Southeast Asia is one of the world’s top adventure destinations with everything from exotic grandeur to untapped jungles and a thriving nightlife. Whether you are here for the weekend or a lifetime, here are 6 things people in South-East Asia do for entertainment.
Enjoy Street food
Whether you are looking for a snack in the middle of bustling Old Town Hanoi streets, a hearty meal tucked in a quiet alley in Bangkok, or an elegant banquet in a high-end restaurant replete with clinking champagne flutes and tablecloths, food is where Southeast Asia leaves a lasting impression.
The variety of spicy curries, savoury soups, and delicious laksas are sure to leave anyone longing for more. The beauty of the South-East Asia food is that the best meals are usually at the humblest eateries, a roadside shack, a fluorescent-lit dining room or a street cart. It’s not about the ambience, but rather, the flavour, which is brought in spades.
Participate in Cultural events
For culture-vultures, South-East Asia is one of the liveliest festival-loving places on earth. Regardless of the time of year, you are sure to come across a celebration of sorts, be it a religious observance, a street party, or a New Year’s bash.
Some of the most beloved cultural events include Songkran – the biggest water fight in Thailand, Malaysia’s Thaipusam, which involves gruesome piercings and self-mutilation, and the Chinese New Year, among others.
Shop till you drop!
If you love shopping, consider adding an extra baggage allowance when in South-East Asia. People here love to shop, and it is not hard to see why.
From rural workshops with the intricate handicrafts to shopping malls jammed with the latest tech and fashion, South-East Asia is a shopper’s playground. Some of the best shopping cities in South-East Asia include Kuala Lumpar in Malaysia, Bangkok in Thailand, and Hong Kong, China
Explore world-class Casinos
Whether you love to gamble or just enjoy the glitz and glamour of casinos, South-East Asia is the place to be. The region is in the midst of a gaming boom with casino operators bringing their customers’ wild-class entertainment on all levels.
Southeast Asia boasts some of the largest casinos in the world, including online gambling sites, like SBOBET. The best part about the region’s gambling scene is that, unlike Vegas, casinos are not in one region. You can hop from city to city to sample some of the most incredible casinos in the world.
Kayaking provides a great way to take in South-East Asia’s natural beauty and get some exercise. The beautiful waters, warm weather, and spectacular scenery make it one of the best places in the world to kayak.
Some top kayaking destinations include Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and Inle Lake in Myanmar, among many others.
Dive into South-East Asia’s Nightlife
Lastly, South-East Asia is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. When the sun goes down, travellers and resident party-goers throng to its many bars and clubs to while away the night. Whether it is street stalls, backpacker pubs, or sophisticated rooftop bars, South-East Asia’s bars, night markets and entertainment venues provide the perfect locations for endless fun.
What’s your favourite pastime in South East Asia?