Posted by Lize1985 on 17/1/2014 at 08:50
Hi everyone! Over easter, I will be travelling with 3 members of my family in Malaysia for 2 weeks. We booked flights to Kuala Lumpur and return flights from Bangkok, as we wanted to do a bit of Malaysia as well as Thailand.
But now that i've read some of the awesome posts here, I am thinking of maybe only doing Malaysia?
Can anybody maybe recommend some great places - starting from Kuala Lumpur and then ending in Bangkok? Would greatly appreciate it, as none of us have ever been there. Thank you & safe travels to everyone :)
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Posted by antoniamitchell on 17/1/2014 at 14:46
It rather depends on what you like to do - beaches and water sports, hiking, nightlife, food, culture, etc.?
One obvious itinerary is KL - Penang - Langkawi - one of the west coast Thai Islands - Bangkok (at that time of year the west coast rainy season hasn't really gotten going, so you're weather should be okay).
If you're more interested in Malaysia than Thailand (as your post implied above), you could do a circuit from KL - Cameron Highlands - Penang to hit some of Malaysia's top spots before you catch a cheap flight up to Bangkok for a few days. You'll also have time to fit in a few beach days if you like.
Hope that helps - have fun!
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Posted by Saphir on 16/2/2014 at 18:39
It depends on what interests you, but I would include a visit to Malacca.
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Posted by walkonthenuts on 18/2/2014 at 03:44
Hi all, i am italian, sorry for my english...i hope to improve it . I went to Malaysia 2 times. In KL i stayed in chinatown, i think the best and cheap place of the city. This place is located near the old market and the metro, very modern and efficient. In 15 minutes is possible to arrived to the petronas tower. You can go to malacca with bus in about 2 hours. If you have time i suggest you to book a flight with airasia, very chips airlines. From KL you can found air ticket to Kota Baru for 40$. When you will arrive, you must take a taxy outside the airport for the jetty, 1 hours of travel. From the jetty you must take a fastboat to Perhentian Island, you will arrive in 20 minutes. This island is terrific, wild beaches and beautiful sea, clean water with fantastic colors. From Kuala Lumpur is possible to reach Cambodia ( Siem Reap ) It is the easiest and cheap way to reach Cambodia , always with airasia. In Siem Reap is located Angor Wat, one of the best place i ever seen. bye good trip !
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Posted by Lize1985 on 18/2/2014 at 03:49
Thank you everyone for your replies to my post - they have been a great help! we are getting there with our planning and your good advice :)
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Posted by azmilsyahmi on 20/2/2014 at 08:49
My advise is to avoid Melaka during Good Friday and Easter as it get really crowded as most people especially from Singapore will go to Melaka as the Good Friday and Easter is realy grand there. With procession at the ancient church of Saint Peter. The roads wil be really jamed up
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Posted by garthibiza on 17/3/2014 at 21:42
Having just returned from a trip to Melacca, I would go further than the last post by Azmil, and say "avoid it completely" I visited the place 15 years ago, before it attained World Heritage status, and it was a great place. Now, very disappointing.
How can you plant a Hard Rock Cafe directly opposite the most iconic building in town ? It's disgusting .....
They've "re-developed" the end of town where the river meets the sea, new hotels, and the old boats that loaded charcoal bound for Indonesia has gone. There are new shopping malls on the edge of town, where the old guesthouses used to be...............
We walked all around the town for three days, nowhere to enjoy a reasonable breakfast, and at night nowhere to eat and the streets deserted.
The place just fills up in the day when loads of coaches disgorge dozens of phone/camera toting tourists who shoot pictures of themselves outside the Hard Rock, even taking pictures of the menu !!!
Go to Penang, or Langkawi or Kota Bhuru and discover a much better version of Malaysia, it's out there !!
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Posted by Grubert on 18/3/2014 at 00:05
I'd have to disagree with gathibiza and say that I thoroughly enjoyed Melaka on all three visits, and that commercialisation hasn't run amok.
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