The Straits Times
Published on Dec 08, 2012

Announce station numbers in Mandarin instead


MUCH has been said about the announcing of MRT station names in English and Mandarin only.

As a Chinese Singaporean, I find many transliterated station names to be jarring.

Though SMRT reportedly acted on feedback to introduce Mandarin messages, such announcements do not help Chinese tourists figure out where they are. It would make better sense to announce station numbers in Mandarin.

Jeremy Chen