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See Asia James Bond-style!
It's the 50th anniversary of James Bond, and while one may not be able to literally follow in Bond's footsteps, his path can be traced through Asia without too much spy work. Cue Adele's Skyfall to put you in the mood: Scene 1: Take a harbour cruise on Victoria Bay. It was here in Die Another Day that Pierce Brosnan leapt from a boat into the water and where Roger Moore checked into the swish Peninsular Hotel in Hong Kong in The Man with the Golden Gun. Scene 2: Go on a tropical cruise to the crystal waters of Ao Phang Nga National Park, where Koh Topu had a background role in The Man With The Golden Gun. Scene 3: If being in a car chase through Saigon's markets a la Tomorrow Never Dies sounds a little too fast-paced for you, why not just enjoy the sights of Ho Chi Minh City by Vespa? Scene 4: Head to a Japanese Castle. The majestic Himeji Castle was depicted as a ninja training centre in Connery's You Only Live Twice. Scene 5: Enter the Dragon … Halong Bay is so named after its limestone karst formations that rise like a dragon from the waters. In Tomorrow Never Dies, Bond infiltrates his nemesis' stealth ship and this can be (somewhat) re-created on a replica junk. Have fun creating your own Bond mission in Asia!
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