1. Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC and Adviser for Geylang Serai GROs Dr Fatimah Lateef, and the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) Chief Executive, Mr Yam Ah Mee will perform their maiden catwalk at the Circle Line (CCL) open house this Sunday (4 April), all in the name of charity.
2. The Circle Line Charity Runway, the first of its kind to be staged in a MRT station, aims to raise funds for the LTA Cares Fund. Joined by close to 20 grassroots leaders and LTA staff, Dr Fatimah and Mr Yam will walk down the runway from 11.45am to 12.15pm at the new Paya Lebar CCL Station.
3. The Charity Runway is just one of the many fun-filled activities at the full-day CCL Discovery, organised by the LTA for the public to sneak preview the 11 new CCL stations from Dhoby Ghaut to Bartley before the stretch opens for passenger service on 17 Apr 10 (Sat).
4. At five of the stations, each done up with a different theme for the day, members of the public can take part in games and quizzes hosted by celebrity DJs, and take home exciting prizes. Annex A lists the themes and activities at these stations.
5. Come dressed in yellow (CCL's line colour on the system map) or anything with circles, be spotted by our officials between 3pm to 4pm for a catwalk sashay and stand a chance to be voted as the winner of our best dressed competition.
6. Participants will also enjoy free entry to the National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum and Singapore Philatelic Museum at Bras Basah Station.
7. Twitterers can follow @LTAsg to receive the latest happenings at CCL Discovery and join in the discussion using #CircleLine.
8. CCL Discovery starts at 11.30am and ends at 6pm. The public can hop on the train at any of the 10 stations from Bras Basah to Tai Seng1. For more information, please check out www.circlelinediscovery.sg.
CCL Fan Page on Facebook
9. On 5 Jan 2010, the LTA launched the CCL Fan Page on Facebook to share the progress of the CCL with netizens. Fans of the CCL Fan Page will receive regular updates on CCL and are encouraged to post their thoughts on the Line. To sign up as a fan and receive updates on CCL, visit facebook.com/CircleLine.
About CCL from Dhoby Ghaut to Bartley
CCL from Dhoby Ghaut to Bartley is 11-kilometre long comprising 11 stations - Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Esplanade, Promenade, Nicoll Highway, Stadium, Mountbatten, Dakota, Paya Lebar, MacPherson and Tai Seng.
With Paya Lebar Interchange Station joining CCL to the existing East-West Line, passengers travelling from the eastern parts of Singapore can now bypass the busy City Hall and Raffles Place interchanges to get to the city and northern parts of Singapore. The same holds true for those travelling from the north and north-east commuting to the city and the eastern part of the island.
About the LTA Cares Fund
The LTA Cares Fund caters to those who are physically challenged and are unable to take advantage of our public transport services due to their physical condition, such as those with brittle bone disorder, patients who are vulnerable to sudden jerks as well as quadriplegic patients. Their ability to work and participate in society depends greatly on taxi services as a means of transport. However, for the financially disadvantaged, relying on taxi services is more expensive than what their limited budgets allow. In 2009, there were 85 beneficiaries.
1] The 10 stations are Bras Basah, Esplanade, Promenade, Nicoll Highway, Stadium, Mountbatten, Dakota, Paya Lebar, MacPherson and Tai Seng.