Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Ambassador Segment,


Interview on the Ambassador Segment,, December 8 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

The author talked about the potential of Nostalgic Rail Tours along the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad - KTMB's North-South and Northeastern tracks.

Kelantan, for instance, can exploit the Japanese Army landing on Sabak beach near Kota Bharu, Kelantan, which marked the outbreak of the Pacific War 74 years ago, on December 7, 1941. 

This would require the operations of the railway station at Wakaf Bharu, which was ravaged by the Great Flood of 2014, to be resumed.

Other interesting exchanges were the origins of names of Tampin - little pandan pouches for packing dodol and belacan, and Kajang, mats made of screwpine fronds which inspired a well-known pantun about a well-heeled and a threadbare traveler:

Kajang Pak Malau kajang berlipat,
Kajang saya mengkuang layu,
Dagang Pak Malau dagang bertempat,
Dagang saya musafir lalu. 

Izuan Shah wraps up the interview session with haunting strains from Senandong Malam.

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