First stop was Singapore, the international capital of food & shopping. Restaurants and hawker centers as far as the eye can see, and shopping centers that cover 4 street corners and are opened 24/7... Nice sights: sneak in Marina Bay Sand's Skybar after sunset and get a glorious view of illuminated downtown Singapore, wander through the Golden Arches of the orchid gardens, stop for tea at Holland Village.
Second stop was Thailand. Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay was just fantastic. We visited the Hongs (caverns and lagoons carved from gigantic rocky islands), and got to see amazing landscapes (or should I say seascapes?) and weird fauna. Who has ever heard of turquoise coral (or bright yellow or purple?). Even saw a mudskipper, a fish with legs that is at ease in the water but still hops and runs on the ground. And of course: Thai jewelry. Amazing designs and finish.