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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

An English headmaster created something of a controversy recently when he ate a tarantula during school assembly in Orpington, Kent! See article… (They never did that sort of thing in my day) The tarantula was already dead (!?), having actually been imported from Cambodia where it’s considered something of a delicacy, and was crunched in order to raise cash for a…

Koh Tonsai or Rabbit Island lies just off the coast from Kep in the province of the same name – a 3hr drive or so from Phnom Penh. Formerly known as Kep-sur-mer, the popular and fashionable pre-Khmer Rouge seaside resort is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. (Firstly, there aren’t really any rabbits whatsoever on the island but supposedly the…

The Perhentians comprise of 2 main islands and a few rocky islets located in the Gulf of Thailand off Malaysia’s North East coast in Terengganu State. The imaginatively named ‘Small Island’ is the backpacker’s choice and due to it being small and popular is the least pristine of the 2, however the ‘Big Island’ is remarkably well preserved. Also very…

Oh my god – they’ve put ice in my drink, I’m going to die a horrible death! Southeast Asian ice cubes are a short cut to a stomach pump in the nearest hospital! A commonly believed myth maintained by certain guide books, but these days, in much of the region, simply false. Firstly it’s well known that drinking very cold…