Great Asian Railway Journeys S1
Great Asian Railway Journeys S1
Great Asian Railway Journeys S1
Great Asian Railway Journeys S1
Michael Portillo is in Southeast Asia, armed with his 1913 Bradshaw's Handbook. Published at the height of European imperial ism, it will lead him on a spectacular 2,500 mile railway adventure across six vibrant and independent nations. More
Ends
Apr 04 2022
Lang
English
Subtitle
Chi
Duration
50 Minutes
Classification
PG
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  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E9 -Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru
    EP9
    Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru

    In Kuala Lumpur, Michael tries the ancient art of pewter smithing.

    Ends Apr 04 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E8 -Penang to Cameron Highlands
    EP8
    Penang to Cameron Highlands

    Michael releases exotic specimens at Malaysia's first butterfly sanctuary.

    Ends Mar 28 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E7 -Yogyakarta to Surabaya
    EP7
    Yogyakarta to Surabaya

    In Yogyakarta, Michael visits the Sultan's Palace and sees some shadow puppetry.

    Ends Mar 21 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E6 -Jakarta to Borobudur
    EP6
    Jakarta to Borobudur

    In Jakarta, Michael uncovers Indonesia's colonial past as part of a Dutch empire.

    Ends Mar 14 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E5 -Hue to Halong Bay
    EP5
    Hue to Halong Bay

    Michael meets milliner Mrs Ngo, who teaches him how to make the iconic conical hat.

    Ends Mar 07 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E4 -Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An
    EP4
    Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An

    Michael Portillo boards Vietnam's spectacular Unification Railway.

    Ends Feb 28 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E3 -Bangkok to Hua Hin
    EP3
    Bangkok to Hua Hin

    Michael continues his exploration of Thailand, steered by his 1913 Bradshaw's guide.

    Ends Feb 21 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E2 -Chiang Mai to the River Kwai
    EP2
    Chiang Mai to the River Kwai

    Arriving in Thailand, Michael starts at the walled and moated city of Chiang Mai.

    Ends Feb 14 2022
  • Great Asian Railway Journeys S1E1 -Hong Kong
    EP1
    Hong Kong

    Michael begins in Hong Kong, with railway highlights including the Mass Transit System.

    Ends Feb 07 2022

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