2013 Railfans Trip Across Malaya (Malaysia and Singapore) Part 7 of 20

After I finished the biking around Bedok reservoir, I took shower, and heading to Orchard road to meet another Singaporean friend: Char Lee.

I’ve communicate with him in the internet, but this is the first time I met him in person.

Just like other trips, we took the bus number 60 to Bedok.

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The trip felt rather special as we took the double decker bus, a type of bus that no longer exists in Indonesia.

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Once we arrived at Bedok interchange, we switched to MRT train. It seemed that these days, the platform of above the ground MRT station have been fenced, possibly to prevent suicide attempt. Back in 2005, the fence didn’t exist.

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I didn’t record the remainder of the journey, as it was rather dark. We met at the basement exhibition hall of Ngee Ann City in Orchard road.  He invited us for a lunch at Ayam Penyet Ria in Lucky Plaza. He actually came with his wife and his son.

His wife is a Chinese Indonesian from Bandung, which is mentioning why he frequently came to Bandung. I didn’t remember what we were talking about. But we enjoyed our meeting. He also mention that he is going to visit Surabaya soon.

After we finished our lunch, we bade farewell .

Me and my brother went to Little India to inspect the hotel that will be used for my parent’s holiday in mid April.

So we took the NEL MRT to Farrer Park.

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Upon arriving at Farrer Park station, I was really impressed by the style of the station. So futuristic, and most importantly, it is well connected to shopping centers around there. So shoppers can use MRT without any need to left the shopping center building.

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Again, I didn’t take much picture in Little India. I’ve take much, so I decided not to take more pictures around there.

Once we completed our business over there, we returned back to my auntie’s house. This time, we took the new Circle Line MRT. The train is driverless, so you could see whatever ahead the train.

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We swap train in Paya Lebar station, where this station is now an interchange (previously it was just above ground station).

I notice something strange at its underground platform. It seemed that it has middle track, a feature not seen on the previous underground MRT stations.

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The Singapore LTA seemed to spare no expenses in building the new MRT network. The underground stations have top notch architectural style, unlike elderly stations that looks spartan.

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One we arrived at Bedok interchange, we took bus journey to return back to our auntie’s house.

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What impress me about the bus station in Singapore is that they’re clean and tidy. Not like those in Indonesian cities that looks filthy and unsafe.

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Apparently, we also get double decker bus again.

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Along the way, we catch a glimpse of the bus identical to ours.

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To be continued.

 

 

 

 

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I'm an adventurous railfans who love to seek out the world of railway, beyond the border of my office.
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