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How long in Malaysia

Posted by Joshq on 17/2/2009 at 10:10

Bit of a silly question, but is 2 weeks more than enough time to get from Singapore, through Malaysia and to the Thai Border.

Ideally I would like a bit of time in the Cameron Highlands and KL.

Also - what other places are unmissable on my way up the west Coast of Malaysia?

We are getting our fill of islands in Thailand, so happy not to see any islands in Malaysia.

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Posted by jafatravel on 17/2/2009 at 16:07

I think that's plenty of time given that you stop in KL and Cameron Highlands. In my opinion, I don't think that there is anything unmissable along the West Coast. I'd stop at Langkawi but since you're doing the Thai islands, I wouldn't bother if you were tight on time.

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Posted by Joshq on 17/2/2009 at 16:29

I don't leave until June. Is langkawi alright around that time of year? I was thinking about going to Ko Lipe, but looking at the weather, it seems like the weather won't be on my side.

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Posted by jafatravel on 17/2/2009 at 18:19

I was there in early July 2007 for 3 days and had terrific weather. Sun each day, hardly any clouds and no rain. I think you should be right but maybe I was just lucky.

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Posted by Joshq on 18/2/2009 at 11:12

Thanks Javatravel

Is there any other places you would recommend in Malaysia enroute from Singapore to Thailand?

I think KL and Cameron Highlands are my must see's...

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Posted by jafatravel on 18/2/2009 at 16:59

Sorry mate, only travelled direct by bus from Singapore to KL. Never stopped along the way.

The east cost islands (Perhentian and Redang) will be perfect in June. Been to Redang island before but that was with folks so didn't investigate the backpacking options.

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Posted by chopin on 18/2/2009 at 22:31

Hi Joshq,

I'm a Malaysian, and if you have 2 weeks to spare in the west coast of Malaysia, then I think it would be nice to go to places like:

Cameron Highlands
Penang Island (Pulau Pinang)

Happy journey!

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Posted by phili on 27/6/2009 at 20:12

is ten days enough for penang, teman NP, KL then singapore? travelling from thai to bali so thought may as well see some sights but low on time as have a flight to catch fromm singapore. How long do the actual journeys take?


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Posted by BruceMoon on 28/6/2009 at 20:13


Penang...2 days sightsee

Penang to Taman Nagara 3 days travel (unless dedicated bus to Jerantut, then 2 days)

Taman Negara - allow 2 days to enjoy

Taman Negara - KL, allow 3 days to be safe (unless you have a dedicated bus journey from Jerantut to KL, then 2 days)

KL - allow 3 days to see sights

Malacca - allow 1 day to get there, and another full day to enjoy

Then another day to get to Singapore

ps. I'm assuming your 'temen NP' = Taman Negarra NP (great place!!!)


you wouldn't want to miss Malacca (its also great).

ps. this would have been better posted under the Malaysia header...


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Posted by thailand_asia on 8/7/2009 at 11:07

i was about one month in malaysia peninsular, and it was enough time, i think 2 weeks are a bit less. i start at kota baru and went to perhentian island from there i travel to lankawi, penang, cameron highlands and than to the capital kuala lumpur in central peninsular. from there i went down to melakka to singapore. a nice trip through malaysia in southeast asia.
my highlights on this trip was pulau perhentian and kl.

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