Southeast Asia Travel Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

How to Decipher Myanmar's Many Buddhist Temples
Use this list to decipher Myanmar's many temples... or impress your fellow backpackers

What Prepaid Cellular SIM Should You Buy in Myanmar?
Visiting Myanmar? Discover the pros and cons of each of the country's prepaid SIM providers: MPT, Ooredoo and Telenor

Myanmar Travel Guide, Visa, Customs, Safety
Essential information for first-time travelers to Myanmar - all about visas, customs, safety, and weather in the country formerly known as Burma

Riding a Myanmar Bus - Guide for the First-Time Rider
Myanmar buses have now outstripped Myanmar's ubiquitous trains as the fastest and most comfortable surface travel option around - what's in it for you?

Transportation in Myanmar
How to ride throughout Myanmar, by air, bus, boat or train. Follow our tips to safely get from city to city in Southeast Asia's second-largest country.

Travel Tips for First-Time Myanmar Tourists
Khiri Travel's Edwin Briels offers a few tips for tourists planning their first journey to Myanmar - covering flights, the monsoons and top stops.

Travel Guide to Corregidor Island, Philippines
Learn how to travel to the former War World II war zone and war memorial, which is an hour's boat ride away from Manila, Philippines.

Thingyan Festival in Myanmar
The Buddhist New Year in Myanmar is known as Thingyan, and is the biggest festival on the Burmese calendar. But why is it such a big deal?

Hungry in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? Pauline Lee's Got the Lowdown
Malaysia's capital is a culinary mystery no longer - we ask Kuala Lumpur food tour expert Pauline Lee about dining in Chinatown and beyond.

Direct Flights from Singapore to the Rest of Southeast Asia | Changi Airport, Southeast Asia Flight Hub
Southeast Asia's major tourist destinations can be reached from Changi Airport in Singapore - read up on this airline hub and all the places you can fly nonstop from Singapore's Changi Airport

What Myanmar Airport: Yangon or Mandalay?
Flying into Myanmar, formerly Burma? What airport do you fly into? Read about the pros and cons of Yangon and Mandalay airports - and make your choice

Tantalizing Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Food Trips
These utterly authentic food stops stand out in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's chaotic food scene - bite into the city's history and culture when you visit

Early Warnings for Volcanoes, Floods, Tsunamis, and Earthquakes in Southeast Asia
A list of ongoing disaster warnings in southeast Asia, in handy bullet form

Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia Beach Resorts
These family-friendly resorts abut the famous Batu Ferringhi beach and nearby night market - find out why local tourists love this Penang Beach in Malaysia.

Ten Things to Do in Malacca, Malaysia
Want an utterly immersive experience in Malaysia's history and culture? Then don't miss these ten activities when visiting the historic city of Malacca

Riding the Taming Sari Tower in Malacca, Malaysia
The Taming Sari Tower is a revolving tower that shows panoramic views of Malacca, Malaysia to its riders. But is it worth the wait... and the 20 ringgit?

Four George Town, Penang Hotels that Mix History and Luxury
This list of luxury hotels in Penang that offer both creature comforts and cultural insight galore, with heavy influences from 19th century history.

Top Golf Resorts in Southeast Asia
A list of Southeast Asia's finest championship golf courses: all are open to all paying guests, with special consideration for travelers who book accommodations at a connected resort.

Walking Tour of Corregidor Island Brings Back Memories of World War II
A walking tour of Corregidor Island in the Philippines explores the years between 1898 and 1945 - the war years and its effects beyond.

A Walking Tour of Corregidor - from Heaven to Hell
Visitors taking this Corregidor walking tour get a workout and a look at Corregidor's years under America - ended in disaster by the Japanese invasion.

Walking through Corregidor - Pros and Cons
While Ivan's tour doesn't cover as much literal ground as Corregidor's tranvia tours, his tour benefits from a different, more intimate perspective.

On Corregidor, Covering More Ground on Foot
Ivan's tour is more attuned to telling a coherent story, emphasizing the narrative over the trivia of Corregidor during World War II.

Booking a Corregidor Walking Tour


Southeast Asia's Grimmest Dark Tourism Stops
Southeast Asia's dark tourism sites draw World War II and Vietnam War memories, as seen in Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.

Island-Hopping in El Nido, Palawan - Philippines
If you want to visit the islands off El Nido, here’s a guide to boat providers, packages, and costs for island-hopping.

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Top Penang Food Finds - Top Food Finds in Penang
A personal shortlist of favorite foods out of the myriad choices that Penang has to offer. You're warmly invited to come to Penang, pick and choose… and make a list of your own! Page 9.

Top Penang Food Finds - Top Food Finds in Penang
A personal shortlist of favorite foods out of the myriad choices that Penang has to offer. You're warmly invited to come to Penang, pick and choose… and make a list of your own! Page 12.

Top Penang Food Finds - Top Food Finds in Penang
A personal shortlist of favorite foods out of the myriad choices that Penang has to offer. You're warmly invited to come to Penang, pick and choose… and make a list of your own! Page 11.

Top Penang Food Finds - Top Food Finds in Penang
A personal shortlist of favorite foods out of the myriad choices that Penang has to offer. You're warmly invited to come to Penang, pick and choose… and make a list of your own! Page 2.

Top Penang Food Finds - Top Food Finds in Penang
A personal shortlist of favorite foods out of the myriad choices that Penang has to offer. You're warmly invited to come to Penang, pick and choose… and make a list of your own! Page 6.

Masjid Agung - Images of Banten Lama, Serang Regency, West Java, Indonesia
After exiting the market, you’ll find Masjid Agung Mosque standing before you, a beautiful example of design synthesis Javanese style. Page 9.

Tasik Ardi - Images of Banten Lama, Serang Regency, West Java, Indonesia
The artificial lake called Tasik Ardi (Javanese for “artificial lake”) solved the water problem for the Sultans of Banten in Banten Lama. Page 6.

Ablution Pool - Images of Banten Lama, Serang Regency, West Java, Indonesia
Another stagnant pond in Surosowan Palace, Banten Lama is all that is left of a pool that was used for the Sultan’s pre-prayer ablutions. Page 5.

Image of MNL Boutique Hostel BYOB night| Youth Hostel, Budget Hotel, Manila, Makati
Image of BYOB night in full swing at MNL Boutique Hostel. Page 7.

Image of MNL Boutique Hostel dorm room| Youth Hostel, Budget Hotel, Manila, Makati
Guests checking into one of MNL Boutique Hostel's dorm rooms need not worry; they get enough locker space to keep their valuables safe. Page 3.

Image of MNL Boutique Hostel pantry| Youth Hostel, Budget Hotel, Manila, Makati
Guests using MNL Boutique Hostel's pantry can store their foodstuffs in the hostel's refrigerator and use the hostel's ovenette to cook their meals. Page 4.

Images of Tak Bat Ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos - Laos Images - Images of Luang Prabang
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket.

The World Street Food Congress Convenes in Singapore | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Asia Street Food
Visitors to Singapore during the Great Singapore Sale should arrange a detour to the World Street Food Congress, a yearly event held in June that brings the world's best street food (and its practitioners) under a single roof.

Singapore: the Ideal Setting for a Street Food Get-Together | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Asia Street Food
No other Southeast Asia city is better suited to hosting a convention of the world's best street food than Singapore: the city-state has institutionalized its street food culture through its ubiquitous hawker centers.

Street Food Jamboree: The World's Street Food in One Place | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Asia Street Food
The World Street Food Congress' Jamboree serves as a showcase for the world's best street food, where over 40 street food masters from all around the world are gathered in Singapore.

Street Food Masterclasses: Learning from the World's Best | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Asia Street Food
A series of masterclasses are held during WSFC in Singapore: they're of particular interest to both food professionals and amateurs who want to deepen their cooking knowledge.

The World Street Food Dialogues: A Meeting of Street Food Minds | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Asia Street Food
For two days, Singapore's World Street Food Dialogues bring together some of the world street food scene's top figures.

Corregidor Island - A World War II Memorial - The U.S. Army's Last Stand in the Pacific
Corregidor Island was the site of the U.S. Army's last stand in the Pacific during World War II. Today, its preserved gun batteries, series of memorials, extensive cave network, and magnificent ruins attest to a lost world obliterated by war. Page 22.

Zone 1: Where Can I Watch the Singapore Formula One Races? | Singapore Racing, Singapore Events, Marina Bay
Singapore Formula One patrons in Zone 1 get some of the best views but pay the most for the privilege. Info on the grandstands within Zone 1.

Zone 3: Where Can I Watch the Singapore Formula One Races? | Singapore Racing, Singapore Events, Marina Bay
Singapore Formula One patrons can grab the best value at Zone 3's Bay Grandstand, overlooking Marina Bay and Marina Bay Sands beyond.

Zone 4: Where Can I Watch the Singapore Formula One Races? | Singapore Racing, Singapore Events, Marina Bay
Compared to Singapore Formula One Zones 1 and 3, Zone 4 provides relatively little seating spread out over a number of Grandstands.

Where Can I Watch the Singapore Formula One Races? | Singapore Racing, Singapore Events, Marina Bay
The grandstands around the Singapore Formula One racing circuit are divided into four zones. Each zone provides entertainment and dining options for paying patrons. This gallery describes three of the four zones, and what you can expect to see from the grandstands within.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Chinese Dancer, Chingay Parade
The route of the Chingay parade has shifted over the years. The first Chingay rode from Jalan Besar to Outram Park, and was largely Chinese. The overwhelmingly multi-cultural flavor of Chingay only began seeping in when Malays and Indians began joining the parade in 1977.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Singapore New Year Night Bazaar in Chinatown
Over 500 festive stalls spring up across Singapore’s Chinatown ethnic enclave in the weeks preceding the official Chinese New Year kickoff.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - The Dragon – a Chinese New Year Harbinger of Success
The dragon is a reliable theme for the Chinese New Year – a symbol of power and success that celebrants rely on to portend a year full of good fortune.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Raising a Thousand Red Lanterns in Singapore’s Chinatown
Everywhere you turn in Singapore for the duration of Chinese New Year, red lanterns seem to be lighting the way.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - River Hong Bao – A Celebration of Chinese Culture
The River Hong Bao is held every year on the Marina Bay Float, transforming the Bay into a celebration of Chinese culture.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Chinese New Year’s Traditional Lion Dance
Singapore’s Chinatown comes alive as lion dancers compete with one another, donning colorful lion costumes and gyrating in sync.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Start the Chingay Parade!
Chingay is both a celebration of the island’s cultural diversity and a chance to show off Singapore’s more exciting side, with floats and performers from many nations providing an unbeatable spectacle moving slowly down the street.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - New Year Prayers for a Good Year Ahead in a Singapore Temple
Prayers and incense are par for the course at the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations – this offering is taking place in the Loyang Tua Pek Khong Temple in Singapore.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Yu Sheng – a Chinese New Year Tradition for Long Life
No Chinese New Year’s feast would be complete without the traditional Yu Sheng salad toss.

Images of Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore - Lunar New Year Images
An image gallery depicting Chinese New Year in Singapore - a colorful, raucous affair in every way, from the Light-Up in Chinatown to the Chingay Parade

Image of Vesak in Chinatown, Singapore | Waisak in Indonesia, Vesak in Singapore, Visakha Puja in Thailand
In Singapore, Vesak is celebrated mostly amid the Buddhist temples, although Vesak processions can also break onto the streets, as with this parade held in Singapore’s Chinatown. Page 5.

Celebrating Waisak in Borobudur, Indonesia | Waisak in Indonesia, Vesak in Singapore, Visakha Puja in Thailand
Buddhist monks meditate before a figure representing the Buddha during Waisak; the backdrop is the magnificent Buddhist stupa known as Borobudur, located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Image of Paying Respects during Visakha Puja | Waisak in Indonesia, Vesak in Singapore, Visakha Puja in Thailand
During Visakha Puja, Buddhist devotees make merit in front of an effigy of a Buddhist master located at the Wat Hua Lamphong in Bangkok, Thailand. Page 8.

Image of Visakha Puja Devotees in Bangkok | Waisak in Indonesia, Vesak in Singapore, Visakha Puja in Thailand
Buddhist devotees contemplate a statue of the Buddha at the Wat Hua Lamphong, a new-ish temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Page 7.

Image of Waisak Pradaksina in Southeast Asia | Waisak in Indonesia, Vesak in Singapore, Visakha Puja in Thailand
Buddhist monks circumambulate Borobudur clockwise three times in the ritual known as pradaksina. Page 3.

6 Must-See Museums in Malacca, Malaysia
These six Malacca, Malaysia museums each tell a different side of Malacca's history, from its pre-colonial nobility to its wide-ranging trade empire

Visiting Malacca's Sultanate Palace Museum in Malaysia
Visiting the Malacca Sultanate Museum in Malaysia takes you through the history of the Malacca Sultanate and its tales (not all stand the test of time)

In Malacca's Sultanate Palace Museum, Two Strange Stories
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Chemas By The Sea Davao Philippines
A review of Chema's by the Sea, an intimate little resort on Samal Island near Davao, Philippines. Find out all about this cozy and quiet beach retreat.

A Stay at Chema's by the Sea, Davao, Philippines
Chema's by the Sea's laid-back, secluded charm sinks its claws into you within a few hours of your stay. Read about this resort's amenities and more. Page 2.

Top Samal and Talicud Resorts Near Davao City
A list of resorts located near Philippines' Davao City, on Samal and Talicud Islands, offering easy access to diving, snorkeling and other aqua sports.

Review: Bali and Lombok Tuttle Travel Pack
Even at a miniscule 128 pages, Tuttle Publishing's Bali and Lombok Travel Pack turns out to be incredibly information dense. Read our review for more.

Dong Khoi Hotels, Ho Chi Minh City
Visiting Dong Khoi in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Book a room at one of these mid-range and luxury hotels on Saigon's revitalized high street

Hotels near PWTC and Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia Hotels
You don't have to limit your choices to the Golden Triangle and KLCC in Kuala Lumpur - check out these hotels near the Putra World Trade Centre and Chow Kit

Top Pham Ngu Lao, District 1 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A list of Pham Ngu Lao district's top budget accommodations, selected for backpackers and budget travelers visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

Vietnam Hotels near Ben Thanh Market, Saigon
You'll find these 5 affordable hotels near Saigon's Ben Thanh Market, a hub for Vietnam shopping and transportation. Consider these when you're in town!

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Hotels in Vietnam
Recommended hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Selected for a wide variety of budgets and interests.

Riverside Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Staying at one of these riverside hotels in Ho Chi MInh City, Vietnam offers a great view and immediate access to Saigon's best tourist destinations

Luxury Villa Escapes in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
A selection of Ubud hotels and villas, located near Bali's artistic and cultural capital.

Review of the Alila Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Majestically scenic infinity pool aside, the Alila Ubud resort in Bali, Indonesia focuses on the experiences over the amenities - read this review to find out more

The Alila Ubud's Luxurious Villas
From the valley-view villas to the open-air Plantation restaurant, every experience at the Alila Ubud drinks deeply from Balinese culture. Page 2.

Dining in Style at the Alila Ubud
The locally-sourced, creatively-assembled menu at the Alila Ubud benefits Bali farmers and fishermen. Page 3.

Davao City, Philippines: Ten Hotels - Budget to Luxury
This list of Davao City hotels in the Philippines fall within a wide range that may fit your budget and your needs. A handy reference whether you’re in town for the Kadayawan Festival or to enjoy the endless nature and adventure travel activities native to Davao.

Hotels in Cebu City, Philippines
With all that Cebu has to offer, it's a good idea to simply skip Manila and proceed straight there - and stay at one of the hotels in this list.

Where to Go for Holidays in Southeast Asia
What you'll find on your trip to Southeast Asia depends on what month you go. Use this list to find a fun event that coincides with your visit!

Boracay Travel Basics - Transportation, Safety and Money
Basic travel information for tourists visiting Boracay Island, Philippines. Transportation, money, and other essentials.

Burma Lost and Found - Book Review
A review of

Review of Grand Mirage Resort, Tanjung Benoa, Bali | All-Inclusive Resort, Family-Friendly Bali Resort
Review of the Grand Mirage Resort in Tanjung Benoa, Bali, and its all-inclusive package for families and couples. Luxury resort in family-friendly part of Bali, Indonesia.

Review of Grand Mirage Resort, Tanjung Benoa, Bali | Watersports, Pool, Family-Friendly Amenities
A Look at the Grand Mirage Resort's watersports, dining outlets, and family-friendly amenities. Tanjung Benoa location a family-friendly place in Bali. Page 2.

Stricter Alcohol Consumption Laws Enforced in Singapore, Indonesia
Find out about newer alcohol laws taking effect across Singapore and Indonesia, making getting drunk in Southeast Asia just a little more difficult.

Family-Friendly Travel in Southeast Asia Insider Guide
Are Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia friendly destinations for family travelers? Khiri Travel's Jack Bartholomew says yes - and explains why

Car Free Day Jakarta Indonesia
Catch Jakarta locals at play on Sunday mornings, where a six-mile stretch down Central Jakarta is closed to traffic and opened to bikers and joggers

Sarawak, Malaysia - the Malaysia State of Sarawak
Situated on the northwest of Borneo Island, Sarawak is a state in Malaysia known for its cultural gifts and biodiversity.

Sibu International Dance Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia
Malaysia's Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) is a dance event that brings the best of Asian dance to Sibu, Sarawak (and vice-versa).

Buddhist New Year Celebrations in Southeast Asia
All about Theravada Buddhist New Year Celebrations in Southeast Asia - covering Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma
The 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda houses relics from the past four Buddhas, including eight hairs from Gautama Buddha himself. Its unique location in Yangon ensures its domination of the city’s skyline.

Five Sacred Sites in Southeast Asia
Visit these holy places if you want to see Southeast Asia's spirituality shining through: five sacred sites that transcend creed and touch the soul.

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Malaysia’s fervent Muslim faith is best embodied in the mosque that dominates Selangor State’s skyline: the Sultan Salahuddin Mosque rises above a man-made lake surrounding it, with a soaring blue aluminum dome 350 feet in height. Inside the mosque, congregants’ worship can be enhanced with lighting systems that replicate the a twinkling desert night sky.

San Agustin Church, Philippines
The San Agustin Church stands in the middle of a carefully-restored Walled City, the guardian of four hundred years of Spanish rule in the Philippines (three conquistadors are buried underneath it).

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
A labor of love by a devout king with an edifice complex, Angkor Wat remains a significant source of pride for the Cambodians descended from Suryavarman II’s subjects.

Must-See Places in Yangon, Myanmar | Myanmar Temples, Myanmar Parks, Buddhist Temples
A list of essential tourist sites in Yangon: Myanmar's former capital, and still a major center for Burmese business, politics, religion, and heritage.

Shwedagon Pagoda - Must-See Places in Yangon, Myanmar | Myanmar Temples, Myanmar Parks, Buddhist Temples
The Yangon, Myanmar skyline wouldn't be the same without the Shwedagon Pagoda, the city's most popular heritage and religious site. At over 2,600 years of age, Shwedagon is the oldest pagoda in the world.

Kandawgyi Lake & Karaweik - Must-See Places in Yangon, Myanmar | Myanmar Temples, Myanmar Parks, Buddhist Temples
One of two lakes within city limits, Kandawgyi Lake was created to supply clean water to the city during British rule.

Kandawgyi Lake & Karaweik - Must-See Places in Yangon, Myanmar | Myanmar Temples, Myanmar Parks, Buddhist Temples
The British built Scott Market in 1926, and the interior has largely kept the original colonial design and interior cobblestone lanes.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda - Must-See Places in Yangon, Myanmar | Myanmar Temples, Myanmar Parks, Buddhist Temples
Set a few hours' drive from Yangon, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda looks like no other pagoda you'll ever see in Myanmar: it's a huge, gold-covered rock teetering on a cliff edge on the slopes of Mount Kyaiktiyo.

Taukkyan War Cemetery - Must-See Places in Yangon, Myanmar | Myanmar Temples, Myanmar Parks, Buddhist Temples
Taukkyan War Cemetery near Yangon serves as the final resting place for over 6,000 Commonwealth soldiers who fought in Myanmar in World War II.

Guide to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar
Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon? Read this first: a guide to entering and appreciating this ancient temple in Myanmar

Eight Must-See Spots around Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
A list of pagodas, shrines and other structures around the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar you shouldn't miss - sacred spots around Burma's most sacred stupa

Safety Tips for Tourists in Myanmar: An Insider Guide
Is Myanmar safe for travelers? Mostly, says Kevin McKenzie, founder of Myanmar travel booking site MyanmarBurma.com. Read about tips and advice to ensure your safety as you travel through Myanmar.

Guide to Southeast Asia's Low-Cost Airlines
Read all about Southeast Asia's low-cost airlines, which let backpackers fly around the region almost as cheaply as taking the bus.

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Low-Cost Airline Flight
Flying a low cost airline around Southeast Asia? Read this first - find out how you can lower costs and increase creature comforts

Top Low Cost Airlines in Southeast Asia
A list of Southeast Asia's most popular low-cost carriers (LCCs); These cheap airlines fly over 50% of airborne travelers in the region

The AirAsia Asean Pass: What's the Catch?
As great as the AirAsia Asean Pass looks on paper, a closer look at the budget airline's fine print reveals some catches worth examining in detail.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 3.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 5.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 7.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 8.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 6.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 2.

Images of Laos - Laos Images - Images of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and more
Laos's splendid sights are all here for you to see - from the mysterious Plain of Jars to the many Buddhas of Wat Sisaket. Page 4.

Guide to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal in Penang, Malaysia
Overland travelers to Penang in Malaysia stop at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal; find out more about this central bus terminal in the middle of the island.

Transportation to and around Penang from the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal
Find out how you can travel from Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal in Penang to the rest of Peninsular Malaysia... or to Thailand in the north or Singapore in the south. Page 2.

A tour of Cebu's Basilica del Santo Niño Church, Philippines
The Basilica del Santo Nio is the Philippines' first church, the home of a 500-year-old relic that inspires massive devotion in its home city of Cebu

The Basilica del Santo Niño Building in Cebu, Philippines
The Basilica del Santo Nio was built between 1735 and 1740, replacing two wooden churches that burned down in years past.

The Santo Niño Figurine in Cebu, Philippines
A shrine immediately to the left of the Basilica del Santo Nio's reredos contains the 500-year-old Santo Nio icon.

The Santo Niño Basilica's Pilgrim Center in Cebu, Philippines
The Santo Nio Basilica's Pilgrim Center was built in 1990 to accommodate the overflow of devotees arriving to hear Friday novenas.

Magellan's Cross outside the Basilica del Santo Niño in Cebu, Philippines
A small pavilion outside the Basilica del Santo Nio contains the wooden cross first planted by Ferdinand Magellan on Philippine soil in 1521.

Sinulog Calendar of Events, Cebu, Philippines
The third Sunday of January is actually one of the last days of the Sinulog celebrations in the Philippines; the preceding week is fully-packed with other events.

Surviving Sinulog: Useful Tips for Travelers
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Guide to Sinulog in Cebu - the Philippines' biggest fiesta
The Sinulog festival in Cebu, the Philippines happens on the third Sunday of January - a raucous, no-holds-barred expression of Filipino culture.

All About the Sinulog Grand Parade in Cebu, Philippines
An estimated 2.5 million visitors attended the 2015 Grand Parade, watching about 130 groups of dancers accompanied by 40 floats and 33 higantes (giant effigies).

Philippines Sinulog's Raucous Street Parties
Over the past few years, Sinulog in the Philippines has evolved from a sober civic/religious festival to a rowdy once-a-year week-long party.

What is the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Philippines?
There would be no Sinulog without the Santo Nio (Christ Child), and possibly no Catholicism in the Philippines either.

Airlines in Southeast Asia
Airlines based in Southeast Asia. Airline information, contact details, seat maps, and details on special promotions.

3 Southeast Asia Pitfalls Travel Insurance May Not Cover
The following pitfalls make up some of the most likely travel insurance exclusions encountered by travelers to Southeast Asia.

Introduction to Hoa Lo Prison - "Hanoi Hilton" - in Hanoi, Vietnam
The first step of a walking tour of Hoa Lo Prison, more popularly known as the

Memorial to Patriots and Revolutionary Fighters - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam
The last stop in the Hoa Lo tour is the shrine at the second floor, with a couple of rooms that serve as a memorial to the survivors of Hoa Lo Prison.

Phu Kanh Village Display - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton
The first room you enter features a display showing the Phu Kanh village which once stood on the Hoa Lo Prison site.

The Horrors of Hoa Lo - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton
The second room in the building displays a diorama of Hoa Lo Prison back in its heyday, along with a large iron gate that looms over the room.

Stockade and Shackled Prisoners - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi, Vietnam
The

Dungeon in Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam
The cachot, or dungeon, where dangerous or suicidal prisoners were kept in solitary confinement.

Corridor and Memorials - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam
Once you exit the solitary area of Hoa Lo Prison, you will walk down a long outdoor corridor where several memorials to Vietnamese prisoners stand

Guillotine on Death Row - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton, Vietnam
After crossing the length of the corridor, you will pass by the quarters for female prisoners in Hoa Lo Prison.

Memorial Garden - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam
The next stop lies in the largest outdoor area in Hoa Lo Prison: a memorial monument to the honored dead of the Vietnamese revolutionary movement.

The Pilot Exhibit - Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam
The American POW experience in the

Insider Guide to Traveling like a Local
WithLocals' Madalina Buzdugan explains how the Internet brings local travel experiences in Southeast Asia within most web-savvy travelers' reach

Boracay Island Public Transportation
Getting to and Getting around Boracay Island in the Philippines - Airplane, Bus, Ferry, Tricycle, and Bicycle to and around Boracay Island

Transportation to Bohol - Philippines
The speed and expense involved in getting to Bohol in the Philippines depends on your budget. Here’s a list of air and sea options.

San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Philippines
A short history and present-day guide to the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Philippines - from the trompe l'oeil ceilings to the museum of ecclesiastical art

Guide to the Baclayon Church & Museum in Bohol, Philippines | Bohol Travel Guide, Philippines Travel
An introduction to the ancient Baclayon Church in the Philippines: a historic landmark that preserves relics from Bohol Island's centuries of vibrant folk Catholicism

Traveling Throughout Bohol, Philippines
Getting around Bohol, Philippines - Bohol major transport routes and modes of transportation

Other Land Transport Options around Bohol, Philippines | Tricycle, Habal-Habal, Car Hire, Tagbilaran, Panglao Island
A list of short-distance transport options within Bohol, including the tricycle, taxi and habal-habal. Information on private car hire, and other Bohol transportation tips. Page 2.

Monfort Bat Sanctuary, Bat Cave on Samal Island
All about the bat sanctuary on Samal Island, home to 1.8 million fruit bats - a sight (and smell) you have to be there to believe. Natural habitat near Davao City, Philippines.

Dining at Kampong Glam, Singapore
What to expect when touring Kampong Glam with an empty stomach - a selection of restaurants serving delicious Islamic food and more in Singapore's Malay ethnic enclave

Guide to Changi Airport, Singapore
An introduction to Changi Airport - the world's air gateway to Singapore, and one of the busiest (and most efficient) flight hubs in Southeast Asia

Chinatown in Singapore | Singapore travel guide, Singapore ethnic enclaves, Singapore culture
Singapore's Chinatown district is an accident of history: a result of British zoning laws, today's Chinatown is a vibrant ethnic enclave with plenty of culture, architecture, and food to spare.

Review of Kaffa Espresso Bar, Penang, Malaysia
Kaffa Espresso Bar, west of Fort Cornwallis and the Esplanade in Penang, Malaysia, is a chill little corner of the historic area with great western food, coffee, and loads of 1960s charm.

Review of the Spa Village at the Majestic Hotel in Malacca, Malaysia
YTL Hotels' Spa Village in the Majestic Hotel, Malacca have incorporated the old Peranakan ways into an original spa menu that hits all the right spots.

What to Eat at Lai Foong Kopitiam in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The messy Lai Foong's interior is the ideal setting to indulge in classic kopitiam fare: the breakfast of champions, retro Straits Settlements style. Page 2.

Lai Foong Kopitiam in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Lai Foong Kopitiam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's Chinatown sells cheap but delicious dishes still based on recipes barely changed from 50 years ago.

Dining in Madras Lane Hawker Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
An introduction to the hawker stalls lining Kuala Lumpur Chinatown's Madras Lane in Malaysia - its yong tau foo and assam laksa, among others, earns it raves from many foodies in the know

A Visit to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Find out more about this two-storey brick building in Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: a wide brick complex topped with copper-covered domes, and a single towering clock tower at its center.

Review of Ryokan at Muntri Boutique Hostel, Penang, Malaysia
The Ryokan at Muntri takes its name and inspiration from traditional Japanese inns, despite its location in the traditional district of George Town in Penang, Malaysia.

Location of Ryokan at Muntri Boutique Hostel, Penang, Malaysia
The Ryokan at Muntri isn’t meant to be your only stop in Penang, Malaysia. Discover what tourist attractions lie within a few minutes' walk away in George Town. Page 2.

Review of Syok at Chulia Hostel, Penang, Malaysia
The Syok at Chulia Hostel in George Town, Penang in Malaysia is a boutique hostel located in one of Malaysia's most historic districts.

Dining at Sri Weld Food Court in Penang, Malaysia
An introduction to Sri Weld Food Court, George Town, Penang, Malaysia - we ask local food expert Mark Ng about Sri Weld's beef kway teow and nasi lemak

A Visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur
Read all about Saint Mary's Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - a small church in Dataran Merdeka with an outsize historical significance

Seeing Tarsiers in Bohol, Philippines
These fist-sized, bug-eyed primates are endangered in the Philippines - but can be easily viewed in the island of Bohol in the Philippines.

The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Philippines - Food and Location
A look at the food (better than expected) and the location (could be better) of the Bayleaf Hotel, a boutique hotel in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Page 2.

Exploring the Champa My Son Temple Complex, Central Vietnam
The Champa My Son temple complex is usually part of the tourist trail around Hoi An, Vietnam, and fans of Vietnamese culture would do well to take this detour.

Review of the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Philippines
A first-hand look at Intramuros, Manila's only boutique hotel - classy accommodations in the Philippine capital's historic district

Bring-Your-Own-Beer Nights at MNL Boutique Hostel
Getting to know MNL Boutique Hostel's owners is part of the stay experience, and MNL's guests are all the better for it. Page 2.

Guide to Shopping in South Bali, Indonesia
An overview of the shopping scene in South Bali, including malls, traditional markets, and streetside boutiques in Kuta, Legian, Denpasar and elsewhere.

A Travel Guide to Padangbai, Bali
A travel guide to Padangbai, Bali - usually a stopover for travelers headed to Lombok or the Gili Islands, this sleepy town has beaches and bars worth delaying your trip for

Scuba Diving Around East Bali 1 | Bali Diving around Amed, Tulamben and the USAT Liberty Site
First of a two-part overview of East Bali's diving scene - covering the northern coast sites of Amed and Tulamben, including the USAT Liberty dive site

Scuba Diving Around East Bali 2 | Bali Diving around Candidasa, Padangbai and Labuan Amuk
Second of a two-part overview of East Bali's diving scene - covering Labuan Amuk and nearby dive spots, including Candidasa and Padangbai. Page 2.

Shopping in Denpasar, Nusa Dua, & Elsewhere in South Bali | Kuta Malls, Bali Traditional Markets, Nusa Dua, Legian
An overview of the shopping prospects in Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Bypass, and other places in South Bali. Page 2.

Review of MNL Boutique Hostel, Manila, Philippines | Youth Hostel, Budget Hotel, Manila, Makati backpacker
A review of MNL Boutique Hostel - Makati, Philippines youth hostel combining cheap accommodations and funky chic

Village Hotel Bugis, Singapore - Review
A review of the Village Hotel Bugis in Singapore, formerly known as the Landmark Village Hotel, a mid-range hotel in downtown Kampong Glam.

Shopping at Kampong Glam, Singapore | Singapore Shopping, Malay Goods, Singapore Food
Go shopping at Singapore's Kampong Glam ethnic enclave to find a wealth of Islamic and Malay goods among a series of chic accessory and clothing stores

Kampong Glam in Singapore | Singapore travel guide, Singapore ethnic enclaves, Singapore culture
An introduction to the Singapore ethnic enclave of Kampong Glam - find out about Singapore's Arab quarter, its mosques, its heritage buildings, its shopping and its many food options

Review of Amorita Resort, Panglao Island, Philippines
A review of Amorita Resort - a clifftop refuge for couples on the Philippines' Panglao Island. All about the resort, its attractions, and other diversions nearby

The Chocolate Hills - Ecotourism Marvel in Bohol, Philippines
All about the unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. What to see, how to get there, and where to stay while you’re there.

How to Ride a Bemo in Bali - Indonesia
Want to try riding the local Balinese public transport, the bemo? Read our basic information and tips on how to ride like the locals do.

Favorite Penang Malaysia Dishes and Restaurants
A list of Penang foods (and places to find them) - ranging from Malaysia national dish nasi lemak to Indian Muslim favorite nasi kandar

Inside the DBKL City Theatre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The inside of the City Theatre feels intimate - the seats accommodate about 600 theatergoers, and even from the nosebleed seats, the stage feels almost close enough to touch.

Visiting Kuala Lumpur's DBKL City Theatre, Malaysia
This former City Hall in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur was converted into a theatre - today, it's one of Kuala Lumpur's finest.

Getting to the DBKL City Theatre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The City Theatre is located on the northeast corner of Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Dataran Merdeka's Many Uses | Kuala Lumpur Travel, Malaysia
At the Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, a 310-foot flagpole now towers over the spot where the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time.

The Royal Selangor Club's Long Bar - A Man's World
Membership in the Royal Selangor Club was originally open only to British men of high station, but the leaders learned to make accommodations early on.

Getting to the Royal Selangor Club
The Royal Selangor Club limits access to outsiders; however, an agreement with the Kuala Lumpur city government permits access to tourists joining the free Dataran Merdeka Heritage Walk.

From Empire to Freedom - the Many Lives of Dataran Merdeka
All about the elongated former cricket pitch - once the center of the British Empire in colonial Kuala Lumpur - that now serves as the birthplace of Malaysia as an independent nation.

Getting to the Dataran Merdeka | Kuala Lumpur Travel, Malaysia
The Kuala Lumpur city government sponsors a free Dataran Merdeka Heritage Walk that explores Dataran Merdeka and its surrounding buildings.

A Living Relic of Imperial Rule: The Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur
The Royal Selangor Club is a relic of British Imperial rule whose traditions, are kept alive today by the Malaysian elites who still congregate at the Club's Long Bar.

The Spotted Dog - A Brief History of the Royal Selangor Club
The Royal Selangor Club traces its history back to the tendency of the British upper classes to congregate in men-only clubs.

A Monument to a Faraway Queen: Victoria Fountain, Kuala Lumpur
Read about the Victoria Fountain in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur: a monument to a faraway monarch who couldn't even be present to see this monument to her continued reign.

Getting to the National Textile Museum
The Textile Museum is located across the southeast corner of Dataran Merdeka, and is easily accessible on foot, by taxi and by LRT.

Striking Gold at the National Textile Museum
The second floor of the National Textile Museum features two exhibits that present an even grander showcase of Malay textiles and their attached traditions.

The National Textile Museum's Exhibits
The National Textile Museum's interior - all of 33,800 square feet, split between two floors - is divided into four separate exhibits.

The Art of Batik in the National Textile Museum
The second exhibit on the National Textile Museum's ground floor is called the Pelangi Gallery - and much of it is given over to the fashions introduced by the Peranakan.

Architecture of the National Textile Museum
While the Textile Museum building bears Mughal architecture design markers, the exterior also shows a few British innovations like the

Tour of the National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur: Textiles Tell a Story of a Nation in Flux
The National Textile Museum as a comfortable air-conditioned respite from Kuala Lumpur's incredible humidity, an ideal break in the middle of exploring Dataran Merdeka on foot.

Fearsome Fortress: Guide to Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila
All about this Spanish fortress in the Philippines - Fort Santiago was built in the late 1500s to serve as a forward base for Spanish ambitions in the Far East.

Getting to Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila
Fort Santiago's fearsome reputation hasn't stopped Filipinos from using it as a shrine to the Philippines' history and culture.

Intramuros' Darkest Dungeon: Bateria de Santa Barbara
The Baluarte de Santa Barbara, set at the extreme northwest of Fort Santiago, overlooks the Pasig River.

Remembering a Filipino Hero: Rizal Shrine
Part of the old barracks in Fort Santiago has been spruced up and transformed into the Rizal Shrine, where national hero Jose Rizal's life unfolds before the visitor.

Under the Eyes of Saint James: Gate of Fort Santiago, Manila
This intricately carved gate in Fort Santiago, Manila bears the royal seal of Spain and a wooden relief sculpture of the fort's namesake, St. James, the patron saint of Spain.

Statuary Park: Plaza Moriones, Fort Santiago, Manila
Plaza Moriones in Fort Santiago takes its name from the 87th Spanish Governor General of the Philippines, Domingo Moriones y Murillo.

Military Nerve Center: Plaza de Armas
Fort Santiago proper consists of a central plaza (Plaza de Armas) surrounded by walls and ruins of barracks and storehouses.

Nine Must-See Spots around Kuala Lumpur's Dataran Merdeka, Malaysia
Planning to explore Kuala Lumpur's Dataran Merdeka in Malaysia on your own? consult this list for details on the sights you'll see along the way.

Penang's Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
Built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee Year, Penang's Queen Victoria Memorial Clock rises over George Town, Penang in Malaysia.

Getting to Penang State Museum
The Penang State Museum can be found along Lebuh Farquhar north of George Town's core streets, near Fort Cornwallis and the Victoria Clock Tower.

A Thumbnail Sketch of Penang's Colonial History
The Penang State Museum's upper floor delves deep into the history of Penang, first as a British settlement and then as part of a proudly independent Malaysia.

A Look Inside the Penang State Museum, Malaysia
Set in an old schoolhouse, the Penang State Museum now provides visitors with an incisive education on the Malaysian state's history and culture.

The Chung Ancestral Temple Next to the Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia
A narrow passageway leads out from the Peranakan Mansion to the next-door Chung Ancestral Temple, which still belongs to the Chung family.

The Ladies Quarters, Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia
In Chung's household, women were allotted luxurious but secluded living quarters on the ground floor of the Peranakan Mansion in Penang, Malaysia.

Main Dining Hall, Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia
On the other side of the Peranakan Mansion stands the grand dining room, where the Kapitan ate with his distinguished guests.

English and Chinese Rooms in the Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia
The two rooms flanking the Peranakan Mansion dining hall are decorated in radically different styles.

The Peranakan Mansion's Second-Storey Private Quarters
The rooms on the upper floors of the Peranakan Mansion served as the personal living quarters for Chung and his household.

The Peranakan Mansion's Bridal Suite, Penang, Malaysia
On the upper floor of the Peranakan Mansion, visitors can see two different bedrooms done in two different styles.

The Peranakan Mansion's Jewelry Museum
A building adjoining the Peranakan Mansion has been extensively renovated to house Peter Soon's priceless collection of Peranakan jewelry.

Image of the Peranakan Mansion's Main Hallway, Penang, Malaysia
The Peranakan Mansion courtyard looks like any central atrium typical of a wealthy businessman's residence, albeit with imported materials.

Peranakan Mansion - a Grand 19th Century Home in Penang, Malaysia
The Peranakan Mansion in Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia is a monument to the ambition of a single man, the Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee.

Masterwork on the Doors of the Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia
The wooden screens on the Peranakan Mansion's doors were all carved from single pieces of wood - shrubbery, birds, intricate filigree work and all.

Transportation to the KL Tower | Malaysia Buildings, Kuala Lumpur
Thanks to the KL Tower's location at the city center, you can easily get there by public transportation.

Chinatown Kuala Lumpur Street Food - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
Pauline leads her charges out into the narrow lanes around Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, where hungry travelers can find a treasure trove of street foods between stalls hawking fake handbags and DVDs.

Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
Madras Lane Yong Tau Foo stall in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown welcomes Simply Enak patrons with hearty helpings of yong tau foo, a Hakka Chinese dish of tofu cubes and assorted vegetables.

Koong Woh Tong Tea House - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
Kuala Lumpur Chinatown's Koong Woh Tong Tea Shop serves only two types of tea, both brewed from medicinal herbs harvested from Guangdong Province in China.

Introduction - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
Take a guided tour of Petaling Street's food scene: delicious and rooted in all of the cultures that made Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia the powerhouse city it is today.

Image of of the Eight-Bed Dorm at the Syok at Chulia, Penang
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Image of Sign outside Syok at Chulia's Hostel Room
On the outside of each dorm room at the Syok at Chulia in Penang, a backlit sign bears the name of the hostel room.

Artistic Touches Brighten Up Syok at Chulia's Interior
Artistic touches throughout the Syok Hostel balance a respect for the property's heritage and an eye to the cool and new.

Image of the Syok at Chulia's Common Bathroom
The Syok at Chulia Hostel's common bathroom's toilet and bath stalls liven up the surroundings with colorful wooden doors.

Chillaxing at the Syok at Chulia's Open Air Deck
A small open-air deck at the top floor serves as the only smoking area in the Syok at Chulia hostel.

Image of the the Syok Lounge at the Syok at Chulia in Penang
The Syok Lounge is the hostel's pice de resistance: a comfortable, warmly-lit air-conditioned space with board games, foosball table, TV, breakfast nook, bar and a shelf full of magazines and books.

Nasi Kandar Line Clear's Curry-Flooded Menu in Penang, Malaysia
Diners ordering in Nasi Kandar Line Clear, Penang, Malaysia can choose their rice, side dishes, and amount of curry in the food.

Ground-Level Attractions of the KL Tower | Malaysia Buildings, Kuala Lumpur
Once you descend back down to earth, you can explore the ground-floor promenade at your leisure, or venture further out into the other attractions on the KL Tower grounds.

Dining at Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Penang, Malaysia
The top Malaysian Indian contribution to Penang's street food comes in the form of white rice drowned in curries and served alongside an assortment of side dishes: nasi kandar.

Lai Foong Kopitiam - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
Simply Enak founder Pauline Lee leverages her long-time relationship with Kuala Lumpur Chinatown and its establishments to curate an absolutely authentic Malaysian Chinatown food experience.

Char Siu Bao - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
A stopover at a shop along Jalan Sultan in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown yields a steam-wreathed treasure: char siu bao, white steamed buns filled with a braised pork preparation.

Rat's Tail Noodles - Guided Tour of Petaling Street's Food Scene
In Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, Pauline orders a bowl of stir-fried

Bukit Nanas Eco-Park of the KL Tower | Malaysia Buildings, Kuala Lumpur
The tower stands within a 9.37 hectare forest reserve surrounding the hill (Bukit Nanas) that holds the tower platform.

Image of the Syok at Chulia - A Tour Through a Cool Penang Hostel
The Syok at Chulia is a hostel in Penang, Malaysia located in a restored shophouse: this establishment balances heritage and youthful cool.

Image of the Syok at Chulia's Lobby in Penang, Malaysia
The Syok at Chulia Hostel's ground-floor lobby serves as a preview for the funky Penang style that permeates the rest of the establishment.

Nasi Kandar Line Clear's Family History in Penang, Malaysia
Nasi Kandar Line Clear is run by the same family that founded it in Penang, Malaysia in 1930.

Street Dining a la Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Penang, Malaysia
Nasi Kandar Line Clear serves its food in an alleyway in Penang, Malaysia; sense of adventure definitely required for diners.

How to Order at Nasi Kandar Line Clear, Penang, Malaysia
Ordering in Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Penang, Malaysia is simple enough, once you get through the long lines that precede the order station.

Shopping Malls in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
From upscale Starhill Gallery to value-shopping stop Sungei Wang, here are Bukit Bintang's top shopping malls - Kuala Lumpur's best retail stops

View from the Top of the KL Tower | Malaysia Buildings, Kuala Lumpur
The air-conditioned viewing deck is a circular corridor with a glass wall on one side and the tower pillar on the other.

Ascending the KL Tower | Malaysia Buildings, Kuala Lumpur
KL Tower's view from 900 feet up is the highest one you can get from within Kuala Lumpur, and the only one that looks out from all angles.

Architecture of the KL Tower | Malaysia Buildings, Kuala Lumpur
The KL Tower consists of a two-level ground-floor arcade, a cylindrical 22-level tower shaft, a six-storey circular tower head, and a 282-foot-high antenna mast crowning the lot.

Kuala Lumpur Tower, Malaysia - Awesome Views of Malaysia's Capital | KL Tower
the 1,380-foot Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower) contains a revolving restaurant and an observation deck with 360-degree views of Malaysia's capital.

Ha Long Bay Vietnam Do-It-Yourself Tour - Budget Travel
How to go direct to Ha Long Bay without going through a middleman. Transportation to Ha Long Bay, what to expect in the ticketing process.

Image of Ha Long Bay Junk | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Despite their intentionally vintage appearance, the tourist boats (“junks”) are diesel-powered vessels that have bathrooms, galleys for meals, and top decks that provide 360-degree views of the limestone islands. Page 3.

Images of Candy Wonderland Inside Thien Cung Cave | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Getting into Thien Cung Cave takes some doing – visitors need to disembark from the boat, climb dozens of steps, then enter a narrow passageway into the cave chamber. Page 7.

Image of Dau Go Island, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Ha Long Bay is almost 600 square miles of sea punctuated by over 3,000 limestone islands. Many islands are uninhabited, but larger islands like Cat Ba have beaches and resorts for guests. Page 5.

Image of Floating Village on Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Tours of Ha Long Bay always include a visit to one of the floating villages in the area. Page 8.

Image of Ga Choi Islet on Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
The limestone formations in Ha Long Bay have been weathered into interesting shapes. Page 9.

Image of Ha Long Bay Junk Interior | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
The interior of a tourist junk is generally comfortable; junks designed for day trips have nothing more than a galley, a passenger compartment, and a top deck. Page 4.

Image of Kayaking in Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Kayaking is a popular activity in Ha Long Bay; the islands hold a number of grottoes that can be explored by kayakers. Page 10.

Images of Summer in Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
The months of July and August are the best time to visit Ha Long Bay, as these warm months bring clear views of the islands and pleasant swimming temperatures for beachgoers. Page 12.

Image of Swimmers in Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
The waters of Ha Long Bay are relatively pleasant to swim in, if one visits during the summer. Page 11.

Image of Thien Cung Cave | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
An image gallery of picturesque Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, a romantic travel destination near Hanoi with an endless mix of sights and activities for the Vietnam traveler. Page 6.

Image of Bai Chay Wharf, Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Bai Chay Tourist Wharf is your gateway to Ha Long Bay – over 300 tourist boats are docked here, ready to take you away. Page 2.

Image of Ha Long Bay from a Tourist Boat | Ha Long Bay, Vietnam Cruises, Vietnam Travel
Ha Long Bay takes its name from the Vietnamese for “bay of the descending dragons”; the weathered karst limestone islands do give the impression of the back of dragons undulating through the water

Image of Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Kampong Glam, Singapore
Hajjah Fatimah Mosque's minaret is perhaps its most dominating design element, owing to its unique structure.

Image of Amorita's Villas Interior - Panglao Island, Philippines
Amorita Resort's fourteen villas - six seaview and eight garden view - are walled off from each other for maximum privacy.

Image of Amorita's Cliffside Garden - Panglao Island, Philippines
Amorita Resort's grounds are neatly manicured - the lawn surrounding the pool and restaurant provide ample room for lounge chairs and seating for diners.

Image of Deluxe Room Interior, Amorita Resort - Panglao Island, Philippines
A two-storey building near the rear of the property houses the Amorita's twenty deluxe rooms.

Image of Amorita Island-Hopping - Panglao Island, Philippines
Amorita Resort's charmed location puts it within a few minutes' drive or motorized boat cruise of some of Panglao and Bohol's most scenic sights.

Image of Malay Heritage Centre in Kampong Glam, Singapore
The present-day Malay Heritage Centre that occupies the former Istana Kampong Glam tells the story of the Malay community in Singapore.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery Kicks Off Dataran Merdeka, Malaysia Walking Tour
The KL City Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's Merdeka Square is ground zero for both Malaysian independence and the Kuala Lumpur tourist experience.

KL City Gallery at a Glance: Where it Is, How to Get There
A tour of the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is part of the Dataran Merdeka Heritage Walk - the tour begins right at the visitors' lounge at 9am every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Image of Kampong Glam's Sultan Mosque, Singapore
The massive, gold-domed Sultan Mosque is the heart and soul of Kampong Glam in Singapore, the focal area for the neighborhood's trade and culture.

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Inside and Outside
A short tour of the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery's interior - from its

Explore a Living, Breathing, Historic Malay Community | Kampong Glam, Singapore
Visit the buildings in Kampong Glam in Singapore, and see why it remains the cultural center for the island-state's tight-knit Muslim community.

Image of Kampong Glam's Shophouses, Singapore
Kampong Glam's history as a Singapore trading center can be seen in the many shophouses along the precinct's major roads and narrow lanes.

Morning Activities in Padangbai, East Bali, Indonesia
The East Bali town of Padangbai is usually overlooked by tourists, but a day spent exploring the local sights can be very rewarding.

Chinatown Heritage Centre - Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
Singapore's Chinatown Heritage Centre offers visitors an unfiltered look at the Chinatown of yesteryear, blemishes included.

Image of Amorita's Poolside with a View - Panglao Island, Philippines
Amorita Guests can enjoy the infinity-edge pool beside Saffron Restaurant, where you'll find the resort's best view overlooking Alona beach.

Image of Saffron Restaurant, Amorita Resort - Panglao Island, Philippines
Saffron Restaurant serves selections from Bohol's provincial cuisine with a twist: traditional food elevated with unique touches borrowed from elsewhere.

An Afternoon and Evening in Padangbai, East Bali, Indonesia
After a fun morning exploring the beaches at Padangbai, move to the secluded Bias Tugal beach before enjoying the town's laid-back nightlife.

Sri Mariamman Temple - Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
Singapore Chinatown's Sri Mariamman Temple is the Indian community's oldest place of worship on the island, having been constructed in 1827 by an Indian associate of Sir Stamford Raffles'.

Masjid Jamae - Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
Singapore Chinatown's Masjid Jamae serves the South Indian Muslim community, who were descended from immigrants from India's Coromandel Coast who came along with the British to trade.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple - Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
It may look ancient, but Singapore Chinatown's Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was only completed in 2002, as it was constructed to house the ancient body part that gave the temple its name.

Thian Hock Keng Temple - Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
As the oldest Hokkien Chinese temple in Singapore, Chinatown's Thian Hock Keng dates back to a time when nearby Telok Ayer Street faced the sea.

Singapore Coins & Notes Museum - Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
Chinatown's Singapore Coins & Notes Museum explores the history of Singapore's money, and before that the currencies used throughout world history.

Romantic Refuge on Laid-Back Panglao Island
A visual tour of Amorita Resort, a refuge for couples on Panglao Island, Philippines.

Singapore Chinatown Historical Sites | Singapore History, Singapore Ethnic Enclaves
Singapore's Chinatown ethnic enclave is full of temples preserving old rites and museums housing treasures from the past. Read this list of historic sites within Singapore Chinatown.

Food in Singapore Chinatown: A Travel Guide
Chinatown in Singapore - with its many hawker centers, food stalls, fine restaurants, and coffee shops - allows you to encounter the local culture in the best possible way.

Top 73+1 Fishball Noodle at Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Marina Bay
Mr. Tang Kwan Chye mans battlestations at the Singapore Flyer's Top 73+1 Fishball Noodle, producing gigantic, handmade fishballs for his noodle soup - a Clarke Quay favorite for over 20 years.

Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters at Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Marina Bay
Mr. Law Jock Keah himself cooks up the stall specialty at the Singapore Flyer's Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters, a Teochew fried oyster omelet called orh lua that Mr. Law has been making for the last half-century.

Old Airport Road Satay Bee Hoon & Satay Celup at Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Marina Bay
The Singapore Flyer's Old Airport Road Satay Bee Hoon & Satay Celup specializes in two, peanut-sauce-based goodies: satay bee hoon, a noodle dish with a thick peanut sauce; and satay celup, or skewered meats served with a side of peanut sauce.

Changi Village Mei Xiang Char Kway Teow at Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Marina Bay
It just wouldn't be a Singapore hawker center without that greasy, flavorful favorite char kway teow - and on the Singapore Food Trail at the Singapore Flyer, it's Changi Village Mei Xiang Carrot Cake/ Char Kway Teow who steps up on the plate

Dining at Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Marina Bay
The 1960s lives on in the Singapore Flyer, through a period-themed al fresco

Choosing Food Stalls at Singapore Food Trail, Singapore Flyer | Singapore Food, Hawker Centers, Marina Bay
17 hawker carts line the faux tarmac

Lime Restaurant at the Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore | Singapore Hotels, Chinatown Hotels
Your dining options at the Parkroyal on Pickering hotel in Singapore - from the elevated, quiet atmosphere of the Orchid Club Lounge to the wide-ranging buffet at Lime Restaurant at the ground floor. Page 2.

Review of the Peacock Garden boutique resort, Bohol, Philippines
A review of the Peacock Garden boutique resort in Bohol, the Philippines: a surprising Old-World find in one of the Philippines' most fascinating island destinations

Review of the Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore | Singapore Hotels, Chinatown Hotels
A review of Singapore's Parkroyal on Pickering hotel, designed from the ground up with an eye to cutting-edge design and high sustainability. Is the user experience as good as it looks?

Hanoi Transportation - Getting In and Getting Around | Hanoi Taxi, Bus, Train, Cyclo, Xe Om
A list of transportation options getting in, around, and out of Hanoi, Vietnam - all about Hanoi's taxis, buses, trains, xe om, and cyclo