Book Review: EyeWitness Malaysia & Singapore

November 2, 2009 · 2 comments

I travelled for 7 weeks in Malaysia and 1 week in Singapore; my assistant was this book. With much more colour and Photography than Lonely Planet books the eyewitness travel guides certainly help plan your trip as you can visually see the attractions before you go.

The restaurant and accomodation guide are less comprehensive than the Lonely Planet equivalent, you get their top recommendation’s still so it’s no big deal.

The history is backed up with photography and ties in with the sights they list to visit. Each page is a glossy and although the book is not big it is not subtle enough to carry around in a pocket either.

Whilst I did not use the Peninsular Malaysia part (apart from the Kuala Lumpur section), everything I did use, including a lot of Singapore’s atractions, was accurate; even phone numbers were correct. So if you’re planning a trip to Malaysia and/or Singapore taking this book with you would be a good choice.

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Nancy November 6, 2009 at 7:10 PM

I have mixed feelings on the EyeWitness books. I really enjoy the quality of visual content, but often find the information a little too condensed to use it as my sole travel guide.
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Akila November 7, 2009 at 4:22 AM

I also love the Eyewitness books because their maps are so spectacular. However, I’m using a Rough Guide for New Zealand and find Rough Guide’s practical information to be much more useful. Eyewitness also doesn’t really give “reviews” or tell you which site is good versus which one is bad; it just lays everything out for you to decide. But, I do love their maps and visual content.
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