Saturday 2 April 2011

Singapore: Tanjong Pagar railway station

Tanjong Pagar railway stationMrs M pooh-poohed the Sat Nav instructions which (it turns out) provided perfect directions to Tanjong Pagar railway station. Our objective was to collect the rucksack-laden E & J who were staying in Singapore for a couple of days as part of their Asia tour.

It was the ideal time to visit the station before it closes later this year. After years of squabbling, Malaysia (which leases the station and line) and Singapore have agreed to locate combined customs and immigration facilities in Woodlands. The splendid but rather scruffy station building will be preserved by the National Heritage Board when the station closes on 30 June 2011.

Back home, the washing machine worked hard for several hours to remove the crust from weeks of travelling while a Thai curry filled empty bellies that had received little attention during the nine-hour (including delays) journey.

[APRIL 2013 UPDATE - click here for an update on the state of the dismantled railway and the Green Corridor campaign.]

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