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Weird question: easiest microbial environments in SEA?

Posted by glomer on 2/6/2010 at 10:08

So all the lovely folks on this board helped me and my husband plan a honeymoon in Laos, but he has since been diagnosed with an "exotic" parasite (not sure how this was contracted) and hospitalized for a mysterious illness that may or may not be related to the bug. Given all this, we're thinking we may need to revise our travel plans. Can anyone recommend a relatively easy microbial environment in SEA for a delicate Westerner? We've spent lots of time in Bali and so would prefer to go elsewhere. Is Vietnam (Hanoi, Hoi An) a candidate? Thailand? Thanks...

#1 glomer has been a member since 23/2/2010. Posts: 86

Posted by Cheddar on 12/5/2011 at 23:02

It's probably way too late to respond to your post (and I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon), but I would urge someone in your circumstances to consider Singapore.

While it's not exactly the first place one might think of when Southeast Asia is mentioned, and significantly more expensive than, say, Thailand or Indonesia, it does have a certain charm (yes, really), and more importantly, it is highly sanitary (you can even drink the tap water), relatively free of tropical disease, and medical facilities are top-notch.

#2 Cheddar has been a member since 12/5/2011. Posts: 1

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