Asia - South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula
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I will be graduating with a B.A from a U.S university in a few months, and am strongly considering teaching English in Indonesia next year. I plan on getting a CELTA through the franchise in Jakarta, or possibly a certification from my local university (more time than the CELTA).
I have noticed that all of the jobs are located in large cities, which makes sense considering the large 'pool' of potential students for language schools. I would however definitely prefer to teach in a smaller city or rural setting. My priorities would lean towards being close to nature, as opposed to the higher pay and nightlife one might get in a bigger city.
It may sound silly, but I would ideally like to be close to surfing beaches. I am new to that sport, so I wouldn't need world-class waves. I would like to be able to surf every weekend, and possibly after work some days as wel... more »
Myself and a friend are looking for ideas of how to spend our 2 weeks in Malaysia in July.
We are flying in and out of Singapore and thought we'd have a day or two exploring the city but then want to head up into Malaysia.
We enjoy exploring markets, eating local foods and also want some time relaxing on a beach somewhere. I've heard that the east side of the peninsula is better at this time of the year for snorkeling and diving? Our budget is more on the backpacker end and prefer this sort of travel as opposed to staying at resorts.
Any suggestions of a travel itinerary?
My friend is applying for his 4th passport. This time, the DFA is asking for his birth certificate. Passport renewal was never an issue for him before since DFA requires to submit the previous passport and thats it. The problem is His birth certificate has a little glitch. He's last name in the passport is "Espirito" while on his three previous passport his last name was printed as "Espiritu" with a "u". He is now burdened what to do. I dont know how to help him with all the legal and technical stuff how to solve this.
Can anyone help my friend? what is the best (legal) thing to do? thanks
I have not been to Malaysia before and am flying into KL on 24th March and am leaving on 8th April. As the Tune hotel is fully booked the night I arrive I have decided to spend a few days in KL instead of flying straight out. I have come up with the following basic itinerary and would really appreciate some thoughts as well as travelling/sleeping ideas.
1. Arrive in KL - Stay for a few days to include travelling to Batu Caves and forestry Institute. I have been recommended the China Town 2 Hotel?
2. Travel to Taman Negara for trekking - 2 days. Is a bus from Pekeliling bus station to Jerantut the best way? Any suggestions on places to stay? I have been told the Durian Chalet in Kuala Tahan is good and quote cheap.
4. Travel from Taman Negara to K Terengganu - I am not sure how easy this is and some people have told me they loved it here and lots to do and others say the... more »
I have about 6 days (Monday morning - Saturday night) to travel in Malaysia from Singapore. I do have to start and finish in Sing (flight home Sunday morning).
I'm planning to take the bus/ferry to Tioman on Monday, staying in Nipah for probably 3 nights, then on to Melacca and back to Sing on Saturday.
Questions: Is there something more exciting than Melacca which is feasible in this time? I wanted to go to the Cameron Highlands, but am trying to avoid excessive travel time for minimum enjoyment in the places I actually want to see.
Is there a bus to Melacca from Mersing? How often, and how long does it take?
Is Nipah the best choice on Tioman - I want beach but will get bored/burnt quickly, so I want also to be able to hike and snorkel (can't dive yet...). That said, i want to relaaaax.
I am going to Singapore for three days and have decided to possibly take a one day excursion to the Riau Islands. I most likely would visit Batam, but would consider other islands as well. Can you give me an idea of what I could do in Batam for the day? If there is another island you like that is close to Singapore, you are welcome to suggest that as well.
We are arriving from Australia in August and want to catch a plane to kk the next day. 1. Best airport hotel? 2. Best way to get from one to the other - Is there a direct link between the two or do I get on the train to get to lcct?
My wife and I are off to Langkawi and we want to enjoy the beach while being close to the city and attractions,so any suggestions would be appreciated.We are looking to a mid price hotel or a resort close to other attractions you can get to easy
I'm planning to have the whole month of April travelling to North Luzon, any suggested Itinerary for the whole month? I like trekking and going to the beach as well. I will be arriving in Clark Airport.
Hi, I need advise. Im flying into Kota Kinabalu at 6.50pm then have a choice to leave the next day at either 6;30am to get to Gunung Mulu caves early or leave later in the day and get the chance to visit the Kipandi Butterfly farm.
Has anyone been to the butterfly farm??? Is it worth missing out on 3 hrs at Gunung Mulu caves-(which we will be visiting for 2 days)????
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Hi, I'm in Boracay, Philippines now and while I was there I cancelled my return ticket... I want to fly to Manila soon and then after staying there for a little while visit other countries. My question...
When I am at the airport I'm always asked for my return ticket. What if I don't have one? I mean I don't know when I'll be returning home yet so it would make no sense for me to book a return ticket.
Also, I'm traveling around south east asia and it's impossible for me to buy a return ticket that I'll know I'll use. I will be travelling from country to country and I have no clue from which country and when I will be returning to my own country (Netherlands).
I really need some help with my plans for travelling indonesia!
I'm currently volunteerting in Semarang (Central Java) And I will be finished by the end of April. Then I will travel through indonesia for one month together with a friend, but we have way to little time to do everything we want.
We've already seen a lot of Java, the only places we still want to visit there are solo and bromo.
We want to go to Bali and Lombok (Gili Islands) for sure, because we will visit friends who live there, we think we will there for aproximately 1 and a half week.
So if we travel from Semarang to Bali we can visit Solo and Bromo on our way there.
So then we have about two weeks left, and then we have to be in Jakarta again for our flight to Kathmandu.
My friend really wants to visit a jungle/rainforest, but everyone says we have to go to Sumatra for that, but to travel from Bali to Sumat... more »
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