Monday, June 20, 2011

记得当年乘搭火车时。。。



很快的,丹戎巴葛火车站就要成为历史的一幕。。。
Soon, KTM Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will become history...

与父母亲一同观赏我近日到火车站拍摄的照片时,以往乘搭火车的回忆一幕幕浮现在他们眼前。。。
Was going through with my parents the photos that I had recently taken at the KTM Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, all the fond memories simply flow in...

回想80年代乘搭火车时,火车票是没有规划座位的。因此,位置可说是先到先得。每当回乡要上火车时,次序纷乱,爸爸说,他经常把豆般大的我,往窗口抛进去,由挤进火车內的母亲接获,顺道找位子坐下。当时火车还没有空调,人挤人时,空气显得格外稀薄;汗流浃背时候,气味更是令人难受。。。如果不幸“抢”不到座位,便得一路站到吉隆坡。这样站个七、八个小时,可不是盖的!当家里的经济状况渐渐好转,我们于是能够选搭有空调的包厢。可是,偶尔不幸,碰到空调坏时,感觉快窒息!
During the 80s, there is no seats assignment for the train.  Basically seats are on first come first served basis and each time, boarding the train can be real chaotic. Dad shared that most times he just "threw" the infant me through the window for mom to catch me and find the seats while he managed his way through with all the luggage.  During those days, there were no air-con on the train, people are almost standing back to back and perspire like no body's business.  With the bad air-ventilation, can you imagine the hell out of it? As days goes by, we can afford for air-conditioned cabin, however, during our unlucky days where the air-con broke down, I felt much suffocated, almost like dying!


记得乘搭火车的路途上,最欣喜见到那原野风光,看到牛羊三五成群,更是感到兴奋无比。恰巧瞥见牛羊正为大地施肥,姐弟三人更是指着牛羊,咯咯笑。
I remember during those day, my siblings and I most often love to stay by the window to look at the beautiful scenery out there.  Often, we get excited upon seeing the goats and cows.  And whenever we see them "fertilizing" the land, we just can't help laughing non stop.

然而,当父亲拥有了自己的轿车时,火车不再成为我们回乡的交通工具,而成为回忆的一部分。。。
However, ever since dad own a car, the train is no longer our mode of transport back to our hometown, but became part of our memories instead...

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以上仅是我对丹戎巴葛火车站的回忆录,若想阅读更多作品,请查阅由义安理工学院的学弟学妹所成立的Project 79, 他们希望透过轻松有趣,却情感丰富的文字片段,启发公众亲身到火车站体验一次,并学会欣赏它特有的建筑风格。。。
The above is just a record of my memories of the KTM Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, if you are keen to hear more stories, do check out Project 79 by my fellow juniors of Ngee Ann Polytechnic

若想观赏更多由我拍摄有关丹戎巴葛火车站的照片以及其他感言,可点击以下的面子书网页:
If you love to take a look of more photos taken by me of the KTM Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, feel free to visit below: 
A Visit to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station - 09/18/10
Revisit to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station - 06/11/11

Disclaimer: The above English translation is for the benefits for readers who have difficulty understanding the Chinese Version. Where there is any difference between the English translated version and the original Chinese version, the original Chinese version shall takes precedence.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the photo sharing .
    Such beautiful !!

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