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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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Islands In Malaysia - Feb/March

Posted by TravelMoo on 18/2/2015 at 23:00

Hi everyone, I'm coming to the end of a 5 month tour of SEA and will be flying out of Singapore on the 7th March. I have already spent time there so will probably only spend a night there to catch my flight the following day. I really want to spend my last few days on an island or beach town and it seems to me that going to one in Malaysia makes most sense given its close proximity to Singapore and also because I haven't spent much time there. The main activity I want to do is scuba dive. I go ...

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1 Month in Melaka, or 1 month in Kedah? Please help :p

Posted by stst on 10/2/2015 at 07:42

Hello everyone, I am a medical student and going to visit Malaysia for a month in August and work at hospital, participating in an exchange programme. I have to choose between Kedah and Melaka . Which one should I choose? Any advice? I ve been informed that if I go to Kedah, I will be visiting Langkawi! However, Melaka is closer to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore! Please help me if you want, by telling me your opinion. ...

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Can I climb Mt Kinabalu on a budget?

Posted by k1ttyfantastic0 on 29/1/2015 at 01:29

Hi there Has anyone climbed Mt Kinabalu on a budget? All the tours I have found are at least 500 for 2 days, 1 night. Wondering if anyone has any tips on reducing the price? Thanks! ...

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travel mate needed to usa for work and traveling

Posted by vinlovestravel on 26/12/2014 at 10:21

Im really into u.s and i am lookin someone who has a common interest with me. ...

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Smoking in Malaysia

Posted by Bridgequeen on 2/2/2015 at 09:32

Hi I have my trip planned for a couple of weeks time - into Kuching and out of Langkawi. I had planned to visit Melaka during my trip and found by chance that it has a total smoke free policy. I know it is a filthy habit and all that but I really can't imagine getting through three or four days without a cigarette. Does anyone know the status of smoking laws elsewhere in the country? ...

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Booking accomodation in KL

Posted by Pjotra on 9/1/2015 at 23:18

Please note, that, when booking through a bookingsite, such as, the 6%Vat is not mentioned, as is the 10% ' SERVICECHARGE'. Even the smallest guesthouses do not take any direct reservations anymore, but work through a third party, which explains the servicecharge. No such problems on the Malaysian parts of Borneo, though. By the way, did you know that Malaysians from the mainland need a visa for Sabah and Serawak, but that the people from Borneo don' t need one for visiting the mainl ...

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Is Sabah Malaysia safe for a women alone

Posted by k1ttyfantastic0 on 17/1/2015 at 17:47

Hi I am looking at going to the Sabah region for about two weeks in August, mostly around Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. I can't find much information on women travelling alone in this region and would like to know how safe it is? I read about the kidnappings in Eastern Sabah which freaked me out a little bit but still want to go. I have travelled extensively by myself and a fair bit through SEA (Cambodia/Laos/Thailand). I will be staying in budget accommodation and would book day trips out to ...

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Quick Malaysia-Singapore Visa question

Posted by scotthutch90 on 16/1/2015 at 05:34

Hi everyone, I am a UK citizen and have literally just arrived in KL and have recieved my 90 day visa. I had planned on going to a few other locations in Malaysia before heading into Singapore for a day or 2 and onwards to Indonesia. That is until I found out an artist I really like is playing in Singapore a week today and I simply wont miss the chance to go. So, is it possible to cross into Singapore for a day or 2 and then return to Malaysia to see the locations I will have to skip? Will I b ...

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3 weeks to explore Malaysia South to North - Travel and Location Tips please

Posted by lisacane on 8/1/2015 at 00:30

Hello there - my husband and I are arriving in KL Wed 14 January and have three and a bit weeks to explore the country. We leave Malaysia flying out from Penang on 10 February. We will stay in KL for 4 nights to explore the city and nearby sights following that we intend to travel 'slowly' northwards up to Penang to enjoy the sights en route, places we have earmarked already are: Frasers Hill, Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara National Park and finally Penang, we're thinking 3 to 4 nights ...

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Kretek- Clove cigarettes in Penang

Posted by mccordep on 11/12/2014 at 14:49

Are clove cigarettes (kretek) available in Penang? If so, where would I find them? ...

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Food in Penang

Posted by Hermantravel on 11/11/2014 at 09:28

It has been said the Penang is the food capital of Malaysia and is also ranked among top ten greatest street food cities in Asia. I will probably be there for about 4 or 5 days and would like to get your recommendations on some food I should try, from main dishes to desserts to snacks. My goal is to write an article on the best food Penang has to offer. Any input are welcome. ...

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Paradise Islands???

Posted by bholl on 8/3/2014 at 01:00

Hi, I am looking for islands and beached in Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, etc) that are similar to the Gili Islands in Indonesia. I really enjoy the relaxed setting with the option of partying at night...and of course the awesome beaches. I have been to Thailand...Phi Phi, Railay, Samui, Tao, Phangan...just looking for more paradise Islands Thanks! ...

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A Week in Malaysia/Singapore

Posted by mattrushu on 21/10/2014 at 20:44

Hello, I am an English teacher in South Korea, and I'm starting to look into traveling to Malaysia and Singapore for a week. I'm considering flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then flying back to Korea from Singapore. But my itinerary is yet to be set, and I'm wondering what are some of the best places to visit. I'm hoping to visit Taman Negara, but besides that, I'm open to any suggestions! Thanks! ...

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A Rare Form of Malaria is Spreading in Malaysia

Posted by roam on 11/11/2014 at 18:27

from A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found. In the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo, a parasite called Plasmodium knowlesi causes severe malaria three times as often as Plasmodium falciparum, which has long been considered the deadliest form of the ...

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Missing yacht Mishiwa

Posted by katlenton on 19/10/2014 at 18:31

Hello, The family of David Lenton, who is solo sailing "Mishiwa" is now more than two weeks overdue to arrive in Labuan, Malaysia. We now know that David left the island of Redang, Malaysia about 6:30am on 27 September, and made last radio contact between 3 - 4pm on that day. His family have established a Facebook site to try to find any information that may help the authorities in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia locate him. It would be so appreciated if you could like and share ...

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Sexual Assaults in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by GattinaRosa on 11/10/2014 at 08:47

This evening, I was walking back to my hotel, with my husband. We were exiting a shopping centre when a group of teenagers came in - mostly females with a couple of males, aged about 14/15. As one of the males walked past me, he grabbed my breasts. I hit him off and my husband challenged him, so he just walked off. The girls in the group looked quite shocked (I'm not sure if they were shocked at what had happened or the fact that we challenged him). Is this a problem in KL / Malaysia? I've rea ...

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Late January itinerary from Singapore to Langkawi: help needed!

Posted by MartinaSmartiz on 15/10/2014 at 05:41

Dear all, I'll probably have a couple of weeks off in late January and I'd love to visit Malaysia. As I read on TF, in january the best choice would be to visit the western coast of peninsular Malaysia. I'm planning to fly via Singapore, spending there a day or two and then heading north. My final destination would be Langkawi, where I'd like to enjoy roughly a week of island life (a mixture of relax on the beach and inland trips) and then head back to Singapore to fly home. I'll have five to se ...

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