McMinnville Travelwise

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McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-6500
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Why should you sail on Star Clippers to Southeast Asia? Because it has something for everyone!

1. CULTURE
Asia has a multi-cultural lifestyle that is immensely apparent in all the ports of call that Star Clipper sails to. Take in the warm smiling faces of the natives, the various languages, different religions, and traditional customs. You'll be enchanted from the rural to the urban sites as you journey onward.

2. ADVENTURE
Enjoy miles of white sandy beaches and coastal waters so vivid in its numerous shades of blue. This area is known as a diver's paradise - and Star Clipper has a certified dive master onboard to show you the way. There are also plenty of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and even climbing Mt. Kinabalu!

3. NATURE
Nature lovers can explore Ko Surin in Thailand to find an abundance of land and marine life or take in Phang Nga Bay and be dazzled by the scenery, caves, aquatic grottoes and limestone islands. And for the keen naturalist, visit Indonesia's Komodo Island, for sightings of the Komodo dragon and its pink sanded beaches, or Singapore's notable Botanical Gardens to learn how it shaped pioneering horticultural programs. Nature enthusiasts will be fascinated with the flora and fauna, along with plenty of waterfalls, karst formations, limestone mountains and islands to explore on Star Clipper's shore excursions.

4. CUISINE
Asian cuisine has its roots in many different cultures combining meats, seafood, vegetables and a variety of spices from regions and provinces all over. Penang is famous for its Malaysian street food and a way of life for Malaysians. Singapore is another place where much of the best food is at hawker stalls and busy streets where your nose leads first. So, get off the Star Clipper and explore the food scene and top off your adventure with freshly squeezed sugar cane juice.

5. HISTORY
From Old World charm to contemporary city landscapes, you'll glimpse dramatic backdrops in each region and country as diverse as its religion and culture. Check out the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang and explore statues and pagodas; the Ulun Danu Temple, one of the iconic landmarks of Bali; Borobudur in Java, the world's largest Buddhist monument; or explore Singapore's historic Colonial district and imposing buildings. The region is full of archaeological discoveries, old temples, palaces and historic sites for all interests to explore while on Star Clipper.