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From Tioman to Perhentian via bus in August

Posted by FlavioRoma on 21/7/2015 at 07:07

Hi Guys, On August 18 we plan to leave Tioman with ferry then take a night Bus in Mersing heading Kota Bharu. Unfortunately, looking at easybook.com seems like there are no buses available any more for all August! Any cue about what should we do?? Bottom line: would there be anyone interested in sharing a private van for that trip? We are a couple, italians, we enjoy traveling on budget and meeting people from other cultures. Flavio & Marica ...

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Perhentian islands and Taman Negara in late Sept - Oct

Posted by gilrand on 27/7/2009 at 18:50

Hello, I've gathered that North-East monsoon begins in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in late October - November. The rainfall begins to increase already in September or earlier. Does anyone have any good information on if it still is alright to visit east coast and Taman Negara in late September or during October, propably in October in my case? I've read that MOST (not all?) resorts and guesthouses close their doors in Perhentian Islands in the end of October so at least in theor ...

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From Pangkor to Singapore

Posted by nowy on 28/5/2015 at 16:52

I want to get from Pangkor to Singapore, preferably as much of the journey made by train. How would you advise me to go with this? Is it possible to do in one day? Thank you ...

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Malasya not touristy

Posted by Pokol on 19/7/2015 at 20:21

hi I'm going to Malasya from Thailand and I'll be there for a week. I will be going to Penang first and I want to travel down all the way to Singapore. I really don't want to get into touristy things,I'm want to get into Malasyan culture so I was wondering if anybody knows any city or town, preferably on the west coast which is nice in that way. Thanks so much! ...

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Have the best itinerary? please help

Posted by tringuyen on 28/6/2015 at 05:24

Hi everyone, I'm Tri and I plan to visit to Malay in 2 weaks early August, you guys have any idea to have a good itinerary? Thanks for your help ...

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Malaysia visa for longer than 90 days, possible? and how to get it?

Posted by LK023 on 25/6/2015 at 00:04

hi friends, i'm planing a possible trip to Malaysia soon so i was wondering whether it's possible to get a longer than 90 days visa before going, and if they require any documents or proofs, etc... wondering if any embassies or consulates provide a 6 month visa for example.. ...

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Sabah and Sarawak, or Peninsula?

Posted by Bridgequeen on 30/12/2014 at 10:15

Hi I would be grateful for any advice. I have just over two weeks in Feb/March (would have been earlier but thought it would be prudent to avoid CNY - is this true of Borneo?) and simply can't decide on an itinerary. I am tempted by what I read about Kuching , but equally by Sabah. I don't climb mountains nor do I dive and being the wrong side of 50 and totally unfit I am also a little concerned that some of my plans may be too much. I am used to solo travelling having done Cambodia many time ...

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Kota Kinabalu

Posted by GCheng on 3/6/2015 at 03:56

Happy to answer any questions you may have, I just visited! Follow me on my vlog channel to get updates on the sabah trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onUPqQqs3HE ...

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Mount Kinabalu FAQ

Posted by weizai221_1 on 25/5/2015 at 10:10

I've climbed mount kinabalu for 8th times and more to go. Here i would like to share my experience on Mount Kinabalu Climbing arrangement or preparation. Cheers! Feel free to ask / discuss here ...

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Help with planning itinerary

Posted by Domj on 5/5/2015 at 13:46

Hi, Im currently planning a trip around south east asia for end of next year and looking for some advise on the best route to take leaving from Thaland going to the following places in Malyasia; Penang, Tanah Rata, Perhentian Islands, Taman Negara national park, Kuala Lumper and Tioman Island. Im struggling to work out the best order of travel to these places. ...

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How to organise climbing Mt Kinabalu?

Posted by flather5121 on 12/3/2011 at 15:30

I am looking to climb this peak in the coming month, but it can be delayed by a further month if necessary, and i am trying to figure out how exactly you can be sure that you can climb Mt. Kinabalu when you arrive in Sabah. What bookings can be made in advanced and what should be booked in advanced. Has anyone done it recently? What should I take with me? What price range am I looking at if I am a single traveller? Would it be better to try to find someone to climb it with- if so would anybody ...

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10 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Dutch on 14/7/2014 at 01:12

My girlfriend and I are heading to Bali tomorrow for our 3 week Indonesia trip (and are really looking forward to it!). The bad is news is that we have been informed today that the last leg of our journey to Bali has been rebooked on a later flight. We will be arriving at Kuala Lumpur at 17:30 and the next flight to Bali will take off at 04:15. This means a stopover of a little over 10 hours! Do you think we will be able to visit the city during our stopover? And if so, what would be the best ...

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Are the Borneo east Coast and dive spots safe?

Posted by pete61 on 22/4/2015 at 05:28

Aust Govt travel warnings recommend to reconsider your reason for travel in that part of Sabah due to possible kidnappings. How real is the possibility this might happen? Are people still going there to dive? We're thinking about going September. Pete ...

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Hotel In Kuching That I Stay For Business Trip

Posted by Dave_6597 on 22/4/2015 at 02:58

When to kuching for business trip and i was stay at this hotel. From beginning to end it was great. Staff were helpful and friendly, rooms were huge, clean and everything in good working condition. Staff was always on standby to help. Would definitely have my other trip with my family to kuching here. plan to stay in this Regency Rajah Court Hotel again... the best overall it was a nicely refurbished room and would come again. ...

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West Coast in June

Posted by nowy on 12/3/2015 at 10:21

I will be going from Thailand to Singapore in the end of June/ beginning of July and wanted to see west coast of Malaysie but I know the rainy season is starting in June. I wanted to do some snorkeling as well there. I was roughly thinking of Langkawi, Penang and Pangkor. Do you think it makes sense to go there at this timing? ...

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Pangkor vs Langkawi

Posted by catseyes8787 on 14/1/2015 at 10:40

Hi I'm trying to decide which island to visit; I'm going to Malaysia in March (I know, just on the edge of the dry season) and would like to spend some time on the west coast before heading to Borneo. As a reference, I completely fell in love with Koh Lanta in Thailand and I'm looking for the same "laid-back"/Malay feel. I'd love to do some diving too, so wondering which island has the best dive sites. Lastly, which of the two would be best suited for a budget backpacker? (looking for ...

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Tourico Vacations trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Jennifer74 on 21/3/2015 at 17:30

I went there for business in January'15 and stayed in a very nice JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur Selangor, nicely located by the mall and surrounded by many restaurants. I was pleased with everything - hotell staff, food and hotel lounge on the 24th floor. That was my kind of busy city life with exotic twist. I had a great time! Nice place for vacation and business. What other places and hotels would anybody recomend as far as attractions and convenience? ...

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Starting in Malaysia

Posted by susanne2306 on 2/3/2015 at 07:41

Hi, I am planning a solo 5-6 month trip around Southeast Asia, starting early next year. I have created a rough itinerary for myself which starts in Malaysia. Is Malaysia a good destination to start my trip? I am a young female and I have never been to Southeast Asia or traveled alone before. Just taking into account that less backpackers go to Malaysia etc, will I be able to comfortably start my adventure here? Or should I begin somewhere else and come to Malaysia later? I also plan to visit Th ...

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Verorab injection Malaysia

Posted by dangerzone15 on 5/3/2015 at 04:36

I'm due my 3rd verorab injection on Tuesday in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) after a dog licked me on koh phagnan. Just wondering is there anywhere I can get it that is not prohibitively expensive? I'll be back in Thailand on the Wednesday where it'll be way cheaper, but do you strictly have to follow the guidelines on the exact days to get the injections? ...

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Security kinabatagan river

Posted by Bridgequeen on 19/2/2015 at 19:31

Hi I have just arrived in Kuching and was talking to people about my onward plans to sandakan and a river safari at kinabatagan (organized by harbor side backpackers). The general view was that I should be wary and there is a curfew in the area, anybody have any reliable info? ...

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