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1. Posted by tricky (Respected Member, 322 posts) 19 Jul '10 05:46

Hi, along with my wife I am in the process of planning a trip to SE Asia. We'll be there for around 4 months along with a month in north India/Napal (and Oz). I absolutely love my sports, playing and watching so I am interested to know what like minded people do for a fix whilst travelling in this part of the world.

Whilst travelling in South America I was able to follow sports at home closely on tv and I attended many live football matches.

I feel quite ignorant to sport in SE Asia so if anyone could enlighten me as to what to expect it would be greatly appreciated. I am prepared to go and view absolutely anything, pay whatever is reasonable and hopefully enjoy the experience on offer.

So I guess my question is basically what, where and how much and did you enjoy it?


2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 22 Jul '10 22:53

It's easy to find live sports venues with big screens in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Premier league football, international rugby union, ARL, NRL, Basketball - just about anything is on. 2 major sports channels are ESPN and Star Sports. Cricket is a bit more of a struggle, but it is out there.

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 22 Jul '10 22:54

if you want to watch some live sports head for a night of muay thai boxing.

4. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member, 266 posts) 25 Jul '10 04:43

It's no problem to see live sports in SEA, or in bars, or in your guesthouse on satellite tv.

5. Posted by tricky (Respected Member, 322 posts) 26 Jul '10 08:49

thanks for the info so far. Just to clarify I am looking to attend sport in SEA rather than just watching on tv. Another way to immerse myself in the culture I hope.