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suggested itinerary for Malaysia

Posted by breatheagain on 30/5/2013 at 13:09

SUGGESTED ITINERY FOR MALAYSIA When webegan to research our two month trip around Malaysia we really didn't know whatto expect, where to go, or what to see. Hopefully, the following will help youto plan a trip to this wonderful, modern, friendly country. It is moreexpensive than say, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia "“ in our experience anice meal for two with a beer each cost around £10 - £12 "“ you can of courseeat for much less if you eat from street vendors or Ch ...

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Has anyone ever flown KL to Langkawi... is it a 'little' plane?

Posted by rledez1990 on 2/6/2013 at 08:01

We're looking to take an internal flight from KL to Langkawi mid-May next year, but we hate flying! We can make our peace with big planes but the idea of having to go on a little 12-seater propeller plane is not our idea of a good time! Has anyone ever taken this flight before and if so can they advise what sort of plane it is? The only other option is a lengthy and more expensive overnight train/bus/boat combo that might not even be possible at that time of the year anyway... Thanks in adv ...

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Langkawi-Koh Lipe Ferry in mid-late May

Posted by rledez1990 on 3/6/2013 at 04:52

Hey We're planning on flying to Langkawi from KL in mid-May, then afterwards plan to head over to Thailand. The closest airport with regular flights seems to be Phuket but the flights aren't that cheap so we're thinking a ferry might be a better choice. We also hate flying so we like to avoid it where possible! There seems to be conflicting info on various websites regarding ferries from the Telaga Terminal - some places say the ferries run once a day up until 31st May, others say the las ...

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Malaysia Itinerary for 9 days

Posted by Alexdoz on 14/5/2013 at 23:50

My wife and I are thinking of travelling to Malaysia at at the end of June / start of July for 9 days. We were thinking of doing the following - flying in between destinations as it seems very cheap (only $15 with firefly with advanced booking): - KL for 1 or 2 days - fly to Perhentian Islands for 3 days - fly to Penang for 3 days - fly back to KL for 1 day to wind down. I have already looked into the flights, so know the above is possible. Not sure if it's too much for the short time we hav ...

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Security situation in Sabah

Posted by esonia1982 on 5/3/2013 at 20:40

Hello, I am currently in KK with plans to travel onward to Semporna and Danum Valley in the next week or two; with the situation with the armed standoff/military action in these areas, I have received mixed advice on whether it is safe to proceed. Is anyone on the ground in Semporna or Lahad Datu that can provide an update on the security situation there? ...

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Local feeling (Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore)

Posted by gerardoBCN on 6/5/2013 at 11:30

Hi all, I'm planning to visit Malaysia for first time next november. I would like to know the local lifestile and share some time with local people. I will try rent a bedroom in sites like Airbnb or Wimdu insted of going to hostels so I can meet local people and families. Do you have more recomendations? Is there a site or anything to meet local people or do local activities? When in rome.... I'm tring to get the local experience as much as possible. I'm planing to visit also Thailand and Singap ...

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Malaysia in October/November

Posted by skezmyster on 16/5/2013 at 14:34

Hello, I am planning maybe 5-6 weeks in Malaysia around October/November time. I am concerned about the weather at this time of year though. From what I have read, it sounds like the Perenthian Islands will likely be shutdown. But how about the West Coast? Has anyone been there at this time of year and would you still recommend it? We would like a mix of beaches and more adventurous stuff. Obviously weather is not such a big deal for some activities, but I am wondering what it will be like on ...

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How is Penang? Worth to go?

Posted by gennakim on 28/4/2013 at 00:55

I had great time in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca last summer. (FYI, i liked Malacca way more than KL) Intended to go to Penang too but couldnt make it. (i had only one week!) So im thinking about including Penang on my travel plan to SE ASIA this year. But conflicting opinions about this island from many are making me hesitate to go. Now im done with googling... It's giving me headache. It will be really great to hear your stories and thoughts! Thanks! ...

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borneo- sabah, 1 week

Posted by rachrua on 23/11/2009 at 05:29

hi again, i think i've decided to go to sabah rather than sarawak for the week i'll spend in borneo in february, cant really do both can i? not enough time. Can anyone suggest a rough itinerary for me please? i've no idea how to go about this but if someone has done this before and could offer some advice i'd be very grateful. I'm very into nature and wildlife and i love the idea of staying in the jungle overnight, and the hot springs sound great too. Sabah seems to be the place to offer all of ...

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Traveling borneo

Posted by SamG on 2/11/2011 at 02:43

Hi all, me and my girlfriend will be traveling for borneo for roughly two weeks in feb 2011, it will be the end of our se asia trip in which we go through the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, laos, borneo, and hong kong. We will be traveling with a relatively low budget/backpacking, and have the rest of our trip planned out but are having some troubles with borneo as it seems that everything here is controlled by tourist companies. In general, we are trying to experience unadulterated nature asw ...

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Perhentian Islands to Bangkok?

Posted by doidgeandpleach on 29/4/2013 at 06:47

Quickest and Cheapest way from Perhentian islands back up to Bangkok to fly back home?? ...

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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 Optiontown.com?

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

Has any one used upgrade options of Optiontown.com? I have just come to know about this optiontown.com 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 optiontown.com. 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. goodoldboots.com/2013/"¦ 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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