Emcee Lester Leo was the emcee for SBS Transit Ltd’s 50th anniversary celebrations and the launch of the ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Travelling Together with SBS Transit’ exhibition at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange.
Mr Chee Hong Tat, Acting Minister for Transport, was the Guest-of-honour.
The inaugural installment of the mobile exhibition aimed to commemorate a noteworthy milestone with commuters, fostering an appreciation for SBS Transit’s unwavering commitment to delivering secure, dependable, and enjoyable travel experiences.
? Celebrating Milestones at SBS ?
Let’s take a nostalgic ride through some noteworthy milestones that have shaped the public transportation experience:
1977: The Rise of Double Deckers ?
1977 marked the introduction of the first double-decker bus—a game-changer that elevated our commuting experience.
1984: A Breath of Fresh Air ?
In 1984, SBS rolled out the first air-conditioned bus on service 168, setting a new standard for comfort and convenience in public transport.
1991: The Era of Cashless Travel ?
A magnetic farecard system revolutionized our journeys on all trunk routes in 1991, making cashless travel a breeze. Personally, I cherish fond memories of the magnetic farecard from my growing-up years.
2002: Toa Payoh’s Cool Hub ??
Toa Payoh witnessed history in 2002 with the opening of the first air-conditioned bus interchange—a milestone that transformed waiting for the bus into a cool and comfortable experience.
2003: Navigating New Horizons with NEL ?
Opening its doors in 2003, the North East Line (NEL) became a crucial addition to the transportation network. This was my go-to train line headed to town!