Street party at Telok Ayer to mark opening of Downtown Line

Telok Ayer Station, one of the new Downtown Line MRT stations will feature artworks as part of an Art in Transit series. On Dec 7, commuters will not only get a taste of the new Downtown Line, but also what Telok Ayer and Amoy streets have to of
Telok Ayer Station, one of the new Downtown Line MRT stations will feature artworks as part of an Art in Transit series. On Dec 7, commuters will not only get a taste of the new Downtown Line, but also what Telok Ayer and Amoy streets have to offer - from free exercise classes to jewellery and apparel discounts. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

On Dec 7, commuters will not only get a taste of the new Downtown Line, but also what Telok Ayer and Amoy streets have to offer - from free exercise classes to jewellery and apparel discounts.

They can take unlimited free rides along six completed stations during the Downtown Line open house event before it opens for service on Dec 22.

Besides music and activities at four of these stations - Bugis, Downtown, Telok Ayer and Chinatown - businesses along Telok Ayer and Amoy will also offer freebies and discounts.

These include complimentary pilates and fitness classes, free champagne and a 10 per cent discounts at certain stores.

In a joint media statement, the businesses noted the evolution of the Telok Ayer area into a "wonderful weekend destination", with restaurants, boutiques and health and fitness studios.