Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Kim Jane Saunders

Kim Jane Saunders

A teacher and writer, Kim is a graduate of international politics and history and holds a master's degree in education. She has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. Her interest in the people and the arts and cultures of the Asian region continues to grow, especially with regard to textiles. She is the author of Contemporary Tie and Dye Textiles in Indonesia, published in1997 by Oxford University Press, and is currently engaged in research on tourism and handicraft production in Southeast Asia, with the University of North London. While living in Indonesia, Kim acted as chairman of the Ganesha Volunteers (Indonesian Heritage Society), a multinational organization that promotes Indonesia's cultural heritage. She also trained guides for the National Museum in Jakarta. Currently living in Singapore, Kim acts as lecturer and consultant on issues relating to contemporary Asian culture. She has also worked with the travel and tourism industry for the past ten years, promoting awareness and appreciation for locally produced Southeast Asian handicrafts.

Kim Jane's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Treasures of Japan

    Treasures of Japan

    April 30May 14, 2016

    Sail Japan’s Inland Sea, marveling at the fabled shrines, incredible castles, and dramatic coastlines of Honshu Island—as an added bonus, we’ll visit Gyeongju, South Korea, a World Heritage Site and ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty.

  • Qui Nhon, Vietnam

    Vietnam: Culture & Cuisine

    January 31February 15, 2017

    Aboard the intimate, 65-guest Coral Discoverer, cruise among the dramatically sculpted limestone islands and islets of stunning Halong Bay; visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of colorful Hoi An and explore the local markets; and savor delectable cuisine.