Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to open on Vesak Day

Former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to open on Vesak Day
Photographer Annie Leibovitz at Tanjong Pagar Railway station. Her exhibition - WOMEN: New Portraits. - a travelling show - is being staged at the station till May 22.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

The historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) will open its doors to the public from 9am to 6pm on Vesak Day this Saturday (May 21).

Visitors can catch a last glimpse of 'WOMEN: New Portraits', an exhibition of newly commissioned photographs by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. The exhibition at the station's main hall will end on May 22. Admission is free.

Officially opened in May 1932 till it ceased operation on July 1, 2011, the iconic station was gazetted as a national monument that year.

Visitors can snap photos of the national monument to take part in a contest, Celebrating Places and Memories". The contest is on till June 12.

Camera buffs can check out other unique State properties at www.sla.gov.sg/slaplacesandmemories/

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