Sunday, September 09, 2012

Heritage Connects at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

A chance to ride on vintage scooters.

This is a piece of news for anyone who is interested in a motoring heritage exhibition this weekend. On 8 and 9 Sep 2012, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., find your way to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Admission is free.

Here are the highlights:

  • Vintage car display that will be put up by the Malaysia Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR). There will be more than 50 vintage cars and bikes on display.
  • Chances to take rides on vintage mini-buses and scooters. 
  • Hawker Style Food and Beverage stalls.
  • Game stalls.
  • Photography exhibition entitled "First Journeys, Last Goodbyes". This exhibition brings together a few travellers each with a personal story to share of their journeys, journeys on railway or through the station.
  • Video documentary on the Malayan Railway.
  • Video screening of the Singapore Grand Prix in the 1960s.
  • Free guided tours of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. The tours will be conducted by PMB’s (Preservation of Monuments Board) Volunteer Guides. No sign-ups are required for the tours. Public tours will be: Sat, 8 Sep: 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sun, 9 Sep: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Rail Corridor Exhibition by URA

There will be free shuttle buses at half hour intervals from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station for this event, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m..

Vintage cars on display.

The vintage cars look very nice against the backdrop of the former  Railway Station's platform.

I visited the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on 8 Sep 2012. The vintage car display was pretty interesting. I found myself intrigued by the beauty of these cars. These cars looked more beautiful to me than modern cars. I had the pleasure to speak with the owners of one of the cars and learnt that his vintage car is of a very durable model.

If you are going to this event for the food and games, it may help to visit in the morning or early afternoon. When I was there at about 4.30 p.m. on 8 Sep 2012, I decided that I only had time to catch the vintage car display, some glimpses of the photography exhibition, watched about 15 minutes of the documentary that was been projected on the screen, and peeped into the vintage mini-buses on display. Anyway, the food and games were secondary to me, so I did not take much notice of it.

I miss the glorious days of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station when it was still in operation. Anyway, it was heartwarming to see the murals of the station. They still looked lovely.

Vintage bikes

Documentary screening.

Also see:
First Journeys, Last Goodbyes at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
Motoring Heritage at the Old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

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