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Beaches/snorkelling near Sandakan?

Posted by amz155 on 19/3/2011 at 10:23

Are there any good areas to relax on a beach and do some snorkelling near Sandakan? We wanted to go to Perhentians in September but figure that we may encounter rain and would rather that the R&R part of our honeymoon not get rained out. I read about Mabul and Sipadan but they seem to prefer divers over non divers and the accommodations seem quite $. Not to mention that I don't think there is a beach there, more suited to divers. We REALLY want to relax on a beach during our honeymoon but ...

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Mersing to Merang

Posted by starfish on 10/3/2011 at 00:43

Can anyone give me some information on how to get from Tioman Island up to Redang Island by bus. Any ideas as to how long it takes. Thanks ...

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Trekking in Borneo

Posted by zoebondi on 15/2/2011 at 10:57

Hi All, I've just signed up to do a 5-day trek through the Maliau Basin in Borneo from the 12th March. Has anyone had experience in this area? It looks beautiful! The company is Fitness Adventures - an Aussie guy is running the trek. All seems really above board and organised. AND CHEAP! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. And let me know if you are keen to join - I think there are still a few spots left. Well worth a look if you're planning on being in Borneo around then anyway... Ch ...

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tinggi hotel

Posted by sapote on 8/3/2011 at 16:54

hi friends, am hoping to use ferry at Pengerang, to cross to Singapore airport. am stopping K Tinggi on the way. suggestions for hotels near bus station? thanx. also recommendation for hotel in Pengerang? and, any one use that ferry service? thanx all ...

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Borneo then the beach?

Posted by amz155 on 2/3/2011 at 08:14

I'm trying to brainstorm itineraries for a 3-4 week trip for September. Would love to have a trip that includes nature/wildlife, culture, and a beach relaxation/snorkelling. I'm thinking Borneo plus some beach time. Would it be feasible to travel from Borneo to Perhentian Besar? OR would we be better off just travelling to Tioman Islands as they are closer to Borneo. As for Borneo, how much time would we need to visit Sepilok, Mulu and maybe Niah caves? Would Kota Kinabalu/Mt Kinabalu be worth ...

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Posted by 21days on 25/2/2011 at 08:23

Hi I want to go to Borneo just to see orangutans and pygmy elephants. How long would you suggest for this? My husband isnt keen to go so I would prefer just to do these things then head out to cambodia ...

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KTM trains online booking

Posted by fox80 on 20/2/2011 at 16:57

I just wonder if anyone has used the Malaysian Railway website recently to book train tickets? I've tried for a few days and it comes up with technical error thing. This is the link: Thanks for input. ...

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10 days in Malaysia

Posted by christay2009 on 6/8/2009 at 03:57

I'll be using KL as a hub in order to get home after 3 months [2 in china, 1 in Laos]. I was considering staying for around 10-12 days before flying home. I would prefer to keep travel to a minimum and 'chill' in just a few places. I was considering spending some time in KL before getting the train (?) up to Penang/George town/surrounds before heading back to KL then home! I would appreciate any input Thanks again ...

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tai chi in KL

Posted by sapote on 21/2/2011 at 14:26

hello friends, there is a master tai chi teacher that instructs on the hill behind china town. does anyone know his name? and possibly what would be the shortest duration he would consider it would take to learn the basic form. thank you for any help ...

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Malaysia Itinerary

Posted by sookie481 on 16/2/2011 at 20:59

Hi all, I hope someone can help! My sister and I are travelling for a couple of weeks in S.E.Asia (first timers) end of March/beg of April. We're flying in and out of Singapore spending: 3 nights Singapore 2 nights Malacca Then we arent sure what to do in the middle but know we want to end up in Langkawi for a few days. We were thinking of going to the Cameron Highlands but had a hard time working the logistics of getting from Cameron Highlands to Langkawi. We're now thinking of going to Pe ...

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Help getting started

Posted by jonyd1 on 2/2/2011 at 04:16

Hey all - so I am looking at having about 2 weeks in Malaysia, and I was hoping for some advice on getting started with an itinerary (I am a bit lost...have done a fair amount of research, but I can't seem to get a handle on what would be best). I would be flying into, and out of Singapore. I would like to try to get a good mix of nature and the local culture - I have seen 2-3 days in Kuala Lumpur is probably enough? I have also seen people suggest a few days in the Cameron Highlands, as well a ...

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Chinese New Year in Penang

Posted by CapturingPenang on 8/2/2011 at 20:20

Great time to be in Penang this week. Just a tip - Be sure to head to the Chew Jetty in George Town on Thursday night, Feb 10th, for Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor’s birthday). One of the highlights of Chinese New Year in Penang. See you there! Reese & Mark Capturing Penang ...

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Malaysian health care

Posted by heddenswest on 26/1/2011 at 12:38

I'm going to be traveling for almost 4 months this coming fall. I'll be starting in Bali and passing briefly through Malaysia on my way to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma... I am in the process of determining which vaccinations I need to get but they are expensive and not covered by insurance where I am currently living. Malaysia ostensibly has good health care. Can anyone comment? Any thoughts on getting vaccinated there (Hep A, typhoid, maybe Japanese encephalitis?...)? I'm also c ...

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Itinerary - help!

Posted by jonnycn12 on 19/1/2011 at 23:51

Hi all - im going to malaysia and borneo with my gf and would really appreciate some help re my itinerary. we want to do the relaxing beaches at the end of the trip but apart from that are pretty easy which way round we do the route. I have planned an itinerary but have a fwew days spare and not sure what to do. its holiday so i dont want to make huge journeys just to fit in a town for a night any advice on my itinerary what im missing is really helpful. Is 2 days in KB too much? is my route th ...

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Malaysia tour

Posted by aanchal011 on 2/2/2011 at 19:08

I want to visit malaysia next month . If I face difficulty or trouble there where I have to report.? ...

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historical city.. Malacca

Posted by bobfaizal on 25/1/2011 at 15:26

The historic centre of Malacca was inscribed on the World Heritage List on 7 July 2008 together with George Town, the capital of Penang. The Malays who are the original settlers of Malacca since 1400, form the largest community. The Malaccan Malays are rich in culture from their daily life to the building arts. The famous Malacca Steps or Tangga Melaka are common in front of many Malay houses in Malacca.Two of the most important museums in Malacca are the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and the ...

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Accomodation in Salang Beach - Tioman

Posted by Janascha on 24/1/2011 at 22:13

Hello, Any experiences? I need an accomodation in Tioman, preferably in Salang Beach, this friday throughout the weekend or longer- WiFi and an attached toilet would be lovely, a fan is just fine. Since I am travelling alone the price range should not exceed 50 or 60 RM. Can anyone recommend a nice and sweet place? BTW: any tips for a good diving guide there? Thanks for support! Jana ...

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Malaysia april 2011

Posted by nnlsbin on 24/11/2010 at 08:34

hi My boyfriend and I (ages 27 and 23) are planning on going to Malaysia for about 2 weeks at the end of April. We are looking for a quiet place to relax on the beach, we dont plan on scuba diving or doing any snorkelling and arent really into going out. we are just wanting a romantic holiday where we can get away and relax and spend time together. Does anyone have any suggestions. I have heard that tioman, langkawi and the perenthians are good, but i keep hearing they are very developed and g ...

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Traveling through Malaysia by Train (to KL)

Posted by ginger1 on 27/12/2010 at 10:40

Hi! My boyfriend and I are hoping to train our way back down to KL after 2 weeks in Southern Thailand / islands. I know the most direct route (?) is to train from Hat Yai along the west coast down to KL. I saw in another posting on here that someone suggested a different train route through central Malaysia called the "jungle railway." Can anyone recommend one way or the other? We are definitely hoping to stop at at least one or two places on the way down - we will give ourselves 3 ...

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Thaipusam festival question

Posted by hypersigil on 16/11/2010 at 09:19

I am going to be arriving in KL on Jan 19, 2011 for the Thaipusam festival at the Batcave near KL, which takes place this year from Jan 20 - 22. I was wondering if anyone here had experienced this festival before and could let me know if it is worthwhile staying for the whole thing, all three days, or if it is rather repetitive after a while. I don't have very long at all in Malaysia. If you think that the whole festival is not worth staying for, which day should I go -- the first, or last? Any ...

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