Green Corridor

20 Jan 2012 – … or SIN Trail

Received a virus in hotmail and thanks to the computer guru, Leonard it is now clean and healthy again. The thought of changing to another email is a nightmare as there is much data in the hotmail! Let’s hope that the Dragon will puff away whatever future bugs and virus before they get near any of us 🙂

Keretapi Tanah Melayu/KTM train services to Tanjong Pagar stopped last June. The KTM railway land was returned to SIN in Jul as agreed with Malaysia. The 26km tract of former KTM railway land is open to the public from Monday, with the exception of Jalan Hang Jebat, Ghim Moh Road and Kampong Bahru Flyover. Looking forward to the completion and would like to walk the whole 26km one day, or maybe two days considering the heat and the humidity when it is located just above the equator!

For the past half-year, the authorities had been removing old railway tracks and equipment as well as levelling and turfing over the land parcel, which runs from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands. It would be wonderful to have trail like the Virginia Creeper Trail/VA and the High Line/NY in USA.

The historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, which has been designated a national monument, remains closed as well for maintenance works and structural inspection. If they can manage a job like the National Museum, SAM and ACM, then SIN will have another beautiful Heritage monument to add to the list.

The tracks at the old Bukit Timah station, now a conserved building, have been retained though most of the 26km tract from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar has been turfed over. Also being preserved are two historic steel bridges and their tracks, one in Dunearn Road and the other in Upper Bukit Timah Road near the Rail Mall.

Was@SBG to check out this interesting exhibition with some good suggestions posted (now@Marina Barrage). Interesting to see the cost of train tickets in 1955! All pix are downloaded from various sites and some taken in the exhibition@SBG.

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station’ – Lisa St. Aubin De Teran