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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

We’re delighted to welcome Jean-Francois, (Jeff), Perigois to our team for the upcoming 2014/15 high season. A superb travel photographer and long term Phnom Penh resident so, with his vast local knowledge and boundless enthusiasm, Jeff seemed to us the ideal person to lead our Cambodia photo tours around the country he loves and calls home. We’ve continued our successful…

Tours   Considering family tours or holidays to Southeast Asia?  No more “mum, I’m bored…”! With 20 years experience in organising travel in Southeast Asia, at All Points East we’re pleased to be able to offer you a selection of unique itineraries, designed specifically with families in mind. We now offer dedicated family tours to the following destinations: Thailand, Malaysia,…

Having inexplicably suffered a detached retina whilst watching Barbie VDO’s with an 8-year-old, (no the doctor didn’t believe us either), we’ve not taken any new photos in while. A trawl through some catalogued images seemed to turn up an inordinate amount of bridges of Southeast Asia photos so for no reason whatsoever other than a plea for un-inspiration to be…

Portraits of Burma is a short selection of photographs by Wi, taken on her recent Discover Burma tour, “…quite unlike any land you know about”. (Quote from Kipling of course!) So, in no particular order and without further ado… The ubiquitous pink-clad Buddhist nuns are a sight that you won’t see elsewhere in Southeast Asia despite Burma sharing its predominant…

Despite being blessed with plentiful natural and historic wonders Myanmar/Burma currently has the grand total of zero sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Not sure who’s to blame since if we understand correctly these things work both ways – a government has to apply for that status for a site which is then examined and accepted or refused by…

As with, for example, Malaysia the wide ethnic mix of Burma (Myanmar) leads to a wide range of Burmese food. Along with regional ethnic groups such as Karen, Shan, Kachin, Thai, Mon etc that contribute towards the indigenous mix, there were, during the British period, large numbers of Nepalese, Indian ((Bengali and Tamil for instance) – and in more recent…

So, what’s in a name? From Mumbai-Bombay to Beijing-Peking, cities, and other geographical features for that matter, are rushing to shed their colonial-era names and adopt what we’re led to believe are traditional, pre-colonial versions before oppressive imperialists forced the suffering locals to spell Melaka with an A and two Cs. Yes, it can a bit of a goldmine for…

Itineraries All Points East tour information: We have taken every care to ensure that the details on our website are correct at the time of writing. Please note that itineraries may need to be altered at the last minute due to weather conditions, Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice or other factors beyond our control. Rest assured that any alterations we…

Firstly we’d like to point out that as far as we’re concerned all travel should be as ‘responsible tourism’ and ‘sustainable’ as possible, (it can never be 100% so), and that should go without saying. We don’t like making a song and dance about it and actively object to the use of eco/green or responsible tourism as meaningless slogans or…

Covid-19 update We’re delighted to report that the situation for vaccinated travellers has pretty much returned to normal in most of our Southeast Asian destinations. There may be a few tweaks on the ground – certain hotels and resorts haven’t quite got things back on track yet – and a few destinations (museums, national parks etc) are either yet to…