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Langkawi vs Penang - which is best?

Posted by cazabdn on 4/1/2010 at 22:11

I have 4 nights and would like to have some nice beaches, go snorkelling & do some walking. prefer peaceful places to party places - any tips? Thanks ...

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Best way to Perhentian Islands

Posted by Carrelas on 2/6/2010 at 20:51

I will be in Phuket and then heading to the prehentian islands. Would it be best to avoid the border of thailand and Malaysia and fly to KL? Is there an other way? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance ...

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how to get from kuching to bangkok?

Posted by jaclynt on 8/6/2010 at 23:37

Hey! I'll be in Kuching for a week, and I have to fly into BKK on July 9. Skyscanner tells me the cheapest way to get there is to book two separate tickets with Air Asia: one from Kuching to KL, then from KL to BKK. Is a 2-hour connection in KL enough time to make it to my next flight? Also, is it better to book now? Or should I wait until I get land in Malaysia on July 2... ...

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Borneo 10 days

Posted by pippeline on 20/5/2010 at 17:23

Hello! I'll be in Borneo for 10 days end of July and I know it's not much time, but I want to get the best out of it. I'll fly into Miri on 25th of july and want to fly next morning to Mulu. How long would you recomend to stay in the national park, is 2 nights enough? Then I'll fly from Mulu directly to Kota Kinabalu and want to stay there for 2 or 3 nights. I'm not interested in climbing Mount Kinabalu, so I will go by bus to Sandakan, I really want to see the Orangs at Sepilok Center. What ...

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Malaysia as an alternative to Thailand?

Posted by bluebelle on 18/5/2010 at 05:29

My friend and I (both female, early 20s) are booked to go to Thailand, her for 4 weeks and me joining her for the last 2. There is a chance we might have to rearrange or leave when we get there because of the ongoing problems. Originally our plans included Bangkok, some smaller towns and villages, national park (jungle-like but quite accessible) and island hopping, beaches, maybe scuba diving. I was wondering how we might plan a similar trip in a similar time frame if we ended up going to Malay ...

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Day trip to Taman Negara... advice please!

Posted by MirTraynor on 16/5/2010 at 03:52

Hey, We are looking to travel to Taman Negara from KL on the sleeper train to Jerantut, and then taking the bus to Kuala Tahan. Spending the day there, and then returning that night to Jerantut to get the sleeper back to KL... this seems to be possible, but I have a few questions and hope you guys can help! Firstly, if we choose to get the bus there from KL (as the sleeper arrives at 3.30am!), it will get us to the jetty for about 9.30am. Will this get us there in time for the boat trip into t ...

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kl to Taman Negara National Park one day

Posted by sharpie on 14/4/2010 at 14:54

hey again, just found out about the jungle railway just wondering if it is at all possible to get to Taman Negara National Park from kl by jungle railway, go to the canaopy walk and waterfalls and get back to kl that night? i know its possible on a daytour although we would like to do it on our. thanks ...

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August weather - East coast

Posted by emma066 on 27/4/2010 at 15:25

Can anyone tell me what the weather along the East coast of Malaysia is like from end of July through till beginning of August? Hoping to go to Perhentian Islands but obviously not if there's going to be big monsoons! Thanks, Emma ...

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Penang or Taman Negara or / and Perenthian Islands

Posted by markio on 6/5/2010 at 23:58

Hi guys and gals, I am currently staying with friends in KL, and we're heading up to the cameron highlands on the weekend. I was thinking of heading on to Penang for a few days next week but also want to learn to dive. I have been told the places to learn are Perenthians and Tioman. As I am backpacking, price is important, getting there, course and accomadation. I am not sure if I should go Penang --> Kota Baru --> Perenthians or Teman Negara then onto the Islands? Next stop is goi ...

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Air Asia one way ticket to KL will they let you board?

Posted by lanamike on 5/5/2010 at 20:06

Hey All Were in the process of planning our trip but Ive read that some airlines wont let you board the plane unless you have a return ticket BA being one of these. Has anyone travelled with Air Asia one way to KL and did they have any problems? Were going to be moving on from KL and so will have tickets for onward travel. Thanks ...

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Recommendations for a beach stay in Malaysia

Posted by KazAussie on 25/4/2010 at 07:50

Hi, I am after recommendations for beach accommodation in Malaysia. Basically what we are after is... Snorkelling off the beach Not large multi storey hotels, rather somewhere with some character A little bit of luxury Not so isolated that we can't eat outside the resort While I wouldn't say money is no object, we are looking for a bit of spoiling. Anyone have any recommendations? ...

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Minibus from Penang/Butterworth to Surat Thani/Koh Samui?

Posted by bianco on 22/4/2010 at 07:07

So I’m trying to figure out the most efficient way to travel from Penang to Koh Samui. I’ve read elsewhere that I can book a Mini bus in Penang that will take me straight through to Samui. If this is true, about how much will it cost? About how long should a trip like this take? Thanks! ...

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Malaysia help!

Posted by stevejames00 on 14/4/2010 at 01:33

Hi, My girlfriend and I will be arriving in KL on 20th July after 4 weeks in south Thailand. We have between 3 and 4 weeks before heading to Singapore. Even though we have some ideas on where we want to go i'm still stuck on parts. Theres some really cheap flights to Penang so after 3 days in KL maybe another 3/4 days in Penang. But then should we head to the Perhentians? I'm not sure if we will be bored of beaches after 4 weeks of them in Thailand. We like the sound of the Jungle ...

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From Samui by train - suggestions on where to stop?

Posted by emma066 on 9/4/2010 at 15:45

Hi there, Travelling by train from Thailand to KL and want to stop off at 2-3 places on route. Has anyone any suggestions? We're interested in wildlife, beaches, good scenery and jungle. Not so bothered about nightlife! Any suggestions would be really appreciated! Thanks ...

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Please could you check my itinerary?

Posted by kitsune on 11/4/2010 at 20:15

Hello! I'm off next month for two months to SE Asia on my own. I'm planning to visit Vietnam, Camboya, Laos, Thailand, Malayasia y Singapur. Could you please check my Malaysia itinerary? Thanks! 47 22-jun Vientaine - KUL 48 23-jun Kuala Lumpur 49 24-jun Kuala Lumpur (Batu Caves) 50 25-jun Kuala Lumpur - Jerantut - Kuala Tembeling Jetty - Taman Negara 51 26-jun Taman Negara 52 27-jun Taman Negara 53 28-jun Jerantut - Kuala tahan - Kota Bharu - Kuala Besut (Jungle train) 54 29-jun Kual ...

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Kuala Lumpur Clinic for Vaccines

Posted by alx on 24/3/2010 at 22:12

Hi, this site has been really helpful planning my trip which begins next month. So thanks. I need my annual Japanese Enceph booster. Does anyone know if this will be easily available in Kuala Lumpur for foreigners? Thanks ...

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Day trips from KL

Posted by shaydan_01 on 15/3/2010 at 09:37

Hi guys, I will be in KL for three days in April and am wondering if it is feasable to do a day trip to Mekala without wasing too much time travelling or do you think I should just stick to the city? If anyone has any good suggestions for day trips out of KL I would love to hear them! Accomodation for KL is already booked so staying away the night is not an option. Thanks in advance! ...

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Christmas 2010 Malaysia or Thailand ?

Posted by Carlos82 on 11/3/2010 at 23:51

Hi Folks, I’m arriving in Malaysia at the end of November 2010 for a years travelling with my girlfriend and am looking some where nice to spend Christmas and New Year. I had looked at Langkawi but had thought also of moving up into Thailand. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thanks Carl ...

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MUST sees of malaysian peninsular..?

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 27/9/2009 at 02:43

what are some MUST see attractions in the malay peninsular [ preferably the north]? need to make a border run from southern thailand. is KL actually worth the travel? and is Malaysia relatively inexpensive compared to thailand? ill be traveling some time around mid january ...

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from Perhentian Islands to Melaka

Posted by marie79 on 24/2/2010 at 00:46

Hi everyone, Does anybody knows what is the best way to go to Melaka from the Perhentian islands. Is it possible to do this without going through Kuala Lumpur again? We are doing a loop. Kualalumpur-Cameron Highlands-Perhentian Islands-Melaka- and back to Kuala Lumpur. We're doing this trip in 14 days. Thanks a lot for your help ...

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