Southeast Asia Footprint Handbook Hardcover – 20 Jan 2012
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From the Back Cover
. Expert authors Andrew and Paul know Southeast Asia inside out and have travelled extensively throughout the region researching this new edition. Comprehensive coverage of the main attractions, plus dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track. In-depth information about history, culture and politics. Inspirational trip-planning section with itineraries, plus maps and a special feature section on diving"
About the Author
Andrew Spooner is a feature, travel and sports writer and photographer. His work appears regularly in the British national newspapers Independent on Sunday, The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer as well as CNN Traveller, GQ magazine and Bike. Broadcast activity includes regular appearances as a Southeast Asia and travel expert for Sky News as well as reporting on breaking news stories in the region for the British media. He has also taught Media and journalism, part time, at the University of East London. In his previous life Andrew travelled through the underbelly of Europe with various punk rock bands and he still likes loud music played badly. After travelling to Thailand in 1989, Andrew developed a fascination with the country and now shares his time between Bangkok and London. Andrew is also the author of Footprint's Thailand and Cambodia guidebooks.
Paul Dixon has travelled extensively in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. He has spent the last nine years living and working in Indonesia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and China as an English teacher. When not preparing his students for exams, Paul writes travel articles for several foreign magazines and travel websites, as well as helping to research and write guidebooks for Footprint. Paul is the author Footprint's Borneo and Malaysia & Singapore guidebooks.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Also, Footprint guides are all about content. No flashy color photography here. What you get is about 1,200 pages of selective content with the best historical and cultural contexts in the business. Footprint guides are for travelers who really want to learn about the places and cultures they visit. These books get you beyond the tourist destinations. More than anything, this book offers a traveling experience that is guaranteed to be authentic.
Coverage for each country is selective, and does not attempt to present every location. Listings are also selective, but they represent the best options for a wide range of travelers, from shoestring to luxury. Maps are very simply and practical. Important cultural and religious sights includes separate detailed diagrams. For me, the best things about the book are the historical and cultural contexts, which are presented as a "background" section for each country.
Specifically, the chapter for Indonesia is particularly good, while the material for Singapore is surprisingly thin. The book seems to perpetuate the image of Singapore as a boring, modern city-state, while reality proves otherwise. Singapore has more in common with, say, Sydney than Hong Kong, but you'd never know it from this book.
What you get here is a good, solid encyclopedia of the region, similar to Footprint's guide to South America. Buy it if your travel itinerary is regional rather than specific to any one country and you'll be more than satisfied.
I emailed the website and they sent me that information.