Walking Down the Memory Lane at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Written by Katherine

December 26, 2016
Last Updated on June 7, 2023

Hello hello~ it has been really long since the last that I updated this blog and I must say I miss updating this blog with lovely photos to share with anyone who is reading this. Firstly Happy Boxing Day to everyone living in the region and Merry Christmas to everyone else who is living outside of our region! っ˘ω˘ς )

A Bit of History of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Yesterday, I finally had the chance to visit the iconic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station with my hubby. The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station used to ferry passengers to and fro between Singapore and Malaysia and ceased operations back in 2011. Since then, the venue has been used for various purposes such as an event space for corporate events as well as open houses by the Singapore Land Authority to showcase the railway station to the local citizens.

It has been so many years but yesterday was my first and last time there before it is officially closed to give way to the construction of a new MRT station. Sometimes you can’t help but feel sad that heritage will have to give way for development and lucky for me, at least I finally got to see this lovely place for myself before it is gone. ( ´ ω ` )

Journey to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Since the weather was great, we decided to take a little walk from Outram Park MRT Station to the railway station. Sometimes even in Singapore, you will be able to spot some lovely buildings and scenes while taking those walks along the nooks and crannies of certain areas. ( ´ ▽ ` )

As we entered the railway station from the back, we walked over to the main area of the railway station and were greeted with a mega crowd as well as a suffocating indoor area. Thinking that the ceiling was high there should at least be some ventilation but… Not sure if it is ‘cos of the crowd, it was actually really suffocating so it was tough for me to absorb the lovely place since I was trying to breathe. Oops. Not forgetting we were sweating buckets inside this area as compared to the hot railway track outside. That was how suffocating this area was. (#><)

Exploring the Soon-To-Be-Gone Station

And look at the crowd at the railway track! But at least this area is more open so even though it was hot, it was still so much better than the inside. Lots of crafts/accessories and drinks stores lined the sides of the railway tracks should you want to buy something. Of ‘cos the drinks store was most popular since the weather was WAY TOO HOT. But apparently, it started to rain really bad in the latter half of the day so we were actually quite lucky. 🙂

Spotted this drawing of this iconic character of Singapore in a random corner of the railway station. Not sure if someone put it there or if it was there all along but it was so nice to see this there. Hi to Mr Kiasu, the one who reflects how kiasu/kaisi Singaporeans are. Haha! Love the comic from back then so not sure how many youngsters still know him nowadays. (*/ω\) And here are some other photos taken of the railway station (where you don’t see much of the crowd roaming around us).╰(*´︶`*)╯

Not the most fantastic showcase of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station but sometimes some things can only be captured and felt by the heart more than photos. These photos will always act as a memory for these heritage places and hopefully will be passed on to generations to come to appreciate how far Singapore has come. (´ ω `♡)

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