The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has announced that it will open the iconic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) to the public on Christmas, 25 December 2016 (Sunday), from 9am to 9pm, free of admission.
TPRS said that it will see its final Open House this Christmas before its extended closure until the completion of Cantonment MRT station on the Circle Line. The national monument holds a memorable past for its many visitors.
TPRS Deepavali Open House visitor Ms Sharimah Binte Shariff said, “We had so much fun today despite the rain in the morning. It was an emotional day for Dad. The train station brought back many memories for him. He remembered taking the train 64 years ago when he was only 16 years old. A young man from Melaka who travelled all the way to Singapore to start a new career and life. He was teary eyed when we left.”
Shop for Christmas treats, delectable food and beverage items at the all-day market or pack a picnic to enjoy the live music in the evening with performances featuring the renowned Richard Jackson Jazz Quartet and a cappella group NUS Resonance, who will be performing a rendition of Christmas carols from 5pm are among things to do at the event.
Members of the public can also make a donation to the Community Chest and start the train adventure by hopping onto the Choo Choo Train that will go around the national monument. Members of the public can also donate your new and pre-loved toys and books in good condition to beneficiaries supported by the Community Chest.
Visitors are encouraged to take public transport as parking within TPRS is limited. Here are some alternative parking spaces available for you:
1. Car Park Keppel Road Off Street (Beside Tanjong Pagar Railway Station)
2. Multi-storey Carpark – 10 Cantonment Close (Head up through all the gantries to the highest floor for more parking spaces)
3. Multi-storey Carpark – 108 Spottiswoode Park Road
Accessing TPRS by public transport:
From Outram Park MRT Station:
Take Bus 75 from Outram Park Station for 3 stops. Drop off at Opp Southpoint. Walk 600m to TPRS.
From Tanjong Pagar MRT Station:
Take 131, 10, 57, 97 or 100 from Opp Temasek Tower for 3 stops and drop off at Opp Former Railway Station. Walk 210m to TPRS.
Take 145 or 80 from The Amara for 2 stops and drop off at Opp Former Railway Station. Walk 210m to TPRS.
From Harbourfront Station:
Take 97, 10, 30, 57, 80, 100, 131 or 145 from Harbourfront Station for 4 stops and drop off at Former Railway Station.
For more information on the event visit Singapore Land Authority Facebook page.