Artwork at the Sai Ying Pun MTR Station

The Island line was extended to the East at the end of 2014, with Sai Ying Pun station being the final one to be opened in March 2015 (here’s a recap of the opening). I have travelled there are few times now and I find it a very interesting station.

Not only do you have to take an escalator to reach the middle level, but you actually have to take a lift up to the street level. That’s how far down the station is.

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-10

From the turnstiles to the lift at Exit B is a long walk-way, and different art works depict street scenes and life of and at Sai Ying Pun – the first section is a collage of  photographs, that show different times and aspects of the area. It was created by photographer Tse Ming-Chong and students.

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-11

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-9

Next to these images is a wonderful artwork depicting the neighbourhood – it is a painted bas relief created by Louise Soloway Chan. It shows different sights from Sai Ying Pun, for instance the escalator that has been built up to the High Street…

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-2

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-3

… the people shopping at the wet markets and little shops of the area …

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-8

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-7

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-6

… the day and day activities happening on the street of Sai Ying Pun …

Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-4 Mural at Sai Ying Pun Station August 2015-5

Next time you are in the area, why don’t you take the time to walk into the MTR station and have a look around?

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