Historical Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to open during public holidays [Press Release]

February 9, 2015 by  
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To allow more Singaporeans to enjoy the historical former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS), the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will open the State property to the public on Public Holidays, starting on 20 February 2015, the second day of the Lunar New Year, from 9am to 6pm.

2. Given its rich history and heritage value, the former TPRS has been a popular venue for private events, ranging from carnivals, pop-up restaurants to high-end fashion shows and product launches. Individuals and organisations have held exclusive events at the former TPRS by applying for a Non-renewable Temporary Occupation Licence from SLA.

3. In an effort to allow more Singaporeans to enjoy the State property, SLA called for an “Expression of Interest” on GeBIZ to study the feasibility of expanding the interim use of the former TPRS to possibly house food stalls serving local fare in August 2014. However, as there was insufficient interest given its short tenure for interim use, we were not able to proceed with the tender.

4. Nevertheless, by opening up the former TPRS to the public on public holidays, we hope that more people will use the opportunity to visit the historical monument for strolls, take photos or to partake in its history. SLA will continue to explore other ways to open the former TPRS for events and activities so that more Singaporeans will get to enjoy its history and charm. For example, a flea market organised by Public Garden will be held at the platform of the former TPRS later this month.

Source: SLA

Heritage Connects @ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station [8-9 Sep 2012]

September 4, 2012 by  
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Venue: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Day and Date: Saturday, 8 Sept 2012 and Sunday, 9 Sept 2012

Time: 10am – 6pm

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is partnering various community partners for this event. Members of the Malaysian-Singapore Vintage Cars Register (MSVCR) would be displaying about 50 vintage cars at the event, to showcase private transportation of yesteryears.

In addition, NHB is partnering various heritage enthusiasts, such as bloggers and train enthusiasts to host a photography exhibition on the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, highlighting the train and station operations in the past and people’s memories of the place.

URA will also be displaying panels from their “Journey of Possibilities” Competition, showcasing winning proposals on the future of the Rail Corridor.

The Rail Corridor Open Day [1 July 2012]

June 26, 2012 by  
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The Rail Corridor Open Day is held on 1 July to allow the public to enjoy the biodiversity and heritage of the Rail Corridor, and to explore the Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Timah Railway Stations. This event is organised by Friends of the Rail Corridor and Nature Society (Singapore).

The public can participate in the following activities during The Rail Corridor Open Day on 1 July: Read more

Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Timah Railway Stations open for short-term uses

April 4, 2012 by  
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4 April 2012 – The former Bukit Timah Railway Station (BTRS) and Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) have received much public interest since last year. They were on the land formerly occupied by the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) which has reverted to the State. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has completed removal works along the former railway land, which has been levelled and turfed end of 2011.

2. Over the past few months, SLA has received several requests from the public to use the former BTRS and TPRS for community events, sports activities and exhibitions. SLA is pleased to announce that the former BTRS and TPRS are now open to individuals and organisations for ad-hoc activities and events, subject to SLA’s terms and conditions.

3. It is hoped that such activities and events will inject vibrancy and life to the two buildings and the surrounding area. Both the TPRS and the BTRS are a part of Singapore’s heritage, with the former being gazetted as a national monument, while BTRS has been conserved. Read more

Ex-railway station an event venue?

October 3, 2011 by  
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By Imelda Saad, Channel NewsAsia, 2 Oct 2011.

Singapore authorities said they would consider opening part of the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as an event venue.

Other possibilities include having tours at the site.

This follows some suggestions on how the space could be used in the interim before any development plans are firmed up.

It has been three months since the former Malayan Railway land was handed over to Singapore.

Already, some 40 per cent of railway tracks have been dismantled.

The former workers’ quarters are now vacant, and the land around the former Tanjong Pagar railway station left bare.

There has been a series of public consultation on how the area can be best utilised.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

End of an Era

July 31, 2011 by  
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By CK Ng, 2 Jul 2011.

After 79 years of operation, the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will cease operations on 30 June 2011. Not wanting to miss the historic moment, I decided to pay the station a last visit before it’s closed the next day. Gilbert was with me as well, and we hoped to capture the last trains in and out of the station which will serve as a closure for the many photographs of the railway that we’ve done over the past few weeks.

Arriving at the station and not having previously shot it at night, I decided to take a photo of it. Additional lights have been put up to further light up the station’s facade, which we later found was also to prepare for the arrival of the Sultan of Johor who will be driving the last train out of the station.

The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station at night. Additional lights have been put up the night this photo was taken.

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Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

July 30, 2011 by  
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By CK Ng, 26 Jun 2011.

This weekend marks the last weekend of the train operations along the old railway system in Singapore. During the last few weekends, I’ve been photographing around the Bukit Timah Railway Station several times as I am attracted to the quaint little building and also wanted to capture the old practice of exchanging key tokens.

Today, after bringing Clarence, Jimmy and their friend Lawrence to the station to shoot, we made our way to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. The sky was starting to get dark and rain was imminent.

Front view of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station  Read more

tanjong pagar railway station

July 30, 2011 by  
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By Stephanie, 18 Jun 2011.

With the impending closure of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station at the end of this month, it is little wonder that many Singaporeans and tourists alike have flocked to this majestic building to take a last look of the building in operation before it gets conserved under the Preservation of Monuments Board. Likewise, we were no exceptions as we joined the thousands who have since stepped foot into this station after the release of the news. In fact, both MK and I will be joining many others to be part of a history in the making by purchasing our tickets for the last train ride from Malaysia into Singapore! It’s gonna be exciting! The Green Corridor is also organising a series of nature walks along the railway tracks (including the now defunct Jurong line) over the weekends in the month of June. So, for those who are up for an interesting morning walk, do check out their facebook for updates! Read more

Help for 50 felines left at Tanjong Pagar train station

July 28, 2011 by  
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By Rachel Chan, my paper, 28 Jul 2011.

Few know this, but some 50 occupants still live inside the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and other former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) premises nearby.

They are cats previously owned by railway workers and tenants, who left them behind when the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) sealed the station’s entrance at midnight on June 30.

Most of them skulk in the nooks and crannies of the huge compound, deprived of human contact.

Thankfully, they have not been forgotten. A small band of cat feeders took notice of them and wrote to the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) last month.

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Source: my paper via AsiaOne

Parts of KTM railway to be retained

July 23, 2011 by  
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By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 23 Jul 2011.

Some sections of the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway tracks will be retained, the Nature Society and other heritage interest groups said yesterday.

They emerged from a meeting with government agencies to report that sections of the track at the now-defunct Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Timah railway stations, and those on two steel bridges at Dunearn Road and the Rail Mall, will be kept under existing plans to conserve the stations.

The civic society groups did not, however, have information on the length of these conserved sections. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) confirmed the information following the meeting the groups had with Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin and representatives from the Ministry of National Development and its associated agencies.

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Source: The Straits Times via Wildsingapore

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