By Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
Have you ever wanted to escape to a gorgeous tropical island of sand, surf, sun, and shopping? Would you love to visit two fabulous islands on the same trip that also offer some of the world’s best hotels, resorts, and restaurants? Where in the world can you find wonderful art, antiques, furniture, and jewelry treasures while also enjoying the exotic pleasures of traveling to distant cultures?
You won’t find such heavenly places in the Caribbean or the South Pacific. They’re located in the heart of Southeast Asia and less than two hours from each other by air!
Welcome to surprising Singapore and seductive Bali, two of the world’s most exciting travel and shopping destinations, where paradise is both lost and found. If you’ve never visited these islands, you’re in for a real treat. Singapore, like Hong Kong, is all about making and spending money. High-rise, sanitized, orderly, and efficient, this city is one huge shopping and gastronomic center. You can easily “shop til you drop” in Singapore’s many shopping malls, hotel shopping arcades, department stores, and markets.
Bali, on the other hand, seems a world apart with its distinctive culture, beautiful tropical setting, and fascinating people. In Bali, life tends to imitate art in many different ways, including its richly rewarding shopping culture. Shopping in Bali is both fun and rewarding as you discover wonderful arts, crafts, antiques, furniture, jewelry, and textiles. If you’re like many other visitors to Bali, you’ll fall in love with this intriguing and friendly place…and want to return again and again to further explore its many delightful treasures and pleasures.
The Treasures and Pleasures of Singapore and Bali: Best of the Best, outlines in extraordinary detail how to have a wonderful time shopping and traveling these two fascinating islands. This unique guidebook, the eleventh volume in the highly acclaimed Impact Guides series, includes everything from pre-trip planning and bargaining strategies to identifying the “best of the best” shops, hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing. If you’re looking for exciting island adventures that also include fabulous shopping, be sure to put Singapore and Bali at the very top of your “must visit” list. 267 pages. 2000.