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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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Proof of onward travel: use Ho Chi Minh-Seoul flight?

Posted by sunshine422 on 7/2/2012 at 01:26

I'll be flying Air Asia from KUL to Chiang Mai. There are plenty of stories going both ways about needing/not needing to show proof of onward travel to either the airline or Thai immigration. My question--is showing an onward airline ticket from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Seoul, Korea considered proof (I'm traveling by land Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam), or does the ticket need to be specifically out of Thailand? ...

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KLIA to LCCT... cutting it REAL fine.. advice?

Posted by mattspeak on 18/12/2011 at 07:51

OK, some really needed advice here... I've just realised that AirAisa doesn't depart from the 'normal' terminal. I'm cutting it really really fine so I was wondering whether people could offer any tips at KUL to speed everything up? 7.05 Arrival from London on Malaysia Airlines 8.35 Take off from LCCT airasia to Penang Oh and yes, urm, we have one bag to check in We're pretty young and fit so we don't mind running is there any tips people want to suggest? What to head for / what signs to ...

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Phuket to Singapore

Posted by emmo16 on 16/12/2011 at 14:47

Hi, I am going to be in phuket Thailand in January and will be heading to Singapore. We have a week to get there. Could anyone recommend the best way to go and places to see off the beaten track. We would love to do the jungle train and stop off along the way would it be to far to get to and enjoy properly in our short time? Would any one be able to recommend something similar on the west coast? ...

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Phuket to KL by bus, how much?

Posted by KatMachine on 8/1/2012 at 03:32

Hi, planning to take a bus from phuket to kuala lumpur and wondering how much roughly it would cost and if there's an over night trip. thanks all ...

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Best places for student travel in Malaysia?

Posted by terenkleon on 26/1/2012 at 07:38

Im an 18 year old student, looking to do some travelling over my summer break with a friend. We're considering Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore. We want to stay in youth hostels and move around every few days. If anyone has been to this corner of the world, do you have any suggestions for places to go, or tips for travelling in this area? Any responses will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks! ...

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Chinese New Year Kuala Lumpur

Posted by anikwi63 on 10/1/2012 at 17:14

Hey I'll be in Kuala Lumpur January 24, just after the Chinese New Year. I regret that I could not be just in time. I know that the celebration lasts 15 days and ends with a feast of lanterns. But nowhere I could find information, what happens during this time. Does anyone have information on January 24? I will be there only one day after arrival. if anything interesting is happening then in kuala lumpur? I will be grateful for any information. greetings ...

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Kuala Besut to Kuala Lumpur by bus???

Posted by KatMachine on 16/1/2012 at 20:03

Hi, are there any bus running from Kuala Besut to Kuala Lumpur, if yes, how much and during what times? thank you ...

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A Trip From UK to China (No Planes)?

Posted by Jhonvomer on 9/1/2012 at 10:41

I wanna know if its possible to travel over land to china from the uk. any advice for all or part of trip would be useful a few options im thinking of all involving Trans Mongolian railway from Moscow to Beijing Option 1 Via North Europe Prob Amsterdam ,Hamburg, Copenhagen,Oslo/Stockhom, Helsinki and st Petersburg, Moscow ect ---By train Option 2 Prob Thou France(paris),Germany,Poland and into russia --by train Option 3 Same as Option 1 using---- ferry and train any advice on how ,who , when ...

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Redang or the Perhentians?

Posted by MiaBritton on 16/1/2012 at 19:08

I'm heading to Singapore & Malaysia on honeymoon in June this year and we'd like to spend our last 5 days (of 25) relaxing on the beach! Friends have been to Redang and recommended it but we'd like to get a few opinions on which island comes up trumps! So far i've found nicer accommodation on Redang but this may just be what's on the net. We'd be very grateful to hear from others who've been to either place, or if you can recommend a different island that'd suit a moderately budgeted honeym ...

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Need driver to get around Miri for 15th to 22th Jan?

Posted by childly1979 on 14/1/2012 at 22:32

Public transport in Miri is really not convenient at all. If you are at Miri now and wish to get around easier. You may write to The driver is English spoken, polite and able to give brief description of the places. A small car but nice and cozy. ...

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Cameron Highlands to Gua Musang

Posted by fox80 on 7/9/2010 at 10:08

Hello, I am trying one leg of my trip which is from Camerdon Highlands to Taman Negara. We would like to take a jungle train from Guang Musang to Jerantut. Does anybody know if there is a public bus available from Cameron Highlands to Guang Musang?Cheers ...

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Pangkor Island -is it worth a visit???

Posted by twink2010 on 1/1/2012 at 06:01

Hi All, Anyone been to Pangkor island? i'll be in Kuala Lumpar mid January and wanted to do a beach stop 3/4nights before continuing my jouney up to Thailand islands. Pangkor looks to be the nearest island around, for a stop off, is it worth the trip? (i know it involves a bus and ferry ride) and heard its not the cleanest place. Im a 30yr/f lone traveller want something quiet but not too remote. Was planning on staying in nipah bay villa? Any thoughts or suggestions would be really appreciated ...

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taman negara

Posted by wayney666 on 14/9/2011 at 02:33

ive heard that taman negara is closed between dec n jan is this true ...

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Coach KL to Tioman connect with ferry?

Posted by tassietraveller on 27/2/2010 at 12:22

I presume the coach from KL to Mersing connects with the ferry to Tioman? and vice versa? ...

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Langkawi to Taman Negara National Park

Posted by mario23 on 19/12/2011 at 12:25

Hi i'm going to be in Langkawi at the start of Febuary and i'm interested in going to Taman Negara but i'm having real difficulty finding out information on how to get there from Langkawi. Is any1 able to give me information on how to get there? Does anyone know if it's worth the trip or should I just head on to Kuala Lumpur instead and if the weather in Taman Negara will be ok at this time? I hear it's the rainy season in January at least. Thanx for any help yous can give me! ...

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Malaysia in Feb! Visa Question.

Posted by PhilandLuisa on 4/1/2012 at 06:24

Hi All We have resigned from our jobs and booked our tickets for our 3 month trip through SEA! We will be kicking off our trip in Malaysia and we are really looking forward to it. We will be flying into KL and as I understand it we do not require a visa for a stay up to 30 days (we are South African passport holders). I have read on some websites that for this to apply we will require proof of onward depature (our air tickets are one way). Is this true and has anybody had a problem with this? W ...

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