Historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to open to public on May 1 for Labour Day

Visitors enjoying themselves at the historic former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station when it opened its doors to the public on April 3, 2015.
Visitors enjoying themselves at the historic former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station when it opened its doors to the public on April 3, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The historically renowned Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) will be open to the public to commemorate Labour Day, on Sunday (May 1), between 9am and 6pm. Admission is free.

Officially opened on May 2, 1932, the Tanjong Pagar station was once lauded as the gateway to the world. Gazetted as a national monument in April 2011 for its rich heritage value, the station opens its doors on public holidays.

In conjunction with the Open House, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will launch a photo contest titled "Celebrating Places and Memories" from Sunday to June 12, 2016. The competition will feature several unique state properties including the Tanjong Pagar station.

The public is encouraged to share their memories by submitting photographs of iconic state properties in both the Open and Instagram categories.

Visitors to the Open House can enjoy Women: New Portraits, an exhibition of photographs featuring women with outstanding achievement, by esteemed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The exhibition will be open to the public from April 29 to May 22, 2016, at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Main Hall. Admission is free from Monday to Sunday, between 10am and 6pm, except Friday, during which it will be open between 10am and 8pm.

Members of the public can go to www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz for more information on the exhibition