Responding to keen public interest, SLA has opened the historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) every public holiday since 20 February 2015. We have welcomed close to 200,000 visitors. At each of these open house events, SLA has provided a wide range of activities for visitors to participate in. During Good Friday, a 90s-themed art market showcasing local young talent was organised, and this was followed by a first-ever Thai-themed flea market held on Hari Raya Haji. The event featured more than 100 delectable food and merchandise stalls and attracted a record high 52,546 visitors. Visitors on Deepavali learnt more about TPRS’s rich history through a specially curated exhibition as part of the “Ride Back in Time” open house theme. “Celebrate Christmas at TPRS” on Christmas Day saw live performances held under the stars for the final open house before the extended closure of the national monument for the construction of Cantonment MRT Station along the Circle Line.
“We have received a lot of interest from the public on the historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, and how visiting the station has brought back memories from years back,” says Bernard Loh, Senior Executive, Business Planning and Development, who was involved in every TPRS event. “We are encouraged by the positive feedback and we hope to be able to identify more ways for the public to learn about the significance of conserved State properties.”
WE HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF INTEREST FROM THE PUBLIC ON THE HISTORIC TANJONG PAGAR RAILWAY STATION, AND HOW VISITING THE STATION HAS BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES FROM YEARS BACK.BERNARD LOH