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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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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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Day trips from Kuching

Posted by amz155 on 28/6/2011 at 01:27

What are your favourite day trips to take while visiting Kuching? We've already shortlisted: -Sarawak Cultural Village -Semenggoh -maybe kayaking -Gunung Gading (if timing is right to see Rafflesia) -Gunung Santubong--can we still climb it and I've read about a waterfall to swim in? -day in the city (see Chinatown, museum, mosque, cat statues, etc.) -Kubah (is it worth it if we have already visited Kinabatangan, Mulu, Bako?) Also, can anyone recommend a company to book a kayaking tour with if ...

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Singapore school holiday = busy 1st week of Sept?

Posted by amz155 on 7/4/2011 at 04:38

Doe sthe first week of September tend to get super busy in the Perhentians due to the Singapore school holiday? I'm debating going either first week of September or last week of September. Pro of going the last week of September is to avoid the crowds but I'm not sure the weather will still be good as October approaches. ...

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Viewed 2,705 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Alec on 24/6/2011 at 20:29

8 hours in KL

Posted by Dazmar on 21/6/2011 at 10:20

My girlfriend and I have an 8 hour stopover in KL and plan to head into the city for a few hours. Any suggestions on places to check out. Thanks ...

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Camping in Miri

Posted by Ezdita on 21/6/2011 at 20:17

Hey - I will be in Asia with a tent, so I am hoping to find somewhere to camp near Miri. Any recommendations and experiences? Cheers, Esther ...

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Motor Bike trip through Malaysia

Posted by samuijimmy on 9/6/2011 at 21:46

I live in Thailand and thinking of doing a motor bike trip down into Malaysia in July... (my own bike.... will get necessary paper work before hand! ) Just wondering if anyone has done motor bike trips around the Malaysia? I know the roads in southern Thailand are generally very good (main highways & bi ways)... Would I be correct in assuming roads (at least the main roads in Malaysia would much the same?....) I hate bus trips, as you pass so many interesting spots, where you just can ...

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luggage storage in kl

Posted by alma on 19/9/2009 at 14:51

hi, does anyone know any places in kl where the luggage can be stored for longer period of time (2 months approx) and if so how much does it costs? thank you ...

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Viewed 7,315 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 14/6/2011 at 14:40

place to visit in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by aanchal011 on 22/2/2011 at 18:18

Where are some nice places to stay in Kuala lumpur ? What is most famous [tourist attractions in Kuala lumpur. ...

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B-day evening in KL?

Posted by amz155 on 11/6/2011 at 05:37

We will be in KL for three days after arriving from Canada. One of those nights will be my finace's birthday. The trip will also be our honeymoon. I'm wondering if people could give me ideas for how we could celebrate his birthday in KL? We aren't looking to spend a lot of money. And we are backpacking it so won't have fancy clothes. Is there anything fun we can do at night that doesn't involve a super expensive meal or require fancy clothes? We will either be staying in Bukit Bintang or Ch ...

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diving certification

Posted by megeb on 10/6/2011 at 04:13

Hey y'all! A friend and I will be traveling throughout SE Asia from October 2011-January 2012, during which time we plan to get PADI certified. We are planning to do the certification in either Indonesia or Malaysia, so I am looking for input on which one is better and why? Has anyone done a great program in either of these countries that they would recommend? What about cost comparison? Thanks in advance for all of your input! ...

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Taman Negara or Sarawak for nature?

Posted by WDCtraveler on 23/4/2011 at 01:22

This May I'm taking a one-week vacation to Malaysia (as an add-on to a business trip to Singapore), with plans to visit Penang and KL for a day or two each. But this urban dweller and mostly urban traveler would like to leave her comfort zone and try a not-too-strenuous foray into the jungle to see animals, plants, and if possible, indigenous people. I've narrowed it down to Taman Negara or Sarawak around Kuching. TN would mean one less flight and probably more time in KL, but Kuching sounds l ...

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East Coast of Malaysia in August

Posted by starfish on 17/2/2011 at 19:36

Hi there We are a mixed age group (10 years to 50) spending 3 weeks on the East Coast of Malaysia in August. We initially wanted to visit the Perhentian Islands but are finding mid range accommodation almost impossible to book. We don't mind basic but it has to be very clean. Should we give these a miss and just head for Tioman or any ideas for other islands/beach resorts to visit. We don't want anything too touristy just nice beaches, good food and laid back atmosphere. Any help would ...

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Is KL worth it for a short stay?

Posted by champp on 16/2/2011 at 08:57

Hey everyone, would it be worth it to spend around 3 days in KL on a short layover between Thailand and Indonesia? How would you it is compared to Bangkok, for example. Cheers ...

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Condo or similar

Posted by gill1 on 6/6/2011 at 18:59

Mature couple seeking an apartment to rent for 1 month in Penang. Have been walking around and asking but no joy. If anyone knows of a condo please let me know. Many thanks ...

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Kota Bharu accommodation

Posted by amz155 on 5/6/2011 at 08:52

Looking for recommendations for a place to stay for a night as we transition between Kuching-KL and Perhentians. We will arrive in KB at 445PM and need a room for a night. I can't find any good recommendations. I keep reading about bedbugs or unfriendly owners or poor security. Can anybody recommend a place to stay? Thanks. ...

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