Railway exhibit chugs down previous tracks at Badan Warisan Malaysia

There are over 60 images on show at Badan Warisan Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur that may give guests a glimpse of the historical past of the Malaysian Railways community (now Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad).

Making Tracks: Once more – Commemorating 135 Years Of Railways In Malaysia is an exhibition that presents the work of six photographers – Chan Kin Wah, Eric Peris, Soraya Yusof Talismail, Syed Zainal Rashid, Arthur Teng and Bob Teoh – along with clay artist Alex Tan.

It builds on a images and claywork exhibition in 2005, titled Making Tracks, which commemorated 120 years of the Malayan Railways.

“With the upcoming growth of the East Coast Rail Hyperlink, Badan Warisan Malaysia’s exhibition Making Tracks: Once more is a well timed reminder of the significance of the railways community which offered entry to the interiors of the nation and helped drive its early financial growth, ” in line with a press release from Badan Warisan Malaysia.

This yr’s revival of the exhibition continues Badan Warisan Malaysia’s concentrate on the previous railway techniques, lots of which have been forgotten or uncared for. From railway tracks, stations, work sheds and go downs, to engineering constructions equivalent to bridges, turntables and tunnels, this can be a stroll down reminiscence lane for practice fans and people concerned with historical past and heritage.

Making Tracks: Once more additionally consists of a further 4 works by Kota Kinabalu-based artist Yee I-Lann, who zooms in on the North Borneo Railway in Sabah.

Making Tracks: Once more – Commemorating 135 Years of Railways in Malaysia is on at Badan Warisan, No. 2, Jalan Stonor in Kuala Lumpur until March 31. Open: 10am to 5pm each day (closed on Sundays). Free admission. Name 03-2144 9273 for extra info.

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