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     FrontPage Edition: Fri 18 January 2008

 Land Transport Gallery opens


A First For Singapore: Land Transport Gallery Opens

Free Admission

The Land Transport Gallery, which presents Singapore's land transport development to facilitate understanding and appreciation of the challenges, solutions and approaches in land transport planning, opened its doors to the public today.
Speaking at the official launch of the Gallery, Guest-of-Honour Transport Minister and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Raymond Lim said, "Transport touches the lives of everyone, on a daily basis. Singapore will be going through an exciting phase of transport development in the next 10 to 15 years. We want to inspire the public to join us on this journey. The Gallery provides a visual and sensory experience to share this collective vision and what it means for our families, our children and for the nation."
"LTA has benefited much from the ideas of more than 4500 people who participated in our Land Transport Review in the past one and half years. We appreciate their many useful contributions. With the launch of the Land Transport Gallery, we hope to increase our efforts to engage the community and commuters further. We intend to attract not just transport stakeholders, but also the community and students to visit our Gallery and to feel they have a part in the present and future development of land transport in Singapore," added Mr Yam Ah Mee, Chief Executive of the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The Gallery will realise this mission through interactive exhibits on Singapore's land transport progress from 1945 to the current land transport landscape and the vision for Singapore's land transport in the future. These exhibits provide the context and forum for land transport development in Singapore.
The Gallery strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse local and international audience. This encompasses commuters, motorists, students, grassroots bodies, urban planners, public transport academics, operators and industry partners, to promote awareness and encourage an open exchange of ideas on land transport.
The Gallery, developed at a cost of $2 million, is housed in a reconstructed office block within LTA offices at Hampshire Road.
The Gallery's 700-square metre floor space includes five permanent interactive exhibitions which trace the various stages of Singapore's land transport development - Journeys, Memories, Formative Years, Land Transport Today and Vision/ Aspirations. There is also a Challenge Theatre where visitors can participate in choosing land transport outcomes.
Admission to the Gallery is free. The Gallery is opened to the general public as well as group tours for corporate visitors and grassroots organisations from 21 January 2008.
The Gallery is open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 9am to 5pm. Interested organisations, corporations and members of the public can call 63962550 or email for more information on the Gallery's exhibition tours. The Gallery is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Source: Media Release 18 Jan 2008

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