Sunday, June 12, 2011

Experiencing a Train Ride on the KTM Railway

26 December 2010

It must have been about 15 years since I last took a train to Malaysia. The Tanjong Pagar railway station looked exactly the same as much as I could recall.

Railway operations into the Tanjong Pagar station would cease by 1 July 2011. This is a remarkable achievement by the government to finally resolve the railway issue. Singapore could be the only country in the world that had part of its land owned by a foreign country, all the way leading to the Central Business District. I am glad that Singapore could regain the sovereignty over our own land come July 2011. That the issue could be settled amicably between Singapore and Malaysia is something that both nations could be proud of.

Architecture bears British influence

Tanjong Pagar station should be preserved for its historical significance and architecture

Malaysia flags

We cleared Malaysia immigration customs at the station.

The sight from within the train cabins was an interesting one. Lots of greenery with private condominiums and public housing estates in the background.

At Woodlands, we alighted with our luggage and cleared the Singapore customs.

Once in the cabin, a train officer checked the tickets of passengers and punched a hole on them.

What a huge contrast in the KTM station of Tanjong Pagar and of Johore

Once disembarked, we went to some shopping malls in Johore.

So is it safe to change here?

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