Wednesday, October 10, 2012

LONELY PLANET MALAYSIA SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI


LONELY PLANET
 MALAYSIA SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI












As you may know Lonely Planet is one of the most authoritative  publishers of  tourist  books in earth . This  book (in contrast  to more  than other 70 countries ) did nt exist in the bookstore (Public) so I made  an order  via them on 2011.
The  total time  was I think ca 1 week

I Previously  found from the local market the book  for Bali/Lombok  we used during our trip on 2000

Now back to the book  with just a description of the contents

This book is quite thick of ca 640 pages , with Malaysia contained in pages 89-490  for  Spore on 491-570 and for Brunei 571-594
  • First text pages refer to the latest political situation in Malaysia  till 2008-9
  • Then pages for itineraries
  • 15 pages with history of Malaysia . But most of it (2/3)contains the more recent history  from Mahathir till today . IN these pages are  several short stories of as eg  of the founder of Malaysia Kini , the Malaysian annals m, the site  of Sabri Zain’s Sejarah Malaysia  and the Peranakans
  •  Pages  about Malaysian culture : lifestyle , economy , media , religion , architecture , music , crafts . as for Music  these singers are  shown: Zainal , Nurhaliza, Adibah , Sh Majid , Kugiran Faizal  Atilia Fran (I know all except Atilia ). From Singapore they refer Electrico Corine May .    KH Chan , Stef Sun , Tanya Chua and Ah Du
  • Food and drinks including regional species and related vocabulary
  • Environment :about the nature  . Special reference to green turtles (in Rantau Abang??)
  • Outdoor activities

Then  each chapter shows a short history  of the area in mind (say eg Kuala Lumpur ), highlights , climate , orientation , info maps m sights activities , tours events , sleeping , eating , drinking, entertainment , shipping , getting there away . Everything  with addresses , phones web pages and how to get there

Special health chapter (with recommended vaccinations such as  tetanus hepatitis measles polio typhoid vancella ) as recommended  by WHO

Special language  chapter with th  most  necessary vocabulary . Also special chapter for Singlish.

A typical  Lonely Planet  design (pictorial with tabloid design ) with several extras . Notice  that included wee some updates on 3/12/10 though listed as unverified with corrections /changes to the text







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