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Tiny red bugs with painful bite

Posted by katielane18 on 24/8/2011 at 08:44

Hello, everyone! I have been googling all night and morning and can't find anything so I'm hoping someone here can help me! I was laying in bed last night (I'm in peninsular Malaysia) and I felt something on my back. I was laying on top of the blankets so I thought the blanket was just scratching my arms so I just kept moving it. After this went on for half an hour, I got off the bed to move the blanket and I noticed a bunch of tiny (like a pinprick tiny) bright red bugs. I went to get the h ...

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Viewed 11,577 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 26/8/2011 at 10:34


Perhentian Kecil revisited

Posted by tezza on 14/8/2011 at 11:33

I got back to Kecil after a 12 year gap early in July. Way more development. Long Beach is no longer drop dead gorgeous - just an okay beach. BEST BEACHES - Long Beach has been spoiled by concrete buildings in back, rows of beach umrellas/mats and haphazzard parking of too many boats. The sand is not the eye-hurting white of the good old days. I'm putting it at #3 on Kecil. However if you want lots of accommodation nearby, plenty of restaurants and a few lively bars, this is the place. Note the ...

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Taxi from Lahad datu to Semporna

Posted by Joey82 on 22/8/2011 at 20:21

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone knows how much a taxi will cost from Lahad Datu to Semporna? I know the best way is a mini van but I'll be coming from the Danum Valley and think I get dropped off in Lahad datu about 3:30pm so I'm guessing it will be too late (especially if they only leave when full) I really need to get to Semporna that same day though so I make the boat to Mabul the next morn! Are taxies easy to get from Lahad Datu? Thanks! ...

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Perhentian Besar revisited

Posted by tezza on 13/8/2011 at 16:55

I got back to Besar for the first time since '99. More resorts, estaurants etc but still a nice location. BEST BEACH - the one at Perhentian Island Resort. This is open to the public and can be walked to from all resorts except Bubble's Dive Resort. Bubbles Dive Resort beach is maybe next - Bubbles is exclusive to this beach, there is okay snorkelling off the sand. Only problem is access - boat only. Abdul's and neighbours' beach is arguably as good - even better snorkelling north of the mid-be ...

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Port to Port: Tioman to Redang - where to stop?

Posted by starfish on 2/8/2011 at 19:10

Hello there! Just a week away from my trip and there a few bits that need ironing out! We are planning on traveling from Tioman on the 18th August and need to be at the port for our transfer to Redang on the 20th August. I have found an overnight bus from Mersing to Kuala Terengganu on transnational buses. However, what is there to do in Kuala Terengganu for a day and night? I did look to stop over at Cherating, however with a 4 hour bus and then busing the next day I did not feel like this wa ...

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Gunung Mulu National Park and Miri accommodation, Sarawak, Borneo

Posted by KirstyB on 11/8/2011 at 18:07

Thought I would share this bit of information about places to stay in Mulu and Miri as when I tried to book dorm beds at the Park HQ in Gunung Mulu for our recent visit and found them full, I had difficulty finding much information about equally cheap alternatives. Mulu Gunung National Park Firstly, after having a nose around the dormitory accommodation at the park HQ I would still recommend this as a first choice if it were available, although there's not a massive amount in it in terms of wha ...

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Viewed 7,303 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 13/8/2011 at 06:27

Visa change?

Posted by huggomartini on 6/8/2011 at 23:46

I read that visa policies in Malaysia will change next 15th August. I'm portuguese and I'm travelling in SEA and I'm planning to book Air Asia's flight from Siem Reap to Bali via KL, the point is that Air Asia's is asking from Visa before the boarding card is ready. Any help? Thanks in advance. ...

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Travel from Indonesia to Malaysia Borneo

Posted by ljb341 on 3/8/2011 at 10:07

Help, I am trying to get from Bali to Sarawak without going all the way back to KL. Is there a faster and easier way to get there without backtracking? ...

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Viewed 3,156 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by childly1979 on 3/8/2011 at 22:05

9 months teaching - Indonesia or Malaysia?

Posted by pete3377 on 26/7/2011 at 04:31

I am applying for a teaching assistant position in either Malaysia or Indonesia. Salaries and job openings aside, what do a I need to know in terms of differences between the two? I am a 26 year old American female and want international experience for my career in Peace Operations and International Development. I'm a social person and up for an adventure but also want to have the ability to communicate with people back home on a somewhat regular basis. I'm also considering Laos and Thailand if ...

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Malaysian Borneo

Posted by InevitableNomad on 25/7/2011 at 07:27

Hi Everyone. I'm a 23 year old male from Belfast. I'm booking a last minute trip to Malaysian Borneo for one month tomorrow. I hope to arrive on Sunday 31st July / Monday 1st August. I spent some time travelling mainland Malaysia last year and so am really excited about fulfilling my most regretful not see. However, as it's so last minute I haven't had time to make much plans. All I know is that I'm flying to Kota Kinabalu where I intend to use as a base to explore Sabah. Following this, I thi ...

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Viewed 2,655 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by childly1979 on 1/8/2011 at 09:11

Danum Vally or Tabin Wildlife Reserve???

Posted by Joey82 on 21/7/2011 at 16:44

I am trying to decide weather to spend 2 nights / 3 days in Danum Valley or the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. I'm traveling alone and this will be a luxury after 3mths backpacking! Both look fantastic. Tabin will cost RM1180 while the BRL in Danum is even more expensive RM2580 I really can't decide which one would be the better experience and if going to Danum Valley would be worth the extra cost. Has anyone been to either/both? Advice would be helpful!! ...

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Is there pre arranged visa for Malaysia?

Posted by travelaround on 20/7/2011 at 14:45

I'm planning to visit Malaysia in October via Vietnam. Don't want to go to the consulate and get the visa in my country. So, wondering is there any reliable online service providing pre-arranged visa for Malaysia? TIA ...

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Sarawak

Posted by emily2310 on 25/6/2011 at 00:24

Hey, I'm off travelling soon, and would love to spend some time in Sarawak or Sabah, I can have up to 6 weeks in that area. I really want to do the whole Orangutan thing, and would love to spend some time in the rain forest, and am completely open to suggestions, as I am sure there are some wicked and amazing things to do that I don't know. I was looking at this place www.thegreatprojects.com. Any help would be great. Thanks Em. x ...

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malaysia & Indonesia during Ramadan

Posted by savorygal on 26/6/2011 at 08:20

i will be in Malaysia (sabah) and kalimantan during August, which is Ramadan. Does anyone know how difficult & or disrespectful it will be for me to eat during the day? ...

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3,5 Weeks Malaysia 22.07. - 19.08, need Tips for Itinerary and general questions

Posted by nochnbier on 20/6/2011 at 13:59

Hi There! I will visit Malaysia for 3,5 Weeks with my Girlfriend this summer. We dont want to "rush" things, since we're not that immune to humid heat (e.g. we won't be hopping on and of busses every day to "see as much as possible"). We want to see nature and culture, but we wont do heavy-duty-trecking (i.e. overnight-stay in the jungle, daytreks should be fine however) The following stops are decided for now: KL 2 nights at the beginning Taman Negara or Cameron Highlands ...

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One night in KL?

Posted by silverteeth on 7/7/2011 at 23:32

Hello everyone! I'm going to be stopping off in KL, as I fly from Siem Reap to Bali. I'm a bit pressed for time, but I'm thinking if I'm going to stop there anyhow, I might as well spend the night. Do you think it's worth changing money, getting out of the airport, finding accommodation, and then lugging myself back to the airport in the morning? Can I see and eat enough in KL in less than 24 hours to justify it? Thanks! ...

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Borneo - Danum Valley

Posted by Joey82 on 8/7/2011 at 03:16

Hi there, I will be in Borneo in March next year and really want to visit Danam Valley. I'm struggling to find out about accomodation/ tours there. I love the look of staying at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge but quite expensive. Does anyone have any other recommendations or advice on how to go about the whole thing?! ...

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Kota Bharu or Tanah Merah train to Kuala Lumpur

Posted by chicoelnino on 2/7/2011 at 21:03

Really need to find out what train options are available to travel from Kota Bharu or Tanah Merah on the east coast to KL. I can only see routes from KL to the above but not the reverse. Can anyone point me in the right direction as we need to get to KL in a week and we'd prefer a train as our mode of transport if possible. Thanks in advace. ...

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2 weeks in Borneo

Posted by mikeyspread on 1/7/2011 at 16:58

Hey I arrive in Kota Kinabalu on 26th July and have a flight out of Malaysia from KL on 9th August, so have aprroximatley 2 weeks in Borneo. Simple question, what should i definatley not miss? and more complicated question, sugested itineries? Mike ...

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Viewed 3,566 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by tyler on 7/7/2011 at 11:14

KL to Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian

Posted by chicoelnino on 27/6/2011 at 21:04

I would like to head to the perhential islands. Currently Im in KL and would like to know what transport options I have to get me to the east coast in order to take a boat over to the islands? Any info would be great folks. ...

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Viewed 3,761 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AbgAcid on 28/6/2011 at 11:38


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