To allow more Singaporeans to enjoy the historical former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS), the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will open the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to the public on Public Holidays.
- Given its rich history and heritage value, the former TPRS has been a popular venue for private events, ranging from carnivals, pop-up restaurants to high-end fashion shows and product launches. Individuals and organisations have held exclusive events at the former TPRS by applying for a Non-renewable Temporary Occupation Licence from SLA.
- In an effort to allow more Singaporeans to enjoy the State property, SLA called for an “Expression of Interest” on GeBIZ to study the feasibility of expanding the interim use of the former TPRS to possibly house food stalls serving local fare in August 2014. However, as there was insufficient interest given its short tenure for interim use, we were not able to proceed with the tender.
- Nevertheless, by opening up the former TPRS to the public on public holidays, we hope that more people will use the opportunity to visit the historical monument for strolls, take photos or to partake in its history. SLA will continue to explore other ways to open the former TPRS for events and activities so that more Singaporeans will get to enjoy its history and charm
- The iconic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) will open its doors to the public for National Day on 9 August 2016 (Tuesday), from 9am to 6pm.
- Gazetted as a national monument in 2011, the TPRS has been a popular venue for corporate and community events, ranging from art exhibitions and dance performances to pop-up restaurants, fashion shows and most recently, an outdoor movie screening.
- The main hall of the station has a high ceiling to facilitate ventilation with elongated windows that allow daylight to filter in. The coats-of-arms of the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements can be seen at both sides of the grand hall. On the walls of the station are murals designed by William Rowe of Doulton & Company that depict economic activities that were prominent in Malayan history such as tin mining and rubber tapping. The train platforms were designed to accommodate the longest mail trains at the time when the station was built.1
- To celebrate National Day at TPRS, SLA will put on display a selection of photos from the recently concluded SLA Photo Contest, Celebrating Places and Memories, which attracted a total of 650 entries in the Open and Instagram categories. Take a photo tour with us and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the featured State properties.
Carparks in the vicinity:
(i) Blk 108 Spottiswoode Park MSCP: Free on public holidays
(ii) Blk 10 Cantonment Close MSCP: Free on public holidays
(iii) Keppel Road off street: Chargeable at $0.50 / 30 min on public holidays