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3 weeks to explore Malaysia South to North - Travel and Location Tips please

Posted by lisacane on 8/1/2015 at 00:30

Hello there - my husband and I are arriving in KL Wed 14 January and have three and a bit weeks to explore the country. We leave Malaysia flying out from Penang on 10 February. We will stay in KL for 4 nights to explore the city and nearby sights following that we intend to travel 'slowly' northwards up to Penang to enjoy the sights en route, places we have earmarked already are: Frasers Hill, Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara National Park and finally Penang, we're thinking 3 to 4 nights ...

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Kretek- Clove cigarettes in Penang

Posted by mccordep on 11/12/2014 at 14:49

Are clove cigarettes (kretek) available in Penang? If so, where would I find them? ...

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Food in Penang

Posted by Hermantravel on 11/11/2014 at 09:28

It has been said the Penang is the food capital of Malaysia and is also ranked among top ten greatest street food cities in Asia. I will probably be there for about 4 or 5 days and would like to get your recommendations on some food I should try, from main dishes to desserts to snacks. My goal is to write an article on the best food Penang has to offer. Any input are welcome. ...

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Paradise Islands???

Posted by bholl on 8/3/2014 at 01:00

Hi, I am looking for islands and beached in Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, etc) that are similar to the Gili Islands in Indonesia. I really enjoy the relaxed setting with the option of partying at night...and of course the awesome beaches. I have been to Thailand...Phi Phi, Railay, Samui, Tao, Phangan...just looking for more paradise Islands Thanks! ...

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A Week in Malaysia/Singapore

Posted by mattrushu on 21/10/2014 at 20:44

Hello, I am an English teacher in South Korea, and I'm starting to look into traveling to Malaysia and Singapore for a week. I'm considering flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then flying back to Korea from Singapore. But my itinerary is yet to be set, and I'm wondering what are some of the best places to visit. I'm hoping to visit Taman Negara, but besides that, I'm open to any suggestions! Thanks! ...

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A Rare Form of Malaria is Spreading in Malaysia

Posted by roam on 11/11/2014 at 18:27

from A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found. In the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo, a parasite called Plasmodium knowlesi causes severe malaria three times as often as Plasmodium falciparum, which has long been considered the deadliest form of the ...

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Missing yacht Mishiwa

Posted by katlenton on 19/10/2014 at 18:31

Hello, The family of David Lenton, who is solo sailing "Mishiwa" is now more than two weeks overdue to arrive in Labuan, Malaysia. We now know that David left the island of Redang, Malaysia about 6:30am on 27 September, and made last radio contact between 3 - 4pm on that day. His family have established a Facebook site to try to find any information that may help the authorities in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia locate him. It would be so appreciated if you could like and share ...

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Sexual Assaults in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by GattinaRosa on 11/10/2014 at 08:47

This evening, I was walking back to my hotel, with my husband. We were exiting a shopping centre when a group of teenagers came in - mostly females with a couple of males, aged about 14/15. As one of the males walked past me, he grabbed my breasts. I hit him off and my husband challenged him, so he just walked off. The girls in the group looked quite shocked (I'm not sure if they were shocked at what had happened or the fact that we challenged him). Is this a problem in KL / Malaysia? I've rea ...

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Late January itinerary from Singapore to Langkawi: help needed!

Posted by MartinaSmartiz on 15/10/2014 at 05:41

Dear all, I'll probably have a couple of weeks off in late January and I'd love to visit Malaysia. As I read on TF, in january the best choice would be to visit the western coast of peninsular Malaysia. I'm planning to fly via Singapore, spending there a day or two and then heading north. My final destination would be Langkawi, where I'd like to enjoy roughly a week of island life (a mixture of relax on the beach and inland trips) and then head back to Singapore to fly home. I'll have five to se ...

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I saw flying lemurs and monitor lizards on Besar (Perhentiam Islands)

Posted by Thanx on 16/10/2014 at 08:56

Here is my photographs: ...

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Travel warning for Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/4/2014 at 01:29

Hi, I'm midway through a Perhentians research trip and just want to give a bit of a travel warning for Perhentian Kecil (the smaller, "party" island). I was told of numerous cases, this season (which really only started a month or so ago), of female travellers having their drink spiked at bars on Long Beach -- particularly the beach bars squatting on the beach down in front of Lemon Grass -- and the women subsequently being attacked and/or raped. Care should also be taken walking t ...

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Malaysia first week of October - advice please

Posted by MissBanana on 9/9/2014 at 23:54

Hey I have a week off from the 1st to the 7th of October, and have been thinking of coming to Malaysia. I really just want to relax by a nice beach as I don't have a lot of time and on a bit of a budget. I've read on the travelfish weather page that Langkawi would not be good at that time, though another website said Langkawi is getting out of the rainy season in Ocotber. Not really attracted to Perhentian islands based on the things I read here. I don't really know what would be best. If any ...

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Perhentians or Tioman in October

Posted by lsgs on 16/9/2014 at 12:40

We are travelling in Malaysia from end of first week on October to end of first week in November. Although not an ideal time weatherwise, we would like to include an island stay during our trip. Given that it is close to the start of the northeast monsoon season would it be worth our while to try and visit Tioman Island or the Perhentians around mid October? Will the ferry service still be regular? Will there still be many accommodation places/cafes/bars open or will availability be limited as t ...

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Do I Have To Declare At Land Border Crossing?

Posted by barleydoggy on 15/9/2014 at 01:40

Does every single bag get searched in cars at the land border crossing? How strict is it? I want to bring in a personal amount fruit & dried herbs into Malaysia from Thailand but I understand customs has restrictions requiring import permits etc. ...

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Nice experience in the Cameron Highlands

Posted by Mikelpc on 3/8/2014 at 21:21

Hi, I just came back from my trip to Cameron Highlands and I enjoyed it very much. If you like to trek and if you cannot support the hot weather, this is your place. Trekking to Gunung Birinchang and then to Gunung Irau crossing the mossy forest was the best of all, even if it was kind of hard trek, it was worth. Here you can also join a tour to discover the Raflesia flower, the biggest flower of the world! Unfortunately I didn't join one tour because at the time I was there, there wasn't an op ...

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ATM max. withdrawal limit & fees?

Posted by altmtl on 12/6/2013 at 18:32

Can someone confirm this for me: "I live in Malaysia. It's going to depend on your banks limit. You can take out up to 5,000 RM out of the ATM if your bank allows you to withdraw that much. There is usually a 3 RM fee if you use a different ATM than your bank. When I use my US ATM I have taken out 1,000 USD without a problem. There will be an exchange fee, but it depends on what your bank charges. Once again, when I withdrew from my US account here it was 3 RM to withdraw and 3-5 RM exchan ...

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Finding accommodation pulau perentian besar without a booking

Posted by jmcdouga on 1/8/2014 at 17:36

Hello I am aiming to go to perentian Islands, preferably in august. Didn't realise it was high season and booked out ! What's the chance of a walk in with budget accommodation ? ...

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Gunmen attack resort on Malaysia's Mabul island

Posted by sambrown on 13/7/2014 at 05:23

Just a heads up if anyone has Mabul island in their sights at the moment: AFP reports that heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a police post outside a diving resort on the island, killing one officer and kidnapping another. Read the story here. ...

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2014 - Not the year of Malaysian Airlines

Posted by chinarocks on 17/7/2014 at 11:04

More tragic news - less of a mystery about the causes this time. ...

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booking internal flights and accommodation in advance or not?

Posted by jmcdouga on 14/7/2014 at 21:44

Hello I am heading to Malaysia Peninsula on August 10 for 18 days. Heading to KL, Melaka, Penang, Kota Bharu and Perhentians then maybe down the East Coast back to KL. I have booked first few nights in KL and am wondering whether I should aim to book all the accom and internal flights for trip before heading over there or whether its possible to be a bit more spontaneous and book as I go? thanks for advice, Julie ...

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