22 Jun '11, 11am

KTM station braces for goodbye

KTM station braces for goodbye

SINGAPORE: The food stalls at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will be moving out by Sunday, as the station prepares for its final week of operations. The last KTM train will depart on June 30. For the past few weeks, tickets for the Malaysia-bound trains have been selling out, as Singaporeans savour one final trip on the historic railway. The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is as famous for its food, as its art-deco facade. Many say its teh tarik, or milk tea, is one of the best in Singapore. But there aren't many days left to get a bite there, as stall operators have to vacate by June 26. The cafeteria bears the name of chief tenant Mahmoodul Hasan, who has been there since 1976. Like many of the other operators, he is undecided on his plans. "I feel very, very sad. Because it's like my home," Mr Mahmoodul said. "I'm finding a good place. If I get it, I'll continue. If not, t...

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