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11 Days Bangkok to Singapore

Posted by chewiee on 23/12/2008 at 18:44


I'm on an organised trip around Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos, that ends in Bangkok. After that i've given myself 11 days to get myself from Bangkok to Singapore where i fly on to Australia.

Just wondering what are recomended places to visit on they way?

I've come up with a rough plan, and i'm open to suggestions.

Day 1 Travel from Bangkok to Krabi
Days 2-4 Krabi/Ao Nang/Railay Beach
Day 5 Travel to Penang
Day 6 Penang
Day 7 Travel to KL
Day 8 KL
Day 9 Melaka (Spare day, may skip if running out of time)
Day 10 Travel to Singapore
Day 11 Depart Singapore in the evening

I'd like to see as much as possible, but dont want to over rush things. Also like to squeeze in a day trip to Burma and the river Kwai, but that may be pushing my luck.

Any ideas greatly appreciated

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/12/2008 at 08:39 admin

I can't see a short trip to Burma fitting into the 11 days, but if you really wanted to, you could fit an overnight to Kanchanaburi (for the River Kwai). However as it stands, you've got a lot of travel time there -- night bus to Krabi, full day of travel to Penang, half day to KL, half day to Melaka, half to Sg -- almost a third of your time is in transit...

You're not getting much bang for your buck in Malaysia -- I'd lean towards sending more time in Thailand and getting a cheap flight from there to Singapore - save Malaysia for another holiday...

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Posted by anne74 on 17/4/2009 at 19:33

Just wondering how you got on?
Planning the same, Bangkok to Singapore (July) in about the same timespan.
Know it's a lot but planning couple of overnight trains to save time.
Any update?

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 19/4/2009 at 12:05 TF writer

One possible time saver: Air Asia flies from Krabi, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur.

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Posted by brucemoon on 27/4/2009 at 14:35


People can be so stupid.

They read Lonely Planet, think that every page is a must see, and as Somtam indicates, end up spending most of their time inside a bus/train/car/plane etc.

Take stock.

Plan to see only that which you CAN enjoy.

Plan to miss lots of places: they are windfalls for the next visit.

Remember, the city itself is only the stepping stone to that which exists beyond. And, it is that which exists beyond that is the REAL attraction!


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