|All ready to travel !|
|Morning pasengers waiting to|
|Malaysian Immigration in Central Singapore ! |
A legacy of a past relationship
|8:10 am and getting ready to board|
|View of Tanjong Pagar departure |
platform from train
It is a Tuesday morning and the start of the school holidays and probably that was one of the reasons for a good mixture of adults and youngsters. There was a family queuing behind me with their children. Onboard the train, there was several school children going for some excursion up north as well ! How wonderful.
By 8:10 am, with a couple of blows to its whistle, train no 2 is on the move ! The scenery was pretty boring until closer to Bukit Timah Railway Station, whereby we pass by Clementi Woods. I even saw a Caucasian jogger , running along a path in a wooded area as well as several black-and-white houses between the greenery.
I was very happy we stopped about 15 minutes to wait for a south-bound train to pass. Not just me of course ! A number of people, decided to use this opportunity to get down the train and take pictures as well.
|Bukit Timah Railway station|
Before long, the landscape has changed and we are in the state of Johor passing through plantations. The land close to the tracks seem to be fully utilised and some of the crops i seen growing on the way to Kluang includes coffee trees with their ripen red seeds, dragon fruit trees, vegetables, guava and durians. The train stopped to pick up passengers in Kempas at 9:57 am and later Kulai. New passengers replaced the disembarking ones. A couple of swift hotels along the way caught my eye. This are easily recognised as buildings with no windows but pipe holes lining along the outer walls.
By 11.15 am, we arrived at Kluang. (45 minutes off the scheduled arrival time) .
To be continued.....
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