Sunday, 19 June 2011

SINGAPORE (Tanjong Pagar) TO KUALA LUMPUR BY RAIL: One Final Fling

So I finally got to go on my rail trip from Singapore's soon-to-be-defunct Tanjong Pagar KTM Railway Station, for a 7-hour trip to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. A trip into nostalgia was well worth the effort, never mind the crowds and niggling problems. Come 1 July, such a trip will have to begin in the sterile Woodlands Railway Station and checkpoint. Its so sterile that photos are not allowed to be taken in its premises, which is probably a good thing anyway.

The long queue for the 8 am Ekspres Rakyat.

This is what the 1st Class (Premium) carriage looks like.

I could not resist taking a shot of Bukit Timah Plaza.

The residences of Choa Chu Kang / Stagmont.

The Causeway and the Straits of Johore.

Miles and miles of oil palm estates in Johore.

More oil palms until we reach Segamat.

A new station will soon be built in Gemas.

The capital of Negri Sembilan, Seremban.

The Moorish Mines Resort means we're near KL.

The familiar smog-laden skyline of Kuala Lumpur and KL Sentral station. Our rail trip was undertaken on Friday 17 June 2011. It was good to be back!

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