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2 Weeks in Sarawak - Where 2 go? what 2 see?

Posted by hotchily on 19/7/2010 at 06:43

Hi travellers, We are intending to go to Sarawak in November for a couple of weeks, and enquiring if anyone has any recommendations on what to see, do and where to stay. We are intending to visit Brunei for about 2/3 days (max)to visit the Temburong area and then travel by bus to Sarawak. There are a multitude of NP's - what would the best ones be to visit along the way to Kuching? Hoping to stay in both Bako NP and Kuching for a few days each. Not much has been written for these parts Chee ...

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monsoon season/ jungle line

Posted by ossiferb0b on 18/9/2010 at 13:25

hello, can anyone please share some information about the jungle line during january? i'm from california, so the word monsoon sounds scary.. is it safe to take the jungle line during that month? i can't stop thinking about riding a train through a jungle all day...any recommendations of where to stop along that line? i would appreciate any advice.. thanks all! ...

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2 weeks in Malaysia - itinerary advice please

Posted by slordan on 2/9/2010 at 19:17

Hi I'm going to Malaysia on 18 September for two weeks and I have not really put much thought into what I'm going to do. At the moment I only have my flight to KL booked. Places I am interested to see are KL, Perhenthian islands maybe Redang island also. And if I can fit Langkawi - I might go there too. but that might be trying to fit too much in? Am I better to stick to either east or west coast when I only have 2 weeks? Perhaps instead of going to Langkawi there are more interesting things ...

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perhentians? should i go?

Posted by dougs077 on 13/8/2010 at 17:54

Hey all, I've read a few bad reports about the Perhentians - over-development, theft, drugs - I'm heading there mid-September and after reading these I am not too sure... Are there any Thai islands that they are roughly comparable to? Travelled widely there and am pretty aware you have to take the usual precautions wherever you go.. We are in our late 20s and looking to chill out in a few low-key beach bars and nice beaches.. my full-moon days are over.. would besar or kecil be best? Thanks! ...

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Penang/Malacca/Borneo

Posted by placeshifter on 4/8/2010 at 01:49

We're a couple thinking of visiting Malaysia for 3-4 weeks. We have a 3 year old child. We're looking to rent a house/villa somewhere that's in a beautifully charming setting, close to unspoiled nature, without a whole lot of modern "developments" like skyscrapers, concrete buildings, and big shopping malls. On the hand, I do need high-speed Internet at the residence for work. Can someone recommend where we could spend our time? Because of the child, we'd rather stay in 1 or maxi ...

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Air Asia from the UK

Posted by Sparts on 3/9/2010 at 00:45

Ok, so I've flown Air Asia many many times. But never from the UK to KL. Has anyone made this trip? They have awesome deals at the moment. One thing I hate is being stuck in a silly wee seat for 10 hrs. I honestly can't bare it. Just so long as there is a decent amount of legroom I'll probably be happy. ...

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Where to stay in Tioman

Posted by onesun on 17/8/2010 at 09:39

Hi everyone! Heading to Tioman Sept 10th. and not sure where to stay? We have 5days/4nights (short!). We were thinking 2 nights somewhere in Juara and the other 2 maybe in ABC or Salang??? Not opposed to staying in just one place either. Would like a decent place but hoping no more than 50 Canadian (40-45US). Husband's a diver.. but both love relaxing on the beach, also adventures/activities. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! ...

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Cameron Highlands - need anti-malarials?

Posted by LaraP on 9/8/2010 at 17:40

Hi, I was just wondering whether anti-malarials are needed for the Cameron Highlands? For the most part I will be in the tourist areas but will be hoping to go on a few walks/trails if possible. From this map I'm guessing they are not necessary for Penang, Kuala Lumpar or Melaka but can't tell if Cameron Highlands are in the red spot or not: http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)/malaysia/malaysia-malaria-map/malaysia-(west)-malaria-map.aspx I would appreciate it if so ...

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Cameron Highlands bus availability from KL a day before Hari Raya Pausa holidays

Posted by ashokSPB on 8/7/2010 at 15:52

I shall land at LCCT, KL on 9th Sept 10 morning 6 AM. Hari Raya Pausa holidays falls 10-11 Sept. Can I get bus service to Cameron Highlands from KL without advance reservation due tyo holidays rush. My hotel is already booked there. If travel not possible then veteran travvelors may suggest what to do from 9th to 12 th Sept. Is Penang travel without rush/Jam on 9th Sept. Thanks to all freinds in advance. ...

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Cameron Higlands-how to backpack?

Posted by fox80 on 4/8/2010 at 14:29

Hello, I am trying to picture how can I backpack through Cameron Highlands in backpacking mode. As far as I know there is no 'hop on/off' bus available so options left are taxis, bus or renting a car.I am not keen on taxis and hiring a car as we are on a budget but I wonder if you decide to travel on a bus, can you make the bus to stop wherever you want (tea plantations ,butterfly farms) and then join in for further travel? This would be my first time in SEA so I am a bit confused/overwhelmed b ...

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malaysia -- help!!

Posted by jaclynt on 23/7/2010 at 14:06

Hey guys! My friend and I are leaving Bangkok on the 7th of August, and would like to visit KL. I will be flying out of KL on the 17th (back to Bangkok, then home). I've lost my Rough Guide to Malaysia somewhere in Kanchanaburi, so I need your help as to what to do for those 10 days. Considering we don't want to spend an excessive amount of time in KL, I was thinking of going to Penang first for a couple of days, then KL for the last few days...? We're not in a rush, so it might be interesti ...

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Air Asia to Seoul

Posted by daawgon on 2/8/2010 at 23:39

I just got an email from Air Asia saying that Seoul service is to start soon, and the promo tickets from USD29. go on sale 4 August 10. ...

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Booking accomodations in Perhentians

Posted by petrarch1603 on 21/7/2010 at 11:28

What is the best way to go about finding a place to stay in the Perhentians? It seems like none of the guest houses have websites and the usual hostel booking websites are empty when it comes to the Perhentians. Is the only way to book a reservation to call the phone numbers? I don't have a phone here in Malaysia, but I guess I can always use a payphone. I just wish there was a more convenient way. ...

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7 days in Malaysia - where would you go?

Posted by shaydan_01 on 1/2/2010 at 06:55

Hi everyone, My partner and I have a 7 day stop over in Malaysia before heading to Phnom Pehn. We will be arriving on the 16th of April and we do want to spend a couple of days exploring KL, but think that 7 days in the city may be too much. We are looking to head somewhere not too far away (half a days travel from KL at most) where we can experience a bit of Malaysian culture and see some beautiful scenery. Not fussed as to whether it is beach/mountain/jungle whatever and are not really ...

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Recommendations Place In Kota Bharu

Posted by Jamess on 7/5/2010 at 11:39

Kota Bharu is a small town but a lot of people there. im still at Myplace Guest House near by mcdonalds central of town. The are new opened in April 2010 with the local kota bharu man. The place really clean and lot of information for those people want to go to Perhentian Island and Thailand, and dont forget, there are free breakfast there. ...

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Tioman-Juara Beach- Accommodation?

Posted by ambee124 on 26/7/2010 at 19:25

Hi Heading to Tioman, Juara Beach in a few days. Planning to stay at Rainbow Chalets but no way of booking so need a backup if it is full.. any recommendations?! Cheers ...

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perhentian islands accomodation

Posted by Steve81 on 26/7/2010 at 04:34

Hi all, Wondered if anyone had any recomendations for acomodation on Perhentian islands in mid September? Would like as budget as possible. Thanks! p.s any recommendations for places to learn to dive would be great too! ...

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Visiting Malaysia for the 2nd time - new places to see, or use KL as a base to go somewhere else?

Posted by joostay on 14/7/2010 at 18:53

Hi there, sorry for the samey type of question but was hoping for some fresh ideas from you guys... I'm fying into KL on 15 Sept and have 2.5 weeks. I've been to peninsular Malaysia before, doing all the stuff you'd expect apart from East Coast which was off-limits because of the rainy season. So basically I don't really know what I should do this time around. Was thinking arrive KL spend a few days. Then travel up to Perhentian and do the islands there for a few days. Then travel back to KL ...

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Meleka, KL & Penang...want to come along?

Posted by islurpnoodles on 24/6/2010 at 06:10

Hi, all! I'm heading out to peninsular Malaysia in 2nd half of December...hitting Meleka, KL and Penang...all before moving on to BKK & HKG. I've already traveled quite a bit all across SE Asia and beyond, but have neglected Malaysia up to now. My itinerary is set, tickets booked and rooms reserved. If you have the inclination and desire, I'm looking to add to my traveling party. It will be a nice mix of culture, nature, city and golf outings...not to mention some sun. Also, any insi ...

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Travbuddies Tioman/Perhentians Sept 2-9?

Posted by Aloyacska on 21/5/2010 at 03:08

Hi to all backpackers! I'm planning to visit Tioman/Perhentians between Sept 2-9, and as Im going solo, I would love to discover the island together with other backpackers and share accommodation. I really would like to try snorkeling, doing some moderate trekking and just enjoy the beach, swim, play volleyball...to sum up: one week of pure fun:) Anyone interested? Bye, 24y old Hungarian girl ...

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