For those looking for a different way to see Asia, DestinAsian magazine has a round-up of five luxury boat trips, four of which are in Southeast Asia. Aside from the Jayavarman pictured above, they’ve listed the Road to Mandalay cruise in Burma, as well as a couple of ocean trips. As the introduction to the article points out, cruising is a great way to slow down and enjoy the more relaxed pace of life in Southeast Asia.
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Here’s an event that you may want to mark on your calendars: Boat Asia 2009 will be held from April 23 to 26 in the Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore. According to the promotional material, "Specially invited high-net worth individuals will once again be treated exclusively in the Island Suite, a VIP lounge with a panoramic view of the marina and the floating stage. Another addition to the Boat Asia experience is the alfresco cafe area and on-water bar where visitors can relax while indulging in the enticing displays of the exhibition."
On display will be motor boats, sailing yachts, engines, accessories, sports equipment and representatives of marinas and waterfront properties. The hours are 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday to Saturday, and 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm on Sunday. One-day admission is S$ 10.00.