SINGAPORE - Commuters can look forward to boarding a Hari Raya-themed train this festive season.
Two themed trains were launched on Thursday (June 22) to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa, which falls on Sunday, and it marks the first time that the trains are decorated for the Muslim festival. It is the result of a collaboration between the Land Transport Authority, SMRT and SBS Transit.
One train will travel on the East-West and North-South Line, and the other on the North-East Line. Both trains will run until July 19.
The trains will feature ketupat and festive light decals on the windows, as well as traditional motifs on the carriage floor. Some carriages in the train have wall stickers reminiscent of a living room setting, with pictures of couches and other furniture.
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The idea behind the designs is to replicate the warmth and comfort that one feels when spending time with family at home.
The launch was attended by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs. He took the inaugural train ride from Pasir Ris to Eunos station along the East-West Line.
Some commuters who boarded the train were positive about the themed trains. Madam Haslinda Kassan, 52, an assistant station manager who took the train on her day off, said: "It reminds me of the carpet I have, and makes me feel at home."