08 Apr '11, 4am

Railway stations' heritage conserved

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government has announced it would be keeping both the Tajong Pagar Railway Station and the Bukit Timah Railway Station because of their deep historical significance and to protect physical reminders of the country's rich heritage. The Preservation of Monuments Board (PMB) is gazetting the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as a national monument, while the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is gazetting the Bukit Timah Railway Station as a conserved building. The prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia had announced at their retreat on May 24 last year, that the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) station would be relocated from Tanjong Pagar to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP) by July 1 this year. Both leaders also agreed that the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station passenger terminal building would be conserved given its historical significance. The...

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