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Tanjong Pagar Terminal: A giant goes to sleep

Winding down after 45 years as a key transshipment hub, Tanjong Pagar Terminal quietly awaits its next life as a waterfront promenade

For years, motorists driving along Keppel Viaduct were greeted by an impressive view of the world's largest transshipment hub in action.

Immense quay cranes towered over container vessels, tirelessly moving multicoloured steel boxes from ships to shore and back, 24 hours a day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'A giant goes to sleep'. Subscribe