SINGAPORE: The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS) welcomed its 100,000th visitor on Monday (Sep 12) since it first threw open its doors to the public on every public holiday in February 2015.
Mandy Liaw, who became the 100,000th visitor, arrived at TPRS with her four-year-old daughter at around 11am - one hour after doors officially opened for the day.
It was Ms Liaw's third visit to TPRS, but the first time she had visited when a flea market was being held. As part of the Open House, a first-ever vintage-Thai themed flea market was held at TPRS.
"I wanted my daughter to get a chance to explore this national monument before it's gone," she said.
As the 100,000th visitor, Ms Liaw was presented a token award to enjoy a free chauffeured ride on a vintage kombi vehicle and dining vouchers. Other tokens of appreciation were also presented to the 99,999th and 100,001st visitors.
A collaboration between the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and event organiser Fleawhere, the flea market featured more than 100 food and merchandise stalls, as well as food trucks by Kerbside Gourmet. Vintage Kombi vehicles were also on display.
SLA Chief Executive Tan Boon Khai said in a statement: "As the custodian of State land and properties, it is our responsibility to preserve our heritage for current and future generations to enjoy."
The former railway station will stay open until 9pm on Monday.