Hello everyone! This weekend marks the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and is commemorated by Christians worldwide. We wish everyone a fruitful Easter Weekend! Unfortunately, with the weekend almost cover it’s time to get back to work/school/ bumming around (eh heh).
This week, we visit an old landmark in Singapore’s history, and it has to do with trains! The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was built in 1932, and as the former main train station in Singapore, trains took passengers to and from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The railway station was eventually closed in 2011, and it was gazetted as a national monument. Woodlands Checkpoint still has train services, so don’t fret if you need your ‘quick’ getaway to Malaysia or simply wish to try out a train that doesn’t run on MRT tracks (eh heh).
Since 2015, the railway station is open (yes, admission is free!) during public holidays, and occasionally hosts activities such as flea markets, carnivals and private events. During one of Singapore’s numerous public holidays, we decided to pay the station a visit. We brought our trusty equipment (Damian’s Canon and Sandra’s Fujifilm, and our favourite Lomo’Instant) and put it to good use; so join us on our epic photo-journey below!
Of course, we simply had to take the opportunity to go crazy with the beloved Lomo’Instant Camera. Check out our results below!
This post is notably photo-heavy, and for good reason: there is simply so much to take while at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station! We were definitely not the only photographers around, and everyone was enjoying themselves, basking in an unknown environment which formed an important point in Singapore’s history!
As mentioned, the railway station often hosts events during the public holiday, and turns out there was a bazaar during the Good Friday holiday! It is a pity we did not manage to go there, but nevertheless the Tanjong Pagar Railway Stastion is a must-visit!