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Danum Valley

Posted by MflorB on 14/2/2012 at 15:20

Hi. I´m travelling to Malaysia on March and I watn to go to Borneo, hopping to get to see wild orangutans. I was thinking about going to Danum Valley. Has anyone been there? What are the odds of seeing wild orangutans at this place? Since this is a very expensive option, I´d love to ear about other travellers experience. Thanks!!! ...

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Johor Baru to Kula Besut

Posted by elyobj on 13/4/2012 at 02:13

Hey thanks for checking this out, any feedback would be much appreciated. Wanting to hire a car, and drive from either Singapore, or Johor Baru, up the east coast to either Kula Besut or slightly further north Kota Bharu, stopping at a few places on the way. First and foremost, can anyone recommend any car hire places, cheap and cheerful is always a good place to start. I've found it a bit of a struggle finding car hire places that allow pick up and drop offs in both of these locations... Any ...

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Petronas twin towers--hassle free visit?

Posted by amz155 on 12/6/2011 at 08:48

I've been reading up a bit about Petronas towers. It seems that visiting the towers can be a real ordeal. Between being there early to line up to get a ticket, to the possibility of being able to buy advance tickets, to waiting around all day to see the towers, to the skydeck vs. the observation deck.... ....Is it really more effort than its worth? This will be our first time in KL and we'd love to see the towers and go up to the obesrvation deck and skybridge but is it really worth the wait? ...

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Kuala Lumpur Airport Guesthouses???

Posted by kevwc on 25/2/2008 at 11:22

Hello, and thanks in advance...Does anybody know of a guest house near the KLIA? Seems there are only hotels and they are either over $100/night in late March (racing weekend), or booked. Looking for a place within a reasonable taxi ride. Any ideas? ...

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Malacca(Melaka) Travel Tips

Posted by EdwinAng on 26/3/2012 at 22:34

Hi guys~ if you all want to getting more information about Malacca, here is a useful link Melaka for you all. You all also can find them on facebook page Melaka3 Fans page. ...

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Langkawi to Ko Lanta

Posted by starjack on 11/11/2011 at 19:40

Having struggled to find specifics for this leg of my trip I've put together a summary of to to get from Langkawi-Ko Lanta together with the costs. It is possible to buy an all-in ticket for the journey to Lanta from an agent on Langkawi, but if you wish totravel independently then the following was correct as of late October 2011. As a simple comparison, if the all-in ticket from Langkawi-Lanta costs over 100MYR door to door, then you can doit cheaper independently. To make the journey from ...

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Is there any tips to know about Malaysia?

Posted by lelindaedwards on 18/1/2012 at 05:14

hey,i am planning to travel to Malaysia next month,i just wanted to know if there's any tips or important info. to know about the country,like best travel agencies there,tourist sites n such THNX ...

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Kuala Lumpur's Little India

Posted by mashreki on 10/3/2012 at 22:31

Hey all, I may be spending 2 - 3 days in KL this June, and I had a few questions about the Little India area. It seems like a cool place to hang around/shop/eat, but is it close to transport (especially to/from the airport)? Also, I don't particularly care about fancy accommodation, but how are the hotels/hostels/guest houses there? ...

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Alternatives to KL for 24hr layover

Posted by NT1979 on 15/12/2011 at 10:02

Hi everybody. Thanks to Airasia changing my flight times for my upcoming trip in January, I am stuck with a 24 hour layover in KL Airport. Having spent a bit of time in KL (the city, not the airport) in the past, I'd quite like to avoid going into the city if possible this time, but don't want to be stuck in a hotel by the airport either. Are there any good destinations, accessible via public transport/taxi etc from the airport, that are suitable for a short-ish trip. (for info, we arrive at 2 ...

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Itinerary Malaysia 4 weeks in April

Posted by stef83 on 15/3/2012 at 04:02

Hi, I am flighing to Malaysia inApril and have 4 weeks. These are my plans so far. 09/04 Arriving KL "“ 4 NightsKL 13/04 KL "“ Melaka "“ 2 NightsMelaka 15/04 Melaka "“ KL "“ Flight toKuching Kuching 4 Nights "“ Kuching andSurroundings 19/04 Kuching Bako NP "“ 2 NightsBako NP 21/04 Kuching "“ Gunung Mulu NP"“ 3 Nights Gunung Mulu NP 24/04 Gunung Mulu to KotaKinabalu "“ 2 Nights Kota Kinabalu 26/04 KK to Kinabalu NP "“ 2 NightsKi ...

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From perhentian islands to taman negara

Posted by jonyd1 on 4/3/2012 at 15:15

Hey all - I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions on getting from perhentian islands to taman negara? I figured I would need to get to Jerantut, then take it from there, but I don't know the best way to do that. Also, I have a couple weeks in Malaysia, and I would like to do KL, Penang, Teman Negara, and also need to end up in Singapore (flight is out of singapore). If it's possible, I would like to get to Melaka, Perhentian islands, and Cameron Highland as well. Any thoughts on thin ...

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Hotel Recommendation for KL

Posted by dmcrory on 3/3/2012 at 08:09

Everyone I need a good Hotel Recommendation for KL. Almost every hotel on Trip Advisor has a bad reviews. Has any one stayed at the "Lotus Family Hotel"? Is it ok? I am 46 years old professional want to pay between $35.00 to $60.00USD. I want it a non-smoking, quiet, safe room with a window. What area of the city should I be looking in? Any other recommendations. Is AirAsia the cheapest to go from Bangkok to KL? Any tips here. Any site see recommendations in KL? Can you take ...

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Dirty Picture

Posted by prakshaal on 2/3/2012 at 09:34

Recently stayed two nights in Hotel Theme Park Genting,very bad experiance,mostly things in room were out of order,fully non-cooperative staff,denied to change the room even i was ready to pay(booked by agent).Very outdated hotel the only plus point is the outdoor theme park entry gate is nearby.While checking out the bell boy was jus want to fight for tip.So my advice for all " If want to spoil your precious time & money then only go to this hotel".One more important advice never ...

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Budget room for 3 month

Posted by urma on 2/3/2012 at 12:05

dear all can someone give us a hint were a good budget room for 3 month or longer in Malaysia? we start in october 2012 for a long travel adventure throug asia and would like to start in malysia to "unwind". nice would be on a beach, near a dive shop, quite, with a few shops for the daily crosseries. thanks for your help ...

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Itinerary for 2 weeks in Malaysia...

Posted by fontbleu on 26/2/2012 at 00:03

Hi guys, I have a friend coming out to visit at the start of March and we are going to see Mayalsia together, on the following itinerary KL - 4th -6th - Taman Negara - 6th - 10th - Trekking etc Perhentian islands - 10th - 15th - diving, snorkelling, chilling Just wanted to know if people think that is feasible in 14 days and where we should go to in TN and PI, any advice appreciated thanks! ...

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Langkawi budget accomodation?

Posted by Sampan on 2/12/2009 at 16:18

Hello forum! I'm planning to travel from Satun to Penang with ferry via Lungkawi. Would anyone be able to recommend some good budget accommodation on Langkawi? Also, if someone have tips on alternative routes from Satun towards Penang, preferably by the sea, I'd really appreciate it. // ...

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Cultural Question

Posted by sksahni on 19/2/2012 at 18:32

I've heard that the Malaysian government gives out an annual gift to civil servants. About 600,000 to 1.2 million people. I wanted to know if anyone knew more about this. Please let me know, any information would be much appreciated. ...

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good guesthouse in Penang

Posted by ambersaffron on 11/12/2011 at 22:27

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good guesthouse in Penang? Something centrally located and clean, for about $10-$12(USD- sorry I don't know the currency conversion). Thanks. ...

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8 Days Between Kuala Lampur and Penang

Posted by jc1257 on 12/2/2012 at 01:47

Hi, I have 8 days to spend between Kuala Lampur and Penang. I know that it will take most of a day to travel between the two, so of the remaining 7 days, how should I split them up? I'm not interested in heading to the beach, and I will have already been to Melaka. I was thinking of a day trip to the Batu Caves, though. I was thinking 3 days in KL and 4 days in Penang. Does that sound good? ...

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Borneo (Malaysian part) - Islands

Posted by epether on 29/1/2012 at 08:29

Hi, Heading for Borneo soon for some volunteer work. Last week there I really would like to spend some time on a nice island where they do not have those expensive dive resorts etc. Any suggestions? Pulau Mantanani, anyone been there. Either round Sandakan or KK. Not down to Sempora. Regards Petra ...

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