Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

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Singapore also joined in on celebrating the Diwali, as its famous Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) launches its first Diwali-themed train. The train is decked with vibrant Indian illustrations such as rangolis, festoons, diyas and the works.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has posted nine images of this Diwali-themed train on their Facebook page. The MRT launched this train on October 15.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

The coaches of the train feature elegant elements such as detailed Indian jewellery, peacock and the lotus - some traditional symbols which we regard as good luck.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

All these festoons, rangolis, etc. are inspired by an akin style of festivity displayed in Singapore's Little India area, which has a dense Indian population.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

The highly decorated special train was launched by Singapore's Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan. Passengers can travel in this train till mid-November on the North East Line (NEL).

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

The decorations for Diwali isn't just restricted to the train. Both the North East Line and Downtown Line platforms at Little India Station have decorated with Diwali theme.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

Other platform adorned with Diwali motifs.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

Festivals bring people together.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

More decorations.

Diwali Celebrations Abroad — Singapore Gets Diwali-Themed Train!

The astonishing view outside the station.

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