Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trek through the Borneo rainforest to see flying lizards, eat fresh fish with coconut spice at a Malaysian night market, or head to Singapore's glitzy shopping malls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, media, religion, literature, dance, music, politics, environment, food, drink, and more
  • Over 90 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Outdoor Adventures, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Borneo, Penang, Langkawi, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, East Coast Islands, Pahang, Tioman Island, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Sarawak, Sabah, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei, our most comprehensive guide to Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Malaysia and Singapore? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Malaysia & Singapore, a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Singapore or Borneo? Check out Lonely Planet's Singapore guide and Borneo guide for a comprehensive look at all these places have to offer, or check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Singapore, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Simon Richmond, Cristian Bonetto, Celeste Brash, Joshua Samuel Brown, Austin Bush, Adam Karlin, and Daniel Robinson.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Most helpful customer reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
2It's better to use wikitravel, booking.com and tripadvisor
By Helena Grulichova
We bought the latest version of this guide which was 1 year old. There was a lot of wrong information. The prices didn't correspond, accomodation possibilities was incomplete and sometimes contain false information, time tables of transport were wrong. It was better to read discussions and ratings on booking.com and tripadvisor.com.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4Confusing Organization; "wildlife guide" is disappointing; but well-written and informative
By Jim M.
Found the layout of the guide confusing. There is no traditional table of contents, so it's hard to find things. For example, the front cover lists as one of the three highlights of the book a "full-colour wildlife guide." Yet, it's not listed in the sketchy table of contents, which is really just a broad outline of the book, nor in the index. Only way I could find it was by flipping through the book. And once I found it I was disappointed--it's only 10 pages long with a whopping 16 photos.

The whole book reads like it was designed by the same folks who do the graphics for USA Today--i.e. designed for people who get bored reading more than a few sentences of text unless there's at least one photo, graph, text box, etc. to break up the "monotony". For my tastes it makes every page look way too busy and makes it hard to assimilate the information. I prefer Bradt guides, but they don't have one for Malaysia.

Nevertheless, if you can ignore the organization, the text is detailed and well-written.

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
1kindle edition useless
By Lynette Herriot
Bought the kindle edition. Too hard to use for looking up details of different places and maps impossible to read. Thought it would be great for travelling as it would be lighter in luggage but will only buy paper copies in the future as I need the maps of the towns to get around. Paper copy also has an index to go to find things easy.Will not buy another Kindle Lonely Planet Guide.

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