Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to hold live NDP screening on Aug 9

The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will host a carnival and live screening of the National Day Parade on Aug 9.
The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will host a carnival and live screening of the National Day Parade on Aug 9. PHOTO: URA

SINGAPORE - The public can visit the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on National Day, said the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in a statement on Thursday (July 30).

It will be open from 9am on the nation's 50th birthday, with an "old school-styled" carnival to entertain visitors before a live screening of the National Day Parade is held at 6pm.

Carousel and bumper car rides - as well as local games and food stalls - will be available at the carnival, which closes at 9pm.

A board called the "Faces of Singapore" will be also be set up for people to share their wishes and dreams for SG50.

SLA's chief executive Tan Boon Khai said: "Since the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was vested to the State in 2011, it has been popular with Singaporeans young and old, due to its historical significance and rustic charm."

Those intending to make a trip down are encouraged to take public transport as the parking lots at the station will be occupied by carnival rides.

The station, which was gazetted as a national monument in 2013 and opens to the public on public holdays, will be closed on Aug 7 and Aug 10.