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Posted in Art/Culture, Kampung Memories, Malaysia, Singapore, tagged architecture, Art, Kampung memories, Malaysia, Singapore, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Tanjong Pagar Station, train station on December 21, 2016| 6 Comments »
The motif, and the mural of people planting rice are details from the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore. The station was completed in 1932, and for a long time it was the main transportation for people travelling between Singapore and Malaysia.
My father and I were frequent passengers on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route, thus the station held lots of memories for me.
The building ceased operating as a train station in 2011, and was gazetted as a national monument.
When President Obama welcomed Trump to the White House, he said this to his successor: “Most of all, I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed — because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.”
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said this in an interview in 2010: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
Well, big difference. Reminds me of the saying: “What you say about other people reveals more about you than what you say about yourself.”