SMRT Celebrates our Nation’s 50th Birthday

Join us at 10 MRT stations and 5 bus interchanges today as we celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday with free travel and freebies.

*Update @ 1330: Some of our stations and all interchanges have stopped giving out the freebies. Scroll down to see which ones are still giving away gifts.

Orchard MRT Volunteers

The volunteers at Orchard MRT are ready!

Visit selected train stations and bus interchanges today to get a free badge in celebration of SG50

Visit selected train stations and bus interchanges today to get a free badge in celebration of SG50

At the interchanges, we have photowalls set up for your photo taking pleasure

At the interchanges, we have photowalls set up for your photo taking pleasure

SMRT Buses welcomes all guests to sign in the SG50 Guestbook

SMRT Buses welcomes all guests to sign in the SG50 Guestbook

Did you manage to get a bite of the SG50 cake that we had at the interchanges?

Did you manage to get a bite of the SG50 cake that we had at the interchanges?

The stations that will be giving away gifts from 3pm to 5pm are

  1. Esplanade
  2. Promenade
  3. Bayfront
  4. Raffles Place
  5. City Hall
1 reply
  1. Audrey Chow says:

    Dear SMRT:

    I want to thank you very much for the free train rides today. I appreciate your role in making this weekend fun, involving and convenient.

    Let me tell you what I did on August 9. I took a bus, 317, to NEX and rode the MRT trains to Orchard, where I spent 2.5 hours in the gym. After a invigorating workout, I decided to visit parts of Singapore I have never seen. I went to Marina South Pier and walked around the terminal and Marina Drive. Now I know the function of Marina South Pier. I had always wondered why does the MRT train stop there? Next, I took the MRT trains to Jurong East and went shopping at IMM. Today was my first time at IMM and Westgate. Next time, I will visit JEMS. The malls were crowded and the people and store employees were amicable. I chatted with an elderly man in line for the free shuttle to IMM who wondered why I do not speak Mandarin. I also had conversations with a mother in the restroom, and employees at New Balance and World of Sports. By now, I was hungry for dinner and decided to have the famous Dum Chicken Briyani in Little India on Buffalo Road. It was body to body standing all the way to Little India. The train cars were well ventilated and cool – no concerns for body odor and bad breath. The ride back to NEX from Little India was pleasant. I had a seat that was given to me by a gracious Asian [Chinese descent] man.

    I end my day feeling blessed and grateful. I am grateful for organizations like SMRT and SBS Transit for playing a major role in the success of the SG50 Celebrations. I mostly grateful for the leaders and leadership of Singapore whose Top Vision made Singapore today.

    Thank you very much SMRT.

    Audrey

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