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Visitors will be able to take a photo tour when the historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station opens its doors again on National Day (Aug 9). The station will be open from 9am to 6pm.

The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will put on display a selection of photos from its recently concluded contest, Celebrating Places and Memories, at the railway station.

A total of 650 entries were submitted for the contest, SLA said in a press release on Wednesday (Aug 3).

First gazetted as a national monument in 2011, the station started welcoming visitors on public holidays in February last year.

Nearly 100,000 people have visited it since.

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Revealing more historical details about the station in its latest press release, SLA said the main hall had a high ceiling to facilitate ventilation, along with elongated windows to allow daylight to filter in.

The coat-of-arms of the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements can be seen at both sides of the hall.

Its wall murals, which depict depict prominent economic activities in Malayan history such as tin mining and rubber tapping, were designed by William Rowe of Doulton & Company.

When the station was built in 1929, the train platforms were designed to accommodate the longest mail trains at that time, SLA added.

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More visitor information on the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station can be found here.


First published in The Straits Times