04 October 2008
Old Singapore Quiz (4)
This quiz is specially designed for railway aficionados like Icemoon, Stanley and Peter. (Incidentally, I recently learnt from Icemoon that the Japanese term for aficionado is otaku.)
The 2 photos shown above were taken not too long ago in Singapore at two different locations. One obvious clue is that these two stretches of railway are still in operation. Can you guess where are the locations?
Update on 12 Oct 2008 - Answers to Old Singapore Quiz (4)
As usual, most of the answers provided by readers were correct. Hmm... it seems like no quiz is too difficult for most of you. I think I will have to come up with more challenging quizes from now on.
The first photo is where the KTM railway crosses Kranji Road, with the camera facing a north-eastern direction. I was struck by the old-world charm of this place, especially with the dilapidated wooden huts standing on both sides of the track. The photo was taken on 26 July 2008. I learnt from YG that the two structures on the right of the photo had since been cleared. Below are more photos of the railway crossing at the Kranji Road area as well as the deserted and dilapidated Nissen huts which YG and another reader mentioned about. According to the reader, the Nissen huts area used to be Woodlands Camp where they trained SAF drivers. (The reader was trained at the camp in the 1990s as a 3-tonner driver and recounted a minor accident then where his 3-tonner knocked down one of the posts of the railway gate.)
The second photo was taken at the Bukit Timah station on 28 January 2007 and here are more photos of this area: