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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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Travelling Across Malaysian Borneo

Posted by murrin85 on 28/9/2011 at 11:10

I am thinking of traveling across Borneo from Sandakan to Kuching using various buses. Can anybody who has already done this route tell me of their experiences / let me know a reasonable timeframe to do this? Any comments at all on this route would be really helpful! Thanks ...

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Sarawak, Baram Regatta in October 2011

Posted by childly1979 on 1/7/2011 at 12:31

If you are going to pay a visit to Malaysia and will come to Sarawak for the coming October. Then, should not miss out the Baram Regatta in Marudi. This traditional event will be held this year on 1st and 2nd Oct. How to get to Marudi? 1/ Express boat at Kuala Baram Jetty, Miri 2/ 4 Wheels drive (experience simple rally driveway) 3/ Plane from Miri airport Marudi is a historical and peaceful town. The chinese temple has an age of 110 years old. Besides, the hidden Gudan Waterfall and longhouses ...

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Airport transfer from LCCT K/L

Posted by ChrisM48 on 18/9/2011 at 07:05

I will be flying in to LCCT Kuala Lumpur and wish to catch a connecting internal flight from Sultan Abdul airport. Can any one tell me if there is a bus between these two airports or will I need to catch a taxi? ...

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Malaysian Borneo

Posted by iciclesecret on 2/9/2011 at 23:10

Hello! I'm travelling back to Asia and this time very tempted to spend some time in Borneo. We land into KL on the 26th December and could connect onto the evening flight to KK. It seems to me that the must sees are: Kinabatangan River, Kota Kinabulu, Sepilok Sanctuary (please tell me if I'm wrong, my knowledge of Borneo is so limited!). There seems to be lots of different options for the best islands in the area. I saw a fabulous trip with Sta travel, covering all of the above, but they are c ...

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Festivals or Other Interesting Events in Borneo?

Posted by nikkor on 30/8/2011 at 21:31

I'm planning a trip to Borneo between Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2011. Does anyone know of anything special going on that I should try to see? I'm a photographer just looking to experience and capture new things. ...

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From Kota Kinabalu to Balikpapan - How to do it?

Posted by PeterJW on 30/8/2011 at 19:01

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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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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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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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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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