Bangkok is the capital for the Kingdom of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep. The city has a population of over 8 Million, and over 14 million people within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region.
Bangkok ‘s origins go back to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually became the capital of Siam as Thailand used to be known during modernization during the late 19th century.
The major tourist attractions are the historic Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Po, and Wat Arun ( Temple of Dawn) on west bank of the Chao Phraya River (River of the Kings).
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 Kilometres East of downtown Bangkok. Located at the at the true geographic center of Asia the airport handles over 53 million passengers annually, making it one of the busiest airport’s in Asia.
Public Taxi, and Airport Limousine service is available from the ground floor of the Terminal. Travel to downtown Bangkok can take up to 1 hour depending on traffic. Regular Bus service to the major tourist destinations of Pattaya and Hua Hin is also available.
Express Airport Link train service is available from the Basement level of the Terminal to Phaya Thai Station in central Bangkok. Travel time is 30 minutes.
Tokyo (formerly known as Edo) is the capital of Japan. The Tokyo Metropolitan Area has a population of over 12 million and is the most populated urban area in the world and Greater Tokyo has a population of 35 million people. At the center of this High Tech city is the Imperial Palace located on the former site of Edo Castle dating back to 1603.
Tokyo Narita International Airport
Narita International Airport is located 60 kilometers East of Tokyo and serves the greater Tokyo area of Japan. The airport services over 35 million passengers annually and is Japan’s major international gateway. The airport has Terminals 1 & 2. Terminal 1 is divided into a North and South wings.
Taxis are available to downtown Tokyo. Regular Limousine Bus service is available to major hotels in downtown Tokyo, Haneda Airport, and Tokyo City Air Terminal (TCAT) . Travel by Expressway can take up to 90 mins from the airport to downtown Tokyo. The JR Narita Express train takes less than 1 hour from the airport to Tokyo Station.
Jakarta is the capital of the Republic of Indonesia is located on the North West coast on the Island of Java. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre, with a population of over 10 million. The official metropolitan area, known as Jabodetabek (a name formed by combining the initial syllables of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi The city became an important trading port for Dutch East Indies beginning in 1619 and was generally known as Batavia, it was renamed Jakarta in 1942.
Most of Jakarta's landmarks, monuments and statues were built during the era of President Sukarno beginning in the 1960s. The most famous landmark in Jakarta has become the symbol of the city is the 132 m (433 ft) tall obelisk of the National Monument or Monas) in the center of Merdeka ( Freedom) Square.
Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main international aviation gateway to Indonesia with onward flights to the rest of the archipelago. The airport is located 20km west of central Jakarta. Travel via Taxi, Limousine Taxi, or Damri Airport Bus from the airport to downtown Jakarta can take between 45 minutes to over 1 hour depending on traffic and time of day.
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Jeddah is the largest Port on the Red Sea and is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. It is also a gateway to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam. With a population currently at 5.1 million Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and an important commercial hub.
Jeddah is home to the unique Floating Mosque because it appears to float on water at high tide. The city is also a major resort city for Saudi Arabia.
King Abdulaziz International Airport
The King Abdulaziz Airport serves over 17 million passengers a year and is the primary aviation gateway for Haj. It has a North Terminal and South Terminal; the South Terminal caters to airlines catering to Haj & Umroh travellers.
The airport is linked to Jeddah city via two highways: the Medina Road and the Makkah Expressway.
The airport is served by Bus & Taxis (Taxi rates are fixed) to Jeddah. Travel between the airport and downtown Jeddah takes approximately 20 minutes. Limousine service is also available to Jeddah, Mecca and Medina. A high speed Rail link is planned linking the airport to Mecca and Medina.