Asia - South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula
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will travel to Malapascua in 2 weeks and are having some difficulties finding the right place to stay.
Are looking for a fan-doubleroom with ensuite bathroom
basic is fine as long as its clean and comfortable and does have moskito protection
should be on or next to bounty beach, somewhere arround Evolution Diving and in a rather quiet section
up to 2.500 pesos a night per room, max 3.000 if its worth it
my wife and i are ending a six week south east asia trip with a few days on a beach near Cebu before flying home. (our flight leaves from Cebu). We were debating between malapusca island and bantayan island, and would love some opinions on anyone that's been there. We don't dive, snorkel a tiny bit, but most of all just want a quiet slice of beach to lounge on for a few days and relax before going back to winter back home. A couple of cheap restaurants and bars nearby would be a bonus, but we're not looking for beach parties till 4 am...
Hi we are planning a trip that is myself and my 6yr old son to malaysia.
Thinking of the following route , as would love to see Bali and Lombok as part of the trip
15 days Penninsula Malaysia
KL - Ipoh - Georgetown - Kota bharu / Perhentians ----Fly to Denpasar , then 22days Bali and Lombok , fly back to Singapore from Lombok , then another 7 days to cover overland Singapore - thru melaka and back to KL , fly back to UK
Does this seem a good mixture reasonable. Any dos and dont when it comes to kids would be appreciated although hes a fairly well seasoned backpacker for 6 ! and or highlights i might be missing. Have kinda discounted trekking et cas whilst hes pretty robust im not sure hes quite up to that yet , or i would have considered Sarawak. Considering internal flights as its " quicker " than overland tocover the larger distances but rest will be buses/ trains/ bo... more »
I am travelling solo in bali for four nights (11th-15th March) and wanted to do a day tour in that time. What I have noticed though when I inquire is that they always want two or more people to do a tour.
My options now are to just do it all by myself, or pay double for a tour, or try and go with someone else?
I really would like to see the volcano Batur, tanah lot temple, bicylce around ubud and maybe the hot spring baths. And I understand I can't see it all in one day. I am just wondering how much I can do. I guess after travelling a lot I don't like the idea of being ripped off just cos I am female (previous experience)
Other than that any suggestions? Would I be better off just hiring a car/scooter and going by myself?
Just a bit frustrated. I normally travel with the hubby so I am getting frustrated that everything comes in two's!
Thanks Nikki :) more »
El Nido's Coral Reefs and the Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF)
In 2008, the local government of El Nido established the Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF) for environmental protection, resource rehabilitation and tourism development.
The ETDF is collected from all tourists who go island hopping and snorkeling.
However, not enough is being done to protect the coral reefs of El Nido.
Island hopping/snorkeling is the most popular tourist activity in El Nido and it is directly contributing to the death of the coral.
Every day, dozens of tourist boats visit the many snorkeling sites around El Nido. The majority of these sites have no mooring buoys and the boat men simply dump their anchors onto the coral.
Tourists and boat men are not told that standing and walking on the coral will kill it. Poor swimmers are not encouraged to wear life jackets to help them stay clea... more »
I will be travelling with my wife to Kuala Lumpa early next month and was looking for information on how to get from the airport to down town easily. We could pay $100 return but were told it should be a lot cheaper using other local transport. Is this a real hassel or relatively smooth.?
We are planning a trip to see Mt. Bromo next week. The current plan is to fly to Surabaya, take the buses to Cemoro Lawang, stay there for the night then take the early morning trek.
The problem is we won't get to Surabaya until 4pm and because of that we're not sure if we will be able to make it to Probolinggo before the last bus departs for Cemoro Lawang. I've searched throughout the forums but couldn't find any thread that mentions the bus' daily schedule.
Would really appreciate it if someone could give us some idea about the schedule.
Also if it looks like we won't be able to make it to Probolinggo in time for the public bus, is it a good/feasible idea to book a private car from Probolinggo to Cemoro Lawang? Is it difficult to do and how much should we expect to pay?
In the brochures and maps handed out at the Tourist Information Center of Kuala Lumpur (MaTiC) it says that the entrance to the skybridge of the Petronas Towers is free. But when you arrive there early in the morning, as they suggest, a poster shows a 50 Ringgit (about 17 USD) fee. Its a shame for the KLCC-Company to bait tourists. Complaints by Email were not possible, because of no address to be found or getting a mailer daemon back.
On top of it, the taxi drivers refused to transport us by meter. They ask, of course, for a much higher package price. At the taxi door stands: huggling is not allowed. Telling it to the police gives you only a shrug back in reply.
So wondering if anyone can help me with this,
On the 26th December I had a layover in KL for a few hours, but had to collect my bags and check in again so I was given a 90 day Visa
On the 26th Feb I have to do the same again, will my original visa still be ok? Or will I be in strife?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
I get into KL at 04:20 in the morning, and depart at 18:30 that evening. I would like to briefly go into downtown KL, not sure what my options are at that hour? I was actually hoping to find a place to take a nap, besides the airport hotel-- maybe there is a cheaper hotel or an hourly hotel on the way to downtown? Or am I going to have to wait a few hours in the airport anyway just to get transportation into downtown anyway?
Can anyone please provide me with reliable email addresses for the tourist offices for
a) Bali and Denpasar
b) Jakarta and West Java
c) Semarang and Central Java
d) Surabaya and East Java
I have travelled, studied and lived in indonesia for years and it nevers ceases to amaze me how difficult it can be to do something so simple - like find an email address for a tourist department and send them an email. :((((((
Ill be arriving in Bali on the 22nd of Feb. Me and my partner have 60 days in Indonesia. We are only staying in Bali for 2 nights then are moving onto either a Manado Trip or the Komod/Rinca/Gilli Island trip.
My thinking was to catch a flight to Manado as we want to spend time in Bunaken for some diving and a little bit of snorkeling, then after this head to either Kei Islands, or Togian Isalnds. I am swaying towards the Togian Islands as they are a lot closer and we can easily grab a ferry back to Gorontalo to fly back to Bali. I would have to fly back to Bali and then do the Komod/Rinca/Gilli Island trip but i can't seem to find any flights that go from either Manado or Gorontalo to Mataram... Which would save us having to go back to Bali.
We are probably looking at staying about 5 says in each of Bunaken and Togian Islands, maybe more depending on the ferry schedul... more »
I arrive in the Philippines on Feb 24th (into Clark International) and leaving on March 12th (from Clark again), so 17 days in all I think. I'm not a beach type but if I have time then wouldn't mind maybe a day chilling at Boracay possibly. But I was wondering if this sounds like a reasonable itinerary:
Manila - 2 or 3 days
Mt Pinatubo - 1day trip from Manila
Mt Mayon - 1 day to get there, 1 day to climb?
Donsol - 1 day snorkelling
Puerto Princesa underground river - 1 day
Diving at Coron - 4 days
Back to Manila - 1 day
Ant advice, tips or suggestions gratefully received!
Can anyone recommend a dentist on Cebu to get cavities taken care of?
I grabbed cheap Air Asia tickets from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur for May. I've been to Malaysia before so I thought I would use KL as a stopover and fly out somewhere else in SEA. I haven't realised that May is actually not the best month to travel in SEA. It's either very hot (like in Burma) or rainy or both. Except for Malaysia and Indonesia where I've been before and the Philippines which is a very tempting destination but another 5-6 hours flight from KL. So now I really need your advice on what is the best to do.
I'm that type of person who rarely wants to travel to the same country twice. I prefer to choose a new destination every time. However if I'm stuck with Malaysia in May I don't mind exploring it a bit more. Last time I spent two days in KL and then flew to Borneo where I visited Bako NP, climbed Mt Kinabalu and spent a couple of days on one of the tropical... more »
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