Probably everyone knows the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, but how about “the other one” atop the FMS Railway building — now known as Wisma Kastam ? (They used to call the building “the railway station without a railway”)
As a mainlander in my childhood and youth days, I knew of this one only. Like a beacon, it beckoned the arrival of passengers onboard the ferries. I think sometimes we could hear the chimes, as the ferries closed in to dock at the terminal.
Those were the days when the skyline was reigned by beautiful colonial-architecture buildings and not uninspiring rectangular blocks of the later years.
One day I shall try to climb up the inside of this heritage-class icon, to see what makes it tick, literally.