Budget and itinerary for 2 weeks in Malaysia
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 26, 2012 12:58 PM Last Post By: Shoforo
Nov 23, 2012 8:41 PM
Budget and itinerary for 2 weeks in MalaysiaHey guys,
I'm looking at doing a Malaysia trip, flying from Melbourne, in either mid-2013 (uni holidays) or at the end of the year, around November.
I'm just looking for a rough idea of costs. I can live pretty cheaply, street food and backpacker accommodation is my preference, but the main reason I've chosen Malaysia is for the diving I've heard about. I wanna do some solid diving, and most definitely want to get into Sipadan.
So I'm wondering how long would be a good amount of time for Malaysia? Is 2 weeks reasonable or too rushed? I'm also into taking in the culture of cities, enjoying beachy towns, as well as the nature of mountainous areas and a good dose of jungle would be great.
Nov 24, 2012 1:31 AM
1For diving, mid year is preferable to the end of the year. Sipadan is very expensive, but is probably the best diving site. In fact the whole of Sabah is getting expensive and they charge foreigners more than locals for tourist sites. For mountains and jungles you can do Gunung Kinabalu and Danum Valley or Kinabatangan.
Otherwise Taman Negara in the peninsula is the best jungle location. And cities such as KL, Malacca, Penang.
Nov 24, 2012 1:35 AM
Nov 25, 2012 1:40 PM
32 weeks is a good amount of time and I would suggest you split that between the peninsular and Borneo. I've travelled in the region a bit so you may want to read my 2 week Malaysia itinerary for tips. Good luck with your planning!
Nov 26, 2012 12:58 PM
4Sipadan is very expensive but definitely a place worth saving up for. Though I think it's best you check when monsoon season is over there, because you wouldn't want that to clash with your trip.
If you're just staying in one place, 2 weeks is more than sufficient, but if you plan on travelling to different states, maybe 3 weeks would be good. I suggest you try heading to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Penang too. These are the three main states that is still rich with culture. Though if you can only pick one, I'd suggest Malacca. Though that's a very small town, so 2 days is enough. Kuala Lumpur, I see it as a must visit if you're already in Malaysia. After all, it is the capital city.
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