Thursday, June 30, 2011

Final journey on KTM train ~ 1932 to 2011

KTM Train Ride from Singapore's Tanjong Pagar Railway Station which is to be closed down on 1st July 2011, all the way to Johor Bahru Sentral Station in Malaysia. After which, the railway station will be relocated to Woodlands as it is conveniently closer to the Singapore - Malaysia border.

30/6/2010 last day - Part 1

30/6/2010 last day - Part 2

KTM Train Ride (Singapore Tanjong Pagar - Malaysia Johor Bahru Sentral) ~ 21min ride


The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station has been a part of Singapore even before Singapore became an independent nation. It is one of the ways we are linked to Malaysia and vise versa. The land used to belong to Malaysia and it sits in the heart of Singapore's busiest business district, the CBD.
Recently Singapore and Malaysia had a landmark deal to swap land belonging to Keretapi Tanah Melayu with another, thus freeing up land to be used for business and commercial purposes.
Sadly, this historic site will make way for progress and soon the trains will stop coming here. Thus, before this happens I wish to capture a part of history before it all disappears.
I came here this morning with a couple of friends to enjoy some delicious breakfast served by one of the many foodstall located inside the railway itself. It has a cult following of it's own, a diffrent vibe from the rest of the island. You feel you are no longer in Singapore, somewhere else.
I was lucky enough to capture some of the scenes here, just another oasis in modern Singapore soon to be gone, but hopefully through this video, not to be forgotten by generations to come.
~ Uploaded by angelManDisguise on Mar 20, 2011

A Chance Encounter, An Old Connection...

"Balik Kampung" tells the story of a boy and girl who meet on a train one day, and discover that they may have more in common than they realize - something to anchor them in the past...

The film pays tribute to the 79 year-old Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) railway station at Tanjong Pagar (Singapore), which officially closed on 1 July 2011.

Starring Bright Ong & Oon Shu An
Introducing Asaph Heng & Lim Shi-An

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