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Express boat from Kuching to Sibu

Posted by Trish177 on 21/6/2018 at 04:45

hi, I’m currently in Kuching and plan to travel by express boat to Sibu on Monday. Lonely Planet suggests buying a ticket at least a day in advance, but the jetty is a 35RM taxi ride away (and that’s just one way) so an expensive way just to buy the ticket prior to travelling. My hostel staff say it’s no problem to just turn up on the day. Has anyone travelled that way recently or at this time of year previously and, if so, do you think I should jump in a taxi and get my ticket ahead ...

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Mount Kinabalu

Posted by Gillian1950 on 5/12/2017 at 04:30

just planning an itinerary for 2018 and wondering if it makes sense to go to Kinabalu National Park if we don’t intend to climb the mountain. ...

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Train from Chumphon to Kuala Lumpur

Posted by ambersaffron on 21/3/2018 at 01:41

Hi, I am looking at a train itinerary from Chumphon Thailand to Kuala Lumpur changing in Padang Besar. The train from Chumphon arrives at 8:53 and leaves Padang Besar at 10 am. My questions are: 1. Is this enough time to go through immigration and catch the train? 2. Does it behoove me to book theses tickets I’m advance online or is it easy to book at the station as I am travelling? Thanks for any input! Amber ...

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Books about Malaysia?

Posted by EvelienV85 on 16/2/2018 at 12:23

I'm preparing my trip to Southeast Asia, and collecting books to learn more about the countries. I'm struggling to find something about Malaysia. I've found a few titles (A Malaysian journey; I am muslim; What your teacher didn't tell you) but they are not available in ebook format (and I'm not bringing any real books with me). Does anybody know any other title? Thanks in advance! ...

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Ramadan in Borneo

Posted by Gillian1950 on 10/2/2018 at 23:39

Just realised that we will be in Borneo - Sabah and Sarawak - during Ramadan. Is it likely to have a big impact on travel? ...

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independent travel to Danum Valley

Posted by Gillian1950 on 10/2/2018 at 22:47

Hi, Hoping for some help. A friend and I would like to make our own way to Danum Valley and stay at the field centre. When we tried to book direct (using an email address supplied by someone who had been there), we received a reply from a tour company. Does anyone know how to book direct with the field centre? ...

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Langkawi accommodation for first time solo traveller..

Posted by lp4eva1 on 20/6/2017 at 17:55

Hi all, I'm travelling to Malaysia in August and spending 9 days in Langkawi , but really struggling with accommodation choices! I'm looking to split my time in 2, 4 nights where I can explore and be close to things (I'm planning on visiting the Marine park for Diving weather pending) and the final 5 nights somewhere quiet and relaxing, where I can laze on the beach and/or check out rainforest. Not a big party person, so looking for a chilled out vibe, preferably with minimal children around. ...

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Unique hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by ConnieCaouette on 8/1/2018 at 13:37

A friend and I are looking for a unquie hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Have just 2 nights but would like to be able to walk to small places to eat/ drink/party and maybe a cooking class? We’re 60 years old but truly believe we’re 30. ...

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Melaka Update

Posted by scottylinda on 14/9/2017 at 21:27

If you are planning on visiting Melaka please note that the free Heritage Walking Tour from the Tourist Information Centre on Mon,Wed and Fridays do no longer operate and hasn't done since June 2016. Also the free Kampung Morten Walking Tour with Go Heritage on Tues, Thurs and Sat also is no longer run since July 2017. However GoHeritage arrange for monthly free walking tours around the Portuguese settlement. Check them out on FB for dates. ...

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Posted by bazal on 2/8/2017 at 14:22

Heya, I'm trying to find my next travel location… Real quickly: US: Me 33, Brother 28 and Mother 61. Time 2 weeks: Last week of May and first week of June. Interests: Things we like to do: BEACH, swimming, beach, swimming… We LOVE a beautiful beach/water. We love water sports – snorkeling, Scuba (for me alone ^_________^). We also love hiking (tougher ones for my brother and I – like mountains or volcanoes), forests, mountains wildlife and culture/cultural shows. Basically ...

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Where to next?

Posted by Botanylovers on 26/8/2017 at 09:06

Hi all, My Husband and I have 8 weeks in South East Asia. We are currently in Langkawi and will move on to Penang for three days. We are unsure of where to go next. We would love to move onto Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos but unsure which way round to do it. We have a flight booked out of Bangkok at the end of October so will end the journey there but that is all we have planned. We are also on a budget so would really really appreciate any tips on how to keep costs low or routes pe ...

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Betel Nut Lodge, 100 Lebuh Melayu, Georgetown, Malaysia.

Posted by Rpc on 21/8/2017 at 20:29

This lovingly restored shop-house is now an elegant, albeit modest,boutique hotel. Run by knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely welcoming hosts;they make you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. As dedicated foodies, the owners are always willing to share their vastknowledge of Malaysian cuisine and places to eat in Georgetown, from fine diningto street food. Located very close to some kopitiams and close the Kimberley St. nighthawker street food zone, you don’t have to travel far for ...

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Exploring Kuala Lumpur

Posted by victoriaida on 20/8/2017 at 08:52

Hi I am Victoria, I am from Germany but I study in the UK. I just arrived in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to start my internship. I was wondering if any other students/young people are currently in Kuala Lumpur as well? Would anyone be interested to do a trip somewhere around KL or just explore the city together? Hope you all have a nice time travelling. Best, Victoria ...

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Travelling to perhentian islands on 21/9/17

Posted by Albert48 on 20/8/2017 at 04:34

Hi. Am a 26 yr old local male, travelling alone to perhentian islands from 21st to 24th sept. Looking for someone to explore the island to its fullest with! ...

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De Tour Malaysisa

Posted by talal on 22/3/2017 at 12:33

What is an estimated budget for a 10 days tour visiting all the famous places in Malaysia? ...

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Islands good for seclusion and diving?

Posted by luoldeng9 on 3/6/2017 at 04:30

I am in Bangkok now for another week and then plan to spend about a week at a beach/island. My guess is that the islands in Malaysia have the better weather in June than Thailand and the Philippines. I want to stay at an island that is secluded with fewer tourists and a Robinson Crusoe feeling I also would like to see wildlife like turtles if possible, but it's not a deal breaker. It would also be nice if I could go scuba diving. I've been to El Nido at Palawan a few years ago and loved it. It ...

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Wanted: Penang Malaysia - Motorbike and Tent

Posted by PausmaD on 27/5/2017 at 04:06

We are looking to buy a 2 person tent and a motorcycle/ scooter in Penang. We will be their fro a week form Sunday 28th may 2017. If anyone has gear they want to sell or give away please give me holla. Regards. Damian ...

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Honeymoon Plan (Phuket & Langkawi)

Posted by NancyMostafa on 31/1/2017 at 12:09

Dears, I'm planning my honeymoon, and I'll be visiting Phuket and staying for 6 nights (from October 29th until November 4th) then I'll travel to Langkawi and stay for another 6 nights from (November 4th until November 10th). My problem is that I'm trying to look for a way to get to Langkawi from phuket other than via airways, and I couldn't find anything that's confirmed. It would be great if anyone can help me. ...

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Kuah town, Langkawi

Posted by gatoguts on 15/2/2017 at 01:19

I will be staying 3 nights in Langkawi and was thinking of spending the first night in Kuah. Is there anything redeeming about Kuah, or should I just head to one of the beach towns? If anyone has stayed in Kuah, I would appreciate your insights. ...

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Will Thai data sim card work in Langkawi?

Posted by Bilbo1 on 13/2/2017 at 09:08

Hi, Probably a stupid question but I’ll ask it anyway. I’ll betravelling mostly in Thailand but I’ll be hopping over to Langkawi from Lipe fora few days and was wondering if I can still use Thai networks with my Thai data sim card seeing as it’s very close to Thailand? Thanks in advance for any replies, Bilbo ...

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