Haw Par Villa MRT Station

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 CC25 
Haw Par Villa MRT Station
虎豹别墅地铁站
ஹா பர் வில்லா
Stesen MRT Haw Par Villa
Rapid transit
CC25HawParVilla.jpeg
Platform level of Haw Par Villa MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 270 West Coast Highway
Singapore 117396
Coordinates 1°16′57″N 103°46′55″E / 1.282386°N 103.781867°E / 1.282386; 103.781867
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 8 October 2011
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  CC25 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Haw Par Villa MRT Station (CC25) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in Singapore. It is located in the vicinity of Haw Par Villa, previously called Tiger Balm Gardens, hence its name.

History[edit]

When the Circle Line was initially planned, this station had been planned to open only when the surroundings is more developed. However, it opened with the rest of Stage 5 as there are enough developments in the vicinity.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is Eroclamation by Tan Wee Lit, located on the lift shaft in the station. Inspired by traditional papercuts, the black-and-white artwork shows images of traditionally Chinese elements (such as a pagoda, archway and peonies) with pictures of heavy machinery (tractors, cranes, etc.) hidden in them. The former is a reference to the Chinese-themed attraction which this station is named after, and the latter is a commentary about how much the western side of Singapore is reclaimed land.[2] Keen eyes will also spot the tiger hiding among the peonies, a reference to the name "Tiger Balm Gardens".

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level West Coast Highway, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC26  Pasir Panjang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC24  Kent Ridge (←)

Exits[edit]

There is only one exit (A) to Haw Par Villa, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre and Pasir Panjang Container Terminal. Elevator(Lift) / Escalator / Staircase available at this Exit.

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.32am 5.53am 11.12pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.38am 6.02am 11.40pm
to CC7 Mountbatten 11.49pm
to CC12 Bartley 12.13am
to CC26 Pasir Panjang 12.10am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPEECH BY MR RAYMOND LIM,MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, AT THE VISIT TO KIM CHUAN DEPOT, 25 JANUARY 2008, 9.00 AM". Singapore Government Media Release. 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". For Art's Sake!. TODAYonline Blogs. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 

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