02 Jul '11, 1pm

Hundreds flock to Bukit Timah Railway Station to reminisce

SINGAPORE: Some 200 people flocked to the Bukit Timah Railway station on Saturday to reminisce Singapore's railway past. This, on the first weekend after Singapore took over all railway land south of Woodlands, following a land swop deal with Malaysia. The Bukit Timah railway station was a hive of activity. Everything there - even the toilet - became a photo opportunity. Singaporeans and tourists alike - were there to reminisce. "Now the land belongs back to us again. So it's something for us to remember. And we never had the opportunity to walk before," said one of the people there. The Nature Society of Singapore also organised a four-hour trek for some thirty people. Benjamin Ho, a member of the Nature Society of Singapore, said: "We hope that members of nature society as well as their friends are able to come here, to know, to appreciate the nature surroundings and the...

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