Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to open on Good Friday with 90s-themed art market

A young boy picking up stones along the tracks at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Jan 1, 2016.
A young boy picking up stones along the tracks at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Jan 1, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 1990s-themed art market showcasing handmade craft by local artists will be held for the first time when the historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station opens to the public for the Good Friday (March 25) holiday.

Over 100 art, retail and food & beverage booths will be set up by home-grown artists, designers and bakers along the rail platform, said the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in a press release on Monday.

The market, a collaboration between SLA and market organiser The Local People, will be open from 3pm to 9pm.

There will also be live musical performances by local bands and the projection of art installations in the station.

Voluntary welfare organisation Food From The Heart, which collects unsold bread and non-perishable food for distribution to welfare homes as well as needy individuals and families, will set up a booth to recruit volunteers.

As always, the SLA is encouraging members of the public to take photos or sketch their impressions of the station, which was gazetted as a national monument in 2011.

They can deposit their drawings at the station's former ticketing counter, and stand a chance to have their work displayed at future openings.

Access to the station is usually granted on public holidays. It last opened on Chinese New Year (Feb 9).