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Panicking... 3 months in Malaysia to write - help!

Posted by CatV7 on 17/3/2013 at 08:12

I am currently working in Nepal, but leave at the end of May with 5 months off to finish writing a book (cliche, I know, sorry!). Anyway, I have zero plans and am starting to panic - I have never travelled before (I turned 32 this week!) and could really do with some advice. To kick off, I thought Malaysia seemed sensible, because I can get a 90 day visa on arrival and then stay put and get some stuff done... but I need to find somewhere to stay, and I am really struggling. I have a budget of a ...

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Refund of upgrade price from

Posted by williamducles on 23/10/2010 at 18:43

Has any one used upgrade options of I have just come to know about this and their upgrade travel options which they call UTO! I have booked a Air Asia economy ticket for KUL to DEL. I am planning to sign up for upgrade at They have mentioned that I have to pay the upgrade price in advance & they will refund my money back if i am not upgraded! I do not know whether to trust this website or not. What if they don't refund my money back. Does they r ...

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Just Back Report

Posted by arpan_m on 29/4/2013 at 10:51

Hey all, I recently visited KL and stayed at a hostel near China Town. The trip was great, especially the evenings at the China Town market. This report is about how I spent the evenings at the China Town Market. Please have a read."¦ Hope you like it. Thanks! ...

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Kuching and KK -- single room for RM 60 ??

Posted by hsoa on 17/4/2013 at 11:01

I am going to Kuching and Kota Kinabulu next month and seek private single rooms with window and fan. Shared bath is fine. No need for TV or air con or wifi or breakfast or hot water. Any recommendations of places for RM 60 or under? TIA ...

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Land travel from krabi thailand to perhentian islands? Best route and how?

Posted by brennavaishnav on 26/4/2013 at 21:52

Hi everyone! Wanting to travel from railey bay, krabi in Thailand down to the malaysia border and onto the perhentian islands, malaysia but trying to find the best route and advise on land travel. Looking for some info on where we can take train or busses from and to, as well as which border crossing to use! I already know we must make it to kuala besut to take a ferry over. Thanks sincerely Brenna ...

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malaysia & Bali 3 weeks?

Posted by sootz05 on 25/4/2013 at 22:26

Hi guys, looking for a bit of help with our next trip. Planning just over 3 weeks around malaysia and Bali Feb 2014. We've done quite a bit of travelling around asia but not yet ventured to these parts but for this trip were looking for great beaches, clear waters, good night life and that all important backpackers vibe!! Weve heard Mabul island and Manukan island in Sabah are beautiful but other than these not really saw much else to do in these parts so any ideas will be great. Oh also heard p ...

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Arriving late at night in Kuching?

Posted by modulatrix on 20/4/2013 at 14:12

I'm considering a flight that arrives in Kuching at 12:15am. Are there taxis available at the airport at that time? Is it safe for a woman travelling alone? Thanks! ...

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Internet in Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Posted by hsoa on 3/4/2013 at 08:35

The place where I'll be staying in Batu Ferringhi, Penang , offers no access to the internet. For work I need to use Skype a few times a week for 2 hours each time. I am looking for an internet cafe or a location that offers WiFi and is reasonably quiet in the afternoon and early evening. I can use either a public PC or my own laptop. The connection speed needs to be enough to support Skype audio. (I don't necessarily need to use the video function.) It is no problem if the cost is relat ...

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Travel Companions Needed In Tibet From 1st-19th September 2013

Posted by Catherine1119 on 13/4/2013 at 21:22

Hi all, My name is Catherine from Malaysia. Myself and my friend Jane's was looking 2 travel partner to Tibet in this September for cost sharing. Total is 17 days trip. But, we had bought the flight ticket from Malaysia fly to Chengdu. I already plan all the travel itinerary/route and the price was quoted by Tibet travel agency. Need 2 person for a 4 person group to Tibet in 1st-19th September . Please feel free to contact me if you are interesting. You can email to me at whitesky_1119@ya ...

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Longer Term (30 days) Guesthouse Rec in Georgetown?

Posted by kuidaore on 1/4/2013 at 06:15

I am thinking about spending a month in Georgetown soon and would like to to ask if anyone has suggestions of low priced guesthouses with private fan rooms (shared or pref private bathroom) ...perhaps something that comes out to be around 20 ringet a night long term. I used to stay in the old SD Guesthouse down Love Lane which I really liked, and more recently a decent place (71 Travelers?) on that first street off Love running pp to Chulia. But SD is long gone and the latter was something lik ...

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Malaysia in December

Posted by lucid1278 on 14/1/2013 at 17:14

Hello there, I am currently planning my 365 day tour of the world and my first stop is KL and I arrive in December. My questions are. How long is enough to stay in KL? what is the weather like that time of year? Id like to do the Jungle railway and id like some advise on if i should take it to the border or fligh intoThailand so my visa is 30 days instead of 15 as i was told if you cross overland. Also id like to travel south to Singapore Just wondering what the most efficiant way of doing th ...

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Am I krazy to want to go to KL & Meleka around Chinese New Year?

Posted by altmtl on 18/10/2012 at 09:11

I'm thinking of going to KL and Meleka around Chinese New Year - From what I'm hearing and reading, things are pretty much booked during this time and a lot of people also leave town. Transport is a mess and many things are closes or overcrowded.I wonder what my chances of finding a couch or an affordable guesthouse are around this time? I usually never book a room in advance, but maybe this time it would be a good idea. I was thinking of arriving the around the 3rd or 4th in Kl by night train ...

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what area in Kuala Lumpa is central to see sights

Posted by breatheagain on 24/2/2013 at 03:50

We are looking for a hotel in KL but are not sure of which area to stay in, there seems to be so many. Can anyone advise us of a good area which is easy to walk to see sights please. ...

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Two week tour malaysia

Posted by Cluskey221 on 30/12/2012 at 06:30

Hi guys just looking for some info we have around two weeks in malaysia coming in from thailand and flying out from singapore, we want to visit georgetown (prob first port of call as its near thailand) but from then we are struggling seems there is a good route down coast through kuala but would we have enough time and also is it worth visiting the highlands! Also if known how is the transport system Regards mark ...

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Posted by tarakelly09 on 18/6/2012 at 13:34

Hi Guys, Myself and my boyfriend our going to SE Asia for the first time. We have around 3 weeks to spend in Malaysia-I really want to see Borneo. Just wondering if anybody could help us to decide the best way to fit everything in? We are arrriving in July. Appreciate all the help we can get. Thanks, Tara ...

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Route advice; 4 weeks Peninsular Malaysia and 3 weeks East Malaysia

Posted by GhostOfTomJoad on 31/1/2013 at 04:25

I am arriving in Kuala Lumpur on the 10th of Feb, I have been traveling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam for the past 3 months and while i researched them to death before i left Malaysia has been a decision i made during the trip, so i havent been able to research it really at all. I want to visit Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands, somewhere on the east coast (an island maybe?) and Melaka, before finishing in Singapore. What is the best route to do this? Clockw ...

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Which Highlands to visit? and where to hike?

Posted by itinerantlondoner on 9/1/2013 at 15:29

Hello! I'm going to be in peninsular Malaysia for 7-10 days at the end of March. I'm planning to see KL, Penang & Melacca, but I also want to get out of the cities and see the Highlands. I've heard a lot about the Cameron Highlands - but is it too busy and touristy? How does it compare to the Genting Highlands & Fraser's Hill? I'd be looking for somewhere to chill out for a couple of days, with some walking and nice views - would they all fit the bill? I'm also keen on some more stre ...

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Silk sleeping bag liner (Jag Bag) in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by rashers on 25/1/2013 at 09:26

Does anybody know where I might be able to find jag bags in KL and how much they might cost, as they're very expensive here in Ireland EUR65 ($90). Thanks! ...

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Looking For Cycling Partner - KL to Penang on 6 Feb 2013

Posted by choohonglee on 16/1/2013 at 03:31

Hi Dear all , Good day , I am MTB rider which working at kuala lumpur , malaysia . i manage and plan to cycling back to my Hometown on this coming 6th Feb 2013 for celebrating the chinese new years festival holiday. for my initial planning it will estimated spend 3 to 4 days time on the touring from KL to Penang by the Old Trunk Road ( Federal Road ,Not PLUS HIGHWAY ) , for those interested you can draft me an e-mail at see ya ...happy riding ... ...

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A 3 week trip from KL to southern thailand best beaches/islands ands back???

Posted by Travel2013 on 15/1/2013 at 06:44

Hi there Me and my friend are thinking about planning a 3 - 3,5 week trip to Asia. (Malasia - Thailand) in March/April . the main purpuse of the trip is relaxing at the most beautiful beaches. eat good food and a little sightseeing. and we dont wan''t to have the idea of hurrying. We think to fly (From Amsterdam) to Kula Lumpur. and stay there for 2 or 3 days . and from their up to thailand. who knows a good route, and nice places to visit . andd tell us what the easiest way is to get on th ...

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