While not an exhaustive list of our stops. These pages will provide some insight on the start and end points of each section of the journey. This may change frequently as interesting areas are discovered or external factors force us in a different direction.
120.Phnom Penh (VDPP)
Phnom Penh is the capital and most populous city of Cambodia. It has been the national capital since the French protectorate of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's economic, industrial, and cultural centre. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia", it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. The city is noted for its historical architecture and attractions. On the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac Rivers, Phnom Penh is home to more than 2 million people, approximately 14% of the Cambodian population.
Route: VVDL (Fuel) - VVBU - VVPG - VVTS - VDPP
121.Koh Chang Island (VTKC)
Koh Chang island, known also as ‘Elephant Island’ named because of its elephant shaped headland, is Thailand’s third largest island after Phuket and Samui. It is located around 300 kilometers east of Bangkok in Trat Province, in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border. From jungle covered mountain peaks to sweeping bays, great waterfalls to flourishing coral reefs, beach huts to luxury resorts, Koh Chang has plenty to offer for everyone.
Route: VDPP (Fuel) - PQU - VDSV - VDKK - VTKO - VTKC
122.Hua Hin (VTPH)
Hua Hin is one of the top tourist destinations of Thailand from its great amount of attractions and activities. The city has many incredible Beaches, mountains, viewpoints, Temples, night markets, water parks, and fine diners for you to choose from and enjoy at any time of the year.
Route: VTKC - VTBO - VTBC - VTY5 - VTBU (Fuel) - VTV5 - VTT2 - VTBT - VTX6 - VTBD - VTZ4 - VTPH
Phuket is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. The Buddhist temples in the city are attractive destinations for national and international tourists. Along the streets some Hindu temples depicting the statues of Ganesha and Brahma can also be seen. Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent Beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.
Route: VTPH - VTBN - VTBP - VTSE - VYKT - VTSR - VTSP
Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. Known as the Silicon Valley of the East for its industries, Penang is one of Malaysia's most vital economic powerhouses. In spite of rapid urbanisation, Penang has still managed to safeguard a considerable area of natural environment. The central hills of Penang Island, including Penang Hill, serve as the green lung for the urbanised island.
Route: VTSP - VTSW - VTSG - VTST - VTSA - WMKL - WMKA - WMKB - WMKP
Muar is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia to be visited and explored for its food, coffee and historical prewar buildings. Muar is also one of the cleanest cities in South East Asia, being awarded with Asean Clean Tourist City Standard Award in 2017. We aren't far now from the city of Singapore and our hope across to Sumatra.
Route: WMKP - WMBI - WMPA - WMSA - WMPU - WMKM - WMAV
Pekanbaru is the capital of Indonesian province of Riau, and a major economic center on the eastern part of Sumatra Island. A settlement has existed on the site since the 17th century. In the late 19th century, the city was developed to serve the coffee and coal industries, and the Dutch built roads to help ship goods to Singapore and Malacca.
Route: WMAV - WMAP - WMKJ - WSSS - WSSI - WIDT - WIBL - WIBB
127.Penuh River (WIJI)
Sungai Penuh with a fairly small population of 82,000 resides near the Penuh River. Agriculture seems to be the main export in this region. We'll be stopping at Depati Parbo Airport on day 127 until we continue south. The route should take us to some interesting geographic features along the way.
Route: WIBB - WIEE - WIJI
128.Bengkulu City (WILP)
Bengkulu City is the capital of the Indonesian province of Bengkulu. The British East India Company founded Bengkulu (named Bencoolen by the British), in 1685, as their new commercial centre for the region. When under Dutch rule, Bengkulu had plantations. Parsi people harvested and processed nutmeg and mace. The nutmeg would be processed into confectionery products.
Route: WIJI - WIPB - WIPY - WIPD - WILP
Bandung is the capital city of the Indonesian province of West Java. The city lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains that provides a natural defence system, which was the primary reason for the Dutch East Indies government's plan to move the capital from Batavia (modern-day Jakarta) to Bandung. After Indonesia declared independence in 1945, the city experienced ongoing development and urbanization, transforming from an idyllic town into a dense metropolitan area with living space for over 8 million people.
Route: WILP - WILL - WIII - WIHH - WACU - WI1B - WICC