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Malaysia’s election will be held on May 5. It is likely to be one of the most competitive and important elections in recent history. For an academic research project on elections and visual design I’m gathering photos of Malaysian election posters. More info here: http://www.colmfox.com
If you are traveling in Malaysia before the May 5 election and would like to contribute, take a few photos of election posters during your travels. Try and photograph them so that they are readable and not cut off. You can upload them on the Southeast Asian Election Posters facebook page, or flickr group.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! more »
Anyne reccommend a good beach with cheap - med digd where there is snorkleing and diving. Also can you buy beer in Boirneo or is that a nono.
`Anyone reccomend a nice beach in Borneo with decent price place (chalets) where one csn snorkle. can you get beer there or is that strictly prohibited. thx
I'm brand new to the site and am very excited to be with you all. I will be in landing in Kuala Lumpur with my two teenage kids on July 6, departing August 6. I haven't yet planned my itinerary, but I know we want to see both the peninsula and Borneo. My question is: should I make domestic reservations now, to and from Borneo, and risk cramping our freestyle wanderings while there, or is last minute domestic air travel not overly expensive? Also, is it possible to travel between the peninsula and Sarawak by sea?
I have about 2 weeks in Malaysia before I fly back to the states at the end of a long Asia trip. It was a bit of an afterthought so I would like some advice on destinations. I will take the train to Butterworth and will spend a few days in Penang, and will also spend a few days in Malaka and will catch my flight from Kuala Lumpur although I would prefer to spend less time there. I like wandering around attractive old towns, but since I am already planning on going to two I would like to go somewhere where I can see a bit of the natural beauty of Malaysia. I don't want to go on a big trek or spend a lot of time or money on travel so I want to stay in Peninsular Malaysia is there somewhere that isn't a huge domestic tourist destination that I can easily go on some day hikes or alternatively rent a bicycle and bike around rural areas, eat good local food and stay inexpensively (for me th... more »
We are travelling around Malaysia August reaching Tioman at the end of the month.
Have looked at sites thought we would be better staying around the Salang beach area.
Does anyone have ideas for a decent place to stay for 4 nights?
We are older travellers but dont like it too quiet and thought this area would have plenty of bars and food places and is reasonably lively.
Please let me know of any decent places to stay.
My partner and I (both in our early 30's) have 6 nights to spend on one of the Malaysian islands - from what i researched already I am thinking either:
Tioman, Perhentian or Redang.
What we want:
Somewhere very relaxing - just come from busy european holiday !
Quiet and chilled out place - dont mind a few drinks in the evening but we wont be interested in parties.
We don't dive so this is not a priorty - but would have a snorkel !
What would be your pick of Island & particular Beach?
Thanks SO much i'm stuck.
My wife and i are planning a trip to Borneo for the month of September and we wondered if any one can give us some advice on the follow?
A Is it easy to hire a vehicle? We have heard its very hard to navigate across Sabah due to poor road signs etc? Would it be best to stick to public transport?
B Can anyone recommend a decent Home-stay in the Kinabatang area?
I am planning a month long trip next May to either Borneo in Malaysia, or to Northeastern Sumatra/Northeastern Jakarta. I have a variety of interests, so am not going specifically for the wildlife, or specifically for the culture. I will simply adapt to what the place has to offer. But I am a budget traveler, although at 60, will pay more for a private room and if a private bath is included, am ecstatic. Outside of the large cities which are always more expensive, which of the two regions are most cost effective?
We will be in Malaysia from 20th of May and we have 6 weeks to look around. Now I would need some help with the route.
As we will be traveling with a 6month old baby, it will be quite slow.
We have a hotel booked in Kuala Lumpur for first 5 days to acclimatize our baby and we will extend the time, if needed.
At first, the plan was to take a plane from KL to Kota Bharu and visit Perhentian islands (for about 2 weeks), then go by train(?) to Melacca, after that to Tioman islands and finish our trip in Singapore before heading back home to Finland.
But now, i am not so sure about Perhentian islands... is it a good destination with a baby? If we would go, we would like to stay on Kecil island.
Is there a medical help on the island? Are there still slow boats running?
Have anybody in this forum been on Perhentians with a baby, or knows anyone, who has? How it was over... more »
My husband and I are heading over to Tioman Island in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any budget accommodation on the island?
We do prefer to book ahead so a place with contact details online would be great!
Thanks in advance for your help.
I used to take my own bicycle on holidays in South East Asia, but prices for transporting it on airplane are soaring too much. So I think of renting a bike. Not for a short day tour, but for a month, for a tour through mountains, some 1500km / 1000 miles. For that purpose, the bikes offered at hotels/guest houses are not suitable - and not safe enough (strong breaks!). Also the bike needs carriers so that I can mount the Ortlieb bags for my luggage. Do you know a place where I can rent such a bike somewhere in Langkawi or Penang? Upto 1000 MYR for a month are possible.
Hello, Wondered if there is anyone in Malaysia from Argentina? Would be great to be in touch,
Going to Malaysia in May. Have booked three nigths on Perhentian Besar, to start.... anyone been there in May? busy? Do We need to book ahead more? Would like to get to know the islands a litt bit and look at different places!
Any tips on where to stay? travelling with kids,7 and 10...our little backpackers:-):-)
I am going to Kuching and Kota Kinabulu next month and seek private single rooms with window and fan. Shared bath is fine. No need for TV or air con or wifi or breakfast or hot water.
Any recommendations of places for RM 60 or under?
i have a flight arriving at Kota Konabalu International airport at about 1AM. Can you recommend some cheap accomodation not too far from the airport? or would you advice to stay at the airport overnight and move on in the morning? how are the taxis from the airport by that time - are they just overcharged or?
thanks a lot.
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