Independent Travellers Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore 2006: The Budget Travel Guide

Independent Travellers Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore 2006: The Budget Travel Guide

by Sean Sheehan, Pat Levy
     
 


Updated annually, Independent Travellers guides concentrate on the most relevant and useful facts and tips on budget travel, accommodation and eating. As well as practical advice, the wealth of background information helps you to experience the destination, not just visit it. Each guide sets out a series of routes that make the best use of all the transport…  See more details below

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Updated annually, Independent Travellers guides concentrate on the most relevant and useful facts and tips on budget travel, accommodation and eating. As well as practical advice, the wealth of background information helps you to experience the destination, not just visit it. Each guide sets out a series of routes that make the best use of all the transport options - trains, buses, car hire, flights - with detailed information on distances and timings.
Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore are the most accessible countries in South-East Asia, with an excellent infrastructure for visitors and a long tradition of welcoming travelers on a budget. Yet alongside the bustling cities and sophisticated beach resorts they still offer many discoveries for the independent explorer, and the suggested routes in Independent Travellers Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore will help you experience to the full the cultural diversity of this fascinating region and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, from trekking on Mt. Kinabalu to scuba diving off the coast of Thailand.

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"An essential companion for freewheelers."
--The Sunday Times, reviewing the series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841574974
Publisher:
Cook, Thomas Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Independent Travellers Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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A trip to moated Chiang Mai is a highlight of any visit to Thailand. By no means typical of Thai towns, Chiang Mai combines quaintness with modernity and has the best of everything the country has to offer, except for white sandy beaches. In terms of tourist infrastructure the place is hard to beat. It has an exemplary choice of places to stay and eat, undoubtedly the best shopping opportunities outside of the capital, and its compact size makes it a pleasure to get around. On top of this, Chiang Mai has pleasingly cooler evenings than many other parts of Thailand and is the nicest place to enrol in a course on Thai cooking, Buddhism, or a host of other learning programmes. However long your intended stay, the chances are you will consider staying longer.

Meet the Author


Sean Sheehan grew up in London and first went to Southeast Asia to work as an English teacher. He is now a full-time writer, living in Ireland and London, and continues to make regular return visits to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Pat Levy worked and studied in Singapore for six years and spent much of that time traveling around the region. She now lives in London and Ireland but the lure of Southeast Asia and her love for the flora and fauna of the region draw her back as often as possible.

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