Saturday, 9 July 2011

Postcard from... Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore


Or, rather, what used to be the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

After 79 years in operation and countless of disputes between Singapore and Malaysia, the railway station was officially closed on 1 July 2011. This photo was taken the weekend before it was closed, and what struck me when taking the photo was the nostalgia that he must be feeling amidst the throngs of visitors who wanted to have one last look of the station before it closed.

What memories he may have had of the railway station.

being nostalgic,
- nateniale -


  1. It is, isn't it? That's the problem with Singapore - removal of the past in the name of urbanisation.

  2. To think that you could feel that emotion in a crowd, is touching.

  3. I love watching people in the crowd and trying to think what they might be thinking - and I feel that this photo captures it!

  4. I was in Singapore two years ago and i was impressed. Unfortunately i had no time to visit it very well because i was there for only two days, but i hope to visit it again very soon. I recommend this place, it is very nice.

  5. Yes, do visit if you can. Singapore may be small, but if you know where to look, there are lots to explore.


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