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Malaysia railways – a guide to train travel in Malaysia

Getting the train in Malaysia should be part of any overland travel experience in mainland Southeast Asia. The railway line from the Thailand border to the Singapore border forms part of a journey where you can travel from Laos to Singapore by train. The most frequent train services in Malaysia are through the more populated […]

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by bus

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh is 240 km apart by road, and getting the bus is the cheapest way to travel between the two cities. Despite the relatively close distance and flat terrain, the roads are congested and not built for highway cruising. Google Maps says the trip can be done in 5 […]

Vietnam Railways – A guide to every line, tickets, and FAQs

Getting the train in Vietnam is the classic way to see the country. The long North-South line that travels along the coast is often listed among the best train routes in the world. While the train system is old and slow, it beats taking the bus, and you will see more than flying from point […]

Manila Mass Transit System – LRT, MRT and PNR Commuter Rail of Metro Manila

The Metro Manila urban rail transit system is comprised of two light rail lines, a mass rail transit line, and a commuter line. There is no unified brand for the urban rail network (like “Manila Metro”) so it is usually referred to by the line type (LRT, MRT, or commuter rail). This guide lists the […]