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Bali or Manila AND Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur?

Posted by ksnow on 8/11/2011 at 05:49

Hello, We will be travelling in January 2012. We plan to spend 1 week in each location. We have to pick one main airport city to be our travel hub - either Bangkok Thailand or Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. For this spot we're looking for somewhere to do some shopping, see culutural sites, and somewhere that is easy to get around. Which is the best one to visit if you can only see one? Our next stop will be the beaches in Krabi , Thailand. I need some help selecting our final location; Bali Indoneis ...

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SEA – MY JOURNEY - 3 weeks - any advice?

Posted by Soumya on 25/10/2011 at 06:31

Time: 3weeks Date:10/03/12 to 01/04/12 -SINGAPORE 11/03/12 TO 14/03/12 London to Singapore -THAILAND14/03/12 TO 21/03/12 Singapore to Phuket Phuket to Bangkok Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Back to Bangkok -VIETNAM 20/03/12TO 25/03/12 Bangkok to Saigon/HCMC HCMC to Nha trang -CAMBODIA 26/03/12TO 29/03/12 Nha Trang to Siem Reap Angkor Wat -SINGAPORE 30/03/12 TO 01/04/12 Siem Reap toSingapore Singapore to London PS: I will use flights for long distance travelling to save time.What do you think? An ...

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Viewed 2,860 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by Soumya on 9/11/2011 at 16:23

Advice on my itinerary through SE Asia

Posted by Camcam83 on 7/11/2011 at 12:08

Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I are planning to go travelling Southeast Asia for three months. I would really appreciate some advice on our itinerary and especially on the weather in each country we'll go through. Here is what I planned for the moment : - 20th February : arrival in Bangkok - 21/02 to 05/03 : North Thailand (2 weeks) - 06/03 to 25/03 : Laos (3 weeks) - 26/03 to 08/04 : Cambodia (2 weeks) - 09/04 to 29/04 : Vietnam (3 weeks) - 30th April : Flight Hanoi-Bangkok - 30/04 to 19/05 ...

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Viewed 2,065 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by tyler on 7/11/2011 at 18:11

Australian travel visa from SEA

Posted by Damiankohl on 4/11/2011 at 01:22

Hi! I'm a South African currently travelling in SEA and in the same trip I'll be heading to China and Australia. Already been though Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam but will still be visiting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and possibly Phillipines before heading to Oz. I was hoping anyone could give me advise on in which country I should apply for a Australian tourist visa, and how long it will take to process? Any help will be greatly appreciated as all my google searching has left me at ...

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Help 3 weeks itinerary Myanmar

Posted by queensy83 on 27/10/2011 at 19:51

Hello!! My boyfriend and I (28 years old) are planning a trip to Myanmar in January/February next year as a part of a 5 month trip to Asia and we would love to get advice/recommendations from you all experienced travellers. This is the plan that we have in mind (for 22 days): Day 1 Arrival to Yangon Day 2 Yangon (night bus or night train Yangon-Mandalay) Day 3 Mandalay Day 4 Mandalay Day 5 Trip Mandalay - Bagan (by boat if there is any or by bus) Day 6 Bagan Day 7 Bagan Day 8 Bagan Day 9 Trip ...

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November Itinerary Help- Vietnam, Laos? Thailand

Posted by sansucci on 22/10/2011 at 05:37

Could really use some advice from the travelers on here. I've been all over the place with where to go--only thing for certain I'm flying in and out of Bangkok! Need loose itinerary. 16 days starting Nov 18. Hanoi & Halong and a Thai beach are at top of list...looking for a cultural flavor, outdoors, some sun/diving- heard good things about Luang Prabang (wondering if worth the $$ flying there) or Sapa or Mai Chau. Also any great beach bungalow recommendations on a budget Really app ...

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Where to be for the holidays?

Posted by tj2002 on 18/10/2011 at 19:50

Im setting off on my solo tour of Thailand, laos, vietnam and cambodia on the 5th December and will be away for Christams, NYE and my birthday. Now I don't normally give a crap about the holidays (apart from my birthday) but want to try and be somewhere lively for them. I'm probably going to be crossing into Laos in the 2nd week of my trip so will probably be there for Christmas. If I set off to Vietnam around boxing day time where would be a good place to be situated for NYE? Looking to be so ...

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Viewed 1,652 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by chinarocks on 18/10/2011 at 22:51

Flying with Air Asia

Posted by PeterJW on 13/10/2011 at 23:42

Hi all. In the next day or too I'm booking a plane ticket to Bangkok and the cheapest seems to be with Air Asia £230 for flight, tax, carbon offset and fuel surcharge. However, with baggage (26kg) and meals (2 of which cost £25!) and choosing a seat (£9) it is £300. Can I take my own food and drinks on the plane and not pay for the meals? If not are the meals any good? Also has anyone been able to take hand luggage and if so how much in weight? any info will be really appreciated. ...

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could be pregnant while in Hanoi and bali

Posted by lindistar on 13/10/2011 at 20:00

Hi, We have a trip planned for Janunary next year, just a month to see some relatives in Singapore, spend a few days in Hanoi and 2 weeks in Bali. This is all planned already and now I suspect I may be pregnant! If i am right, I would be 3-4 months while we are away. It's probably a silly question, but as long as the woman has a healthy pregnancy it should be safe, right? We will be taking quite a few flights, but the longest will only be about 7 and a half hours as it's broken up with an over ...

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Viewed 2,390 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 15/10/2011 at 00:34

6 Months in SE asia

Posted by Lenwe on 14/10/2011 at 05:58

Hi Everyone, I'm planning to spend approximatly 6 months in SE asia next year and I was thinking of dividing it up to about a month for each country. I'm thinking a the moment of: 2 weeks - Malaysia 2 weeks - Thailand 1 month - Burma 1 month - Thailand 1 month - Laos 1 month - Cambodia 1 month - Vietnam I will be flying in to singapore and plan to be travelling overland for most of the trip (except flying to/from Burma). I think I have most of the trip planned in where I want to go and the tra ...

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Viewed 2,421 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 14/10/2011 at 10:33

2 weeks in Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia?

Posted by Annanas28 on 10/10/2011 at 09:45

My boyfriend and I just booked tickets in and out of Bangkok for two weeks in late August. We are thinking of starting in Bangkok, then somehow seeing KL, Terengganu n Malaysia (my boyfriend lived there for a year) then going to Angkor Wat, and ending the trip with a few days on a beach around Cambodia/Thailand before heading back. Does anyone have recommendations on whether this is a good itinerary for the time of year, e.g. will we get hit by monsoons, is it easy to get around, are there any ...

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Suggestions needed!! Itinerary has to change due to Typhoon Nesat

Posted by Connor83 on 1/10/2011 at 18:49

Hello Im long time reader first time poster, any help would be greatly appreciated!! Myself and my girlfriend have been in Thailand for about 15 days now. We flew into Bangkok, stayed 2 days and headed south to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We had planned on heading north up to Chiang Mai completely unaware of the floods. So when we arrived in Bangkok by bus we went to get our over night train only to find it had been cancelled. We had planned to go to Chiang Mai then head through ...

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and back to Thailand - Good Plan?

Posted by PeterJW on 25/9/2011 at 05:20

Hi I'm planning to fly to Bangkok around 14th Jan 2012 from the UK. I’ll have a 30 day visa so think I’ll head south to Bang Lamung and Sattahip for a week at the most to experience some beach time before heading north for another 3 weeks getting to and around Chiang Mai and then heading into Laos for around 14th Feb. I think a 30 day Laos visa is $30? I then want to spend the next 30 days in Laos and then heading to Vietnam(crossing from the north end) around 13 – 14th March. The pr ...

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Viewed 3,735 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by PeterJW on 27/9/2011 at 05:08

Vaccines and malaria in ubud, hanoi, tanah rata...

Posted by lindistar on 25/9/2011 at 17:45

Hi, We will be travelling to Singapore, KL, Tanah Rata, Hanoi (also visiting tam cok) and Ubud(including the bali on bike tour) in January. I wondered if we need malaria tablets for any of these places. My relatives in Singapore says we don't, and my parents(singaporean mum and dad lived and worked many years in SE asia) say we don't, but I want to double check! Do people who live there build up a resistance?? I was born in Singapore and have been around Indonesia and Malaysia as a child with n ...

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Getting Around - Thailand to KL, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia

Posted by csawala on 22/9/2011 at 11:10

I am in Chiang Mai, soon to head down near Phuket for some diving. Currently, my plan is to dive a bit, then take the train/bus (overland) to KL, Singapore, and then fly from there either (1) back to Thailand for more diving or (2) into Indonesia/Malaysia to dive. I WILL eventually make it towards Bali and whatnot, but I have no set time plan. My question is, what is the best way to go about traveling to Indo/Mala from the mainland? Other than flights, what options do I have? How much shoul ...

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Itinerary advice, please

Posted by Lcjorgen on 21/9/2011 at 08:50

Hello everyone This is my first post on travelfish. Great forum. Thanks for keeping a resource like this alive. Well I have booked a flight into Saigon on Oct 25 and a flight out of Hanoi on Dec 24. My itinerary vaguely looks like this at the moment: Week 1-Saigon/ possibly another area to the east/north Week 2- Mekong delta Week 3- Angkor/ possibly somewhere else in Cambodia along the way Week 4- Thailand( thinking national park/relaxed Buddhist town) Week 5- meet a friend in Bangkok and g ...

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Viewed 1,712 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Lcjorgen on 21/9/2011 at 08:53

11 weeks in SE Asia, information overload!

Posted by tj2002 on 15/9/2011 at 17:26

Hi Guys, been lurking on here since I decided on this trip nearly a year ago, thanks to the owners for putting together a phenomenal resource . Now my trip is only 3 months away I starting to ramp up the planning a little, renewing passports etc. Hoping for a critique of my itenerary in terms of pointing out any glaring mistakes and anyu suggestions. My very rough plan so far is to arrive in Bangkok on the 6th December. Few days in Bangkok then head north, Ayuyatuyah for a day then Chang Mai ( ...

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Viewed 2,511 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by tj2002 on 15/9/2011 at 22:41

What's the best beer in southeast Asia?

Posted by exacto on 13/4/2006 at 08:38

Hey gang, Any suds lovers out there? I'm a big fan myself, and wonder what people think is the best beer between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. (Somtam, how is the Bintang in Indonesia these days?) When I first started backpacking around Thailand, you had your choice of Singha. One couldn't easily get a tourist visa to Laos in those days, and Cambodia was still in the middle of a civil war. Then things started looking up when Kloster hit the market in Thailand. I'm partial to ...

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Viewed 12,542 times, with 53 replies. Last reply by tttravelhk on 12/9/2011 at 14:09

Intra-asian Air Tickets

Posted by stevewangh on 11/9/2011 at 08:19

Will be traveling in Southeast Asia December - March. We would like to buy our round-trip ticket and then stay flexible with our travel to the Philippines, Malaysia, China, Myanmar and Thailand. After some research it seemed to us we would do as well buying our intra-Asia short haul tickets on the spot as we make up our mind--as opposed to getting an Asia Air pass or Circle Pass ticket. When we priced this option on line, it seemed cheaper to book as you go, and gives us more flexibility. Ou ...

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Viewed 2,575 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by KirstyB on 11/9/2011 at 23:36

where to buy a notebook in SEasia?

Posted by joe_leviente on 11/9/2011 at 11:48

hi guys, I'm about 3 weeks into a 6 month trip around south east asia, before heading off to Oz on a working holiday visa. I've noticed a lot of people have notebooks out here, but the majority of people i've spoken to brought them from home. I've been considering getting one while i'm out here before going to australia. I reckon because of how long i'll be there and the fact that i'll probably be spending more time in any given place than out here, it could come in handy - especially in looki ...

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Viewed 3,260 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by KirstyB on 11/9/2011 at 18:47

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