Tuesday, June 14, 2011
My World Tuesday - Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
Last weekend, hubby and me went to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, not to take the train but to record a piece of history before the railway station is set to be relocated to Woodlands on 1st July 2011.
The Singapore Railway line is the southernmost segment in the West Coast Line of what first began as the Malayan Railway, now known as KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) Berhad, a Malaysian corporation wholly-owned by the Malaysian Government. The terminus in Singapore is the Tanjong Pagar Station. (Source:Infopedia ). You can read from Infopedia the long history and how the trains run.
After so many disputes and discussions, finally an agreement was made to relocate the train station to Woodlands. A company will be set up by both countries to develop some land parcels in Singapore as part of the agreement to relocate the railway station. You can read more about the agreement in here.
The architectural design of the railway station is very European and said to be influenced by the architect of Finland's Helsinki Station, Eliel Saarinen.
The four statues outside the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station represents the four pillars of Malaysia. They are named Agriculture, Commerce, Transport and Industry; each personification holding symbols unique to their character.
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