Someone redesigned Singapore’s MRT map to make it more geographically accurate

The MRT map of Singapore is something all regular commuters are familiar with. But it’s not exactly easy to pinpoint your location on the island just by looking at the lines that are plotted out. So one designer took it upon himself to give it a makeover.

Cliff Tan’s redesign shapes the map in a more geographically accurate way, “while giving each line an identity” to allow visitors to “place themselves on the island.”

His Facebook post, which went up this morning, immediately went viral, with netizens applauding him for his aesthetics and his neat attention to detail, which makes it easier for commuters to picture where they’re traveling to.

Taken aback by how his map revamp spread like wildfire, Tan released a “future-proofed version,” which features all upcoming lines, including the likes of the Thomson-East Coast Line and the extensions of the Downtown and Circle Lines.

Check it out below and perhaps bookmark it for reference next time.

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