Hi, I'm planning to travel through Thailand, visit Kuala Lumpur and finish in Singapur. Trip starts around 20.09 and finishes around 11.10 (I have to go back to school in October, I'll skip first 2 weeks anyway). This is going to be my first experience in Asia. I've read a lot so far but I figured out it's a good idea to post here and get some advices from experienced travellers.
I want to experience city night life of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapur but what I'm really into is travel and absorbtion of surrounding nature. I want to make a good movie from this trip and some timelapses so if you could (maybe later on) give some advices about some scenic place on the way.
I'm still a little bit worried about the weather, but I don't want to spend this trip only on the beach.
So lets begin with what I already did manage to put together:
20.09 flight from Berlin
21.09 arrival in Bangkok (Saturday, 2 nights)
23.09 taking night train to Chumphon at 19:45 (arrival at 4 on Tuesday)
24.09 from Chumphon by ferry Ko Tao (Tuesday at 7, arrival around 9, one night stay)
25.09 ferry from Ko Tao to Ko Samui (2 nights on Ko Samui, leaving on Friday)
26.09 Ko Samui
27.09 from Ko Samui by ferry to Surat Thani (arrival on Friday evening, finding a place to stay)
28.09 renting a bike in Surat Thani and heading to Phuket through Khao Sok National Park
29.09 Khao Sok National Park- whole day
30.09 leaving to Phuket
4.10 PHUKET- leaving in the morning to Surat Thani
5.10 Leaving in the morning by train from Surat Thani to Kuala Lumpur, train at 8:11
6.10 Kuala Lumpur - arrival at 5:20
7.10 Kuala Lumpur
8.10 Kuala Lumpur- leaving on the night train to Singapuru
9.10 Singapur- arrival in the morning
What do You think? Not to much? And is it a good idea to rent a bike in Surat Thani for travel to Phuket? I know how to handle riding. How much aprox would it cost?
Thanks in advance for reading and evalution.
#1 mistral has been a member since 20/8/2013. Posts: 3
Far too much rushing around and Bangkok is more interesting than both Singapore and KL. At the very least take off KL if not Singapore as well. Bangkok is also the best value for your dollar.
1 day in Khao Sok isn't enough.
1-2 nights on Tao and Samui isn't enough
I prefer Krabi over Phuket because it's more relaxed, better value and the scenary is better.
That's what I would suggest and skip the other places.
"I'm still a little bit worried about the weather"
Not much to worry about compared to Berlin. It will be a lot hotter so pack summer clothes only.
#2 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
If you rent a bike in Surat you'd have to return it there. You can do one way car hire with the major companies like Budget/Avis but not sure about the bike situation with them or even if they hire bikes. If you hire bikes from small places you'll have to return to same place.
You might want to add on Kanchanaburi (near bangkok) as it has good nature as well.
#3 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148