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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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Best place to spend christmas and new year malaysia

Posted by jeromedoyle on 16/1/2011 at 01:41

Hi all, I have spent the last 2 Christmas and New Years in Langkawi with my wife and friends and really enjoyed the laid back experience and amazing beaches. I would love to spend this Christmas and new year somewhere similiar in Malaysia, any suggestions. Nice beaches and affordable accomodition. Other islands of Asia would also be of interest. Jerome ...

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Round Trip Tickets for Visa

Posted by foieslinger on 15/1/2011 at 05:13

Will be traveling for 3 months in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia and have already purchased a round trip ticket flying into Kuala Lumpur and flying out of Jakarta. Not sure yet how I will be traveling between the countries but will most likely be flying on Air Asia. It seems that all of these countries require proof of in/OUT tickets. Will I be granted a tourist visa if I don't have proof that I am leaving the country? I have not yet been to any of these countries and don't know how lo ...

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Is it possible to transit through Malaysia on Air Asia without having to stamp in and out?

Posted by cisdeluca on 17/1/2011 at 13:12

I transit through Malaysia often - usually on Air Asia through the LCC Airport - and am wondering if it is possible to connect through there without having to stamp in and out of customs. My passport is filling up fast because of all the Malaysia connections - any intel on avoiding the stamps would be greatly appreciated! ...

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what is the best place to visit in malaysia?

Posted by atazhee26 on 2/1/2011 at 12:32

just a question guys, what is the best place to visit in malaysia. i read lots of things about the country but there are many to mention. got idea? ...

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Posted by garthibiza on 10/1/2011 at 18:06

I'm a traveller/photographer & live on Ibiza, (for 10 years ) considering moving to another island, in Asia. Looks like Langkawai might be a good option, but I have only read about people holidaying there for short stays. Has anyone stayed there for months, or a year ? Would like to know if there are any europeans living there, and approximate cost of renting a house (preferably) or apartment annually. Also the climate, what is it like over 12 months ............. is there a heavy rainy sea ...

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Langkawi to Thailand

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 15/12/2010 at 09:27

I'm heading back to Thailand from Penang and wondering if it's worth going via Langkawi. If I do that, do people typically re-enter Thailand in Satun, or do they go back through the mainland of Penang and go the Hat Yai route? Are there any extra costs associated with going back to TL through Satun? Why is it 60rm to Langkawi and only 30rm to Hat Yai, which is way further? ...

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Malaysia In July

Posted by sean82 on 4/1/2011 at 09:50

We Fly in to KL on the 1st July for our Honeymoon and will be spending approx. 3 weeks in Malaysia. We were thinking about spending the whole time in the Perhentians Besar but was wondering is that too long. We both love Scuba diving and just relaxing on tropical islands but as I can gather from other posts and guide books there isn’t a lot to do other than dive, snorkel and relaxing on the beach. Was thinking maybe spend 2 weeks there and a week somewhere else? If you think 2 weeks is too ...

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How long from Melaka to Changi Airport, Singapore?

Posted by Sinaloa237 on 31/12/2010 at 17:52

Hi All, I will be flying from Singapore next Tuesday and will be on Melaka earlier that day. Does anybody have an idea of how long it will take me to join these 2 places by bus? Thanks a lot for your help! ...

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How do I travel to Malaysia Borneo National Park from Indonesia side Borneo?

Posted by suswati37 on 26/12/2010 at 14:29

Hi all, I'm planning a trip Feb 2011 to go through the Indonesian Islands via boat, but then head back up to Malaysia side Borneo for the National Park. Is there any easy way of doing this without flights? Where from would I take a boat from in Indonesia, and how would I get to the Park- would I need to go through Kuching? Is this possible? Thanks ...

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KL airport connecting flights

Posted by battambangdave on 22/12/2010 at 14:56

Hi. My Airasia flight from UK arrives in KL at 1325. I want to catch an outbound airasia flight at 1455 to Phnom Penh . Assuming no it do-able?? I assume can't check through my luggage, so I would need to pick it up after arrival from UK, and then checkin for the outbund flight to Phnom Penh. The flght from KL to Phnom Penh is very cheap at the moment, so it is worth giving it ago, if I have a decent chance. The problem is there don;t seem to be later departures for either Malays ...

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Malaysia in August

Posted by ChrisM48 on 30/10/2010 at 11:06

If I am reading the weather charts correctly it seems that August is not overly affected by the monsoon seasons in Malaysia. Any one able to confirm this is correct? That being the case would appreciate some itinerary suggestions for a 3 week stay in Malaysia. We have a preference for coastal stays but glad to consider any other possibilities. Thank you in advance ...

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Snail Pace Through Sarawak

Posted by CaitlinP on 1/12/2010 at 18:05

Hi all I'm traveling with a girlfriend for 10 days in Sarawak. We don't move fast, or far, and she's on a tight budget, so I'd love some advice about how to best spend our time. Ideally, we want to spend some time in National Park, a LOT of time on a beach without spending much money, and maybe two nights somewhere luscious and outrageously cheap for what it is! I've trawled the net already, and am wondering whether the little town of Lundu might be a good base, because its near two National ...

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Butterworth to Cameron Highlands bus?

Posted by sophgibs on 18/12/2010 at 22:33

I will be travelling from Surat Thani down to Butterworth on the train in a few days; I am looking to head straight to the Cameron Highlands, ideally in one go. All the websites I have checked reference Penang to Tanah Rata, but some use 'Penang' and 'Butterworth' interchangeably, so I would like to know if there is a bus direct from Butterworth to Tanah Rata or whether I'd have to get the ferry over to Penang first? Any advice would be much appreciated! ...

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heres hotel info

Posted by sapote on 18/12/2010 at 13:00

hello friends, just thought i would pass on a little info as i have traveled along. am west coast penninsular malay. thanx to another bicyclist this recommendation. in Muar, LeeWa. basic, very helpful friendly owner. speaking english. nice little park out along river. in Batu Pahat found Bungaraya, again very helpful desk person. and food court one block away, yum options. in Klang Station Hotel. bit noisy but close station. enjoy ...

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December 15 - January 15 at Malaysia

Posted by lubabula on 9/9/2010 at 14:00

Hello. Were staying a month in Malaysia. Celebrating christmas and new year there. So where should we go? We would like beaches but not too quiet village but absolutely not too party place. Also sunny weather is close to our hearts. Were on budget travelling so our night budget is 20e per night total. Thank you for any help. ...

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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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