The MRT series – Jurong East (NS1)

This opening post of our new series starts off with the North-South line (NSL). And we post in sequence, starting from the first station on the line – Jurong East. Inaugurated in 1987 this line now runs in a sort of circular route on its own from the middle of town to the western end of the island via the north.


To residents of our island, it should conjure up images of factories and smoke emitting chimmneys. Well yeah. Sort of, but not quite anymore. Because quite some of it has moved further westwards to Tuas. Huh? Yeah. Anyhow this “eastern” side of Jurong is mainly residential and the station is part of the commercial hub that serves the community around it.

This is a photo essay. So there should not be any long ramble from us (finally we hear some of you coo), except this first one… Because we had so many photos of the precincts around each station, we’ve limited it to 5-6 representative ones in the subsequent posts.


← An announcement

→ Bukit Batok (NS2)

Part of the MRT series here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

13 thoughts on “The MRT series – Jurong East (NS1)”

    1. Well to get to Orchard on this line (ie NS) would loop north and then south. That would take 45 minutes at least but it is direct and no need to change trains.
      On the other hand, if one takes the EW line from the same station, one changes at Raffles place for the NS line again from the south – that might be just a little faster.

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  1. Recent gripes about efficiency aside, the MRT pretty much remains a ubiquitous institution on our island, doesn’t it. And a relatively common way of organising our urban landscape – though I doubt the trains and stations will gain the sort of fringe cult following the Tube seems to have accumulated in London.

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    1. Well yes indeed. And with West Gate too… and from there to IMM, Big Box etc… lots of malls.
      Well yeah there is one of the now many Awfully chocolate outlets there too we think. But definitely too many now all over the island! Fun place to walk around, not just in the mall though…heheh

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