Boon Keng MRT station
Platform of Boon Keng MRT station.
900 Serangoon Road|
|Operated by||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)|
|Opened||20 June 2003|
Located underneath the traffic junction of Boon Keng Road, Towner Road and Serangoon Road, Boon Keng station is within a ten-minute walk to Bendemeer MRT station on the Downtown Line. The station was named after Boon Keng Road, which itself took its name from Dr Lim Boon Keng.
The North East Line (NEL) Contract 705 for the design and construction of Potong Pasir and Boon Keng stations and associated tunnels was awarded to the joint venture of Kumagai Gumi, Sembawang Engineering & Construction and Mitsui & Corporation on 23 June 1997 for $316.7 million. To facilitate the construction of the station, a part of Bendemeer Shopping Mall was demolished to make way for the construction of this station. The remaining portion of the building continues to be used for retail purposes today.
Art in Transit
Art in Transit at this station (Metamorphosis by Lim Poh Teck) features a bright tropical-themed painting on the concourse level, consisting of icons of everyday life used in the past and present.
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