Not scrap metal, but a bridge to the past

June 27, 2011 by  
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Letter to TODAY by Liew Kai Khiun, 22 Jun 2011.

For the past fortnight, along with Singaporeans from all walks of life, I have been joining the walks along the Malayan Railway tracks organised by the “We support the Green Corridor” group, comprising conservationists and nature experts who are promoting awareness of the need to conserve the line between Tanjong Pagar and Woodlands as a green lung, after it ceases operation at the end of the month.

Aside from the stretches of lush greenery along the train line, many visitors have been tremendously fascinated by the engineering structures. These include the levers in the control room of the Bukit Timah Station, the train tracks and the cast-iron Truss bridges on Dunearn Road and Railway Mall on the main line, and the smaller counterparts at Sungei Ulu Pandan and Sunset Way along the defunct Jurong-Bukit Timah line.

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Source: TODAY

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One Response to “Not scrap metal, but a bridge to the past”
  1. Ian Drysdale Banks says:

    We are not the first, Checkout this web site. An old disused railway line on the Wirral in Merseyside has been turned into one of the most popular country parks in the north of England.

    Encourage our government to make the very best of our dwindeling countryside.
    Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay, Clark Quay, etc. etc. only stands to reason that THIS PART OF OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE HAS TO BE KEPT FOR THE FUTURE.

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