Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in a nutshell: the friendliness of the local population, good roads, delicious food and the general atmosphere of relaxation and leisure. Travel here becomes completely predictable, safe and therefore boring: no getting into all sorts of remote villages where no white man has ever stepped in, no trips in the back of a truck or a tractor cab, no staying overnight with local residents, no interrogations by the police - in general, no adventures worth traveling for.