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British tourists celebrate New Year countdown at remote train station in Chumphon

State Railway of Thailand's GE CM22-7i locomotive

State Railway of Thailand's GE CM22-7i diesel electric locomotive. Photo: SChirapant.

As several hundred thousands of people, both Thais and foreign tourists, were drawn to downtown Bangkok for countdown celebrations at Ratchaprasong to ring in New Year 2018 on Sunday night, a small group of British businessmen and their spouses chose to celebrate the event at a small railway station in Chumphon province.

The group arrived at Khlong Khanan railway station in Chumphon’s Lang Suan district at 11.19pm Sunday night (Dec 31) on a special trip on board the luxurious tourist-orientated Eastern & Oriental Express train from Singapore to Bangkok.

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By Thai PBS