Lying in a steamy jungle valley surrounded by limestone cliffs, and framed by a murky river, isolated Satun is a relaxing coastal town where tourism is limited to visa-run traffic, which flows in both directions. Malaysia-based yachties, passing through for cheap repairs in Satun’s acclaimed boat yard, are the only travellers who seem to hang around, but if you wander a bit before you leave, you’ll see some interesting religious architecture, lots of friendly smiles and plenty of gritty charm.
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Colours of Asia – Singapore to Bangkok
Colourful capitals, traditional culture and tropical natural wonders—this adventure is seasoned with all the spice you would expect from these exotic regions. Savour the jumble of Melaka's colonial past by digging into local delicacies, cool off at a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands or hike through peaceful rainforest.