Following The Tracks

12 August 2016

We take a photographic walk around Jalan Stesen, near the Klang train station, where time seems to have stood still.

It’s six in the morning, the preparation smells of Klang’s renowned bak kut teh waft up into the air. The clang of busy street vendors can be heard as piping hot kopi O is delivered alongside a slice of kaya toast and two half-boiled eggs to customers – the classic breakfast combo.

With more than a 100 years of history, the Klang Train Station holds at least three generations’ worth of memories. It has been renovated countless times to better serve its residents. But in a time where everyone is bowed over a smartphone glow, less attention is given to everyday surroundings, train stations included.

Despite the dire circumstances, long standing eateries dishing out Indian and Chinese food still give some life to the station’s surrounding area. Their equally loyal customers still turning up like clockwork for a good ol’ chat with their neighbourhood buddies just to pass the time.

 

As seen by Wong Yok Teng

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