Daily Archives: May 24, 2011

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Tour

When I found out that the Preservation of Monuments Board (PMB) was conducting tours of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, I quickly signed us up. I’m crazy about old places so I really didn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to find out more about the station especially since it’s going to be relocated soon .

We went there after the Cold Storage run so I had to drag along two tired and grouchy people who are not as enthusiastic about historical places as I am. It was really quite fascinating (for me) to learn about the Art Deco design of the station and the Oriental influence that can be seen from the roof tiles. The 2nd and 3rd floor of the station used to be hotel rooms and I think it’d be quite cool to conserve the station by converting it into some sort of boutique hotel + transport museum.

We got tickets for a ride to KL in June so we’ll be back again soon! Can’t wait to try more of the delicious food at the station. :)

you can see the oriental roof tiles quite clearly here

love the design of the arches!

she’s more interested in her Milo Peng

we took a good look at the panels and coat of arms

checking out the tracks

obviously not paying attention

my grumpy husband and daughter

a final shot of the station