The first blogger to climb up the old railway station’s tower?

Towers of any kinds have always intrigued me: be it the clock tower at the Malay College, the Burton Tower at Michigan, the Petronas Twin Towers. Whenever I see them, I have the urge to scale them.

Today, I did just that.

You know those towers belonging to the old Moorish railway station along Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin?

Well, I got to the top and possibly, be the first blogger to do so.

I walked and saw this:

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

It was irresistible. So, I checked the entrance to see if I could go up:

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

Grilled!

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

Aww… It’s locked!

I could climb the facade but that didn’t sound like a good idea. So, feeling disappointed, I had to check out the bottom inside of the tower just to see if there was any other way in.

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

I was doubly disappointed to find out that the tower has become a storage room for janitors. Such historical building deserves more respect that it receives at the moment.

Wait a minute! What is that?

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

Holy cow! A key! This must be my lucky day!

The next moment, I found myself inside:

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

What a mess. But that did not stop me from going up.

At that top:

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

Talk about maintenance…

Realizing how privileged was I to get up here, I spent close to 30 minutes enjoying the view and occasionally waving to the people down below. They probably thought, how the hell did he get up there? Or, why is that nut waving at me?

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

I said to myself, hey, this is Metblogs KL stuff!

By Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams. Some rights reserved.

Cool! I am going to try to get to the top of another tower of the station next week!

p/s – actually, I did not break in. The key didn’t work. And so, I asked for a sweet janitor for the key. Moral of the day: ask if you need something. Don’t break in.

Comments are closed.


Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.