South East Asian Railway Journeys Bangkok to Singapore

South East Asian Railway Journeys Bangkok to Singapore

This book is the first of a series of long distance rail journeys through South East Asia.

Author: Mike Sharrocks

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475223439

Category: Travel

Page: 23

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This book is the first of a series of long distance rail journeys through South East Asia. It provides an anecdotal description of a journey from Bangkok to Singapore through the southern 'elephant trunk' of Thailand, along the western side of Peninsular Malaysia via Penang and Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (and the old station of Tanjong Pagar, which has now been closed). It is richly illustrated with colour photos and aims to give an idea of what travelers can expect to experience from this journey.
Categories: Travel

South East Asian Railway Journeys

South East Asian Railway Journeys

This book describes the third of a series of long distance journeys through South East Asia.

Author: Mike Sharrocks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9810998171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 24

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This book describes the third of a series of long distance journeys through South East Asia. It covers the trip from Bangkok through north eastern Thailand to Vientiane (in Laos) and back to the captial city. The purpose of the journey was to look at railway travel as a more leisurely means of tourism. More people who travel want to experience a genuine insight into foreign cultures or to see how local people live their lives. Railway travel provides a good way of doing this. There is also a greater desire to see environmental and social responsibility needs being met in the places that tourists stay in or visit. Added to this is the pursuit of 'slow tourism' where, instead of rushing from one place to another, people want to travel in a more leisurely manner. Railway travel has the potential to accommodate these requirements. The travelogue style is intended to be anecdotal and illustrative (with photos) and to give the reader an idea of the sort of experiences (good and bad) that one could expect in undertaking the trip.
Categories: Business & Economics

Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia

Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia, such as Cambodia, Burma, and Laos, reported figures on Chinese investment lag behind the more developed and ... China's “high-speed railway diplomacy” enables Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to gain a foothold in ...

Author: Pl Nyri

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295999319

Category: History

Page: 312

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This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China�s rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia. It examines how Chinese investors, workers, tourists, bureaucrats, longtime residents, and adventurers interact throughout Southeast Asia. The contributors use case studies to show the scale of Chinese influence in the region and the ways in which various countries mitigate their unequal relationship with China by negotiating asymmetry, circumventing hegemony, and embracing, resisting, or manipulating the terms dictated by Chinese capital. ��
Categories: History

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Since the construction of the railways was primarily motivated by commercial considerations, the railway system was ... Siam, which remained independent during the age of empire building, stands out among the other Southeast Asian ...

Author: Keat Gin Ooi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576077702

Category: History

Page: 1791

View: 502

Contains over eight hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about topics related to the historical development and global influence of Southeast Asia, covering politics, war, religion, socioeconomics, ethnohistory, geography, and folklore.
Categories: History

Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Singapore-Kunming Rail Link (SKRL) Project The objective of the SKRL is to create a vital link between the mainland's rail network from Singapore to Kunming in China, building on existing national networks spanning seven ASEAN countries ...

Author: Yap Kioe Sheng

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789814380027

Category: Architecture

Page: 387

View: 936

Urbanization occurs in tandem with development. Countries in Southeast Asia need to build - individually and collectively - the capacity of their cities and towns to promote economic growth and development, to make urban development more sustainable, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to ensure that all groups in society share in the development. This book is a result of a series of regional discussions by experts and practitioners involved in the urban and planning of their countries. It highlights urbanization issues that have implications for regional - including ASEAN - cooperation, and provides practical recommendations for policymakers. It is a first step towards assisting governments in the region to take advantage of existing collaborative partnerships to address the urban transformation that Southeast Asia is experiencing today.
Categories: Architecture

South East Asian Railway Journeys

South East Asian Railway Journeys

This book describes the second of a series of long distance railway journeys through South East Asia.

Author: Mike Sharrocks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9810998163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 24

View: 773

This book describes the second of a series of long distance railway journeys through South East Asia. It covers the trip from Bangkok through north western Thailand to Chiang Mai and back to the capital city. The content is anecdotal and richly illustrated with photographs.
Categories: Business & Economics

On Railways Far Away

On Railways Far Away

SOUTHEAST. ASIA. 6. Bangkok's Grand Central Railway Station. The colored art glass of. As railway systems developed there were avariety of choices to make. Standard gauge (4-feet 81/2-inches) became the most widespread choice, ...

Author: William D. Middleton

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253005915

Category: Transportation

Page: 314

View: 678

Presents more than 200 of the author's favorite photographs and the personal stories behind the images, from Scotland's Firth of Forth Bridge and the world's first high-speed railway in Japan to railroads across North America.
Categories: Transportation

Rivers of Iron

Rivers of Iron

"Rivers of Iron tells the story of China's unfolding role in realizing the region-wide dream of building an intercountry railway system connecting Southwest China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.

Author: David M. Lampton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520372993

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 420

"Rivers of Iron tells the story of China's unfolding role in realizing the region-wide dream of building an intercountry railway system connecting Southwest China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors. This system is gradually taking shape with construction of Chinese-backed projects underway in several Southeast Asian countries. Progress is being made. Nonetheless, while the PRC is strong, it is not a goliath bestriding the world, even in this region where China looms over its small and medium-sized neighbors. This book illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of China's demonstration of power during President Xi Jinping's self-styled "New Era" as well as the capacity of its smaller neighbors to resist, shape, and at times even take advantage of China's actions. Utilizing frameworks from the fields of international relations and comparative politics, this book seeks to explain how domestic politics in all eight of the involved nations affects their external behavior. Finally, Rivers of Iron addresses a fundamental development issue in what is emerging globally as a new age of infrastructure--How should we understand the role of infrastructure in development, and how do policy makers and analysts balance the long-term value and prospective gains of investments with the sometimes huge short- and medium-term costs?"--
Categories: Political Science

South East Asian Railway Journeys

South East Asian Railway Journeys

This book describes the sixth of a series of long distance railway journeys through South East Asia.

Author: Mike Sharrocks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9810998201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 44

View: 286

This book describes the sixth of a series of long distance railway journeys through South East Asia. It covers the train trip from Jakarta, through the northern part of Java, to Banyuwangi on the eastern coast of the island. Thereafter, the ferry crossing to Bali is described, as well as the bus trip to Denpasar. The purpose of the journey was to look at railway travel as a more leisurely means of tourism. More people who travel want to experience a genuine insight into foreign cultures or to see how local people live their lives. Railway travel provides a good way of doing this. There is also a greater desire to see environmental and social responsibility needs being met in the places that tourists stay in or visit. Added to this is the pursuit of 'slow tourism' where, instead of rushing from one place to another, people want to travel in a more leisurely manner. Railway travel has the potential to accommodate these requirements. The travelogue style is intended to be anecdotal and illustrative (with photos) and to give the reader an idea of the sort of experiences (good and bad) that one could expect in undertaking the trip.
Categories: Business & Economics

Connecting Asia

Connecting Asia

Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast AsiaThis book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic ... Providing full rail connectivity is costly and no time schedule for implementation is available yet.7 South Asia ...

Author: Michael G. Plummer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785363481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 266

This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions. With a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process, it provides a detailed and up-to-date discussion of issues, innovations, and progress. Country studies of national connectivity issues and policies cover Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, examining major developments in trade and investment, economic cooperation, the role of economic corridors, and regional cooperation initiatives. Thematic chapters explore investment in land and sea transport infrastructure, trade facilitation, infrastructure investment financing, supporting national and regional policies, and model-based estimates of the benefits of integration. They also identify significant opportunities for strengthening these integration efforts as a result of the recent opening up of Myanmar in political, economic, and financial terms. For the first time for these regions, the book employs a state-of-the-art computable general equilibrium (CGE) model incorporating heterogeneous firms to estimate the advantages of integration.Providing perspective on the latest thinking on integration policy, Connecting Asia is an essential resource for academics, policymakers, and business people alike.
Categories: Business & Economics