Travel planning in South East Asia - buses, ferries, flights, railways
Projects that will improve Thailand’s railway infrastructure are gathering speed. Transport Ministry secretary Chartchai Tipsunaree told reporters that three route improvements with a total length of 403kms will go before the cabinet for final approval on the 1 November.
City officials in Hoi An say they have secured the funding needed to set up a solar lighting system for the Old Town precinct. The new lights will be powered by solar panels and erected around the central plaza close to the landmark Japanese Covered Bridge.
The organisers of Phuket Island’s annual triathlon say they have been given permission to stage it this year. The committee had originally said they would probably have to cancel the event as the whole of Thailand was in mourning following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.