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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alicesg said...

More photos inside the train station coming up tomorrow.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of railway station. The statues are awesome.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely station and great captures for the day, Alice! Look forward to seeing more! Hope your week is going well!


Indrani said...

This is interesting. The sculpted images look so perfect.

Kel said...

what a fancy railway station
i wonder if the new one will be quite so grand

escape said...

it's so nice to be a station. but yes... some places just have beautiful stations

Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

Nice photos,i was there yesterday for 5 hours by train from KL.

alicesg said...

Thomas, lucky you to be able to get the tickets.