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Which direction: Kuching to Sandakan or vice cersa?

Posted by amz155 on 4/4/2011 at 23:33

Air Asia is having a sale for travel dates while I'll be in Borneo (Sept). So if I want to take advantage of the sale I'll have to decide on itinerary sooner than later. Is there any reason why I should go in a certain direction for these stops: KL-Kuching-Bako-Kuching-Miri-Mulu-Miri-KK-Sandakan-Kinabatangan-Sandakan-KL OR KL-Sandakan-Kinabatangan-Sandakan-KK-Miri-Mulu-Miri-Kuching-Bako-Kuching-KL I am preferring the option where I end in Kuching so that if we have extra days before going b ...

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THE ORIGINAL BACKPACKER HOSTEL-KL anyone there forgot something

Posted by lola899 on 4/4/2011 at 14:10

wondering if anyone is at the hostel...i forgot something....would like to know if its still there.. ...

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KL budget

Posted by caseyprich on 3/4/2011 at 14:43

Hey all - I'm going to do a training course in KL for 6 days and am wondering about budget. I've already got the hotel figured out - and will be spending most of my time in the heart of the city where the conference center is. Breakfast included in the hotel, but wondering how much I should budget daily for expenses, keeping in mind that from 9 - 5 I'll be in a conference center. Right now I'm thinking 150 MYR per day (50 USD) for food/drinks/transportation. Thinking that on some days I'll ...

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Borneo to Perhentians--travel time?

Posted by amz155 on 26/3/2011 at 02:38

*IF* we wanted to travel from Borneo to the Perhentians (just an idea for now), how many days should I budget for the transfer? I figure we'd fly Borneo to KL then KL onto Kota Bharu either by flight or by overnight bus. And then onto Perhentian Besar. Is the overnight bus a good option to save money? I can't find a good beach to laze on for a few days in Borneo (TARP seems more for day trips, islands near Sandkan seem to be more for diving and don't really have a beach, all the exclusive is ...

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Kuching: accommodation <$25/nite?

Posted by amz155 on 31/3/2011 at 07:56

Can anyone recommend a well located place to stay in Kuching that is the equivalent of $25US or less a night? Looking for a room for two people (not dorn) with bathroom. If we have to, we can go wtih a room with shared bathroom. Anywhere that's well located so that we can explore the city for a few days, catch bus to Semmengoh and Bako, and eventually ride to airport. Thanks. ...

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KL Dentist

Posted by foieslinger on 2/3/2011 at 19:18

Does anyone know of a good dentist in KL? I'm here for a week and may as well use some time for "dental tourism." Thanks. ...

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travelling in KL for 2 days

Posted by funlovingtraveller on 25/2/2011 at 22:21

I have booked a room near KL Sentral hotel for 2 nights and will be touring batu caves and forest research institute of malaysia RoyalSelangor pewter factory china town masjid jamek bird park and adjacent gardensand jalan imbi (cosmos indoor theme park) central market little india royalpalace through LRT/MONORAIL /KTMCOMMUTER My question is that how do i tourthese places on the same day or in 2 days (if possible )without crisscrossingthe same stations .I believe from kl sentral the bird park an ...

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Traveling from Kuala Lumper to Phuket

Posted by GTlica on 18/2/2011 at 00:14

Im 22 and going to Malaysia/Thailand in May for 3 weeks. Im traveling from Kuala Lumper to Phuket, but I don't know what too see or do between this places. Do anyone have some suggestion? ...

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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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Borneo

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: http://www.ktmb.com.my/mainpage.aspx 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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