In Singapore and Malaysia, this guide will show you monks, mosques and a multicultural nightlife, even stopping in Borneo for spectacular wildlife viewing in its jungle preserves. In Thailand, it pulls back the curtain on Bangkok's notorious (and fascinating) underbelly; visits Phuket's decadent beach resorts and explores the north's traditional tribal areas. In Brunei, follow the trail of the Sultan, one of the world's richest men. In Bali, check out the island's world-class resorts and the stellar arts scene from shadow puppet performances to the famed monkey dance. In Vietnam, explore the thriving ex-pat nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City (once Saigon), and journey by boat into the Mekong Delta, past rice paddies and riverside pagodas. In rugged Laos, travel to the ancient capital of Luang Prabang, as well as the sacred limestone caves of Pak Ou, studded with thousands of ancient Buddha statues. This guide recommends the best Philippine beaches, dive sites and rainforest treks. Finally, in Hong Kong, it tells you where to find the best shopping streets, dim sum palaces and the world's largest seated Buddha.