Return of the Great Train Rumble

26 November 2017


I vowed never to undertake a Rumble again, yet how can one refuse when Mother asks!

The Return to Mother Rumble, is a Mother Hash 80th Anniversary Pre-Lube, Starting in Bangkok (yes, Thailand) and arriving in Kuala Lumpur in time for the first of the organized events.

You need to schedule you arrival in Bangkok for the morning of Saturday 8th September 2018, or even earlier if you wish to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this great city. Accommodations/expenses before the start of the Rumble on 8th September are to your account.

Rumble Timetable
Saturday 8th September 2018        Bangkok
Sunday 9th September 2018        Pattaya
Monday 10th September 2018        Hua Hin
Tuesday 11th September 2018        Hat Yai
Wednesday 12th September 2018    Ipoh (Malaysia)
In each if the locations we will run with the local Hash Chapter, enjoying the best of the local hashing territory and hospitality.

To give you an initial flavour of the Rumble, here are the details
Saturday 8th Sept
You will get to your hotel in the Sukhumvit area of Thailand’s Capital in the afternoon. The run will start about 4:30pm, and will be a city run taking in some of the more “scenic” parts of this party town.
Sunday 9th Sept
Depart mid-morning by coach to Pattaya (a beach town about 90 mins drive away) where we will go initially to the hotel. The run will start about 4pm and be in the great hashing territory in the countryside around Pattaya.
Monday 10th Sept
Depart for Hua Hin by ferry mid-morning, and arrive on the other side of the Gulf of Thailand in just over two hours. Mid-afternoon we run with H2H3 in the hills and dales around Hua Hin (Royal Seaside town).
We will board the Rumble sleeper train about 10pm, and depart for Hat Yai
Tuesday 11th Sept
Arriving in Hat Yai in the morning, you will be taken to your hotel after which you will have time to explore the town before the run in the afternoon.
Wednesday 12th September
We will board the train from Hat Yai in the morning, cross the Thai/Malaysia border and head to Ipoh, half way down the Malaysian peninsular, arriving mid afternoon, and into a run amidst the limestone monoliths which dominate the countryside.
Overnight in a local hotel
Thursday 13th Sept
Depart Ipoh mid-morning, arriving in Kuala Lumpur early afternoon, in time for you to head to your own hotels, and prepare for the Green run that afternoon.
Rumble ends.
The various locations will include long, medium and short runs to suit all tastes and abilities. There will be short periods of “free time” at most locations, and I will endeavor to provide you with a list of things you could do/see in the time available in later communications.

What’s included:
Hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hat Yai and Ipoh. These will be 4 star establishments, with breakfast included.
Transportation. You just have to get yourself to the Bangkok hotel, and from the Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station (to your selected hotel) – all other transportation requirements associated with the Rumble are included. Excluded are any taxi or side trips you may want to take during your “spare” time.
All meals, except lunches. We shall endeavor to provide a selection for all tastes. Evening meals will be provide at the On On’s and will generally be in the form of buffets.
All run fee’s, and run goodies, including beer after the runs and at the On On.
A goodie bag.
Beers on the train, but not those on the coach and ferry due to legal constraints regarding booze on public transport in Thailand.
What’s Excluded
Your travel costs to the hotel in Bangkok.
Lunches (except where indicated)
Your personal expenses
Your taxi fare from Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur, to your hotel.
Obtaining any visa’s that you may require for travelling in either Thailand or Malaysia. Most countries are “visa on arrival” (without fee’s) in both countries – but it’s your responsibility to check.

The Rumble is open to all (yes you don’t need balls to Rumble) but due to constraints, we can only accommodate 400 pax, so its going to be first come first serve.
Those who were on the original “Rumble” – I believe, enjoyed the fun, the hardships, the runs, the comradery, the f*ck ups. I can only hope to repeat it for the chosen few.

To get things going, and to ensure we can get “Critical mass” – I attach a form for you to fill in to pre-register for the Rumble. The costs will be not be more than US$550. The actual costs will be dependent on interest, the more coming, the less it will be.
Get registering.
On On
Mike “Whoremonger” Rickard


Visitors since August 5, 2010

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