Singapore To Bangkok by Rail

Study Photography in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is famously beautiful and full of some of the most diverse life on the planet. However, for the humans living there, domestic violence and gender inequality are common. Take time out to make an impact while on your trip to volunteer at a women’s shelter or join in a non-violent protest.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your global travel journey starts in Singapore, a world-class city located right on the equator. This pristine and lovely metropolis might be small, but it is packed with culturally relevant and exciting architecture, fine dining and amazing people. You’ll spend the afternoon wandering the Singaporean marina, home to the famous Merlion statue. Get a glimpse of the past at the Buddha Tooth Relic temple, where locals claim that one of Buddha’s teeth is enshrined. Enjoy a traditional dinner full of curries, Singaporean chicken and rice and plenty of local iced coffee!

It’s time to bid farewell to Singapore as you start the journey to Kuala Lumpur. Your tour guide will provide you with a hearty breakfast of tropical fruits and Kaya toast, a Singaporean classic that combines perfectly toasted bread with decadent coconut jam. You’ll need all of your energy for the journey ahead, since traveling by rail from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, takes 8 hours. Fortunately, this scenic journey will give you unparalleled views of the ocean and take you through some of the most amazing tropical landscapes that you’ve ever seen. Have your camera ready!

The Batu Caves is like nothing else on Earth and is a must-see for anyone with a passion for photography and global travel. This impressive series of caves is nestled right into the mountain near Kuala Lumpur in a town named Gombak Selangor. Your guide will pick you up in Kuala Lumpur and take you on the short journey to the caves. Have your camera in hand, because you’ll be greeted by a massive gold statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan. This massive statue guards the entrance to the caves and makes for a great photograph in the early afternoon light. 
The caves themselves are full of a number of different temples, and you will spend the majority of the day exploring them before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.

The trip from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth can be made easily over the course of the evening, so you’ll enjoy a first-class seat on a sleeper train. These trains are equipped with all of the latest amenities, and you’ll ride in the lap of luxury and awake to the beautiful city of Butterworth. The city is located in the Perai District and is known for its impressive graffiti and is a photographer’s paradise. A tour of Butterworth has been arranged specifically for you, and you’ll learn about the history behind some of Butterworth’s most famous graffiti art.

You’ll also get to sample some of the most delicious street food that this charming city has to offer. Make sure that you bring your camera and an empty stomach.

Since one day in Butterworth just isn’t enough, you’ll get a chance to spend an extra day exploring the city’s temples. Your local guide knows the ancient temples of this city like the back of their hand, and will take you on a private tour of Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong, which is a famous Malaysian temple that honors the nine emperor gods. This massive temple is a day trip in and of itself, and since you have a private tour you’ll have the opportunity to take plenty of pictures.

The journey to the Land of Smiles begins! Today you will head to Bangkok. The train ride from Butterworth to Bangkok is nearly 24 hours long, but you will enjoy a first-class seat on an air-conditioned train that allows you to soak in the gorgeous bounty of the Malaysian and Thai countryside.

The train will stop at the border so you’ll be able to get off and stretch your legs in addition to three other scheduled stops at different places so you can get photographs on the way. The picture windows in first class are also perfect for capturing additional pictures.

You will arrive in Bangkok in the early morning and get to enjoy breakfast in Chinatown before embarking on your exclusive temple tour. Bangkok is home to some of the most incredible temples in all of Thailand, including the Temple of Dawn and the Emerald Buddha. Your tour will include five impressive temples, including the Reclining Buddha, which was featured in the movie “The Beach.” Along the way, you’ll also have the opportunity to feast on some fabulous street food. 

It’s been an epic journey by the romantic railroad through some of the highlights of Southeast Asia, but it’s time to bid goodbye to your newfound friends. Safe travels on your way home from the Bangkok Airport, and see you again soon!

Global travel simply does not get any better than a railway journey from beautiful Singapore to Bangkok. This route takes you through some of the most impressive parts of Southeast Asia and you will be spoiled for choice as have the opportunity to photograph the jewel-toned Indian Ocean, the majestic Batu Caves and the beautiful city of Bangkok.

Additionally, this journey gives you the opportunity to really delve into the culture in a way that flying simply will not allow you to do. The memories that you make while en route from Singapore to Bangkok will last a lifetime.


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