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The perfect guidebook for a swift trip through Malaysia,
This review is from: Malaysia Singapore and Brunei (Lonely Planet Country Guides) (Paperback)
As usual, Lonely Planet have produced the best guidebook on the market. I always use Lonely Planet, but take the time to look through other guidebooks as well - I always find LP is the most wide-ranging and reliable. Things change, naturally: prices fluctuate and shops and resturants move location or - occasionally - close down, but overall this edition provides well-balanced information that acts as the perfect starting point for any trip around the Malaysian Peninsula or the island of Borneo.
It does make me smile a little, however, when people write unfavourable reviews of Lonely Planet for being slightly inaccurate with pricing, or 'not providing enough detail' about places to stay, for example. The very essence of Lonely Planet is the idea that you should go and explore - the guide is exactly that: a guide. It's not supposed to be a completely comprehensive overview of every single place to stay, every place one can possibly eat, or every market, shop or watering hole. For me, the whole point of going travelling is to explore; it's fantastic to have recommendations as a starting point from someone trusted who has been there before and that's what I use Lonely Planet guidebooks for. Anyway, straying off the point somewhat... If you want to travel rather than go on holiday, buy.