Arthur Frommer Publications. 672 pages. Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. * Insider tips on the best Southeast Asia has to offer, from colorful markets and festivals to luxury resorts and hotels. * Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. * Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. * Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Random House. 800 pages. Size 5"x9". Includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, The Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand. Features: Up-to-the-minute information and brand-new coverage of local trends; a unique color planning section__all images are keyed to descriptive text about sights covered in the book; `Smart Travel Tips'__a consumer-savvy travel primer full of expert advice and contacts; exclusive itineraries, to help readers decide what to see in the time they have available; thorough reviews of hotels and restaurants in every price range; one-of-a-kind features like `Off-the-Beaten Track' and `Need a Break?'; great sections on shopping, plus arts, nightlife, sports, and wonderful side trips; and detailed maps and floor plans for key points of interest.
Periplus Editions. 228 pages. Size 5?"x8?". Includes 84 full color photos, and 21 maps. In addition to showing you where to dive, this guide will teach you how to appreciate the uniqueness of each site. The guide includes large-scale marine maps for every important site, and each map is based upon accurate charts, GPS data, and thorough surveys conducted by the authors. Background sections cover marine life and reef ecology, tides and currents, and weather conditions. An extensive practicalities section details prices and contacts for dive operators, accommodations, and transportation to the island.