xuan with her father Mr Jeremy Loo, 35, are seen in front of a 3D SBS bus visual display, which showcases the juxtaposition and contrast that the transport system has undergone since i
SBS bus captain Mr Fang Chin Poh (left), 53, one-year-old Loo Yan Xuan with her father Mr Jeremy Loo, 35, are seen in front of a 3D SBS bus visual display, which showcases the juxtaposition and contrast that the transport system has undergone since its inception in the early years. This is part of the PAssionArts Festival 2014, a festival village on the theme of 30 Years - Ang Mo Kio Past To Present, held at Ang Mo Kio Centre Stage beside Jubilee Square from June 1 to 4, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

An artistic celebration of Ang Mo Kio's history began on Sunday with the opening of the 30 Years - Ang Mo Kio Past To Present festival village, as part of the PAssionArts Festival 2014 by the People's Association.

Running until Wednesday, the festival village besides Jubilee Square includes 3-dimensional wall murals and an SBS Transit bus that fuses the facades of old and new buses.

There are also large visual arts displays on food, clothing, housing and transportation, created by 350 residents, 20 students and teachers from ITE College Central, and artist Serene Yang at a series of pre-festival workshops from April through May.

At the opening on Sunday were Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong as well as Ang Mo Kio grassroots advisers Mr Seng Han Thong, Mr Yeo Guat Kwang and Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar.