How To Hong Kong: An Illustrated Travel Journal by Lena Sin; Nicholas Tay
In this joyful travel sketchbook, Hong Kong is captured through the hearts of a writer and an artist. From the winding, incense-filled streets of Sheung Wan to the pandemonium of a wet market in North Point to the sleepy island backwater of Tai O, Lena Sin and Nicholas Tay take you on a wonder-filled journey that shines a light on the softer, more romantic side of this chaotic city. Filled with tales of growing up in Hong Kong, Lena weaves personal anecdotes and conversations with locals with richly-illustrated watercolours and photographs by herself and artist husband Nicholas. The result is an intimate portrait of a city that is at once vibrant and energetic as well as charming and nostalgic.
Diving In Southeast Asia: The Best Sites In Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines And Thailand by Wormald, Sarah Ann
Diving in Southeast Asia is a comprehensive diving guide covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It presents in great detail the very best dive sites in the tropical western Pacific. Our seasoned diver-authors have an aggregate half-century of experience exploring these waters, and each site receives thorough coverage, including detailed maps, color photos, and a full description of access, conditions, and facilities.
Presenting Malaysia by Bowden, David
Spread out over the Peninsula and the island states of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia contains and embraces a huge variety of cultures and cuisines, natural habitats, heritage sites and architectural wonders. Within this diversity there are many extreme contrasts, adding to the excitement of travelling through the country. Modern skyscrapers overlook wooden houses built on stilts; five-star hotels restaurants compete with street food from hawker stalls; rugged mountain peaks tower over sandy beaches and humid mangroves; bustling cities are juxtaposed with remote rainforests. Everywhere there is intriguing and irresistible street food. Presenting Malaysia provides an extensive introduction to the geography, history, people, religion, food, and arts and crafts, as well as a visual journey through the 13 states and three federal territories that make up this impressive and always fascinating country.
Culture Shock! Singapore - A Survival Guide To Customs And Etiquette by Jackson-Nash, Kelly
CultureShock! Singapore is essential reading for any foreigner who is going to live and work in the city. It is packed full of practical information as well as interesting trivia on the colourful customs and culture of the people. Learn how to get around the city effectively by public transport like the locals and how to assimilate quickly and shop for groceries.
Bali: Ancient Rites In The Digital Age by Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana (Photos); Diana Darling
Bali: Ancient Rites in the Digital Age is a personal portfolio of work by the photographer Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana-offering a close view of rituals that few people have seen, often in remote villages of the island. The Hindu Balinese rituals described by author Diana Darling cover rites of passage and the rituals of death as well as those devoted to the gods, to the lower spirits, and the initiation of priests. As a Balinese from a Brahmana priestly family, Adnyana brings an insider's knowledge of his subject, and he is often granted special access to rare ritual ceremonies. Thus, he is able to photograph with the greatest possible intimacy.
Hunt, The: Singapore (2Nd Edition) by Baskin, Bernard; Jalean Wong
This book takes you off the beaten tourist trail and introduces you to 85 of the most unique locally-owned eating, shopping and lifestyle experiences in this tiny island nation. Handpicked recommendations include a mix of heritage finds and old school favorites, offbeat gems and hip newcomers - the best Singapore has to offer whether you're a visitor, new arrival or curious local.
Crazy Cycling Chick: The Inspirational Journey Of Angie Across America by Tan, Angeline
Moving from Singapore to California was a breath of fresh air for Angie. With the curiosity and spunk of an animal let loose in the wild, she began to explore her surroundings on her bicycle. The idea struck her: Why not cycle across America? And why not film a documentary to chronicle the adventure? She would eventually complete the Northwestern-central route in under 40 days. 4,000 miles at a pace of 100 miles a day. Angie's account of her crazy dream, from conception to actualization, will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed big.
Amazing Singapore by Terekhova, Olga
Singapore is a unique country. It is "a little red dot" on the map, squeezed between much bigger and more populated countries. It is home to several million people crowding the subways, buses and highways in the rush hour and somehow still managing to get everywhere on time. It is a living garden, with tropical forests and parks surrounding the center of the city. It is a food nation, constantly eating and talking about the best restaurants and food courts. It is a living history, with nineteenth century shophouses next to shiny skyscrapers. It is a country with determination to succeed against all odds. This is a pictorial book about Singapore, the city that never ceases to amaze.
Tuttle Travel Pack: Kyoto And Nara by Goss, Rob
This brand new Japan travel guide by award-winning author Rob Goss, a longtime Japan resident, is designed for people with limited time. It covers not only the unique UNESCO World Heritage sites but also bustling Nishiki-koji street market and many smaller shrines and temples where enchanting moss and tree gardens lie hidden behind high stone walls. The list of things to do and see in Kyoto and Nara is literally endless, which is why you need an experienced author to point the way.
Wanderer To Brunei And Beyond by Gallop, C. H.
An eagerly awaited book in the series of compilations detailing the exploration into Brunei Darussalam and Malaysian Borneo Territories of Sabah and Sarawak. From the writer who calls himself "Pengembara", this book begins with an exploration of seldom visited islands in Brunei Bay and goes on to describe a variety of destinations in Brunei as well as Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - the destinations "beyond". Within his repertoire of words and photographs, readers can hope to be enthralled by the wanderer's voyage of the rarest kind.
Shibuya Is Calling by Francis, Samantha Ann
This book is dedicated to the traveler. But not just any traveler, mind you. It is meant for the wide-eyed, sometimes curious, occasionally weary-hearted traveler who dreams too much and wanders too often. It is for the traveler who watches strangers go by and weaves a million imaginary stories about their lives. It is also for the traveler whose sojourns bring home lifelong friendships and connections. Each page is the author's determined choice to focus on the quiet and dream-like beauty that exists in this world, even while acknowledging the pain and wreckage that no doubt remains.
Culture Shock! Myanmar - A Survival Guide To Customs And Etiquette by Saw Myat Yin
CultureShock! Myanmar is an illuminating guide to the culture and customs of Myanmar, offering readers a peek into this Southeast Asian country that has until very recently been shrouded in isolation. Since the end of 2010, however, foreign investors have been welcomed, and visiting Myanmar is easier than ever before. Be well prepared for living in Myanmar with all the advice and information you need. The author provides practical tips on what to bring, what to prepare an where to go. In addition, discover fascinating insights into the inner world of the Myanmar people, their culture, traditions, etiquette as well as practical tips on how to do business in Myanmar. Cultureshock! Myanmar is a must-read for anyone who wants to visit or make his home in this intriguing exotic country.
Geek In Thailand, A: Discovering The Land Of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai And Kickboxing by Houton, Jody
A Geek in Thailand is a light-hearted but perceptive look at one of the world's most visited countries from the viewpoint of a young foreign resident. More than just a Thai travel guide, it offers a concise but insightful take on Thailand for tourists, expats, would-be expats, and others-anyone, in fact, with an interest in visiting or learning about the Land of Smiles. Subjects range from the touchstones of Thai culture and history, such as its politics and economy, Buddhism and folklore, to chapters on traditional Thai design and craftsmanship, including its highly acclaimed architecture and fine silk textiles.
Kyoto Unhurried by Tay, Janice
Change comes slowly in Kyoto, a city of wooden houses, ancient temples and shops in business for centuries. Kyoto Unhurried is a resident's introduction to the city, with a focus on lesser-known places and events, showing readers where to go at different times of the year. But this is more than a travel guide. Pulling present-day encounters together with tales of poets and samurai, Kyoto Unhurried charts an atmospheric journey through one of the world's most romantic cities. It does not simply tell travellers what to see; it shows them why in the first place they should go.
Bangkok: A Walking Tour - Sketches Of The City's Architectural Treasures... Journey Through Bangkok's Urban Landscape by Byrne Bracken, Gregory
India Rising is a collection of anecdotes and observations of the significant events that marked the decade of Congress Party rule under Manmohan Singh, culminating in the rise of Modi. It is built around the access the writer enjoyed with some of the key decision-makers of the time.
Finding India In China: Travels To The Lesser Known by Anurag Viswanath
Finding India in China whisks the reader on a whirlwind journey through China's margins. In part an intellectual travelogue, the voyage equally mixes in humorous anecdotes, oddball encounters, and thoughtful reflections on the vastness that is China. With her distinct Indian perspective, Anurag Viswanath slices through preconceptions and shibboleths in her interactions with a motley set of characters-from Muslim housewives in Xinjiang to Mongols dressing up for tourism, from academics to party officials to migrant workers.
Lost Guides: Bali - A Unique, Stylish And Offbeat Travel Guide To Bali by Chittenden, Anna
From Secret beaches, boutique retreats, gorgeous villas, cool cafes, foodie favourites, surf spots, traditional artisans - here's your guide to the best of Bali. What: An A5, full colour 144 page soft cover book filled with tried and tested travel recommendations for Bali, illustrated with original photography. Where: Focusing on five happening neighbourhoods - Bukit Peninsula, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, the book contains highly curated recommendations for the stylish nomad gathered from extensive experience and a network of locals in the know including chefs, fashion designers, architects, surfers and photographers.
Walking Tour Singapore, A: Sketches Of The City's Architectural Treasures Journey Through Singapore's Urban Landscape by Bracken, G. Byrne
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with towering skyscrapers and state-of-the-art building technology. Nestled within its modern built environment are vestiges of its British colonial past and its cultural history. From its spanking new waterfront to its quaint shophouses and from its temples to its mosques and churches, Singapore is as multifarious architecturally as it is culturally. Architect G. Byrne Bracken captures with his sketches the unique diversity that defines Singapore. In this 5th edition: 8 new illustrations, including the beautifully restored Capitol Theatre, the new South Beach complex, and the Parkroyal on Pickering Hotel; refined walking routes; and fully updated information on all the latest developments in this fast-changing metropolis.
Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed The Course Of History by Milton, Giles
Chronicles the exploits of Nathaniel Courthope and his band of seafaring adventurers in the Spice Islands of the early seventeenth century, where they faced down the Dutch navy - and sundry profiteers - on behalf of the budding British Empire.
Rum Shrinks Elephant: Travels In Southeast Asia by Spencer, G. M.
Rum Shrinks Elephants is a series of travel stories. G M Spencer's account of his amateur exploration through forests up and down the mountains of Malaysia and Indonesia is told with humour and self-deprecation.