Travel and Adventure in Southeast Asia

25 Walks in Myanmar: An Exploration Guide
Kenneth Barrett

Myanmar, also called Burma, is one of Asia’s least-known destinations—a situation that is rapidly changing now as the country welcomes increasing numbers of foreign visitors. This is the first walking guide to present all the important heritage attractions and historical sites in the country. Author Kenneth Barrett not only takes you there, but explains in loving detail how each district and building evolved, who built what, and the special significance of the fascinating sites encountered along the way—everything you’d want in a Myanmar travel guide.25 Walks in Myanmar helps you discover this ancient land by guiding you on foot through the old neighborhoods and bringing them to life. The works of great Burmese kings, the grand trading houses and colonial offices built by the British, the temples and mosques erected by Indian and Chinese traders—all are preserved in this time-locked land, and each tells a unique story.

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Diving in Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Best Dive Spots: Bali, Komato, Sulawesi, Papua, and more
Sarah Ann Wormald

Diving in Indonesia is a fully comprehensive diving guidebook for exploring the most notable areas of Indonesia. A chapter is devoted to each of the following important regions in Indonesia for divers including Bali, North Sulawesi, Central, South and Southeast Sulawesi, Nusa Teggara (Lombok, Komodo, Timor, Alor), Raja Ampat & West Papua, and Maluku (Ambon, Banda & Halmahera). Each chapter relates to a different region and provides the reader with area maps, dive site maps, diving information which includes: Difficulty level; Highlights; Logistics; General area information; General diving information and Detailed dive site descriptions. Useful diving contacts such as emergency services and emergency diving services, liveaboard diving, marine life features, conservation features and travel planners are included, making this a complete guide. There are also sections regarding general travel practicalities in Indonesia, general diving practicalities in Indonesia, a basic Indonesian dictionary and phrases specifically relating to diving.

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Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation
Elizabeth Pisani

Jakarta tweets more than any other city on earth, but 80 million Indonesians live without electricity and many of its communities still share in ritual sacrifices. Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would “work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible.” With over 300 ethnic groups spread across 13,500 islands, the world’s fourth most populous nation has been working on that “etc.” ever since. Bewitched by Indonesia for twenty-five years, Elizabeth Pisani recently traveled 26,000 miles around the archipelago in search of the links that bind this impossibly disparate nation. Fearless and funny, Pisani shares her deck space with pigs and cows, bunks down in a sulfurous volcano, and takes tea with a corpse. Along the way, she observes Big Men with child brides, debates corruption and cannibalism, and ponders “sticky” traditions that cannot be erased. “A spectacular achievement and one of the very best travel books I have read.”~ Simon Winchester, Wall Street Journal.

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Wild Malaysia: The Wildlife, Scenery, and Biodiversity of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak
Geoffrey Davison, Junaidi Payne, and Melvin Gumal

Malaysia is a megadiverse country with an incredible number of land species – it is estimated to contain 20 per cent of the world’s animal species – and whose coastal waters form part of the equally rich Coral Triangle. Written by a team of local experts, Wild Malaysia looks at the most important habitats within the three divisions of the country: Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah. The habitats cover a fascinating range including pristine rainforests, limestone complexes, wetlands, coastal regions, caves and highlands. A unique feature in each chapter is the ‘Guided Tour’ which takes readers to specific habitats to explore the trees, birds, plants and animals to be found there. Illustrated with Stephen Hogg’s vibrant photographs, Wild Malaysia provides an authoritative and entertaining survey of the wide spectrum of wildlife on the land and in the seas of this diverse country.

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