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    around malaysia in 2 weeks from singapore

    by sakatsu Written May 7, 2009

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    Favorite thing: hope you've booked destinations early. Best island resorts are usually full by now. Head up to north east to Kota Baru in state of Kelantan where there is great Malay food (influenced by Thai), culture, history, architecture, then head out to Perhentian islands which has great beaches (if you can still get the right resort). You could spend minimum 5days up there. After this take a bus to the west, enjoying the winding hill roads with tropical rainforests. you might spot wild elephants! (seriously!)
    (warning: interstate bus rides in malaysia still retain its terror ride status until today - fun or dangerous, you decide :P)
    Stop at belum resort mid way (2nights suggested) - take up jungle trek package with boat ride on vast temenggor lake- amazing!) then continue on to penang for modern and ancient culture, food architecture - minimum 2 nights. Head south to KL (2night) for big city attractions then Malaccca (2night) then back to systematic singapore!
    wow! now you have a holiday!
    get intouch with me if need contacts.

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    around malaysia in 2 weeks from singapore

    by sakatsu Written May 7, 2009

    Favorite thing: hope you've booked destinations early. Best island resorts are usually full by now. Head up to north east to Kota Baru in state of Kelantan where there is great Malay food (influenced by Thai), culture, history, architecture, then head out to Perhentian islands which has great beaches (if you can still get the right resort). You could spend minimum 5days up there. After this take a bus to the west, enjoying the winding hill roads with tropical rainforests. you might spot wild elephants! (seriously!)
    (warning: interstate bus rides in malaysia still retain its terror ride status until today - fun or dangerous, you decide :P)
    Stop at belum resort mid way (2nights suggested) - take up jungle trek package with boat ride on vast temenggor lake- amazing!) then continue on to penang for modern and ancient culture, food architecture - minimum 2 nights. Head south to KL (2night) for big city attractions then Malaccca (2night) then back to systematic singapore!
    wow! now you have a holiday!
    get intouch with me if need contacts.

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    KK or MIRI to fly back to Malaysia

    by cochinjew Written Jan 31, 2009

    Favorite thing: Flying out of Brunei except to KL on Air Asia is more expensive than other options. you can fly out of KK to JHB on air asia. the road trip which is slow is from Miri to Kuala Belait to Brunei.. and from Brunei you have to fly out or take a boat to Labuan and fly out.. if you are going to be in Miri it is better to fly out of Miri.. rather than going all the way to KK, unless you have something to do in KK..

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    KL to KT

    by cochinjew Written Jan 31, 2009

    Favorite thing: The easiest way is to catch a plane,both airasia and malaysiaairlines offer very cheap fares to KT. there are buses but they take about 8 hours where as the flight is only 40 minutes and even taking into consideration checking in etc, is much easier. it is not that expensive either. while you are there please check into the chinese temple dedicated to the great explorer zheng he.

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    Safe and Sound in Malaysia

    by ivanchristie Written Oct 8, 2008

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    Favorite thing: OK, I will tell you exactly what to expect in Malaysia. Just a lot of hot air and empty talk on the political scene. The racial problem is merely mountains made out of little molehills.

    You and your wife are most welcomed to visitr Malaysia anytime. I bet what you see personally would take away any fears you have now. Trust me !

    Ivan

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    Using credit card in Malaysia

    by mary2u99 Written Oct 3, 2008

    Favorite thing: Major credit cards like visa and master card are accepted. If you shop in department store, restaurants and some large chain shop there is no surcharge. But in certain small shop or merchants there will be a minimum surcharge of 2-5%. To be safe ask there if they will charge surcharge first.

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    Travel in Langkawi, Perlis and Kedah

    by jusmtu Written Sep 12, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hi,

    I agree with Alex about the visa things. I just want to add something here is that please do not forget to prepare an umbrella or rain coat when you reaced Penang or Langkawi in November. Because it almost raining day during that time. My advice is if you or your family get into the rain please immediately wash your head as this can give you headache or fever suddenly. Take a good care and have a safe trip.

    regards,
    aimanirfan02@yahoo.com
    http://www.malaysiamapforsale.com

    Fondest memory: The people in Malaysia are helpfull and friendly. There are a lot of interesting places in Malaysia everybody should visit,especially Bandar Hilir in Melaka. Melaka is the historical place in malaysia. You cannot say that you had been visited Malaysia if you had not been visit Melaka. Trust me...!!!

    regards,
    aimanirfan02@yahoo.com
    http://www.malaysiamapforsale.com

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    Weather in Malaysia

    by arissyam Written Sep 12, 2008

    Favorite thing: FYI

    in Malaysia there are two monsoon which will caused heavy rain during the season and may cause flood. from november until mac, east coast monsoon will blow in rain clouds that brings heavy rains that may cause floods in some parts of Malaysia. during this period peninsular Malaysia east coast, northern coast of Sabah (Kota Kinabalu and Sipadan will only be slightly affected) and inner part of Sarawak will be heavily rain. the peak of the season will be in the month of December as east coast of Malaysia will faced heavy floods. some tourist islands will be closed due to the bad weather. try to avoid peninsular east coast during the period or u might be stranded at the flood aid center.

    Meanwhile, Malaysia west coast states like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Langkawi and Singapore will enjoy pretty clear weather. do check the weather forecast when u are travelling during this period especially if u travelling in Borneo as some flight to/from remote areas will be cancelled due to bad weather.

    Above all check the daily weather forecast as to avoid flood areas and ensuring ur travel would be safe. also the recent climate change may lead to another suprise.

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    by kteejones Written Sep 6, 2008

    Favorite thing: I think you miss understood Gamarini, I will be going to Malaysia from China, some countries want to know when you are leaving their country and want to see an exit flight from their country. So, I was wondering if, when I go to Malaysia I should have my departure flight from Malaysia already booked? I know they don't mind where I've come from.
    Thanks

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    Malaysia: Which coast?

    by Potato-Brigade Updated Aug 19, 2008

    Fondest memory: Both coasts of the countryside and the towns of Malaysia are superb! This is particularly good news because it is generally considered a "fact" that while one coast is experiencing foul weather, the other one is having beautiful weather!

    Personally, I find ALL of Maylasia wonderful: The country AND the people. Do some internet search before you go, sure, but don't make such plans that cannot be broken. Once you're in Malaysia you will probably hear about something or some place (from other travellers) that is happening "right now". It would be a pity to miss out.

    Fondest Memory? It was on the road (hitch-hiking) between Penang and the Cameron Highlands where the driver stopped at a road-side stall and treated me to my very first taste of the dreaded Durian. I'm addicted now!

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    Kota Kinabalu

    by mary2u99 Written Aug 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: I agree with what the other VT said. Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful city but Kota Kinabalu offer the city and also the natural beauty of the forest. Other than climbing Mt Kinabalu you can also go snorkelling and diving too.

    Fondest memory: Climbing Mt Kinabalu and Porim Hot spring.

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    Things to do in KL

    by bkarjee Written Jul 9, 2008

    Favorite thing: Every Hotel in KL has a Travel desk near the reception. They will organize local tours for you within KL. They would charge on per person basis and the rates are very reasonable. They will start in the morning and come back in late afternoon. Only downside of this city tour is that they would also take you to unwanted places like choclate factory, Batik factory and some other factory outlets which are basically a gimmick. The guys in the factories expect you to buy few things from them. But it is not compulsory. Only thing is that 1-2 hrs is wasted in this, which could have been better utilized to see other places.
    In KL, I would recommend going to Petronas tower and KLCC tower (Telecommunication tower) on your own, in a cab. Both these places are in the heart of the city and if you are staying in the heart of the city too, it will be easy to go. Most of the good hotels in KL are in the heart of the city. Another place I will recommend to go in KL is the PutraJaya (New Capital area).This is where all the administrators of the country are based. All the ministries, Govt offices, parliament etc are based here and the city has been planned beautifully.
    Enjoy your visit.
    BK

    Fondest memory: Taxis are very cheap there. But negotiate before you go there. The approximate taxi fares can be checked at the Hotel reception, before you embark on the city tour. The Public transport system in KL is excellant. Try the Sky train for going to important places within KL. They are all connected by Skytrain and is a pleasure to take a ride in these trains.

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    KL, Genting, Langkawi visit in Malaysia

    by bkarjee Written Jul 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: you can get visa on arrival at KLIA. Be prepared to fork out RM100 per person and stand in a long queue. As regards tips on Langkawi, please see my page on Langkawi and dont forget to take your driving licence. Langkawi is a beautiful place and you can easily spend 3-4 days there. There are numerous direct flights from KL to Langkawi. Try Air Asia and book in advance to get good promotional rates. I stayed in Midah Hotel in KL and First World Hotel in Genting. Both are nice and cheap (less than USD 50). You will be able to book it online. KL-Genting can be done by buses, that depart from Puduraya bus station in heart of the city. The bus ticket fare includes a cable car ride which is a must see.
    Spend 1 night in genting and maximm 2 nights in KL. Spend rest of the time in Langkawi.

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    GSM Phones In Malaysia

    by gaolei Written Jul 2, 2008

    Favorite thing: GSM phones, the most common in Europe, will work in most countries. The trick is to have it unlocked by your phone company before travel. This will allow you to use a foreign SIM card in the phone that you can buy everywhere in Asia.

    If you have nobody to call in Malaysia, just take your European GSM phone with you. Chances are your phone will work with local malaysian networks. Just check with your phone company to see if you need to have foreign roaming activated.

    Phone calls will be expensive, but if your family has to reach you, they will just call your local number in Europe and it will ring wherever you are in the world. This is the beauty of GSM.

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  • Malaysia Local roadmapping website

    by amangoo Written May 15, 2008

    Favorite thing: in case u need some maps for directions.. this is the Malaysia local roadmapping website.

    http://mapdoo.com

    you can also browse the various categories to be shown on map too. welcome and enjoy your holiday in malaysia!

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