Island Hopping in Southeast Asia

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Hammock time on Perhentian islands.

I can't think of any place in the world where there are more islands than in SE Asia. There are tons of islands in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. But all these places pale in comparison with Philippines' 7,000+ and Indonesia's 17,000+ islands.

Below are photos from some of the islands I had a chance to visit.

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Koh Phi-Phi in southern Thailand - pradise on earth, but destroyed by the mass tourism.

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Ha-long bay - an amazing place to visit but destroyed by the mass tourism.

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Similan islands in Andaman sea.

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Island hopping in an archipelago off Palawan, Philippines.

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A small, picture-perfect island off the coast of Palawan.

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Malaysia's Perhentian islands.

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Cooling off in a jungle in Borneo's highlands.

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Black pepper plantation deep inside Borneo.

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Boracay - Philippines' premier island.

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Romblon - Not as pretty as Boracay but no crowds.

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Sunset drink on Negros island, Philippines.

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Crystal clear waters of Malapascua island (near Cebu).

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"Busy" main beach of Malapascua island.

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Malapascua.

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The other side of Malapascua island - I shared more than 1 km of white sand beach with just one other couple.

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Bantayan island.

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Koh Larn island, Thailand.

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Pulau Pisang or Banana island, off the coast of Sumatra.

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Hangign out with the locals on Pulau Pisang.

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Sumatra sunset.

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Waterfall on Sumatra.