Archive for February, 2009

Boon Lay MRT extensions

February 24, 2009

Joo Koon and Pioneer MRT station held an open house on 21 February from 11am to 3pm. The stations will be operational with effect from 28 February. Both stations have similar architectural style.
Here is an external view of Pioneer station:
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The site plan :
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This is how the extension was built :
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A view of the passenger concourse :
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Location of Pioneer station :
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Up the train platform. The colour scheme for this station is blue :
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Something that all older MRT stations do not have are sun roofs :
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Train departing from Pioneer, a rare opportunity to take photos without some kay-pohs calling the police to report “suspicious” persons taking photos on MRT stations :
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View of the track :
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Free ride from Pioneer to Joon Koon :
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View of Jurong West Stadium from the train :
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Other views from the train, factories galore :
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Next to Joo Koon station is this empty plot of land, the future Joo Koon bus interchange :
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Seats on the train platform :
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End of the line at Joo Koon :
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View of Jurong Hill 65 with the water tank at the top, foreground is the future bus interchange :
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A new style emergency stop button :
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Banner on the link bridge announcing the opening house :
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Both Joo Koon and Pioneer have big spacious control rooms :
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Location map of Joo Koon :
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Stairs leading down to the passenger concourse. Joo Koon colour scheme is orange :
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Voodoo car

February 20, 2009

Went to work and saw this car :
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Closer look at the bumpers :
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Two teddy bears hanging by the head at each end of the bumpers! Decorations? Looks more like the guy is practising some kind of voodoo. Eeeek!