So after holidaying in South East Asia on many occasions I have discovered what works well in your holiday wardrobe. I personally like to wear loose fitting dresses in lightweight fabrics that you can get away without ironing.
Pattaya provided all the perfect things that a thriving beach resort city should offer: long stretches of sandy beaches, world-class resort hotels, water activities aplenty, beachfront restaurants and bars, great shopping and tourist attractions.
Sihanoukville, the capital of the Sihanoukville Province was not the prettiest of the Asian cities I have visited, however it does have some lovely palm-fringed beaches, tropical islands and the mangrove jungles of Ream National Park.
Considered Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort town, Nha Trang attracts foreign tourists for its stunningly pristine beaches and as a spot for scuba diving and snorkelling.
The opulence and wealth of Brunei, as revealed in its spectacular mosques and government residences, is a sight to behold. However at the other end of the spectrum, the floating villages were also delightful.
A day in Langkawi left me thirsting for more of this magical land of legends. I would have liked more time to explore the beautiful rainforests, rivers, waterfalls and marine parks; cruise around some of the other 99 islands; or see some of the other gorgeous pristine beaches that Langkawi is renowned for.
After setting sail from Singapore we cruised through the night and the following morning where we docked at the port of Penang. The largest and most populated state in Malaysia, Penang is located on the northwest coast of Peninsula Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca.
My thoughts on cruiselines is that it comes down to what type of cruise you are after. For some it is the cuisine, for others entertainment and nightlife or for some the comfort and features of the ship