The MRT series – Outram Park (EW16)

Located at the “fringe” of Chinatown, Outram park used to have – well a park… which is no longer there if you get there now (specifically in September of 2018). Because there is still a lot of work going on to expand this interchange station to accommodate the new Thomson line.

And precisely because it is at the edge of Chinatown, one can see the transformation from low rise shop houses with very ornate column heads and parapet walls to newer ones with spiral staircases. Unfortunately some of the streets here had an unsavoury past, but it has been gentrified over the last 15 years.

Come see a modern circular apartment icon before it is demolished. Or visit yet another old Hindu temple set in Chinatown. Perhaps some are staying at boutique hotels here… there is so much to see just by wandering around.

←Tanjong Pagar (EW15)

→Tiong Bahru (EW17)

Part of the MRT series here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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