Retracing the reminiscence of Malay in the Republic

We were at Tanjung Pagar Keretapi Tanah Melayu station. It was first opened in 1932, during the reign of Sultan Johor HRH Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar. The rail service was made available from Tanah Melayu into Singapura becuase of the construction of the Johor Causeway, completed in 1923 after four years of building works.

We just want to share these photos:

The signage written in Malay, along the West Coast Highway

The proud letterings "F.M.S.R" stands for Federated Malay States Railway

The stucco front

The foyer

The gateway to Federation of Malaysia: The Immigration Gate at Tanjung Pagar KTM Railway Station platform

Soon to go, the platform of the KTM in Singapore soil

The murals in the great lobby. Note the letters "F.M.S.R" which stands for Federated Malay States Railway and the cresent

The ticketing booth

In a deal struck with the Singapore Government slightly over six months ago, all these KTMB properties would be returned back to Singapore. The rail service from Johor Bahru to Singapore would cease by 30 June 2011.

Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 10:38  Comments (2)  

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  1. I have been to Tanjung Pagar Station a few times before. I like the building. It sort of takes us to a different era. And the sculptures on the walls outside.

  2. Yes we (my other half and grown up kids) were there last month. Specially took a return trip by KTM before the the TP station and the “rape of S’pore” line is torn down/up.

    Soon the Johor kuburs will go too.

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