Must Visit Southeast Asia Markets

Markets in Singapore and Vietnam have been named in the Rough Guides “19 food markets around the world you need to visit”. Main picture Cai Rang Floating Market in Vietnam, credit Jean-Pierre Dalbera on flickr The full list includes diverse markets including Borough Market in London, Grand Bazaar in Instanbul, Union Square Greenmarket in NewContinue reading “Must Visit Southeast Asia Markets”

Best Value Destinations In Southeast Asia

The UK based Post Office Travel Money report on best value tourist hotspots has been released and Bali has come top of the list in Southeast Asia. Main picture Bali, Indonesia, credit Artem Beliakin on Unsplash The Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer has been running for 15 years and looks at the price of eight touristContinue reading “Best Value Destinations In Southeast Asia”

Southeast Asia Destinations Top Digital Nomads List

Club Med have published their list of the “Top countries for digital nomads: Where to work while travelling in 2021” and Southeast Asia locations top the list. Main Picture Phuket, Thailand credit Anine Beetge on Unsplash The study was established in response to the increasing numbers of people who choose to swap home or officeContinue reading “Southeast Asia Destinations Top Digital Nomads List”

Hai Van Pass Vietnam Among World’s Most Beautiful Drives

A group of riders seen navigating one of the big hairpin turns on the Hai Van Pass. Photo: Hidden Hoi An The stunning Hai Van Pass, north of Da Nang in Vietnam has been named as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Drives. The Pentagon Motor Group in the UK recently published their list “AreContinue reading “Hai Van Pass Vietnam Among World’s Most Beautiful Drives”

Earth Day Thailand Solar Farm

Sirindhorn Dam project credit Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand Thailand is close to completing one the world’s biggest hydro-floating solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, part of steps towards boosting renewable energy production after years of criticism for reliance on fossil fuels. More than 144,000 solar panel units are being installed atContinue reading “Earth Day Thailand Solar Farm”

Discover Malaysia With New Online Travel Guides

Langkawi, Malaysia credit Jay Tun Tourism Malaysia has launched a series of new online travel guides including a number of video guides. The “Interactive Digital Brochures” are part of plans to prepare Malaysia for the return of international tourists once the Covid pandemic is under control. No recovery in sight for tourism in Malaysia In additionContinue reading “Discover Malaysia With New Online Travel Guides”

Thailand Looking At Four Phase Reopening

Thailand is working towards a four-phase reopening plan for the country which could start as early as next month, but may take until January 2022 to be fully implemented. The latest Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports recovery plan identifies four distinct phases which will gradually loosen restrictions and make the country accessible to touristsContinue reading “Thailand Looking At Four Phase Reopening”

Top 8 Things To Do On Lombok, Indonesia

Often overlooked for its more famous neighbour, Bali, Lombok is an incredible destination with some of the best beaches, scuba diving, surfing and scenery in the region. Mount Rinjani Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and is an excellent trip for the more adventurous and active traveller to Lombok. Standing at 3,726Continue reading “Top 8 Things To Do On Lombok, Indonesia”

Chicken Rendang

Rendang was originally an Indonesian dish but has now become popular within Malaysia with its own regional variations. Rendang is a thick curry that should coat the chicken and not be a liquid sauce. If you enjoy this recipe why not look at the other Southeast Asian inspired recipes. Serves: 2 peoplePreparation time: 5 minutesCooking time:  20Continue reading “Chicken Rendang”

The Incredible Indonesian Gili Islands

The three Gili Islands lie just a short speedboat ride from Lombok in Indonesia and are also easily accessible from Bali. The largest of the three islands is Gili Trawangan which is also the liveliest with an established party scene alongside wonderful beaches and watersports. Popular with all ages from backpackers to luxury travelers. GiliContinue reading “The Incredible Indonesian Gili Islands”

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