Southeast Asia consists of 11 countries squeezed between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Around 620 million inhabitants make Southeast Asia one of the most populated regions in the world. Click on the country of your choice to go to the travel guide.
Southeast Asia consists of 11 countries squeezed between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Around 620 million inhabitants make Southeast Asia one of the most populated regions in the world.
By: Simon Hare & Emma Kwee
As a Brit, a love of island life is in my DNA and like many of my fellow countrymen I was brought up on island holidays: The Isle of Wight, Jersey, and for the more adventurous, Mallorca, Malta or even Cyprus. As if that wasn’t enough our literature is peppered with island-based fun and fantasy: Swallows and Amazons, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and of course Kirrin Island, scene of many an adventure for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.
It’s hardly surprising, then, that the draw of Southeast Asia’s idyllic islands has proven too much to resist as an adult. There are thousands to choose from, but here’s the lowdown on just a few of our favourite tropical islands and some ideas on where to stay when you get there…
If Malaysia is a symbol of a (mostly) harmonious multi-cultural society then Penang, and UNESCO world heritage listed Georgetown are the perfect microcosm of the nation as a whole, and therefore a really quick and easy way to see many of the facets of this amazing country all in one small area.
By: Ario Triwibowo
As the most populous place in Southeast Asia, Jakarta is a bustling and a chaotic city that can easily overwhelm visitors. Being Indonesia’s capital, it is the center for both the nation’s government and the main economic sector. Behind the restlessness of everyday rush hour, Jakarta is sprawling with various attractions that you can indulge in. Whether you want to kick back and relax or party all night long, Jakarta has it all. These insider tips showcase my favorite places to eat, shop and play!