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A Walk on the Tracks – Pt. 2 (Buona Vista to Jalan Hang Jebat)

This is a continuation of my previous post where I talked about a walk Boon Hwee and I took from Bukit Timah Railway Station to Jalan Hang Jebat. Before bidding farewell, Jerome gave us some pointers on what to look out for along the route as well as how to get there, and we set […]

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A Walk on the Tracks – Pt. 1 (Bukit Timah Railway Station to Ghim Moh)

Shortly after the cessation of rail services between Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Woodlands Train Checkpoint, the announcement came that the entire railway will be opened to the public to explore until 17 July 2011. With no trains to watch out for, this is a good time to explore the track and the surroundings, […]

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Shooting the Last Days of the KTM Railway

I was not much of a railway person. The KTM railway in Singapore has been around for nearly 80 years, but like most people, I never thought much about it. I had vague memories of taking the train to Malaysia when I was a little kid but couldn’t remember much of it. The quaint little […]

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Getting to the Bukit Timah Railway Station

UPDATE (14 Jan 2016): You can now get to King Albert Park via the newly opened Downtown Line 2 (DTL2). Alight at King Albert Park Station and follow the guide below.  Looking at my web stats, I realise there are quite a number of people coming in via a Google query like “How do I […]

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End of an Era

After 79 years of operation, the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will cease operations on 30 June 2011. Not wanting to miss the historic moment, I decided to pay the station a last visit before it’s closed the next day. Gilbert was with me as well, and we hoped to capture the last trains in and […]

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Another Visit to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

With not much time left before the impending closure, and Sunday being the last weekend of operations of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Boon Hwee and I decided to make a trip down to the station after the morning’s Green Corridor walk from Railway Mall to Bukit Panjang Crossing. This was my 2nd visit to […]

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A Walk From Rail Mall to Bukit Panjang Level Crossing

Having been inspired by Jerome Lim, author of The Long and Winding Road, I was pleasantly surprised to find that he’ll be leading a walk together from the Rail Mall to the Bukit Panjang Crossing. I’ve actually walked that route the previous week, but I wanted the opportunity to meet him in person so I […]

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Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

This weekend marks the last weekend of the train operations along the old railway system in Singapore. During the last few weekends, I’ve been photographing around the Bukit Timah Railway Station several times as I am attracted to the quaint little building and also wanted to capture the old practice of exchanging key tokens. Today, […]

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A Walk from Bukit Timah Railway Station to Bukit Panjang Level Crossing

Inspired by the posts on Jerome Lim’s The Long and Winding Road and Tan Kar Gee’s A Journey Till the End, as well as the walk by the Green Corridor last week, I decided to explore the south side of the railway, looking for the bridges and level crossings. So, after re-visiting the Bukit Timah […]

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Another Visit to the Bukit Timah Railway Station

After attending the Green Corridor walk to the Bukit Timah Railway Station last week, I decided to get Gilbert as well as another couple of friends to go there to shoot again. I also wanted to get a few shots of the token exchange process, a practice still performed here but will be history once […]