Tumpat KTM station was built in 1948 and is the last station for the east coast. One could connect to KL or to Singapore via this station. The Ekspres Wau runs between Gemas in Negeri Sembilan and Tumpat . details of the train schedule and stations and other services offered by Keretapi Tanah Melayu can be found here
This is the main entrance of the station . [notice the ‘beca’ ( or what we call ‘taxi’ in Kelantan) caught in the picture, these are still available around Tumpat)
And this is the absolute END of the KTM east coast line
This is one section of the waiting area
The ticket counter
And on that particular day of our visit ( 28th March), there was a film crew there as well. So we decided to linger around (just in case they need some extras), one of the crew member was pretty friendly and we started to chat, ( I am sorry but I forgot to ask his name), turns out that he is one of the actors in the telenovela that they are shooting – he is playing the part of a Tok Penghulu. The name of the telenovela is ‘Nasi Kerabu Mek Bunga’, in brief the story is about a successful nasi kerabu owner and how he tries ( I am not sure did he succeed or not lah) to win the heart of a lady – Mek Bunga. The main actress who plays Mek Bunga is Mandy Chong, who has acted in quite a number of locally produced dramas. According to Tok Penghulu, they also did some shots at various parts of Tumpat including Pantai Seri Tujuh .
The crew was waiting for the train to come in, to take a shot of our Hero disembarking from the train
Camera, Action… ( main lead -that guy in the stripped polo)
The show will be aired on TV2 on Mothers Day, so don’t forget horr..keep a date with Nasi Kerabu Mek Bunga !
And from the KTM station, you will see the lighthouse…
If you have read the previous posting ( here ) , Tumpat used to be a (busy) port, hence the lighthouse , the lighthouse is ~ 70 ft tall. This is no longer operational , but if it’s a working day ( which exclude Fri and Sat) you can go to the office and asked for the key from the Person in Charge and get to go up the lighthouse. How Cool horrr..it was a pity that as it was a Saturday, the PIC wasn’t around, so the staff didn’t have access to the keys to let us go up.
More info on Tumpat including historical sights and statistics, pls go to :