01 Jul '11, 2pm

His Majesty Sultan of Johor wrote a blog for us on why he drove the last train out of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

His Majesty Sultan of Johor wrote a blog for us on why he drove the last train out of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

His Royal Highness, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar of Johor, on why he asked to drive the last KTM train out of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. WHEN I found out last year that Tanjong Pagar Railway Station would be closed, I expressed my desire of driving the last train out of Singapore to the KTM chairman. What the governments do has got nothing to do with me. To me, it is a sentimental matter. It was my great grandfather, the late Sultan Ibrahim, who opened the Causeway, designed for both road and rail links. He paved the way, literally, for the first train to rumble into Singapore from Malaysia back in 1923. I felt it was only appropriate for me, as the ruler of Johor, to drive the last train out. Besides trains, I fly jets, helicopters, and I sail my own yacht. I am never a boring person. Everything to me is a challenge. I always like to find something new to do. Every day, I ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/7/1/royal-on-the-rails

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