Travel planning in South East Asia - buses, ferries, flights, railways
Today sees the start of the delayed Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival in Kanchanaburi Province. The fest is a celebration of the art of puppetry and marionettes and features string puppets, shadow puppet shows, hand puppets, rod-driven puppets and even human puppets.
Thailand’s Transport Ministry has asked the national rail operator to assess the feasibility of electrifying a train route in the far south. A secretary with the ministry says the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will evaluate whether electrification of the 50km link is viable.
The Goethe Institute in Ho Chi Minh City has just inaugurated this year’s spring festival of German films. The 10-week programme launched on Wednesday with technology thriller Who am I-No System is Safe (Who Am I-Kein System ist Sicher).