Faces of the Railway: the last Station Master at Tanjong Pagar

23 06 2011

On a train I took from Tanjong Pagar recently, I had the good fortune to bump into a certain Encik Ayub, who joined Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) some 30 years ago as a ticket clerk, serving in stations around that included that of his hometown, Segamat, for some 14 years. He has been in KTM’s Tanjong Pagar Railway Station for some six year as the Station Master, and will, at 10 pm on the 30th of June this year, wave the special last train driven by the Sultan of Johor, as the last Station Master of the grand old Tanjong Pagar Station. As of the 1st of July, En. Ayub will be transferred to Kluang Station.

Encik Ayub on his way back home to Segamat.


Information that may be of interest:

Information related to the station and its architecture can be found on a previous post: “A final look at Tanjong Pagar Station“. In addition to that, I have also put together a collection of experiences and memories of the railway in Singapore and of my journeys through the grand old station which can be found through this page: “Journeys through Tanjong Pagar“.

Do also take a look at the proposal by the Nature Society (Singapore) to retain the green areas that have been preserved by the existence of the railway through Singapore and maintain it as a Green Corridor, at the Green Corridor’s website and show your support by liking the Green Corridor’s Facebook page. My own series of posts on the Green Corridor are at: “Support the Green Corridor“.


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4 responses

23 06 2011
Flora

Jerome, you’re doing such a kick ass job at documenting everything about Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. See you in a few days for our last ride!

23 06 2011
Jerome Lim, The Wondering Wanderer

Thanks Flora! 🙂 See you in a few days then!

24 06 2011
wali

This is so good. I look forward to read your last ride. I’ve been there once, exactly a year ago. That was my first and last to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. I hope one fine day, you’ll e-book the documentation of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Wali.

24 06 2011
wali

“The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again, Tanjong Pagar…

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