This city-state and island country, Singapore, has really a lot to offer. Ever since I moved here, I invariably have something to learn and uncover. It can be food, people’s culture, practices, languages or some Singlish terms and even interesting places. And the day finally came when we were able to visit the well-known old Bukit Timah railway station.
We discovered this tourist spot by accident as me and my husband took a random bus from Hillview MRT station to check the places nearby. When we passed by this train track, I immediately searched the location and realized that that was the old Bukit Timah railway station. So after we had our lunch at a mall, we head back to where we found this place.
Looking for directions to the this railway station isn’t really that hard. The nearest MRT station will be the King Albert station and the walk from there will only take around 10 to 15 minutes.
I thought there were only train tracks left there, but luckily the old station itself is still up. Although it was fenced up, you can still get a good look on how old railway stations look like.
It was a gloomy day when we went there. I suggest you go there in the afternoon so you don’t experience the scorching heat of the sun.
“Bukit Timah Railway Station was opened on the dismantled Tank Road mainline in 1903, was rebuilt on the current Singapore–Johor Bahru KTM Intercity mainline in 1932, until the Jurong Line shut down and it was a crossing loop station in the late 1940s until closure. The station was a freight interchange for the now defunct Jurong Line from 1965 to the early 1990s. Together with Tanjong Pagar railway station, it closed on 1 July 2011.”
You’ll have to take a walk further to reach the popular picturesque spot of this railway. I saw quite a few engagement photoshoot held at this location.
The notable part here is you have the best place to appreciate history and nature at the same time. You can hear birds chirping and feel the cold breeze. You’ll start to become inquisitive by the things you see. You’ll be contemplating on how Singapore looks like before.
It’s astonishing to know that historical places like this in Singapore are still preserved and protected. The rustic ambiance is maintained.