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Island Hopping: Through the Indonesian Archipelago
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Island Hopping: Through the Indonesian Archipelago

By Maurice Taylor

London: Wilton House Gentry, 1976. Hardcover. Good/very good. A guide to the islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. 256 pages with maps and an index. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia This is an ex-library book with a label on a front end paper and stamps on a front end paper and the title page. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$11.14

A Beachcomber In The Orient
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A Beachcomber In The Orient

By Foster, Harry L

Kingston, Washington, USA: Dixon-price Publishing, 2005. Paperback. New. This 237 page book is a reprint of the original 1923 edition, minus the author's photographs. Foster is an amusing story teller as he takes us through Borneo, Siam, French Indo-China, Japan, the Malay States, and the Phillipines in the early 1920s. However, as was typical of the time, he's just about as prejudiced as most Western visitors to the Orient. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.59

Asia Through the Back Door
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Asia Through the Back Door

By Steves, Rick

Santa Fe, New Mexico: John Muir Publications, 1986. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. This 329 page book is a guide book, though published 25 years ago, has yet to go out of date, although it is out of print. As the title suggests, the book is intended as an introduction to the serious Asian traveller, i.e. someone who will remember Asia as being special rather than commonplace. With this purpose in mind the first half of the book is devoted to the 'skills of Asian travel' while the second half makes a few suggestions of places to sample. The contents include 1 - Planning & Preparation, 2 - Transportation, 3 - The Budget, 4 - Finances and Money, 5 - Asia 101 - A Cultural Primer, 6 - Hurdling the Language Barrier, 7 - Health, 8 - The Woman Travelling Alone, 9 - Travel Photography, 10 - Coping Abroad, 11 - Attitude Adjustment for a Better Trip, 12 - Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks and Eighteen Asian Backdoors. The book also has sufficient maps and black and white photographs that enhance the text. Weight 0.38 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free The only damage to the book appears to be a curl along the front cover. The spine is uncreased. The book is probably unread

$13.37

Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States
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Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States

By Sari K Ishii (ed)

Singapore: NUS Press, 2016. Paperback. New. In an age of increased communication, not only interracial marriages, but marriages between different nationalities are becoming increasingly common. This trend has accelerated in East Asia because middle class women , with a greater access to higher education, more frequently than their mothers, do not consider marriage to be one of their life goals. So more men from countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan are turning to Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to find their brides. This study looks at the causes of this trend, the power relationship between both partners and the complex issues that result when the marriage goes wrong. 216 pages with an index. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$21.16

Search For Nirvana
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Search For Nirvana

By Maugham, Robin

London: W.h. Allen, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/N/A. Somerset Maugham's nephew, Robin, a successful travel writer, describes in this book his search for, as he says in his Preface, "a place of contentment in which one intends to live until one dies." The book, written when Maugham was 60 ends up as part adventure and part memoir through both the captivating and seedier parts of North Africa, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The book's 236 pages include more than 30 pages of black and white photographs of places visited and friends met in his search. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The blue cloth boards well so the gilt lettering on the spine is still very bright. The binding is tight and there do not appear to be any imperfections in the clear text.

$13.37