LTA's knick-knack shop raises $50,000 to help needy commuters

The 'Fun Fact' range of collectibles.
The 'Fun Fact' range of collectibles.PHOTO: LTA
Notebooks with the 'Graciousness' theme.
Notebooks with the 'Graciousness' theme.PHOTO: LTA
Collectibles inspired by the theme of public transport.
Collectibles inspired by the theme of public transport.PHOTO: LTA
Commuters’ contest entries inspired these Love Edition adhesive tapes.
Commuters’ contest entries inspired these Love Edition adhesive tapes.PHOTO: LTA
Collectibles sold by the Land Transport Authority's "Knackstop" souvenir shop.
Collectibles sold by the Land Transport Authority's "Knackstop" souvenir shop. PHOTO: LTA
Collectibles sold by the Land Transport Authority's "Knackstop" souvenir shop.
Collectibles sold by the Land Transport Authority's "Knackstop" souvenir shop. PHOTO: LTA

SINGAPORE - A souvenir shop called "Knackstop" started by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) a year ago on its premises at Hampshire Road has raised $50,000 to support needy commuters.

The monies were from the sale of collectibles such as notebooks and drink coasters.

The items at the shop are inspired by Singapore's public transportation scene, and range from adhesive tape featuring MRT stations, to a thumb drive shaped in the form of a miniature train.

The keepsakes can also be bought online, or from selected Naiise or Museum Label stores.

The $50,000 will be placed in the LTA Care Fund to support the transport needs of kids with special needs, under the Children in Action programme - a National Council of Social Service (NCSS) initiative to encourage these children to play with their non-disabled peers at playgrounds.

The funds will also help persons under the NCSS' Project Hire, which aims to increase employment opportunities and help in the recovery process of those with mental illnesses.

LTA's group director for corporate communications Helen Lim said: "Sales in our first year have been encouraging, backed by positive feedback from customers who said they like the quirky and practical merchandise."