I will be taking a bus from HCMC to Phnom Penh and then later from Battambang to Bangkok. I hold a Malaysian passport. As far as I know (for 30 days stay or less) I don't need a visa, however I'd like to be sure since I've been reading so much about paying for visas at the borders.
And how could I avoid the I-get-visa-for-you-quicker scam at the border, or perhaps I'm just paranoid?
Lastly, does it make sense to take a boat to the Thai border from Battambang and then switch to a bus or minivan once I cross?
Thanks a bunch!