Chengal seats will be moved to other railway stations

  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004

WE would like to thank Badan Warisan Malaysia president Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid for his concern over the fate of the hexagonal chengal seats at the Ipoh railway station once renovations are completed, “Retain charm of Ipoh station,” (The Star, Sept 29). 

The renovations are part of the ongoing Rawang-Ipoh double tracking project which involves giving stations along the route a fresh, modern façade. 

However, in our enthusiasm to project a modern image of KTM Berhad, we have not altogether dismissed the importance of heritage and items that are of antique value. 

At present the hexagonal chengal seats are still located on the platform at the station under careful observation of the contractors. 

The seats will later be moved to the Butterworth and Alor Star stations. 

We would also like to thank Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Sarji for his suggestion that KTM Berhad keep a record of all of its built heritage. 

The recording is currently being undertaken, and is being done in stages. 

AZIZAH UJANG, Senior Manager, Coporate Communications, KTM Berhad, Kuala Lumpur. 

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