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Trip ideas - Bangkok to Bali

Posted by JayBee on 23/8/2010 at 05:13

I have 3 weeks to get from Bangkok to Bali. I'm not bothered about travelling overland from Bangkok, so was thinking of getting a flight out to somewhere to like KL or Singapore (or anywhere) and going from there. I'm thinking Java, Bali & Lombok should be on the tour. And I'd obviously like to do part of Malaysia. Wouldn't mind including Sabah, although that might be pushing it on the time available. Anyone got any good suggestions of a possible route to take in that time? Don't mind a fli ...

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Kuching to Kota Kinabalu by bus

Posted by fox80 on 16/6/2010 at 10:50

Hi everybody, My first post here:) I am planning my journey for 2011 now, collecting bits and pieces of information. I would like to travel between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, I read that the distance is over 1000 km and the travel on Borneo is quite slow. But because I am not a big fan of flying altogether so I am considering going by bus and breaking down the trip into a few little trips, if it is worth the time and effort. Is there much to see on between these two cities? (I am interested in ...

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Viewed 6,253 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by mefcom on 11/12/2010 at 22:43

Malaysia/Borneo in 20 days in November/December

Posted by clarelovelace on 21/11/2010 at 16:30

Hi all, My boyfriend is coming to visit me in Malaysia (flying into KL) next week. We're going to have about 20 days and I would really really appreciate anyones help on planning an itinerary. I've never been to Malaysia/Borneo before and I've just arrived in KL. I know that the beautiful East Coast islands are now in Monsoon season so its not a good idea (or even possible) to visit them. We're looking for a nice beach to chill on for a few days, as well as some adventure (trekking/Jungles etc ...

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Viewed 3,876 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by blackswan on 3/12/2010 at 10:14

Natural beauty or islands in January?

Posted by hypersigil on 22/11/2010 at 01:03

I am going to be in Malaysia from from the middle to the end of January. I'm primarily there for the Thaipusam festival at the Batu caves near KL, but I have time after the festival to go one other place for a few days. I would love to visit a place of particular Malaysian exotic beauty. I was looking at some of the islands off the east coast, but from what I've read, they are closed down for monsoons until sometime in March. Is this correct? Anywhere else people would recommend that is open an ...

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Viewed 4,327 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by hypersigil on 28/11/2010 at 04:32

3 Weeks Malaysia late November / early December

Posted by nochnbier on 27/10/2010 at 14:36

Hi there, I have 3 weeks time for travelling from the last week of November to mid-december. How is Malaysia in this time of the year? I read it's rainy-season, so does it even make sense to go there? If it does, I'm happy for some tips If it doesn't, does anybody have any suggestions what to do / where to travel? I have been to Vietnam and Thailand. I had to skip Laos and Cambodia on my last holiday, but I'm not sure if it's worth to fly over to SEA only for these two... How about Indonesia? ...

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Viewed 3,986 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by blackswan on 26/11/2010 at 20:54

Perhentians: robbery, drugs...is it true?

Posted by Aloyacska on 22/5/2010 at 05:25

I know that there have been some discussions about this issue in other forums, but they are from 2008 or even older. It would be great if someone who has been there lately could give an update: is it true that - u get robbed on the beach/in your closed room when you are not there or sleeping - girls should not go anywhere alone - local people are heavily on drugs and walk like zombies? I hope the articles saying all this were very exaggarating and its safe to travel there:) Thanks!! PS: Im mo ...

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Viewed 7,128 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by errik on 25/11/2010 at 20:20

Accomodation recommendations Kuala Lumpur?

Posted by Steve81 on 12/8/2010 at 03:18

Can anyone recommend any budget/flashpacker accomodation in Kuala Lumpur, all the ones I've checked out have loads of reports of bed bugs! Don't mind paying a little extra to stay somewhere I know is going to be alright as I'll only be there a couple of nights. Cheers Steve ...

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SZB-KUL Airport Transfer

Posted by MichelleWright on 11/11/2010 at 06:35

My return trip leaves from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 23:59 pm on 12 December 2010. I'm looking for cheaper ways to get from Ko Samui , Thailand to KUL in time for my flight home. Does anyone have suggestions for same day travel? (I will leave Ko Samui on 12 Dec.) I noticed there are other airports in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Could someone please advise me of the surest and safest way to get from SZB (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport? How muc ...

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Viewed 6,859 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AbgAcid on 11/11/2010 at 13:57

December Trip Help pls!

Posted by 002006 on 21/10/2010 at 04:19

Hey all, Please help me to plan & travel.......Am going to Malaysia this December. Arriving to KL - 5th Dec From 5th Dec to 17th I would like to travel around but on 17th, latest 18th, I would like to arrive at Kedah to attend a friends wedding. From 20th I will probably be with friends and hence cannot travel much. Other then travelling from Kedah to KL for Xmas, where else would you recommend. I depart for Home from Kuala Lumpur on 29th Dec. I have been to KL before and hence have seen ...

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Viewed 1,610 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by AbgAcid on 9/11/2010 at 21:51

penang and pehretian island

Posted by aliceinnyc on 4/11/2010 at 11:04

hi, i am a solo traveler about to make my first trip to southeast asia, was planning on making a trip from penang to pehretian islands- in early march, anyone done anything similar, any interest and want to meet up for a first time trip? what is the best way to do this route? anything i should know/ consider before making plans? thanks, alice ...

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Viewed 1,930 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AbgAcid on 4/11/2010 at 11:55

Public Tarsnsport in Malaysia

Posted by fueenzi on 16/10/2010 at 22:06

Hello everyone, Im going to Malaysia soon, coming from Thailand. I'm kind of an overland traveler, so as long as possible, i try to avoid the plain. So has anyone a good site for Bus or Train scedules and distances? Or any good advices for Public Transportation in Malaysia ? The first task will be to get from Thailand to Kuala Terengganu...any advice? Oh and is there something special to see in Kuala Terengganu? Thanks in advance! ...

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Viewed 1,526 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by AbgAcid on 2/11/2010 at 10:51

4 weeks in peninsular malaysia

Posted by wallchurch on 24/10/2010 at 18:30

hi im first time traveller flying into singapore then heading to malaysia for roughly four weeks before heading into thailand over land or by boat. i will be travelling on my own in malaysia before meeting friends in thailand who are on a two week holiday. i will be heading into thailand roughly on the 27th or 28th of december and i will be arriving in singapore on a one way ticket on the 1st of december. i will be flying out of bangkock on the 1st of febuary to new zealand on a 12 month working ...

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Viewed 3,456 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by wallchurch on 31/10/2010 at 01:01

KK to KK national park by bus

Posted by sharpie on 18/10/2010 at 08:14

Hey, We are in KK atm and we would like to head to KK national park tomorrow but we are getting conflicting information about how to get their by bus we have been told that we can go to the long distance bus station in KK and hop on a minibus to Ranua and stop at the national park but the mini bus will only leave when it's full so no way to know what time or we can go to the big bus station out of town and take an express bus to the national park but it is a pain to get there. Is it easy to just ...

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Viewed 2,788 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by sharpie on 18/10/2010 at 22:21

Motorbike Trips in Malaysia

Posted by KazAussie on 20/4/2010 at 14:40

Hi all, Does anyone know if there are groups like Easy Riders or Hue Riders in Malaysia. We did a 3 day trip in vietnam and it was a highlight. We are heading to Malaysia in August and would like to do something similar, either on the mainland or on Borneo. It is a short trip this time.. so far we have planned: 2-4 Aug KL 5-7 Aug Kuching 8-10 Aug - this is the bit I am trying to fill in 11-16 Aug Langkawi So far all we have booked is Kuching and we are pretty sure we want to ...

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Viewed 6,690 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by GGAdventures on 11/10/2010 at 14:19

Gpad (chinese copy)are cheap in malaysia?

Posted by bobytwo on 9/10/2010 at 11:38

hello,just wonder if anyone know Gpad,Ipad ,Nupad(the chinese copy) are they cheap in malaysia or andonaysia?planning to go there in Nov.i was thinking will be handy for browsing and gps. live in Canada to get it here have to order on line from China and who knows how long have to wait for it. any info will be great. thanks ...

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recommendations for off the beat malaysia

Posted by dougs077 on 10/8/2010 at 02:45

Hi, I'm looking for some advice - I'm spending two weeks in Malaysia in September and I'm looking for places to visit. I like taking my time so don't want to do too much and have travelled a lot in SE Asia (though not Malaysia) and find I like the quieter places, that are a bit off the beaten track. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm on a budget, but not a really tight one, am a big beach fan, but also like a bit of activity and love street food......flying into KL, but from I can see Mal ...

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Viewed 2,378 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by idreamofdurian on 6/10/2010 at 15:45

Port Dickson - a OK beach?

Posted by busylizzy on 28/9/2010 at 03:18

I am trying to help a friend plan a quick trip to Malaysia for a week. She is joining her husband who is attending a conference in KL. They will have two full days to fill in before the having to be in KL for the conference and she is trying to decide the best thing to do. Whilst my friend friend is fairly adventurous, her husband is more conservative when it comes to travelling. His idea of camping is staying at the Ritz with room service. Nor is he adventurous when it comes to trying new ...

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Viewed 7,446 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by dougs077 on 4/10/2010 at 18:53

A week off to Malaysia .. need help in reviewing my plan

Posted by skanthb on 27/9/2010 at 16:16

Date of Travel: 25th Oct – 31st Oct, 2010 Duration : 06 Nights/07Days Destination : Malaysia Departure : Hyderabad Arrival : Bangalore Flight details: MH 199 25OCT HYDKUL 0045 0735 25OCT MH1438 25OCT KULLGK 1100 1155 25OCT MH1439 28OCT LGKKUL 0955 1055 28OCT MH 192 31OCT KULBLR 2210 2340 31OCT MH-Malaysian Airlines HYD - Hyderabad, India KUL-Kuala Lumpur LGK-Langkawi BLR-Bangalore , India Hotels Envisaged: Kulala-lumpur ...

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Viewed 2,363 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by AbgAcid on 29/9/2010 at 20:51

Malaysia Dec28-Jan 7, KL to Teluk Nipah to ?

Posted by tamra on 27/8/2010 at 10:24

Hey fellow travelers :0 My b/f and i will be stopping in Malaysia on dec 28 to jan 7 landing in KL wanna stay couple days in KL then was thinking about checking out Pangkor, Teluk Nipah for New Years eve and head out on Jan 2 to somewhere else?? Any suggestions or advice on Teluk Nipah ( what the beach is like, bungalows or huts) or where to head after Teluk Nipah before heading back to KL and off to Cambodia.......Have read some good stuff on Meleca??? Help please....haha Thanks in Advance ...

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Viewed 1,563 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tamra on 24/9/2010 at 18:29

Visa for Malaysia,

Posted by chatz on 19/9/2010 at 09:57

Hey Guys, This time last year there was no problems with traveling to Malaysia, but i've been hearing alot of negative talk about visa restrictions from August 16. I am an Irish Citizen, flying from Australia to KL on Oct 2, but only staying for 2 days before flying back to London. Question is do i need to acquire a visa for malaysia for those two days or will i still get a stopover visa of 120 hours as long as i have the documentation to prove that i am leaving days later. I'm also flying w ...

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Viewed 1,904 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by chatz on 20/9/2010 at 12:25


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