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Selective Asia's Asia suggested reading

What better way to prepare for any holiday or travel experience than by getting your nose into a few carefully selected titles, helping to build up the excitement and anticipation to Fever Pitch (get it?!). Seriously though, reading any previous visitor's insights into a country, or gaining a fuller understanding of your chosen destination's history, culture or politics can only enhance your own travel experience, and undoubtedly improves your experience once on the ground.

No matter what your interest is, there will be the perfect book for you. The following are just a few of our favourite titles, handpicked by our Destination Specialists. It's an ever-changing list, and we are always open to share your own recommendations. Choose your destination below, or browse through all.

Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Burma / Myanmar

Please note: Whilst travelling in Myanmar, you should take care not to read politically sensitive material in front of military personnel or the police. Our advice is to
read any such titles before you depart and stick to a Jackie Collins whilst away!


Cambodia books for children 




Malaysia & Malay Borneo

South Korea

Sri Lanka




Vietnam books for children

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