火车站,马新情,走入历史


即将走入历史的丹戎巴葛火车站…

今年7月,首次从吉隆坡乘搭火车到新加坡,在著名的丹戎巴葛火车站下车。

离开月台就被充满欧洲风味的火车站吸引着。这三层楼高的水泥建筑物,乍看有点像博物馆和基督教堂之类,原来才77岁。其外墙以朴实的钢筋水泥建造。

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正门楼面的四根柱子上,有四尊大理石雕像,刻著四尊白色人像,手中分别拿著锤子、枕木、帐本和稻穗,象征著工业、交通、商业和农业。

经常独家报道政府事务的《大马局内人》今日引述政府消息说,新加坡建议交换丹戎巴葛火车站的土地。

The contentious bilateral talks over the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) land in Singapore appears to have moved forward with a proposal to swap it for valuable land near the island state’s first casino in Marina South, instead of scattered pieces across the tiny republic.

Government sources said Singapore has submitted a proposal to Wisma Putra last month for a joint-venture company that will develop the new piece of land. Malaysia will hold 60 per cent equity in the company while Singapore will hold the balance, both through their respective sovereign wealth funds.

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It is understood that Malaysia has already appointed private valuers to ascertain the exact land value of the site, which is in lieu of the 217 hectares that KTM now owns in Singapore.

The land swap has been contentious since the Malaysia-Singapore Points of Agreement (POA) was signed in 1990 over the issue of the future of the railway land. The POA was signed between former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Malaysian Finance Minister Tun Daim Zanuddin.

Under the agreement, KTM was to vacate its historic station at Tanjong Pagar and move to Bukit Timah while all of KTM’s land between Bukit Timah and Tanjong Pagar would revert to Singapore.

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The land at Tanjong Pagar would be handed over to a private limited company for joint development — of which its equity would be split 60 per cent to Malaysia and 40 per cent to Singapore — as it is in the latest proposal.

我国通过大马铁道公司在新加坡拥有价值不菲的土地,而且是999年永久使用权。 

The railway land was acquired under a 1918 colonial ordinance specifically for use by Malayan Railway (Keretapi Tanah Melayu or KTM) for a period of 999 years.

That same ordinance limits the use of this land. The land, which the main railway station is situated on, is considered prime land.

The 1990 POA states that the KTM railway station would be moved either to Bukit Timah first, or directly to Woodlands. In exchange, under the 1990 POA, three parcels of railway land — at Tanjong Pagar, Kranji, and Woodlands — would be jointly developed on a 60/40 basis with the Malaysian Government holding the larger share.

夜阑人静的火车内显得非常寂静。大马国旗为中央,新加坡和大马铁道局旗帜为左右,向世界宣告土地主人的身份。

However, three years later, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed his displeasure with the POA as it failed to include a piece of railway land in Bukit Timah for joint development.

In September 2001, both neighbours reached a comprehensive agreement with an understanding that the Malaysian immigration checkpoint on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore railway line will be moved from Tanjong Pagar to Kranji.

哦,原来如此。历史归历史,展望未来是否历史更重要?马新两国的矛盾仅只火车站这么简单!

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  1. when i look at Tanjong Pagar station…..its 77yrs old building,
    but it is solid and still sound to used.
    Did both of you still remember newly high court buildings in Jln Duta? did you still remember MRR2 in kepong? do you remember fly-over in LDP puchong jaya? do you still remember stadium in Kuala Terenganu?
    how long all of these to be last? Whats going wrong with our buildings and bridges? who care about? worthy for our next generation? what was our IEM did?
    what was our LAM did? or PMC more better to play those roles? they all become ar-cheat-tech? or they all become en-jing-liar? under PMC’s roles? Who’s care about? builder mistake?????? or indonesian worker mistake?

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