Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Arau Bangkok Siem Reap Phnom Penh

 On 23rd October 2012- a team of youths under Malaysia Youth Council- Perlis division and supported by the Malaysia's Ministry of Youth and Sports which consists about 44 of us (the volunteers from variuos NGOs) including the Director of Youth and Sports Department, Tuan Haji Ariff were in the mission to visit Kampong Spue, about 200 km from the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. 

Here is the the beginning of the picture records of the long, exhausted and time consuming journey by land- first time ever being done by any charity volunteers from Malaysia- tracking back how (Khmer Rouge and Vietnam Invading) Cambodian  war refugees found Malaysia via land journey in the 70's.

A board which contains the information that all the train passengers' need
Photo session prior-departure at Arau, Perlis Train Station
The train stop at Padang Besar for Passport Checking & Stamping by both Countries' Immigrations and Customs

Tickets checking by the Thai's Train Company
The bed preparation was done by a professional steward - a very skillful & fast job

The ticket from Arau, Malaysia to Bangkok, Thailand, inspect the fare (the lower bed cost higher- often sold out) and the time of departure & arrival

This is how it looks like when you are on the upper bed
 We arrived at Bangkok Train Station the next day of 24th October 2012- what a long journey- but a lot of experience you can gain in such a plenty time - of almost 18 hours.

The story will be continued in several posts- wait for the updates....

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