Just 85 kilometres off the south coast of Vietnam lie the Con Dao Islands: a cluster of 16 sparsely inhabited mountainous islands which form one of the few undisputed archipelagos in the South China Sea, known in Vietnamese as the East Sea. Image by Michelle Carrupt
A view of Hong Kong harbour from Victoria Peak. There are 7,650 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, the most of any city in the world, creating a famous urban skyline which has an impact unlike any other. Image by Mark Hooper
The Seri Buat Archipelago lies off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is made of 64 islands, the largest of which is Pulau Tioman (pictured). According to local folklore, the twin peaks towering above Tioman are said to be the horns of the dragon whose body forms the rest of the island. Image by Jonathan Nock
Nha Trang Bay on Vietnam’s South Central Coast has been named in the top 30 most beautiful bays in the world for its seven kilometre-long continuous stretch of pristine beach that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
This satellite image of Singapore shows geometric areas of reclaimed land to the southwest. Before major reclamation started in the 1960s, Singapore Island was about 581.5 km². By 2030 it is predicted that the island will have grown by over 25% with around 150 km² of new land.