It’s been 50 years since Singapore separated from Malaysia, so what better way to celebrate the Golden Jubilee at the last vestige of Malaysian imprint on Singapore soil — Tanjong Pagar Railway Station?
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will be organising their first ever retro carnival that pays homage to the yesteryears, with carousel rides, old games such as five stones and chapteh, as well as food booths, photo exhibitions and more. At 6pm, visitors will be treated to a live screening of the National Day Parade (but of course).
““Since the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was vested to the State in 2011, it has been popular with Singaporeans young and old, due to its historical significance and rustic charm,” says SLA chief executive Tan Boon Khai.
“As Singapore celebrates its Golden Jubilee, we welcome everyone to join us in our celebration of Singapore’s 50th Birthday at our iconic national monument.”
The iconic railway station will be opening their doors from 9am till 9pm on Aug 9 — more details on the SLA website.
Photo: Brian Jeffery Beggerly via Flickr
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