Photo: In Burma, sometimes you should just get a boat.

Welcome to Travelfish, the independent travel guide for Southeast Asia

We are an independent travel guide covering Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

We've got pre-trip planning information, weather information, country backgrounders and itineraries, plus we check out hotels, restaurants and things to do and see in the region, and provide transport information to get you moving. We never accept discounts or freebies.

You can browse the site for free. To post on our forum, where you can ask and answer questions on travel to the region, you need to become a Travelfish member. Members can also download a limited selection of our PDF guides for free, while premium members are able to download them all.


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Changing money for visa on arrival
In Visas and border crossings, by Kmcgregor1, 26 Feb 2017
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Will Thai data sim card work in Langkawi?
In Malaysia, by Bilbo1, 13 Feb 2017
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neharani
26 Feb 2017

Hiking in Hsipaw
In Burma, by JimmyW, 11 Feb 2017
1

neharani
26 Feb 2017

Bagan bus station taxi overcharge
In Burma, by lucasan, 26 Feb 2017
1

neharani
26 Feb 2017

Food
In Vietnam, by Cucumber, 7 Jan 2017
4

braylor
26 Feb 2017

Ly Son Island - Off coast near Quang Ngai
In Vietnam, by michien, 8 Jan 2015
6

braylor
26 Feb 2017

Banlung - Siem Reap by bus
In Cambodia, by santiagodove, 26 Feb 2017
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Border crossing Laos to Stung Treng. Safety?
In Cambodia, by lajoy9, 20 Feb 2017
3

gbloom
26 Feb 2017

Tachilek airport to border taxi fare
In Burma, by lucasan, 26 Feb 2017
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Getting Indonesian visa in Penang
In Indonesia, by lcybul789, 19 Apr 2016
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ttillerman2
25 Feb 2017

New to KL - Tour Advice and Recommendations
In Malaysia, by dmartora, 25 Feb 2017
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Need suggestions for New Zealand
In About us, by georgesmith, 25 Feb 2017
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Looking for travel companion, Thailand
In Southeast Asia, by Maineart2001, 4 Feb 2017
4

neharani
24 Feb 2017

Help with SEA plan for June
In Southeast Asia, by yearn2travel, 18 Feb 2017
2

neharani
24 Feb 2017

Budget scuba diving
In Maldives, by AndersH, 5 May 2015
3

EdieFisher
24 Feb 2017

How to reach Manali from Hyderabad
In India, by tonydigital, 20 Nov 2015
9

neharani
24 Feb 2017

Best month to travel in India
In India, by angelx08, 15 Oct 2015
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aliah4
23 Feb 2017

DIY DMZ Tour
In Vietnam, by nadirahmed, 21 Feb 2017
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nadirahmed
23 Feb 2017


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About Travelfish

A few quick words about the Travelfish team and what we're trying to do.

Travelfish founders Samantha and Stuart. Travelfish founders Samantha and Stuart.

Samantha Brown and Stuart McDonald came up with Travelfish.org as they sunned themselves on an eastern Thai beach in 2004. They wanted to use the internet to better provide travel intelligence to independent travellers, to help them find more interesting destinations, to get off the beaten track and to find little-known places to stay. They also wanted to help little-known places to stay find people to host.

What began as a collection of their favourite spots in Thailand has developed over the years into one of the largest independent travel guides dedicated solely to Southeast Asia. Researched and written by a team of writers who live in the region, Travelfish.org today contains independently researched and written coverage to Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. If we've written about a place on Travelfish.org, we've been there in person. There are no exceptions to this. Not one.

Our team of writers live in the region, research in person and as far as humanly possible, work anonymously. Travelfish.org operates on a strict "no freebie" basis, so what you read on Travelfish.org is our own unvarnished opinion on all things Southeast Asian. There's no outside influence you need to worry about.