Celebrating SG50 At Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

It was a last minute decision to visit the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station with Ashley and Colin this national day. In conjunction with SG50, the iconic former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was opened to the public from 9am to 9pm on this very day, 9 August. I must say that the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) had done a great job in organising this amazing “retrolicious” carnival packed with old school activities. There was a sizable crowd visiting the former railway station with many people having fun with the activities including Ashley!

     Happy SG50

Of course, what interests Ashley the most is the carousel located right at the open carpark of the railway station. Her eyes was locked onto the ride within minutes of walking into the entrance and we waited for a few minutes before she hopped onto her favourite carousel. Kudos to the staff who need to withstand the hot afternoon sun. We really appreciated your enthusiasm and you made the day for the kids!

Carousel

Besides the carnival ride, there were also many games such as five stones, chapteh and pick up sticks (although I was laughing at the size of the sticks as compared to the ones we used to play) that were put out to the public. Everyone is having fun like a big happy family.

Pick-up Sticks     Ashley Gaming

Can you spot the chapteh?

While fun is the key, we must also never forget to share “Mr KIASU” with the younger generations and also the lives that our forefather had gone through. Some of the historic components are still being preserved such as the iconic Federated Malay States Railways logo and the 1930s’ hydraulic buffers.

Interior     Interior Drawing

Hydraulic Buffers     Made in 1930

Mr KIASU

There was also a dance segment where performers dressed in the outfits of past Singapore whom we could take photos with. And also being photographed by Channel 8 News!

Back to the Past

Channel 8 News

Although it was really a rather blazing afternoon, we had a lot of fun at the railway station taking photos, checking out the games, having ice cream by the tracks and watching the performance put out by the performers.

Family Photo!     Having Fun!

Picking Stones     Behind the Wall

Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE! May Singapore be peaceful and prosperous for the many more years to come! Majulah Singapura!

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