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, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANZAC Day Program
Wednesday 24 April 2013
(timings subject to minor change and will be confirmed with participants)
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.
Brief stop at petrol station - coffee/snacks at own cost.
Arrive at Wat Phu Takian School to meet the teachers and children. Provide gifts. Clown Eckie Show
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.
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
AustCham bus departs hotel for the Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memorial Wreath Laying Service commences
REMARKS: Programs and form of service will be issued. Cold water is available.
Refreshment under shady trees
REMARKS: Provided by Australian and New Zealand Embassies.
AustCham bus departs for lunch venue
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.
AustCham bus departs for Bangkok
Anticipated arrival back in Bangkok, AustCham office, Thai CC Tower