Bukit Timah Railway Station finally reopens after 11 years with brand new features & a cafe to explore

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Do you remember the news about Bukit Timah Railway Station shutting down way back in July 2011? Now after 11 years, the newly restored railway station has finally reopened with new features to explore like a heritage gallery, beautiful gardens and even a cafe.

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It reminds me a little bit of the famous old railway station in Taiwan like the classic Xinbeitou Historic Station – and we are fortunate to finally be able to explore something similar of our own right here in Singapore!

Originally built in 1932, the IG-worthy railway station has been carefully restored to retain key architectural and railway features. You’ll also be able to check out station signs, and railway station wagon replicas at the front of the building. 

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When you enter the old railway station where the heritage gallery is located, this is where you’ll be able to learn all about the former railway line’s history and take a look at the old track switching levers, ticketing booth and more. 

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Once you’ve finished exploring the main railway station, you might want to head over to the two new gardens – Kampung Garden and Herb and Spice Garden to enjoy the array of plants, flowers and herbs, or to simply take in the lovely garden ambience.

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Snap all the photos you want, and once you’re ready for a break, move to the other building – the conserved Railway Staff Quarters. This is where you’ll find a lovely rustic cafe (opening in early July!) where you can relax and order some refreshing drinks and bites.

Photos: @jerry_wkl and @lilypon1974/instagram

All in all, if you’re up for a new adventure, this is where you’ll want to visit next!

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Photo: @urasingapore/instagram

PS: This heritage area is also a part of the 24km-long Rail Corridor that has also just been opened! (“The 24km long Rail Corridor is a continuous green passage that allows wildlife movement between major green spaces. It also serves as a recreational corridor for all members of the public.”)

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