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 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
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
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.
Source: Channel NewsAsia
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.
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
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
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.
Source: my paper via AsiaOne
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.
Letter by Marcus Yip, The Straits Times Forum, 4 Jul 2011.
I grew up in the 1970s, a world away from modern-day Singapore. Although development has brought the country many benefits, we may have lost some invaluable things in the process.
The physical environment in which we live is important, as it affects our culture and community life.
The redevelopment of Chinatown in the 1980s is a sad example of how changing the physical environment of a place affected community life. What was once a vibrant area, with a sense of real life being lived out in its streets, is now a sad shell of its former self. One only needs to compare Chinatown today with Little India to know what I mean.
Source: The Straits Times