June 3, 2015

Here’s a bus ride you’ll gladly tap your EZ-Link Card for, and that’s because these aren’t your normal, everyday buses. Instead, they’re adorned with Hello Kitty pictures, along with other popular Sanrio characters — and they’re already in a neighbourhood near you.

The exclusive designs, seen on both single and double-decked public buses, are brought to us by Taiwan-based airline, EVA Air, and let’s just say they seem to know Singaporeans and their queuing habits really, really well. All the buses feature immediately appealing Sanrio characters, which we would brave hours in a queue for, such as Hello Kitty, My Melody and Little Twin Stars.

The buses will travel islandwide on different routes, including these bus services: 10, 12, 130, 36, 39, 62, 154, 159 and 14.

Other than that, there’s a social media contest, running from 22 May to 6 August. All you need to do is to spot or ride the EVA Air Hello Kitty concept bus #14, snap a picture of the bus, and upload it on your Instagram, tagging #EVAAirHelloKitty Bus. Two lucky winners stand to win EVA Air flight tickets to the USA or Taiwan.

Naturally, we’ve also kept the best news for last – on top of the buses, EVA Air will also be unveiling their Hello Kitty-themed jet soon. Yep, the kitty fever isn’t stopping any time soon. Stay tuned!