Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Elephant disappears

The vicinity of Buangkok MRT station was once a deserted place. So much so that SBSTransit kept putting off putting its already built Buangkok MRT station into operation because there was enough critical mass to justify the return on investment. It took a couple of white elephants and a very helpful Charles Chong, the MP for that area, to do a serious rethink. The MRT was finally opened on 15 January 2006, slightly under 3 years ago today.

The place has developed into a bustling area, with two perennially full (at least on Saturdays and Sundays) dining places and a smattering of shops. It's a nice little place, if you want to head there the next time. Meanwhile, here are some shot I took of the place today.