Singapore – World War II hero Lim Bo Seng is one of the sights that greet commuters at the Serangoon MRT station with a new mural celebrating the heritage of the Hougang-Serangoon region.
It depicts members and war heroes of Force 136, a group of resistance fighters formed by the British military.
Lim Bo Seng and his family lived in Six Milestone House at the intersection of Upper Serangoon Road and Tampines Road, but were forced to move during the war because Japanese soldiers were looking for him. it was done.
The artwork also shows Block 316 at Hogan Avenue 7, which has two MRT stations and an iconic rainbow façade. This is one of the first generation buildings built during Hougang’s redevelopment in the 1980s.
Also, visit the famous Lim Tua Tho Market (known for dishes like fried carrot cake and Hokkien mee before it closed in 1994) and the rubber plantations that were common in the area in the early 20th century. is also introduced.
The mural, unveiled Saturday, was designed by a group of fifth-graders from the Visual Arts Program at the Singapore School of Arts.is fifth in SMRT’s Comic Connect series, It aims to install heritage-themed murals at all 35 MRT stations across the island.
Other murals in the series were launched last year to mark the transit operator’s 35th anniversary and can be seen at Toa Payoh, Tampines, Queenstown and Jurong East stations.
“We hope that the Serangoon murals will remind residents of Serangoon’s rich history and culture and help build a stronger identity within the local community,” said SMRT Chairman Xia Moon Min on Saturday. Told.
The mural launch was attended by Manpower Minister Tan Si Leng, who is also a member of parliament for Marine Parade GRC, and Lim Bo Seng’s children, Dr. Lim Wai Giok and Lim Lam Giok.
Dr. Lim said he was proud to have his father’s contributions and legacy recognized.
Shea said the mural is a reminder of “the difficult times Singapore went through during the war and the sacrifices of the brave men and women who put their country before themselves.”
He said the late Lim Leung Gok, the eldest son of a war hero, was the first managing director of MRT Corporation and managing director of SMRT, overseeing the construction and operation of the entire North-South and East-West lines. I was.
“Today, we are honored to build on the solid foundation laid by pioneering transportation engineers like the late Lim Leung Ngok,” he said.
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/community/mural-at-serangoon-mrt-station-depicts-war-hero-lim-bo-seng-who-lived-in-the-area A mural at the Serangoon MRT Station depicts war hero Lim Bo Seng, who lived in the area.