This railway line in Singapore stretched from peninsular Malaysia to Singapore's Tanjong Pagar Station (also called Keppel Road railway station) and was owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the main railway operator in Malaysia. Now the operating railway station has moved to the newer station (Woodlands) and this corridor of land handed over to Singapore. Henceforth, trains to Malaysia will depart from the Woodlands station and this stretch has been earmarked for redevelopment.
I have taken the train from Tanjong Pagar and have to admit, it does have a feel to it like a throwback to older times, good, cheap fare along the railway stalls and bustling with activitiy every once in a while when trains arrive and depart. The stretch of the single line tracks before exiting Singapore, took a long route, chugging from the city centre to the north of Singapore through some leafy sections.
I suppose this is just another debatable topic: whether to hang on to nostalgic remnants of the past or to make way for progress and development?
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