Saturday, June 5, 2010

Remembering Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, at Keppel Road, has been Singapore's train station since the early 1900s (1932 I believe). However, the station is owned and operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), Malaysia's main railway operator. And so is the land the station sits on!

On May 24 2010, a landmark agreement is reached, whereby KTM and its train services will be relocated to Woodlands by Jul 2011. The land will be returned to Singapore, in exchange with some Singapore-Malaysia joint venture collaboration on some other pieces of land.

While the station building is supposed to be conserved, life at the station itself will be just remembered as memories. I may have only taken the train once, but I would still want to capture what I can of this piece of history of Singapore.

More pictures are also available in my website gallery.


Herbert Wong said...

Nice stuff- yo beat me to it!

Wanderer said...

aiya, its never too late until of course, next year when they shift! :p