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Langkawi, Malaysia - accomodation question

Posted by caseyprich on 11/10/2011 at 17:26

Hey all, Haven't been on the board in a long time as recently Travelfish has been blocked in China. However, at a friend's place with a VPN so need to ask some advice as I'm preparing for my Spring Festival trip to Langkawi. A couple questions: 1) What is the advice for things to do in Langkawi - I'm guessing beach, would like to hear any good ideas. 2) We've been recommended to stay at Panang Cenang. However, it sounds like that is the central beach, not very quiet. If you know of any ch ...

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Posted by Makeithappen on 4/12/2011 at 22:23

i would like to go to Langkawi this weekend. i just wonder if the beach at Holiday villa beach resort is nice ...

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KL - beaches / islands / sunshine and social??

Posted by hacketta on 7/12/2011 at 08:49

I am thinking of flying from Siem Reap to KL an i will then have 9 days till I have to fly back to Bangkok for my return flight to London. Any suggestions as to where to go from KL? I am travelling solo and will be looking for social places with beach time.. Thanks! ...

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Malaysia Itinerary

Posted by mark_mcc85 on 23/11/2011 at 08:07

Hi, I'd be very grateful if anyone can give any tips or guidance for my itinerary in Malaysia over the next 1-2 weeks. I have just arrived in Kuala Lumpur and plan on just spending one full day here (maybe two). After KL I will get a bus either at the end of day one (2moro night) or possibly sometime in day two to Melaka , spending about 2 days here. From Melaka I plan on travelling up to either the Cameron Highlands or Taman Negara. Most likely Taman Negara as I read on TravelFish that C ...

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Planning on Climbing Mt Kilabalu

Posted by Rossigray on 11/10/2011 at 09:59

Hi, I'm flying out to Kota Kinabalu on the 6th November and was hoping to Climb Mt Kilabalu. Just from looking at a range of information provided on the internet has gotten me a little confused of what I need to arrange prior to arrival. Can anybody help and state what is needed to be booked beforehand and what I can book whilst I am there? I already have a hostel booked for my first night. Can I book it all from the hostel or is there a cheaper alternative? I'll only be in Borneo for a total of ...

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Steel-toed Boots a Problem?

Posted by kejumonyet on 20/11/2011 at 20:32

I've posted this in the Indonesia forum also, here: I will be travelling alone to Indonesia and Malaysia in a few weeks. I always wear steel cap boots as I find them comfortable and I'm used to them, but my parents are afraid that I might get hassled by police while I'm over there. Has anyone had this experience or heard of this happening? I am not expecting that I'll be let into nightclubs with them on, so I'll be ...

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White water rafting

Posted by jas663 on 10/11/2011 at 11:26

Any good White water rafting operators to recommend? Intend to go for the Selangor (KKB) one in December. Thank you. ...

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Penang Marathon, Nov 20th

Posted by red100 on 4/11/2011 at 14:00

I have just signed up for the marathon and was wondering if any other runners/travelers were out there, that were going to do the half or the full as well?!? This is where my month journey begins and I will be headed to Karabi/Phuket area after the marathon to relax for a few days then to Bangkok and then east thru Cam to HCMC! U??? Take care! Andrew Ft. Worth, TX ...

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Kuala Lumpur Airport

Posted by tyson on 19/10/2011 at 20:18

Hi all My girlfriend and I are landing in Kuala Lumpur at the satellite terminal and then have a connecting flight 5 hours later to Laos at the LCCT. What is the best way to get there? I read that you can catch a bus? If so which bus do we catch and can we pay in US dollars to hop on? Thanks heaps ...

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Travelling Borneo

Posted by kranky86 on 17/8/2011 at 02:17

Hi all, i am a first time traveller, going to Borneo in the next few months. Can people recommend places to go, tings to do? I have family over in Kuching but don't just want to stay there, i want to explore the whole island. I only have a window of about 3 weeks though, so i hope this will be enough? Alex ...

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Malaysia in Dec - can you help ????

Posted by olashi on 23/9/2011 at 11:59

Hi there - would bue really grateful for some help! Am wondering whether to take advantage of some reasonable flights to Malaysia in December and don't have much time to do the research. Could anyone please comment on how it might be to travel as family of 5 (3 adolescent boys) in Malaysia in December. We tend to like less crowded places, and are happy to travel on local buses and trains. Would also like to have some beach time (we are from NZ so have fairly high expectations of beaches!). We ...

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Langkawi - Singapore

Posted by rach9686 on 17/10/2011 at 14:51

Could anyone please advise on the best way to travel straight from Langkawi to Singapore. It will be on the 6th or 7th December and I cant seem to find a cheap flight so was hoping for an overnight bus/train. Any info would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Looking for tips for Malaysia in May

Posted by siquick on 24/1/2011 at 20:44

Hi guys, My girlfriend and I are landing in KL in mid May and have this basic route mapped out. I understand that the monsoon season happens on the west coast at this time so we are looking to spend more time on the east coast - just wondering if people could suggest some other places to go and/or comments on the below. We dont have a time scale so happy to go off to places worth seeing. KL -> Cameron Highlands->Perhentians Perhentians look amazing but not quite sure how much there real ...

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2 weeks in Malaysia

Posted by fretchard on 13/9/2011 at 07:39

Hello. My boyfriend and i are planning to stay in Malaysia for 2 weeks, after a year in Australia. We plan to try and see quite alot of the area, starting off in KL. We are having 2 weeks in Bali prior to this, so beaches wont neccessarily be a priority. Therefore would like to try and see as much as we can of Malaysia, travelling around and staying in different spots, such as Lang Kawi, Penang etc. What do you all suggest? Thanks ...

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hotels in Kuala Lumper

Posted by SpringZhang on 25/3/2011 at 16:54

i plan to visit Kuala Lumper the coming summer holiday. could you guys please recommend a few affordable hotels there? ...

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Posted by JenP on 5/10/2011 at 19:03

Hi everyone, 27/f here going to be in Lankawi for about a week at the end of October. Travelling up by bus from Cameron Highlands and wondering if anyone wanted some company/a sightseeing buddy/ chillout buddy?! Let me know, always up for meeting new people :o) ...

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KL to Butterworth by rail

Posted by nightowlers on 20/9/2011 at 12:50

Arriving by air in KL, and plan to travel to Thailand and Laos. Rather than fly to Bangkok, we are considering the rail option, possibly spending a few days in Penang before continuing north. Would love to hear from anyone who has travelled by rail to Butterworth, as to their experience. As we know KL well, and will stay there en route back to Australia, we are thinking of taking the train the same day we arrive. We arrive in KL around 12:30pm. Believe the sleeper to Butterworth leaves KL at 2 ...

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How to get to diving in Brunei and Borneo...

Posted by csawala on 2/10/2011 at 12:35

Doing research now but any help would be appreciated. I am currently in Koh Tao, Thailand, diving, but am probably heading off in the next day or so back to mainland, and then heading towards Singapore to meet a friend. From there, I was hoping to make my way to Borneo area (Sipadan, Layang Layang, Lankayan Island) to get some diving in but I am not sure how to get around once I land in Brunei (I found cheap flights to there via AirAsia)... All I know so far is that I would have to fly from Kua ...

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KL to Singapore - what to see along the way??

Posted by annikalee on 29/9/2011 at 15:56

Hi All travelling from KL to Singapore and would like some hints and tips on what to do along the way!!!! ...

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary??

Posted by sharpie on 29/9/2010 at 20:29

Hi again, not sure what i did wrong but i tried to post this and it got deleted. We will be in kl next week and would really love to visit this place. I have heard conflicting ways to get there by public transport is it possible? if not what is the next cheapest option? thanks ...

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