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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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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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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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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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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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2 Weeks in Sarawak - Where 2 go? what 2 see?

Posted by hotchily on 19/7/2010 at 06:43

Hi travellers, We are intending to go to Sarawak in November for a couple of weeks, and enquiring if anyone has any recommendations on what to see, do and where to stay. We are intending to visit Brunei for about 2/3 days (max)to visit the Temburong area and then travel by bus to Sarawak. There are a multitude of NP's - what would the best ones be to visit along the way to Kuching? Hoping to stay in both Bako NP and Kuching for a few days each. Not much has been written for these parts Chee ...

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monsoon season/ jungle line

Posted by ossiferb0b on 18/9/2010 at 13:25

hello, can anyone please share some information about the jungle line during january? i'm from california, so the word monsoon sounds scary.. is it safe to take the jungle line during that month? i can't stop thinking about riding a train through a jungle all day...any recommendations of where to stop along that line? i would appreciate any advice.. thanks all! ...

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2 weeks in Malaysia - itinerary advice please

Posted by slordan on 2/9/2010 at 19:17

Hi I'm going to Malaysia on 18 September for two weeks and I have not really put much thought into what I'm going to do. At the moment I only have my flight to KL booked. Places I am interested to see are KL, Perhenthian islands maybe Redang island also. And if I can fit Langkawi - I might go there too. but that might be trying to fit too much in? Am I better to stick to either east or west coast when I only have 2 weeks? Perhaps instead of going to Langkawi there are more interesting things ...

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perhentians? should i go?

Posted by dougs077 on 13/8/2010 at 17:54

Hey all, I've read a few bad reports about the Perhentians - over-development, theft, drugs - I'm heading there mid-September and after reading these I am not too sure... Are there any Thai islands that they are roughly comparable to? Travelled widely there and am pretty aware you have to take the usual precautions wherever you go.. We are in our late 20s and looking to chill out in a few low-key beach bars and nice beaches.. my full-moon days are over.. would besar or kecil be best? Thanks! ...

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Posted by placeshifter on 4/8/2010 at 01:49

We're a couple thinking of visiting Malaysia for 3-4 weeks. We have a 3 year old child. We're looking to rent a house/villa somewhere that's in a beautifully charming setting, close to unspoiled nature, without a whole lot of modern "developments" like skyscrapers, concrete buildings, and big shopping malls. On the hand, I do need high-speed Internet at the residence for work. Can someone recommend where we could spend our time? Because of the child, we'd rather stay in 1 or maxi ...

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Air Asia from the UK

Posted by Sparts on 3/9/2010 at 00:45

Ok, so I've flown Air Asia many many times. But never from the UK to KL. Has anyone made this trip? They have awesome deals at the moment. One thing I hate is being stuck in a silly wee seat for 10 hrs. I honestly can't bare it. Just so long as there is a decent amount of legroom I'll probably be happy. ...

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Where to stay in Tioman

Posted by onesun on 17/8/2010 at 09:39

Hi everyone! Heading to Tioman Sept 10th. and not sure where to stay? We have 5days/4nights (short!). We were thinking 2 nights somewhere in Juara and the other 2 maybe in ABC or Salang??? Not opposed to staying in just one place either. Would like a decent place but hoping no more than 50 Canadian (40-45US). Husband's a diver.. but both love relaxing on the beach, also adventures/activities. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! ...

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Cameron Highlands - need anti-malarials?

Posted by LaraP on 9/8/2010 at 17:40

Hi, I was just wondering whether anti-malarials are needed for the Cameron Highlands? For the most part I will be in the tourist areas but will be hoping to go on a few walks/trails if possible. From this map I'm guessing they are not necessary for Penang, Kuala Lumpar or Melaka but can't tell if Cameron Highlands are in the red spot or not: I would appreciate it if so ...

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Cameron Highlands bus availability from KL a day before Hari Raya Pausa holidays

Posted by ashokSPB on 8/7/2010 at 15:52

I shall land at LCCT, KL on 9th Sept 10 morning 6 AM. Hari Raya Pausa holidays falls 10-11 Sept. Can I get bus service to Cameron Highlands from KL without advance reservation due tyo holidays rush. My hotel is already booked there. If travel not possible then veteran travvelors may suggest what to do from 9th to 12 th Sept. Is Penang travel without rush/Jam on 9th Sept. Thanks to all freinds in advance. ...

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Cameron Higlands-how to backpack?

Posted by fox80 on 4/8/2010 at 14:29

Hello, I am trying to picture how can I backpack through Cameron Highlands in backpacking mode. As far as I know there is no 'hop on/off' bus available so options left are taxis, bus or renting a car.I am not keen on taxis and hiring a car as we are on a budget but I wonder if you decide to travel on a bus, can you make the bus to stop wherever you want (tea plantations ,butterfly farms) and then join in for further travel? This would be my first time in SEA so I am a bit confused/overwhelmed b ...

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malaysia -- help!!

Posted by jaclynt on 23/7/2010 at 14:06

Hey guys! My friend and I are leaving Bangkok on the 7th of August, and would like to visit KL. I will be flying out of KL on the 17th (back to Bangkok, then home). I've lost my Rough Guide to Malaysia somewhere in Kanchanaburi, so I need your help as to what to do for those 10 days. Considering we don't want to spend an excessive amount of time in KL, I was thinking of going to Penang first for a couple of days, then KL for the last few days...? We're not in a rush, so it might be interesti ...

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Air Asia to Seoul

Posted by daawgon on 2/8/2010 at 23:39

I just got an email from Air Asia saying that Seoul service is to start soon, and the promo tickets from USD29. go on sale 4 August 10. ...

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Booking accomodations in Perhentians

Posted by petrarch1603 on 21/7/2010 at 11:28

What is the best way to go about finding a place to stay in the Perhentians? It seems like none of the guest houses have websites and the usual hostel booking websites are empty when it comes to the Perhentians. Is the only way to book a reservation to call the phone numbers? I don't have a phone here in Malaysia, but I guess I can always use a payphone. I just wish there was a more convenient way. ...

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7 days in Malaysia - where would you go?

Posted by shaydan_01 on 1/2/2010 at 06:55

Hi everyone, My partner and I have a 7 day stop over in Malaysia before heading to Phnom Pehn. We will be arriving on the 16th of April and we do want to spend a couple of days exploring KL, but think that 7 days in the city may be too much. We are looking to head somewhere not too far away (half a days travel from KL at most) where we can experience a bit of Malaysian culture and see some beautiful scenery. Not fussed as to whether it is beach/mountain/jungle whatever and are not really ...

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Recommendations Place In Kota Bharu

Posted by Jamess on 7/5/2010 at 11:39

Kota Bharu is a small town but a lot of people there. im still at Myplace Guest House near by mcdonalds central of town. The are new opened in April 2010 with the local kota bharu man. The place really clean and lot of information for those people want to go to Perhentian Island and Thailand, and dont forget, there are free breakfast there. ...

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