ANZAC Day and Visit to Wat Phu Takian Kindergarten

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • 08:30
  • Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • 17:00
  • Kanchanaburi/Hellfire Pass
  • 8


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • You will have the option of selecting a single or double room, full or partial transportation program, and lunch on 25 April (note lunch is compulsory for those on the full transport program). Multiple room/transport bookings may be made by adding 'guest' bookings.

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ANZAC Day and Visit to Wat Phu Takian Kindergarten

AustCham will again this year support members wishing to attend the ANZAC Day remembrance service at Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi. Prior to ANZAC Day, we will also be visiting one of AustCham's previous community service beneficiaries - the Wat Phu Takian Kindergarten. The ANZAC Day trip is always well attended. Members interested in participating are encouraged to book now as space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Please contact Khun Chanakarn Lim for more details,



ANZAC Day Program

Wednesday 24 April 2013

(timings subject to minor change and will be confirmed with participants)

07:30 hrs        

AustCham bus departs from the area in front of Thai CC Tower (AustCham Office)

(AustCham will provide light refreshment/lunch during the journey)

REMARKS:    Participants are asked to arrive promptly so as to
avoid delaying departure of the whole group.


09:00 hrs

Brief stop at petrol station - coffee/snacks at own cost.


12:00 hrs        

Arrive at Wat Phu Takian School to meet the teachers and children. Provide gifts. Clown Eckie Show

13:30 hrs        

Arrive at River Kwai Village - check into rooms then relax for afternoon.

REMARKS:    Swimming pool and bar available at resort. If there

is interest, there may be a opportunity to visit the Hellfire Pass

Memorial Museum in the afternoon.

19:30 hrs       

Dinner at own arrangements and cost. (there will be tables reserved for AustCham at the hotel)

REMARKS:     AustCham will reserve table for 20 at the Jungle

View restaurant – attendance optional. Those wishing to drink wine

with dinner may want to bring a bottle as hotel supplies are limited

(a small corkage fee will apply).

Thursday 25 April 2013

04:00 hrs        

AustCham bus departs hotel for the Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass

04:30 hrs        

Walk from bus park down into Hellfire Pass

REMARKS:    The AustCham bus will park with the many other

buses adjacent to the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum. 

05:30 hrs        

Dawn Service commences

REMARKS:    Long-sleeve shirt with tie is expected of officials,

however many other attendees dispense with the tie and even the

long-sleeved shirt. If entitled to them, medals should be worn.

06:30 hrs        

Gunfire Breakfast (coffee and optional rum) adjacent to the Hellfire

Pass Memorial Museum

REMARKS:    There is limited time to inspect the museum. Shoes

must be removed before entry.

07:00 hrs        

Return to the hotel for breakfast and to pack for departure

REMARKS:    There is limited time to have breakfast (don’t forget

the breakfast voucher), shower,  dress, pack and check out before

loading baggage onto the AustCham bus.

08:30 hrs

AustCham bus departs for War Cemetery in Kanchaburi

REMARKS:    Men are expected to wear a long sleeve shirt and

tie. If entitled to them, medals should be worn.

10:00 hrs        

Memorial Wreath Laying Service commences

REMARKS:    Programs and form of service will be issued. Cold water is available.

10:45 hrs

Refreshment under shady trees

REMARKS:    Provided by Australian and New Zealand Embassies.

11:30 hrs        

AustCham bus departs for lunch venue

11:50 hrs        

Lunch at Keeree Tara restaurant beside the river

(please note we are trialing a new restaurant this year.

Lunch must be pre-booked with AustCham)

REMARKS:    BYO and purchased alcoholic drinks at individual expense. 

13:15 hrs        

AustCham bus departs for Bangkok

16:45 hrs        

Anticipated arrival back in Bangkok, AustCham office, Thai CC Tower