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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

If you were to search for ‘when’s the best time to visit Thailand’, most travel sites and guidebooks will simply say – the cool season from November to February. However, Thailand is a relatively large country with varying climatic zones and our answer would be more complicated – read nuanced. To optimise your Thailand holiday it’s worth thinking a bit…

Koh Chang Thailand, located in the country’s eastern, Trat Province,  is the largest island after Phuket and Samui but, though development has proceeded rapidly over the last decade, it remains still much more low-key than either of its larger competitors. Resorts now succeed each other one after the other all the way down the West coast sandy beaches and bars,…

Following on from our recent aerial pix of Penang’s George Town post here’s a few shots of some of the lovingly restored buildings of UNESCO-listed Chinatown Penang (Pinang) at street level. First up – the 19th-century Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Leith Street is probably the most iconic of George Town’s Chinese heritage buildings and certainly one of the most…

Koh Samui ruined? Well. firstly we’d better point out that this article (ok, rant if you will) could apply to any number of southeast Asian destinations and apologies to Samui if that’s the example we’ve picked. (Nothing personal.) We’re using the popular Thai island as an example of a commonly asserted myth among regular visitors to Thailand and ex-pats to…