Train operator SMRT has has confirmed that they have alerted the relevant authorities to the missing tile piece from the ceiling above an escalator leading out to Connaught Drive and Esplanade Drive.
This response comes after a STOMPer wrote in about the problem, in hope that it will be solved before the Singapore Grand Prix.
In a media statement, a spokesperson for SMRT wrote:
"We thank STOMPer Laurence Rusiecki for his feedback. We have brought this to the attention of the authorities, who own the linkway.
"We would like to clarify that the area highlighted is not within Esplanade MRT station but one of the entrances at a concourse area leading out to Connaught Drive and Esplanade Drive (where Esplanade Park and Padang are located)."