Asia - South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula
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Will be going to Bali this April and was wondering whether any of you would recommend some full day treks with beautiful rice terraces, can volcanoes be climbed at this time of the year?
My partner and I are heading over to Sumatra for two weeks in June and are planning on staying 1 week on Nias for some surfing. Can anyone recommend a place to stay close to the breaks??
heading to KL May 17th (sydney to KL) so meet in syd or malaysia! and that is as far as i have booked so far. like to just take things as they come. Anyway, thinking a couple of weeks in malaysia, then heading to sri lanka for a volunteer program, then not sure where after that! If any one is keen message me and il give you my email, face book etc so we can get in contact.
i am a 23 year old male from Australia who has travelled quite a lot. I like to do it on a budget so if this sounds good to you get in contact!
I plan to stay some days in Yogjakarta, and on my way to Bali I'like to visit Mount Bromo. I don't know if it makes sense to travel from Yogjakarta to Mont Bromo (any city close to that mount) overnight there and then go on towards east to Bali.
Or should it be better going on a 1 day trip from Yogjakarta to Bromo, and then from Yogjakarta a direct bus to Bali?
we will be heading from labuan bajo to maumere and wish to go by car. anyone got any recommendations (especially ones on email/ FB/ WWW).
Also an idea of cost/day would be good - ta Erin
After going through various LP posts and other numerous websites, I am still not clear about the ballpark budget for my trip to Indo. Have just got $1500, apart from the airfare. Got Bromo, Lombok Islands, Gillis and if possible maybe Flores on my mind for 15 days.
Is it safe budget, will be there in the beginning of September.
I arrive late on Thursday night and leave lunchtime Friday at Changi. Arriving in Terminal 1 and leaving from the Budget Terminal. Thinking about staying at the Ambassador with the six hour block booking. Thinking of staying at a nearby motel that is close to the train system or has a complimentary bus. Can anybody tell me about the Ambassador and the hassle involved with getting to it on arrival and on departure and whether I would have any problems not collecting my checked luggage until I leave from the "unclaimed baggage dept"? Any advice would be appreciated.
stopping off in malaysia for a week on the way back from nz to uk,
just wondering if anyone wanted to join,
one night in kl
train/bus to cameron highlands
2 nights in cameron highlands,
bus/train to penang
1 night in penang,
ferry to langkawi,
2 nights in langkawi,
flight back to KL
any company appreciated x
I'm going to be traveling to Donsol sometime in the next couple of months and wanted to know if it is required to book a Whale Shark Interaction in advance and if so, how this can be done. I've done a lot of researching online but have not been able to find the contact number/email for the centre where i can make such a reservation? Can someone guide me in this issue or point me to a relevant thread where it has already been covered.
I'm planning a six month trip through SE Asia starting in June and wanted some advice about my month in Malaysia. I'll be in Bali for June and want to see both Borneo and peninsular Malaysia before I head to Thailand in August. I haven't decided on either Sabah or Sarawak (I won't be doing any diving and I don't plan on doing Mt. Kinabalu, so I'm leaning towards Sarawak). I only want to spend a week on Borneo, is this too short?
I'd like to go to the Perhentian islands but I'm worried they are too difficult to get to if I also want to go to Georgetown (and up to Thailand from there). From what I've read, the atmosphere/scene and beach are more what I'm looking for than Langkawi, but they're so out of the way! Is it feasible to go from Sarawak to KL to Perhentian to Georgetown in 3-4 weeks or will that be too much travel?
Thanks for any help.
I know this is done to death, but I am planning on going to the Philippines for a month and would love some suggestions of places to visit! We know that we will visit Palawan (Port Barton, Coron Island). We are two young females, looking for superb snorkeling (preferably right off the beach), clean beaches, local festivities, light hiking and most importantly, very cheap (backpackers wanting less than 450 pesos a day (per person) so roughly CAD$25 for two people. Wouldn't mind a few "party towns", but would like to chop it up with secluded beaches or cool trails. We have looked into Linapacan Island, but are not completely sure we want to stick around the Palawan Island area... anything a bit further away?
Thanks for all your info guys and gals!
I'm planning a trip through Southeast Asia this summer and am curious as to how much time fellow Thorn Tree posters would budget for the following itinerary.
-Flying from LAX to Taiwan, stay for 3-6 days.
-Taipei to Bali.
-From here I am planning on going overland from Bali, whether via plane, boat, train, bus, etc, through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, maybe a quick jaunt into Burma, then onto Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and China.
-Will then travel through Yunnan, Sichuan, and Tibet to Nepal and onto New Delhi, India.
Ideally I don't want to spend more than 3 months on this trip since I need to be back in August for work. Would 1.5 months be too short?
I would like to learn how to surf. Out of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines etc. which countries are best for surfing? And which cities do you recommend? Will the waves be surfable if I go in May?
Hey everyone I'm looking for a bit of advice on what's the best way to go about booking flights for my backpacking trip to S/E Asia this summer. I've been backpacking before around Malaysia for nearly a month and have just booked a return flight from KL but this time my trip is a bit more complicated. I've got various destinations that I'm definitely going to go to and rough dates but I want to leave myself room to change my schedule slightly and go to unexpected places. Here's my plan for a month and a half which I have a few questions about.
-Fly into Bangkok, spend a few days there to adjust to the heat and humidity and take a look around the city.
-From there either take a bus or fly to Phuket. Which would be the best option?
-As soon as I get to Phuket, get a boat to Koh Phi Phi (I've always wanted to go there) and spend up to a week there.
-From Phi Phi I'm going to trave... more »
HI there got a question hoping i might find an answer for
I'm an australian flying to Malaysia for 2 weeks and would like to go visit singapore for 3-4 days during my stay. Do i need to obtain any special visa/entry/exit permit for traveling between the two countries?
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