Singapore’s big five-O is coming and we are celebrating in BIG ways. Singapore Land Authorities is opening up the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station for a carnival and a live-telecast of the National Day Parade. There will be fun rides, games and a bazaar at the event. It will a whole day event starting at 9am and ending at 9pm.
It is certainly worth a look as it’s one of Singapore iconic sites. This railway (opened in 1932) and the land that the tracks were on once belonged to Malaysia. This building was opened by the British (Sir Cecil Clementi) before World War II and has kept the classic facade of the Colonial days in Singapore. Operations on the railway stopped in 1st July 2011 and now the railway station was gazetted as a national monument on the 9th of April 2011.
It is now open to public on certain public holidays and there are plans to convert it into a Museum. Do take this opportunity to visit the railway station during this celebration. It certainly will bring back memories to those who have taken the train from Singapore to Malaysia.