Last Train from Tanjong Pagar

Last Train from Tanjong Pagar Selected by The Business Times as one of the Best Books of The Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM train that ran between Singapore and Malaysia for almost years was rerouted to Woodlands Train Checkpoin

  • Title: Last Train from Tanjong Pagar
  • Author: Koh Hong Teng Lai Chee Kien
  • ISBN: 9789810769192
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • Selected by The Business Times as one of the Best Books of 2014The Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM train that ran between Singapore and Malaysia for almost 80 years was rerouted to Woodlands Train Checkpoint following the closure of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station now a gazetted national monument in June 2011.Based on real tours led by architecture historian Lai Chee Kien, LastSelected by The Business Times as one of the Best Books of 2014The Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM train that ran between Singapore and Malaysia for almost 80 years was rerouted to Woodlands Train Checkpoint following the closure of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station now a gazetted national monument in June 2011.Based on real tours led by architecture historian Lai Chee Kien, Last Train from Tanjong Pagar follows a group of heritage enthusiasts as they discover Singapore s railway heritage, and gather with passengers from all walks of life for one final ride out of Tanjong Pagar station.Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, Koh Hong Teng has produced a timely and thought provoking graphic homage to our trains and not only the physical journeys but also the human connections they have made possibleAISE Koh has a gift for illustrating the passing of eras and how just a few years can transform societies physically and philosophically Akshita Nanda, The Sunday Times One of the breeziest reads of 2014Last Train makes you nostalgic about the railway station and other local landmarks with its beautifully spare illustrations Helmi Yusof, The Business Times If there is a subgenre of writing Singapore is becoming alarmingly good in, it is the literature of nostalgia Hong Teng Koh s graphic novel Last Train from Tanjong Pagar continues this ascent, crafting a poignant and visually appealing tale that has the now inoperative Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as both a setting and a silent protagonist The parallel stories here resemble rail tracks that go on surprising, distinct journeys of discovery while, together, they become something else a map of the personal endeavours and sacrifices shaping Singaporean life This book moves me calmly but muscularly, in ways I have not expected Gwee Li Sui, creator of Myth of the Stone, in My Book of the Year , Singapore PoetryABOUT THE CREATOR Koh Hong Teng is a comics artist and painter based in Singapore He published the two volume Gone Case A Graphic Novel, Book 1 and 2, with writer Dave Chua in 2010 and 2011 respectively In 2011, he received the Arts Creation Fund from Singapore s National Arts Council in support of Last Train in Tanjong Pagar The graphic novel Ten Sticks and One Rice, illustrated by Hong Teng and written by Oh Yong Hwee, was published by Epigram Books in November 2012 and won a Bronze Award at the 7th International MANGA Awards Hong Teng has also produced comics and artwork for the National Library Board s irememberSG project and Project LAVA respectively, and is an external examiner for final year illustration projects at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

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    1 thought on “Last Train from Tanjong Pagar”

    1. Lovely drawing and interesting content. Must read for anyone interested in Singapore-Malaysia histories.

    2. I found the text most stilted and boring -- almost like a lecture, a boring one at that -- but the drawings were very good. I love my graphic novels -- The Resident Tourist series and Gone Case are favourite local titles -- and I was looking forward to reading this given my interest in rail travel and architecture, but I was disappointed.Two good things I learnt -- a new term, 'the liquid Padang' for our downtown reclaimed area; and the fact that the Lady of Justice is not blindfolded on the fac [...]

    3. This was seamless melding of fact and fiction, tying Lai Chee Kien's famous place tours with a heartfelt story of Gale and Chiari. This is graphic storytelling at its best, with poetic narratives woven, more often than not, with simply textless visuals (the image of Gale imprisoned by the man-made crawlers in his balcony was especially poignant). In fact, some of the heavy-going lectures on place histories were lightened up by the visuals (my favourite was how CK's talk about the importance of p [...]

    4. Koh Hong Teng's best yet. The consistency of his draughtsman-like illustrations was uneven in previous works (I'm guessing due to time pressures and other stresses) but none of that is present here. Better still this solo effort shows off his graphic narrative talents. But most of all "Last Train" shows Koh's uncanny knack for melding the phastasmagorical with a deep sense of place. The Burma death railway sequence stands out for me, as well as the Chiari-Gale reunion. And the long Padang/Civic [...]

    5. Seldom read comics, but was glad I read this, especially since I've been walking along the Green Corridor for the past few weeks. Thought that it was a shame that trains no longer pass by the tracks (there is really something magical about traveling in trains, but somehow the MRT doesn't make the cut), and even the train tracks are mostly gone, but am glad that there are efforts like these that chronicle this part of Singapore's history. Of course, this is not comparable to the real thing, but b [...]

    6. i throughly enjoyed this It captured the essence of the tour to a point where I felt I was physically present.The side stories though I would have done without There was an open ending which I'm not a big fan of.ultimately I wanted to know more about the history of the train station and that tied in with some quality graphics made for a damn good book. I'm so getting all his others now to get them signed

    7. The drawings were beautiful but not sure where the storylines were going. Tmi at times but Koh's love of trains really shines through in this local historical gem. Sure miss those bygone days

    8. I really wanted to like this, but just couldn't. The timeline jumps were confusing (and this is where colour would really have helped), and I didn't find the human stories involving. The artist is great at drawing detailed environments, but when it comes to humans, the same problem as Gone Case remains -- the characters are difficult to distinguish from one another. The information presented is rich and interesting, but the way it's told, in academic text used as dialogue, feels dull.

    9. Koh's books are all about SG and his art style is very 'bare-bones' and I love how it captures the landscape of SG in a nondescript non-shiny manner. This book is kind of a graphic novel version of Prof Lai CK's tour of the KTM rail, with the life story of a Johor boy who travelled daily to SG for school interspersed.(thanks NLB for having it in the ebook collection! pls add more, esp becuz the local books all have waiting lists!! O:)

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