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Boarder crossing and places of interest

Hi there,

I am planning a trip to Malaysia in early September, I will be arriving from Thailand and departing into Singapore . I was just wondering what the best way was either train or bus? And wondered if it is a easy process to cross the boarder? I wondered if anyone knew any must see places via this route. I am very interested in sight seeing, snorkelling, seeing culture and locals.

Thanks in advance x

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Thaipusam 2015

Thaipusam will be on February 3rd. i attended to the festival in Penang a few years ago and it was great. I know that the festival at Batu Caves/KL is on a much bigger scale, but...is it too big, too crowded, to enjoy it?
thanks

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Is it worth spending a night in KL to buy electronics ?

I live in Cambodia and would like to buy an 32 inch full HD LCD tv, however it's really expensive here, the best deal I could find was 430 usd, whereas the same would cost about 250 usd in the USA.
I'm flying through Kuala Lumpur and thinking about spending a night there just to buy an LCD tv.
I'm thinking about Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang. Does anyone know if this is a good idea? I would be paying about 40 dollars extra for the room + shipping the monitor.
Could you tell me what stores in…

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Jungle visit from KL, but where to sleep?

Hello,

We are visiting Malaysia februari 2015.
We like to visit the Jungle!

Google is great, except when you like a resort there. So hope for your aid.
We fount this: Awanmulan - Kampung Jelebu This looks fantastic, but..... It's not available on our dates, and the price, RM 650 per night is way above our budget.

After 5 days on Lankawi, we are 4 days in KL, chinatown.
From KL we like to travel max 3,5 - 4 hours.

Where can we find a nice resort e.g. nearby jungle?

We also like waterfall's…

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18 day itinerary

Hi

My boyfriend and I are travelling to Malaysia in April for 16 days. We fly in and out of KL and that is as far as we have planned. Ideally we'd like to fit in 5/6 relaxed days on a beach where we can do some snorkelling, some time on a trek or at a nature reserve and then a few days in Kl before we fly home.

Any suggestions? While we want to see as much as we can on our trip, we don't want to spend a lot of days travelling.

thanks

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Advice on what to do in 3 days outside Kuala Lumpur

My husband and I are travelling to KL on business but will have 3-4 days to explore afterwards. Given the short timeframe, anyone have any suggestions? I was looking at Langkawi but would really like to do some trekking if possible. Is there anything on Langkawi, or is there somewhere close to KL that is interesting? We are also interested in snorkeling or maybe diving, is Langkawi a good choice for that? Our govt has a travel advisory out for Sabah so won't go there.

Thanks for the help!

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Chinese NY in Penang

Hi All

I'm struggling to find online where the events calendar is for Chinese New Year in Penang. I'm trying to work out the best time to visit, some people seem to say it is best to go a few days into the Chinese New Year, but I had originally planned to arrive on NYE.

Does anyone know when they do parade with the light up dragon etc? Or have any general suggestions/experiences of NY in Penang?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

Hannah

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Short jungle trip Malaysia of Thailand

Just started planning a 3 weeks holliday trip to Malaysia and Thailand (and maybe a bit of Cambodia). Since I don't realy know where to start, I thought of doing it here. Most important to me is finding a proper guided trip through some jungle (3-5 days or so). I'm keen on lots of fauna (especially birds) and flora in all kinds of shapes and like a knowledgeable someone to guide me around. Anyone got some tips on where to go and which company to address? Or maybe a usefull website on that topic?

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Tioman Island, Nipah Beach

Hi fellow travellers,

Malaysia has been hit by one of the worst monsoons ever. Tioman, a beautiful island off the East Coast of Malaysia, is no exception of this. There is a small beach that can only be reached by boat, Nipah Beach, a truly beautiful spot far away from mass tourism and - lacking mobile phone or internet coverage - one of the last places where you can really have an authentic experience. This beach has been hit hardest by the monsoon in all of Tioman - Nipah was devastated by a…

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Train vs bus from KL to Singapore

We're travelling from KL to Singapore on the evening of January 18. We wanted to catch one of the sleepers trains for the experience and to save on hotel costs. However, when I checked the Malaysian railways website, I found out that the only slots left on the overnight train are the Superior Class seats for 34 Ringgit.

Does anyone have any experience on these seats?
My companion is a bit stocky, so I'd also like to know if he'd be comfortable in those seats.
Will taking a bus be better? How…