Pasir Panjang MRT station
Platform level of Pasir Panjang MRT station.
119 Pasir Panjang Road|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||8 October 2011|
This station is situated underneath Pasir Panjang Road and Labrador Viaduct, next to the Pasir Panjang container terminal.
Pasir Panjang had appeared as Passir Panjang in 1851. It means "long sand", a reference to the long sandy beach that stretched along the coast of the area. This area has a lot of rich heritage. In 1910, the government took over the opium industry and state-owned factory at Pasir Panjang. Since the late 1960s, the whole section of the coast, from Telok Ayer Basin to Jurong, has been reclaimed for shipping wharves, and containerization. The coastal area is also reclaimed under the Port of Singapore.
Art in Transit
The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is Lieutenant Adnan by Ho Tzu Nyen. Located on the lift shaft in the station and around the station are mock posters for a fictional movie about Lieutenant Adnan bin Saidi (played by Singapore actor Aaron Aziz), a real-life war hero who fought in the Battle of Pasir Panjang during World War II. Today a memorial dedicated to Lieutenant Adnan is located at Reflections at Bukit Chandu, a museum near the site of the battle.
There is only one exit (A) that leads to Kent Ridge Park and the Bukit Chandu War Memorial (via footbridge over Pasir Panjang Road).
- 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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