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Singapore Railway Station

A black and white postcard of the new railway station at Tanjong Pagar. It was officially opened by Governor Sir Cecil Clementi on 2 May 1932. It replaced the old Tank Road station at Keppel Road. It was designed by renowned architectural firm, Swan & MacLaren. The building was hailed as an exemplary piece of modern architecture with Neo-classical and Art Deco influences. Iconic to the building were four figurative marble sculptures that stood at the building façade, each representing Malayan four economic pillars - agriculture, commerce, industry and transport. Facilities that provided comfort to travellers include bathrooms, a restaurant and post offices. Date of creation estimated.

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