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The Last Train Into Tanjong Pagar

The Last Train Into Tanjong Pagar

Last Thursday, 30 June 2011, was the last day of operations of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. I found some information on Facebook about plans for a party aboard the last train pulling into that station, departing from Segamat in Malaysia. It was the perfect send-off to a historic location.
Farewell, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Farewell, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

30 June 2011, is the last day of operations of the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. As the closing date was drawing to a close, the railway station began attracting a stream of visitors who wanted to play photographer, snapping photos of every nook and cranny.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Singapore)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (Singapore)

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is currently the railway terminus of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) in Singapore. Located on Keppel Road, this railway station was opened to the public in 1932. The building features four marble reliefs by Rudolfo Nolli, representing Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, and Transport.

How Singapore Celebrates Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SINGAPORE! Singapore celebrates Christmas the only way it knows how: Big and Bright. Walking down Orchard Road on Christmas Eve revealed just how big and bright Christmas could be in the Little Red Dot, with malls trying to outdo each other with their respective holiday displays. It was as much a celebration...
YOG Photo of the Day: Swiss Band Starch at *SCAPE

YOG Photo of the Day: Swiss Band Starch at *SCAPE

The Youth Olympic Games are not just about athletes and sports. Last night, I discovered the Culture and Education Programme at the *SCAPE Youth Park. There was a concert sponsored by Noise Singapore featuring youth bands from around the world. At last night’s concert, I caught Starch, a band from Switzerland that plays a fusion...
YOG Photo of the Day: Merly, Lyo, and the Singapore Skyline

YOG Photo of the Day: Merly, Lyo, and the Singapore Skyline

This photo was taken as I was entering The Float @ Marina Bay for the opening ceremony. It’s a great photo op section on the helix bridge, as one can pose with the Youth Olympic Games mascots Merly and Lyo with a gorgeous view of the Singapore skyline.

YOG Photo of the Day: The Olympic Flame

For the next week and a half, I will be putting up a new feature on the site: The YOG (Youth Olympic Games) Photo of the Day. With each photo, I hope to capture the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games. The first photo says it all: The Olympic Flame, finally lit up at The...

Ouvrir La Voie: My YOG Opening Ceremony Experience

As I mentioned in my previous entry, I had the pleasure and honor of watching the opening ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) live. I bought a ticket that seated me close enough to the center, and arrived at the venue early enough to be seated as close to the stage as...

Let the Games Begin! Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

The inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will officially begin tonight, 14 August 2010, right here in Singapore. 3,531 athletes from 204 countries and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will be participating in the first ever Summer YOG. For the past month or so, all of Singapore has been decorated with all sorts of YOG stuff. Flags...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Youth Olympic Games Flag and Singapore National Flag

This is a big week for Singapore! Yesterday was National Day, which was celebrated with a parade and fireworks. And on Saturday, the inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be having its opening ceremonies (which I will be attending). All over Singapore, the Singapore flag, the Youth Olympic Games flag, and other related paraphernalia have been...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Singapore Nationalism

In anticipation of Singapore’s National Day on 9 August (Monday next week), residents of HDB (Housing Development Board) buildings like this one have taken to hanging Singapore flags outside their flats. It’s an awesome sight, one which (sort of) inspires a kind of patriotism in even the non-citizen. What inspires Singaporeans to hang up their...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Siloso Beach from Above (Singapore)

Siloso Beach is Sentosa’s major party beach. Most attractions and resorts are located on or close to Siloso Beach. Assorted clubs, such as Cafe del Mar and Wavehouse, line the beach. Two of the major Singapore parties, Zouk Out and Siloso Beach Party (the New Year’s Eve party), are held here as well. The beach...