Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An abandoned railway track... A photographer's paradise

This is the railway line at Sunset Way. The track is no longer in operation, however, it has become a ‘must go’ place for photographers. Although the track is quite close to the road, trekking up can be a bit tricky, worse if you go after a rain as the slopes and grass can be very wet, muddy and slippery. However, once you are up on the track, the level of excitement raise and you can never stop snapping.


This disused railway line lies across the Sungei Ulu Pandan and was actually part of what was called the Bukit Timah Siding (actually, it was an extension of the main Malayan Railway Line which run from Tanjong Pagar to Peninsula Malaysia. It was connected to the main railway line near the Bukit Timah Station. After crossing Sungei Ulu Pandan, it continued all the way to Jurong.


Actually, what you can find on this disused railway track are rusty metal planks and railings, wooden blocks, some almost rotted. It simply showed its wear and tear over the ages, nevertheless, to most photographers, this track is simply heaven! You just cannot stop snapping

This rather small bridge has gaps big enough to cause human tragedies, so be very careful.

Top & bottom: graffiti on the bridge. Would you can call it vandalism or art?

^the wood rotting away...

Some residents use the track as a 'short-cut'.

^The Bridge on the Sungei Ulu Pandan and the Ulu Pandan Park Connector

Ulu Pandan flows below the bridge.

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