Bear Fruit: Railway Memories [14 May]

May 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Events

Saturday, 14 May, 7.30am – 2.00pm, level 1 reception counter, National Library

Start & end point: National Library (Includes transport & lunch)

The colonial influenced architecture of the Tanjong Pagar railway station stands awkwardly majestic amongst the skyscrapers of a business district and residential area. It runs its own series of offerings including an eating place that lends its weight to blue collared workers in that area during the lunch time crunch & becomes a night hangout place for young urbanites and families dreaming of temporarily escaping Singapore’s hectic city life. Come 1st July, these are all but memories when the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Tanjong Pagar railway station ceases its operations.

Do you remember your first train ride or have personal memories of this railway station?

Does reflecting on any of your train ride journeys or walking along the railway tracks bring back significant memories?

If you can identify with this topic, have memories to share and would like to relive your old memories with us, we invite you to join us for a nostalgic walk down the railway track with our invited guests from the Nature Society of Singapore.

Relive your memories and hone your writing skills with local writer, Puga, to craft a personalised creative writing works of your experiences through our memory writing workshop and walk home with your very own memorabilia of this trip!

Participants will also be required to showcase and present their works at the forum.

This event involves a walking trail & memory writing workshop and is limited to 30 registered participants.

Interested applicants can e-mail to with subject header: BF Railway Memories including the following details:
1. Full name
2. Contacts: E-mail address & mobile number
3. Share with us your memorable experience at the train station or of your train ride in not more than 100 words.

Source: National Library Board