Our Bus Journey @ VivoCity

The second of “Our Bus Journey” Bus Carnival, organized by the Land Transport Authority, will be held at VivoCity Outdoor Plaza on 25-27 March 2016 (Friday – Sunday), from 11am to 8pm. It is preceded by the Bus Carnival at Ngee Ann City organized two weeks earlier.

Most of the interactive exhibits from the previous exhibition will be on display for the weekend. Based on the theme “Past, Present and Future”, exhibits such as bus models, bus simulators, game booths and bus displays will be available without any admission fee.

The winning colour for the LTA’s “Colour Your Buses” campaign, Lush Green, was announced on the first day of the previous exhibition. Two concept buses painted in the colour, MAN Lion’s City DD and Alexander Dennis Enviro500, will be once again open for public viewing. The Singapore Traction Company Vintage Bus will also be on display. However, the SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaro, which was present at the Ngee Ann City carnival, will not be present.

One can get their hands on the elusive transport miniatures and trinkets at the Knackstop concept store, which will also be open in this carnival.

The capsule machines, containing the six limited-edition figurines of bus personalities, will also make a comeback at this carnival. It previously appeared at roving pop-up booths at various bus interchanges in early March 2016. One can get a spin by either giving feedback after checking out the concept buses, or by spending at least S$20 in a single receipt at the Knackstop store.

At the same time, Go-Ahead Group’s New Bus for London will be taking a tour around the city, and will pass by the bus carnival along Telok Blangah Road. Check out this article for more information and photos of its city tour.


Directions

MRT Station – Harbourfront Interchange (NE1/CC29)
Exit the station via Exit C to VivoCity Open Plaza

Bus Stops:

Harbourfront Bus Interchange: 65 80 93 123/M 124 188 408 855 963

Telok Blangah Road – Vivocity (14141): 10 30 57 61 65 80 97 100 123/M 131 143 145 166 855 RWS8

Telok Blangah Road – Opposite Vivocity (14119): 10 30 57 61 65 80 97 100 123/M 131 143 145 166 855


Exhibition Schedule

Friday, 25 Mar 2016

  • 1300 – Stage Game: Catch the Figurines
  • 1330 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1415 – Stage Game: Memory Game
  • 1500 – Stage Game: Spin to Win
  • 1545 – Stage Game: Bus Quiz
  • 1600 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1700 – Stage Game: Bingo Bus
  • 1745 – Stage Game: Bus Quiz
  • 1800 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1830 – Stage Game: Memory Game
  • 1915 – Stage Game: Spin to Win

Saturday, 26 March 2016

  • 1300 – Stage Game: Catch the Figurines
  • 1330 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1400 – Celebrity Appearance: Joshua Tan & Wang Weiliang (Ah Boys to Men)
  • 1500 – Class 95 DJs The Muttons
  • 1700 – Stage Game: Memory Game
  • 1745 – Stage Game: Bus Quiz
  • 1800 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1830 – Stage Game: Bingo Bus
  • 1915 – Stage Game: Catch the Figurines

Sunday, 27 March 2016

  • 1300 – Stage Game: Catch the Figurines
  • 1330 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1400 – Celebrity Appearance: Benjamin Kheng
  • 1515 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1545 – Stage Game: Spin to Win
  • 1630 – Stage Game: Bus Quiz
  • 1715 – Stage Game: Memory Game
  • 1800 – Thoughtful Characters’ Meet-and-Greet
  • 1830 – Stage Game: Catch the Figurines
  • 1915 – Stage Game: Bus Quiz

Floor Plan

  1. OBJ-Vivo-FloorplanGoodie Bag Counter
  2. Vintage Bus Display
  3. Bouncy Castle
  4. Past Zone
  5. Activity Area
  6. Partner Booths
  7. Future Zone
  8. Present Zone
  9. KNACKSTOP Pop-Up Store
  10. Bus Simulator
  11. Stage
  12. Concept Bus B – MAN Lion’s City Double-Decker Concept Bus
  13. Concept Bus A – Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Double-Decker Concept Bus
  14. Add On: Capsule Machines

Buses on Display


The Event:

1. Goodie Bag Counter

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2. Vintage Bus Display

A Singapore Traction Company bus, STC 609, a 1967 Nissan RX102K3, was salvaged from a scrapyard and restored to its former glory. More information and pictures at the dedicated article: Singapore Traction Company Mock-up Bus

3. Bouncy Castle

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4. Past Zone

5. Activity Area

Two activities are available in this area – Folding Hearts and SBS Transit’s Hazard Awareness Training & Test system.

6. Partner Booths

Features manned booths by event partners, including SBS Transit, SMRT Corporation, Tower Transit, Go-Ahead, National Transport Workers’ Union and Bus Enthusiasts.

10. Bus Simulator

SMRT set up a bus simulator to showcase its bus driver training programme. This computer system builds drivers’ confidence before taking to the roads.

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11. Stage

The stage hosts performances, lucky draws and other casual events throughout the carnival.

12 & 13. Concept Buses

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Both Concept Buses are available for viewing in the non-airconditioned area behind the stage. Check out our individual dedicated articles on the two buses for more information: Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Mock-up Bus and MAN Lion’s City DD L Mock-up Bus.

Add On: Capsule Machines

The capsule machines, containing the six limited-edition figurines of bus personalities, will also make a comeback at this carnival. It previously appeared at roving pop-up booths at various bus interchanges in early March 2016. One can get a spin by either giving feedback after checking out the concept buses, or by spending at least S$20 in a single receipt at the Knackstop store.OBJ-Vivo-CapsuleMachines


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