Sunday 13 February: A quick spin around the National Museum (no photos) and a beer in the quite splendid front-bar of the Strand Hotel, the best of the old colonial watering holes, to say goodbye to Rangoon.
Monday 14: Last minute shopping for pirate CDs and an early night.
Tuesday 15: Flight to, and overnight stop in, Bangkok where I'm devastated to discover that all sleepers south to Butterworth are fully booked (it's half moon party time in the south), I can only get a sleeper as far as Hat Yai.
Wednesday 16: So, from Bangkok it's the 3:10pm Special Express Sleeper south to Hat Yai.
Thursday 17: Arriving at 9:00am I spend a day in Hat Yai then have a seat only on the 4:00pm overnight train to Kuala Lumpur.
Friday 18: Arriving at 5:40am I have a long day in Kuala Lumpur shopping then take a berth on the 11:00pm night train to Singapore.
From Yangon to Singapore photos.