Decided to do a photo shoot at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. The only motivation to do the shoot, is that the station will be close down on the 1 July 2011.
I don’t find this place any special, and I didn’t understand why many people find it nostalgic.
However at one of the (many) lunches at the railway station, as I listened to my colleagues recall their memories and tell stories of the commuters, I started to understand why.
To put more bread on the table, many Malaysians, even from further up north like Kluang, will commute to Singapore daily to work. They wake up at 3 o’clock in the morning to catch the train to Singapore. All these sacrifices so that their families can have a better life.
So for some people, this is their livelihood. For some, this is the way to visit their families (before the existence of budget airlines). For me and perhaps the younger generations, this is just a dilapidated building destined to be abandoned one day.
(Pictures taken with Nikon D90 with Tamron 17-50mm f2.8)
(I am pleasantly surprised to see families bringing their children there on a weekend for lunch)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanjong_Pagar_railway_station to read about the history of the station)