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Hello!!

Right now we are staying at the Belum rainforest resort and we are interested in going to Cameron Highlands, Taman Negara or the Perhentian islands (we don't care in which order). We would like to know which is the easiest place to go from here by public transportation or shared van!

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Homestays?

I'm hoping to take a trip to Malaysia and am curious if anyone has done a homestay there?
I found this really great site, I Like Local (https://www.i-likelocal.com/), that lets you book both homestays and experiences with locals and I'm very interested in booking. Before I pull the trigger, I wanted to see if anyone had some advice based on past experiences?

Thanks!

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Hello all!
Me and my girlfriend are considering to travel to Malaysia and Borneo for roughly 3 weeks between the end of July and the beginning of August (we are a little bit late since we haven't booked yet our flight tickets) and I would like to have your opinion on the following potential itinerary for our trip, on what to add or to remove according to you, taking into account that we would like to have a mix between beautiful beaches, wildlife and local cultural aspects.

Kuala Lumpur – 2…

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Hi all,

Anyone having experiences in booking hostels in august for perhentians kecil (we prefere long beach)? All online websites show that everything is booked, cannot imagine this is true... Or is august the most populair season of the year to go to the perhentians?

Me and my boyfriend are meeting some friends there, which makes us with six in total. No rooms available on the perhentians.. I also searched for two person rooms - also nothing found.

Are we too late or is it just not usual to…

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Hello! Selamat pagi!

We are visiting the Perhentian Islands this July and we are totally messed up when it comes to finding accommodation there.

We found difficult to contact the hostels there via email but the most expensive ones. Once we reach some hostels the most part of them only offer accommodation+activities so you get scuba or snorkel tour included. I post an example:
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Hostel 1 (no activities, just accomodation)
Weekdays…

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Dear all,
I was wondering if some more seasoned travellers to SEA (especially malaysia/borneo) could take a quick peak at our itinerary. We are 2 guys hoping to do some beach, culture, mountain hiking, nature and relaxing (probably at the end). I have 2 extra weeks at the end to spend more time on Bali and go to Lombok but one of us has to return to work hence why we are trying to get more into this leg of the journey. We may need to cut something e.g. Mulu national park or Mt Kinabalu to make…

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I've seen it written many times that July is the busiest (and most expensive) season in Borneo.
I've also seen it said that August can be the best time to visit.

Can anyone with experience confirm how prices are during these two months. Would first half of August make a significant difference for us than second half of July?

Thank you....
Tony

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Hi :)

Me and a friend are planning a 2 week trip to Borneo at the beginning of September and are just a bit unsure of where to start!
We are planning to fly into Kuala Lumpa and spend a couple of nights there first before flying onto Borneo, we ideally want a decent amount of time relaxing on the beach, would like to see some wildlife and perhaps do some snorkelling and diving. We will then have to return to KL to fly direct back to the UK.
My friend is potentially planning to stay on and do a…

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Perhentian Islands were a small slice of paradise off the far NE coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Did five fantastic diving session for less than USD150 in total! And a day snorkelling trip with six stops for USD25. Amazing value for money, well, the water activities are super cheap.

Getting there from KL:
Get the direct bus to Kuala Besut from KL's TBS then a boat/ferry to Perhentian Big or Small Island, depends where your accommodation is. Or get a bus from KL to Kota Bharu then Citylink's local…

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Penang

Penang Hill (semi)independently:
Bus #10 from Jetty in Georgetown to Botanical Gardens then look for Moon Gate. The gate is the beginning of the trek. It goes up then down, then up again, bit steeper in sections. Train (funicular) down then bus #204 back to Jetty. Plenty of water and watch out for snakes.

Beaches of NW Penang
I visited two beaches: Batu Feringgi and Tehuk Bahang. I mountain-biked it here from Georgetown and back and came to conclusion that Malaysia is not bikers paradise; it's…