North Korea overland via train from Singapore!

Chan Ming Ker Start Date: Jun 11, 2017 - End Date: Sep 18, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nanning, Guangxi, China
  • Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Macau
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Pyongyang, North Korea

My Travel Story

by: Chan Ming Ker Start Date: Jun 11, 2017 - End Date: Sep 18, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
Greetings. 21 this year, from Singapore and want to make this a memorable year to mark my first steps into adulthood as well as to mark the end of my 2 years of service in the military (as an infantryman)!

I have a strong love for history and culture and therefore embarking on this journey will help me to learn more especially such as the Death Railway (better know as the Bridge over the River Kwai), the Angkor Wat, Ha Long Bay for South East Asia. As for China, I'm looking forward to reaffirming my roots at the Chen Clan Academy in Guangzhou, where my ancestors were from, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City in Beijing and of course the famed Great Wall of China. I am particularly intrigued by the mysterious hermit kingdom, North Korea and would very much like to learn more about their culture by going there to see what it's really like to be in the reclusive state.

I believe that throughout the course of my 21 years of life I have matured significantly, but knowing that I have much to see and learn from other countries and cultures, I have decided to undertake this grand journey from Singapore to North Korea via only railway (except for Cambodia where there are no trains and will be taking a bus instead). Will do up a blog a get some good pictures up with my trusty secondhand Leica X1. As a man who loves his food, it would be a dream come true to taste authentic local food in each of the countries and major cities that I will be in.

Thank you for taking your time to read!
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nanning, Guangxi, China
  • Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Macau
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai, China
  • Beijing, China
  • Pyongyang, North Korea