ANZAC Day 2015
Reserve your spot now - limited space available!
You may already be aware that this year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. There will be more significant than usual commemorations around Australia and the world to mark this milestone.
As in the past, Aust Cham will be organising a tour package for this event and we ask that you contact any family & friends that would like to avail themselves of the convenience and ease of using this option to take part in the dawn service at Hellfire Pass, followed by the service held in the town of Kanchanaburi.
AustCham invite all members to take part in this special event this year at Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi for ANZAC Day remembrance. We will avail of the convenience and ease of using this option in the dawn service at Hellfire Pass, followed by the service held in the town of Kanchanburi. It is a very worthwhile trip, and particularly this year. It is to be noted that Hellfire Pass has been placed in the top 5 of the Travelers’ Choice awards for Museums in Asia.
Inclusive Package: Lunch on 24th, one night Accommodation at the River Kwai Village Resort and breakfast will be provided as well as a well-organized round trip transport by coach. The ANZAC Day trip is always well attended. Bookings need to be confirmed with AustCham by the 10th of April, at the very latest, as space is limited and as usual, it is first come first served.
Friday 24 - Saturday 25 April 2015
Bus departs from Thai CC Tower at 9:00am
Kanchanaburi / Hellfire Pass
Bookings and Further Information:
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Accommodation, Transport and River-side Lunch Options
When booking for the ANZAC Day program via our member management system you will be able to select from the following options:
Room at River Kwai Village Hotel for night of 24 April:
Single Occupancy is for a one person in one room. Double Occupancy is for two people sharing one room. Double rooms will generally contain two beds. Contact us if you require specific bedding arrangements.
River-side Lunch: (Following wreath service in Kanchanaburi Town on 25 April. For those on the full transport program, the lunch stop forms part of the return trip):
Please contact Khun Chanakarn Lim for more details, firstname.lastname@example.org
ANZAC Day Program
Friday 24 April
09.00 hrs - AustCham bus departs from the area in front of Thai CC Tower (AustCham Office) to Kanchanaburi REMARKS: Participants are asked to arrive promptly so as to avoid delaying departure of the whole group.
(AustCham will provide light refreshments/lunch during the journey)
11:15 hrs - Arrive at Floating Restaurant (Lunch with own cost)
12:45 hrs - Depart to Hell Fire Pass Museum (This will be the opportunity to visit the museum, since on April, 25 people will not have enough time and overcrowded)
14.45 hrs - Depart to River Kwai Village Hotel - check into rooms then relax for afternoon REMARKS: Swimming pool and bar available at the hotel.
19:30 hrs - Dinner at your own arrangements and cost (There will be the reserved tables for AustCham at the hotel)
Saturday 25 April
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.
09:00 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.
11:00 hrs - Memorial Wreath Laying Service commences REMARKS: Programs and form of service will be issued. Cold water is available.
11:45 hrs - Refreshment under shady trees REMARKS: Provided by Australian and New Zealand Embassies.12:30 hrs - AustCham bus departs for lunch venue.
12:50 hrs - Lunch at the Keeree Tara Restaurant beside the river (Lunch must be pre-booked with AustCham) REMARKS: BYO and purchased alcoholic drinks at individual expense.
14:15 hrs - AustCham bus departs for Bangkok
17:45 hrs - Anticipated arrival back in Bangkok, AustCham office, Thai CC Tower