Haw Par Villa MRT station
Platform level of Haw Par Villa MRT station.
|Location||270 West Coast Highway|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||8 October 2011|
|Previous names||West Coast|
The station is located next to Haw Par Villa, now a tourist attraction, hence its name. It is the nearest MRT station to the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre.
Currently, a "West Coast Extension" of the future Jurong Region Line is being considered. If built, Haw Par Villa station will become an interchange with this extension and serve as its terminus.
When the Circle Line was initially planned, this station had been planned to open only when the surroundings is more developed and was named West Coast. It was only announced to be opened on 25 January 2008 with the rest of Stage 5 to attract visitors into the Haw Par Villa and subsequently renamed the station to "Haw Par Villa".
Art in Transit
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. Keen eyes will also spot the tiger hiding among the peonies, a reference to the name "Tiger Balm Gardens".
West Coast Extension (Jurong Region Line)
On 25 August 2015, Lui Tuck Yew at Clementi station announced that there will be a possible West Coast Extension from the Jurong Region Line. It said that the West Coast Extension would end at this station, and it would most likely be built in the 2030s.
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.
- "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. 25 January 2008.[permanent dead link]
- Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". For Art's Sake!. TODAYonline Blogs. Archived from the original on 27 December 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
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