London mayor takes MRT train to meet PM Lee

SINGAPORE - London mayor Boris Johnson took the MRT train to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana today.

According to Reuters, Mr Johnson boarded at Bayfront station, which is on the Circle Line, and sat beside two Japanese tourists. The nearest MRT station to the Istana would be Dhoby Ghaut, four stops away, on the North-South Line.

The mayor tweeted a photo of his ride, calling the MRT system "Singapore's gleaming tube".

He arrived in the Republic yesterday for a three-day official visit. He will call on the Land Transport Authority and visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, among other programmes, the British High Commission Singapore said.

He met PM Lee for a "discussion on trade, Europe and opportunities for growth between London and the UK and Singapore" and attended a FinTech event at the ArtScience Museum today.