Asia - South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula
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Inside this thread you'll find a collection of links to TT threads and websites about attractions, activities, travel practicalities and news about Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, & Singapore.
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1. Do a TT search! At least five posters a week ask the same questions. The road is well travelled. Find those threads, add a reply (which brings the topic to the top, restarting the conversation), and then see #2.
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There have been a fair few questions about Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) on this forum recently, so rather than replying each time briefly, I decided to write a longer standard post on the region.
PLANNING & INFORMATION
The First Question: Visit Malaysian Borneo or Kalimantan?
Well, which one you should choose depends on what you want and need.
Malaysian Borneo is far more visited than Kalimantan, because its attractions are well-promoted and developed for tourism, nice accomodation and food are easy to find, English is widely-spoken and getting around is fast and comfortable.
Kalimantan is rather different. If you go there you had better speak at least some Indonesian, be prepared for often slow and uncomfortable transport, basic accomodation, people who stare at you and don't speak more English than "Hello Mister!" and, most troubling... more »
Hey guys, just wondering if I could get another bit of advice or special tip. My girlfriend and myself are wrapping up our Palawan trip in Coron (busuanga island). We will be coming from El nido and a great boat trip and will have had our fill of beaches and romantic island resorts. In Coron we have about four days before we back to Manilla.
We are looking for a quiet-simple place to stay around Coron town or even somewhere else on the island. We plan to just relax for the last days on Busuanga. The only thing we plan on doing is checking out the Animal Sanctuary on the north of the island. We want to spend less than 1000pp per night. Please dont tell me about kokosnuss and the other obvious places to stay. We just want somewhere simple to stay (and cheap) but close to good simple food options, hope to guys can help, thanks, Chris and Vani
Can someone tell me how much the cab ride is from KLIA to midtown KL? I'm getting in at 21:45 and am wondering if saving a few bucks on public transport is worth the while.
Does anyone know if the area shuts down somewhat or altogether for the holiday? Are the various museums, markets, etc., open?
Hey guys, going to Brunei for 3 nights next month for a little sightseeing and resting. Can anyone suggest good 5 star hotels? Money isnt an issue as its a short holiday. Most people say Empire. Looks good. has anyone been? good?also the pics say its beach front but theres no mention of the beach on any website??? is it actually beach front? also the Sheraton on many of these threads seems closed? Cant find it on the Sheraton website.
Our flight into Manado gets in around 7 pm, and we plan on heading to Bunaken the next day, so we were hoping on staying somewhere close to the airport or the ferry terminal. Does anyone have recommendations for budget accommodations in either of these two locations? Also, will public transportation to the bus and ferry terminal still be running after 7 pm, or will we need to take a taxi? Thanks in advance for your replies!
I'm looking to do a divemaster internship in bali around sept/oct time and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on any dive centres that they would recommend for this?
I've walked around Dumaguete some and have not seen any truly budget rooms...is Harold's the only one in town?
Anyone have a suggestion for routes to travel from Dumaguete to Mindanoa? Any "must sees" or "don't bother"?
Hi everyone, I am planning a trip to Bali in Sep and was wondering if anyone here ever rode on a bemo out to Kuta from the airport? If yes, how was the experience like, and was it even easy to "know" when to alight?
Thanks in advance!
Hi, I will be in solo trip to Bali in October and looking for a female buddy who also in solo trip too and wish to learn how to surf as beginner at Kuta beach. Please msg me if any of you lady in solo trip and looking for female buddy too :) thanks you have a nice day.
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Hi. I need your help again :)
I want to stay in Indonesia for 4months. In July i'll come to Bali, stay there 1month and extend my Visa on the airport,then i'm going to Flores. Before my Visa expire i'll be on Flores. So what now? Probably i cant extend Visa again,so whats the cheapest option..fly out and make 2months Visa in Thailand,Malaysia,..or go to East Timor? I heard for one strange guy in Flores (mafia guy or something and he has his own driver on motorbike hehe) who can be your sponsor if u pay him..but dont know if its true..
From Flores i want go to Sulawesi or Maluku..that's going to be in September. Hope the weather is going to be still ok :)
Thanks for help!
My wife and I will travel 2 weeks to Bali (via Singapore) later this year.
December would be the most convenient for us. However the weather doesnt look so promising at that time. Many rainy days, it says. Somebody told that the rain typically comes 1-2 hours every afternoon. Should we trust this - although no promises can be given.
We will probably use Ubud as our main base for a week, taking day trips out.
Then spend some days at a Beach. We are not to night life, so I could imagine that we would prefer Lovina - and not Sanur/Kuta. Any opinions ?
A few days in Munduk also looks good.
How is transportation around the Island - from Ubud to Lovina and around in general.
Any good ideas ?
May I ask if there is a price difference if I take taxi from Genting to KLIA or Genting to LCCT?
Which is more expensive & which airport is further?
Have you visited flea markets in Singapore?
Is Sentosa worth a trip?
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