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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful for those travelling to Southeast Asia
If you are planning to go to Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and/or Vietnam, this is the perfect guide. It is well desiged, with lots of detailed information for each place. It includes a section on the basic information for all the areas, and then goes into detail for each country. The bigger countries...
Published on 23 Oct. 2007 by Mr. S. Alidina

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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware - Incomplete Coverage!
Despite the title, this book doesn't cover all of Southeast Asia!

Two of the region's 11 countries are completely missing. These are Burma/Myanmar, which seems to be omitted for political correctness, and Asia's youngest country, East Timor, omitted simply out of ignorance - the publisher's policy appearently being that if few people go there, why bother with...
Published on 17 July 2006 by Laszlo Wagner


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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful for those travelling to Southeast Asia, 23 Oct. 2007
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia - 3rd Edition (Paperback)
If you are planning to go to Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and/or Vietnam, this is the perfect guide. It is well desiged, with lots of detailed information for each place. It includes a section on the basic information for all the areas, and then goes into detail for each country. The bigger countries are devoted much more space, but there is a fair amount of information about the smaller countries too. I think it is a very useful copy to have if you are going to the region.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, 15 Jan. 2011
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As all the other Rough Guides I used so far, this one was very good. Prices and reviews were updated and the advices were very useful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, 18 July 2009
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia - 3rd Edition (Paperback)
I used the last edition of this book for Laos, Cambodia and Thailand and found it great. The hotels and restaurants were always decent places - that felt like they had been properly selected by the writers - unlike the LP Thailand book (which I also had) - where they felt like a random selection of often cramped and run-down places. Good on background too. I don't know about the other countries but it was great for these three.
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5.0 out of 5 stars !! absolutely essential !!, 13 Jun. 2009
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia - 3rd Edition (Paperback)
very useful handbook, used more or less daily throughout my whole journey, very detailed, definetly worth the price.
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17 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware - Incomplete Coverage!, 17 July 2006
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Laszlo Wagner (Hungary) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia - 3rd Edition (Paperback)
Despite the title, this book doesn't cover all of Southeast Asia!

Two of the region's 11 countries are completely missing. These are Burma/Myanmar, which seems to be omitted for political correctness, and Asia's youngest country, East Timor, omitted simply out of ignorance - the publisher's policy appearently being that if few people go there, why bother with including it?

Also conspiciously missing from the book is the entire eastern half of Indonesia, the largest country in SEA: Papua, Maluku and West Timor. These are some of the region's most exotic and interesting places, with Asia's most extensive virgin rainforests and best preserved traditional cultures, so leaving them out just like this is a real shame.

So even if you are normally a Rough Guides fan (and I know many of their books are good), unless you are determined to stick to the well beaten tourist-tracks in places like Thailand and Malaysia, give this book a miss and go for Lonely Planet, which, while also far from perfect, at least does cover all of SEA!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 April 2015
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Great book & great value
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