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... deemed to be a 5 year project. Then the Japanese decided to use forced labour and they cut the schedule to 18 months. It was due to be completed end of 1943 but ‘thanks’ to the misery inflicted on the POW’s, who we know worked in terrible conditions, it was actually finished in October 1943. The last 4 months were known as the ‘speedo’ period when construction work was at its most intense and no doubt also the suffering of ...
... up with our Swiss friend and his buddies. We are supposed to go to the beach today and have a BBQ. Let's see if that happens.
Did get our room in Bangkok by the airport. We leave early morn on the 2nd for Singapore and we booked rooms there for one night. We still have to get our ticket to Bali. Then we can relax again.
I'm still having trouble getting photos posted on this site... will have to post on FB.
... his actions on the railway, living a life of reconciliation.
After the JEATH we went to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (KWC). I gave an introduction and history of KWC and the layout from the vantage point of the bus. We visited the following graves:
· PTE George Lee,
· PTE John Ladyman,
· GNR Maurice Singer,
· PTE Brian Woods.
We visited the ...
... know if we were related. Over the road is The Death Railway Museum and entrance is 120 baht. It was well collected with a lot of information and very good English translations, worthwhile. It skips briefly over Thai complicity. There's an interesting section about Japanese respect of their captives dead. Prisoners were allowed funerals ceremonies, where the Japanese would attend and pay their respects and even money. The POW'S would exploit this by burying ...
... of nine rooms. 1.Phra Buddha Saiyas (reclining Buddha) room. 2. Ja-Ae room-means ''to meet'' because it doesn't connect to the other rooms. Contains several images of gods and goddesses such as Joa Mae Kuan-Im(goddess of Chinese Buddha) Ganesha (Hindu god of wisdom), Phra Mae U-ma-te-vee (Hindu goddess of success), Indra, Phra-prom (4 faced Hindu of wishes) and Luang Poo Jun pae ( the old abbot of the temple). 3.Mai toa rom ...
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14/2 Moo 1 , Kanchanaburi | Hotelfrom $12
102/3 Moo 4, Kanchanaburi | Hotelfrom $13
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30 / 6 , Kanchanaburi | Hotelfrom $19
29 / 1 River Kwai Road, Kanchanaburi | Hotelfrom $10