October in Review

There still seems to be no end to the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-opening of much of Southeast Asia although there are the first, faint glimmers of hope.

Undeterred we have continued to expand our content in the region to help people to plan and be inspired for future travel and also our general news, picture and tips articles. Hopefully we all be able to travel safely again soon.

Here are the highlights from October.

My Favourite Pictures

The start of a series of pictures that have some significance or meaning behind the picture.

They may not always be the best pictures, but that doesn’t change their importance to me.

We started with Thai Rolled Ice Cream and followed with:

Andaman Sea, Thailand.

Top 20 Mistakes When Flying

Credit Phil Moseley on Unsplash

In this two-part series we looked at the mistakes people make when flying.

We also included tips for new fliers and those more experienced fliers who could make their, and others, lives much easier.

Read Part 1 and Part 2

Singapore Content

As Singapore announces more arrangements for travel we added to our Singapore pages with features on Exploring Singapore and the Top 17 Things To Do In Singapore.

Singapore. Credit Annie Spratt on Unsplash

South East Asia Tourism Updates

Vietnam Airlines Plane. Credit Helmar Baechle on Unsplash

South East Asia Airlines and COVID

Troubles continue for many Southeast Asia airlines and those serving the region.

Articles included Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines COVID woes and Malindo Air (Malaysia), Cuts and Scams.

Malaysia Airlines Plane. Credit Riik@mctr on flickr

10 Unusual Things Banned in Southeast Asia

Credit formm agency on Unsplash

Don’t smoke on the beach in Thailand, forget those e-cigarettes and chewing gum.

We looked at 10 unusual things banned in various Southeast Asia countries.

“Jurassic Park” Threat to Komodo Dragon

We took an in-depth look at the Indonesian government backed tourism project on Rinca Island that has received criticism from locals and conservationists over the impact on the Komodo Dragons and their habitat.

Komodo Dragon. Credit Matthias Liffers on flickr

Southeast Asia and COVID

Chinag Mai, Thailand

We continue to monitor the situation in Southeast Asia and how many countries in the region have successfully kept cases very low.

Our latest update was Southeast Asia COVID Facts and Figures, which we have already updated with latest figures and tourism developments.

We have also looked at the prospects of testing or vaccinations helping to re-open tourism in the near future.

Top 7 Things To Do In Koh Samui

I got married in Koh Samui but that is not why everyone visits this wonderful island so I listed my 7 (other) Top Things to do in Koh Samui.

Temple in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Vietnam Floods and Landslides

Credit Kon Karampelas on Unsplash

More than 130 people have been killed by landslides and floods in Central Vietnam after a series of major storms hit the region in quick succession.

We looked at the impact of the storms with articles on the three initial storms in October , Typhoon Molave hits Vietnam and At Least 35 Die Following Molave.


We launched lots of new content for Vietnam in September and added even more in October to make it your definitive guide to the country.

We now have features available on Con Dao, Da Nang, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hoi An, Hue, Mui Nei, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, the Reunification Express and Sa Pa and the Northwest of Vietnam

Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Credit Jack Young on Unsplash

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