Wednesday, May 06, 2015

You can't be neutral on a moving train*

*"Down" - Pearl Jam
in case you don't know what i look like


I have always loved train stations.
Perhaps it's due to the promise of a journey, an adventure. Or maybe it's the mystery of what lies ahead (even though the next destination is written clearly there on your ticket).
To me it symbolizes both a beginning and an end. A starting point, and a destination.

anis and izani discovering how train switches work

Nothing delights me more than finding an abandoned train station, like this one in the old part of bandar Gua Musang, Kelantan. Here we can walk and skip safely on the tracks, play with the switches and watch the tracks move, or pretend you're in some remote station in the middle of nowhere where the train only arrives once a week, and there are lions lurking about.
It reminds me of the quiet and lonely stations in Spirited Away where magical creatures await.

The Pulau Tioman

An hour's away we discovered this station in Merapoh, Pahang. This one had a less nostalgic feeling though. I heard that the station is closed due to the devastating flood, but I can't be too sure. We found this train, the Pulau Tioman, dormant on the tracks.

Can you see the conductor?

Anis & I decided to climb inside to have a look see. We were shocked to find everything caked in mud. Could the flood have caused this? I wouldn't be surprised if it did, just as I wouldn't be surprised if suddenly an apparition of a daikon shaped ghost in a conductor's uniform were to pop up and ask me for my ticket.
Before I ran out mencecet, I decided to strike a pose:

"Asia's Last Top Model: Zombie Apocalypse"

^_^
tee hee

16 comments:

  1. Love train rides and old train stations too!! Love your posting!!

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    1. Saya ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda bahwa saya ini IBU PUSPITA seorang TKI dari malaysia dan secara tidak sengaja saya buka internet dan saya melihat komentar ibu hayati yg dari honkong tentan MBAH KABOIREN yg telah membantu dia menjadi sukses dan akhirnya juga saya mencoba menghubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor toto 6D dan alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus,kini saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH KABOIRENG dan jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH KABOIRENG di 085-260-482-111,saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui MBAH KABOIRENG saya juga sudah bisa sesukses ini dan jangan mudah percaya kepada MBAH yg lain selain MBAH KABOIRENG karna saya juga pernah mengalami yg namanya dibohongin sama para normal yg lain,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya melainkan ini kisah nyata dari seorang TKI,jangan ada percaya klau ada yg memakai pesan ini klau bukan atas nama saya krna itu cuma bohan dan ini resmi saya yg menulis.Untuk yg punya rum erimakasih atas tumpangannya. KLIK _ GHOB _ 2D 3D _ 4D _ 6D _ DISINI












      Saya ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda bahwa saya ini IBU PUSPITA seorang TKI dari malaysia dan secara tidak sengaja saya buka internet dan saya melihat komentar ibu hayati yg dari honkong tentan MBAH KABOIREN yg telah membantu dia menjadi sukses dan akhirnya juga saya mencoba menghubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor toto 6D dan alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus,kini saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH KABOIRENG dan jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH KABOIRENG di 085-260-482-111,saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui MBAH KABOIRENG saya juga sudah bisa sesukses ini dan jangan mudah percaya kepada MBAH yg lain selain MBAH KABOIRENG karna saya juga pernah mengalami yg namanya dibohongin sama para normal yg lain,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya melainkan ini kisah nyata dari seorang TKI,janan ada percaya klau ada yg memakai pesan ini klau bukan atas nama saya krna itu cuma bohon dan ini resmi saya yg menulis.Untuk yg punya rum erimakasih atas tumpangannya. KLIK _ GHOB _ 2D 3D _ 4D _ 6D _ DISINI

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  2. I also love train stations and enjoy travelling by train.My next blog will be related to train.

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    1. i will look forward to reading it, abe dib. :)

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  3. Salam Sis :) Alsa here :)

    I imagine walking through these trains at night with torch lights!

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    1. Dalam train ke, kat luar?
      I think the station would be pretty creepy at night :P

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  4. I used to take Senandung Malam to Beseri. Macamana boleh berani pun taktau.

    Lovely post! Not fluff aunty stoberi!

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    1. Wah. How many hours was that?
      I remember taking a train from seberang perai to kl. Penat seyh

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  5. i love train journeys!! they are so romantic . I love long train journey so that I can be alone with myself and my thoughts!

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    1. somehow naik lrt is kurang romantic, kan? ^_^

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  6. Oooo. Eerie but lovely!

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    1. Gua musang's old train station faces a limestone outcrop. Lagi lah eerie... dengan creeping plants and caves nya. Izani was imagining all sorts of creatures peering out from the dark.

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  7. Aha! Another fan of Spirited Away. That's a lovely Japanese animated movie that I have watched repeatedly without ever feeling bored.

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    1. I know, right???
      I love all of hayao miyazaki's work.

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  8. Oh, I've never come across an abandoned train station! Beautiful!

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