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Kota Kinabalu and vicinity in Dec.

Posted by fennellj on 18/11/2019 at 04:40

Hi. We are debating a trip to Kota Kinabalu over Christmas this year. We realize this is the rainy season but don't actually know what that means. Rain all day? Not worth the trip because it is too rainy? Has anyone been there for the week of Christmas? Can you give us some idea if this is a bad/good/yesbut/avoid/ part of the world in mid Dec? We have never been and will be making the trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Any thoughts about here or alternative ideas much appreciated. Thanks, ...

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Malaysia trip

Posted by heytoki on 3/10/2019 at 15:03

Hello all, I will be travelling to Malaysia next year around the 3rd week of March to mid April. That will be 3 weeks in total. I will spend the first week working in Kuala Lumpur and the other two will be travelling around as i will stay there on holidays. Considering that time i will have to travel around, could you please advise on an itinerary? My preferences are beach life, backpacker style, scuba diving and snorkeling. Also i would like to see a rehabilitation center for Orangutans (o ...

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Entering Malaysia with PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION (narcotic)

Posted by pigchampion on 1/8/2019 at 23:21

Hello I will be travelling to Malaysia from Canada for one month for business. I am currently taking prescription medications. I am very concerned about refusal into the country, due to the nature of a few medications i take, ones a Narcotic called Buprenorphine/Naloxone Name brand SUBOXONE.. I also take 3 Psycotropic Meds. Abilify, Lamictal and Wellbutrin....yes i'm a recovering addict whose Bipolar I will be prepared, with an official doctors letters and documentation concerning all m ...

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Perhentians Islands updated research

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/7/2019 at 04:18

Hi, Just a quick note to say we’ve updated our coverage to the Perhentian Islands (and also to nearby Kota Bharu ) Also, I'm looking to chat to a traveller who visited the islands, ideally a few times over the years/decades (davelliot perhaps?)... would be for a podcast I'm currently working on. If this person is you, please post here or drop me a line by email and I'll be in touch. Looking to discuss how the islands have changed and so on. Cheers! Stuart ...

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Langkawi to koh lipe

Posted by kelliepnz on 3/3/2019 at 09:25

Hi, we are planning trip to langkawi in July. This island seems very close to koh lipe? Can anyone give me some info on getting between the two islands & do you need to go though immigration? Thanks ...

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Taman Negara to Langkawi or Penang

Posted by Andrewjmarino on 31/5/2019 at 00:43

Hi My general trip idea is KL > Taman Negara > Langkawi > Penang > KL The only problem is that I cannot find any information on getting from Taman Negara (or nearby Kuala Tahan or Jerantut) to either Langkawi or Penang. I could also go to Penang first from Taman Negara and then up to Langkawi by ferry and back to KL overland. I've only seen a few posts about getting from Penang to Taman Negara and that seems to involve a night bus. Thanks for any thoughts Andrew ...

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Redang and Kapas

Posted by hebertito on 1/5/2019 at 10:47

I am a scuba diver/snorkeler and have been in the past to Tioman and the Perenthians. Has anyone been to Redang and the Kapas islands and could offer a comparison or simply an evaluation. I just met someone who said the snorkelling on the far side of Redang is "amazing" to the point he did not bother with scuba diving. This always being a matter of "where have you been before"...I would appreciate comments on the matter as it could make an interesting visa run from Thailand i ...

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Place to stay at Kuala Lumpur

Posted by ConnieCaouette on 13/1/2019 at 02:26

Travelfish nailed the best places to stay on our trip through Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. Thanks so much the Tian Jing was an amazing location and we still stay in touch with new friends we met there! ...

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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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