where to go for a week from Singapore??
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 7:25 PM Last Post By: awesomemantheguy
Nov 26, 2012 3:28 PM
where to go for a week from Singapore??I am soon to be working in Singapore and then have a week from 1st Jan to travel somewhere before I head back to the UK. I dont want to go too far as have to head back to singapore to catch my flight home. Am happy to fly somewhere, particularly if it isnt too far and has a few places to see near by. I would like somewhere with some great culture, some temples possibly and local flavour and anywhere with a beach near by would be fantastic. Also, I could do a few places if they are relatively close. Thinking Penang in Malaysia or Langkawi ??
Nov 26, 2012 6:14 PM
Nov 26, 2012 6:16 PM
2Oh... Must your flight be from SIN? Then maybe you would want to visit KL or JB, not Langkawi or Penang... KL and JB both are food cities... and maybe you would like to visit Legoland Malaysia near JB? I suggest 4 days in KL and 3 in JB before heading back sin...
Or 1 wk in KL and then fly to SIN for your onwards SIN-LHR flight:)
Nov 26, 2012 6:18 PM
3P.S.; Local flavour, culture temples and beaches would be Penang though... KL has all but no beaches unless you travel to shah alam, 1hr away frm KL... JB has beaches and food but little temples, LOTS of mosques... Langkawi is famous for its resorts and seafood...
Nov 26, 2012 7:53 PM
Nov 26, 2012 11:54 PM
Nov 27, 2012 12:43 AM
7Thanks for all your advice, I really appreciate it. I do definitely have to go back from Singapore as my flights are already booked by my company. I was wondering what the prices are like in Penang and also Bali? i.e accomodation and food etc. Especially as I'll be probably travelling solo. Thanks once again. I also have heard I have a friend in Ho chi Minh so was thinking of going there for the week. Thanks once again for the help :)
Nov 27, 2012 1:11 AM
8I also love places with some modern history, have been reading up that Cambodia is a great place for this ?
Nov 27, 2012 1:26 AM
9I didnt find Penang anything to shout about. But thats just probably me.
To me theres nothing special about Penang food, except the price compared to S'pore.
And Georgetown seems like certain parts of S'pore 15-20 years ago. Theres an old world sort of charm to it I suppose.
Prices in Penang and Bali are similar, but culturally they're worlds apart. Just that I enjoyed Bali so much more, coming from S'pore.
Nov 27, 2012 2:04 AM
10Agree that there isn't much difference in prices.
The flight will cost you substantially more to Bali,but when you are there food and accommodation prices are similar to Penang.
If you are interested in modern 'war' history' Phnom Penh is a good choice...for a few days.So too is the area round Ho Chi Minh.
All thses places have a lot to offer culturally...different types of culture though.
Nov 27, 2012 7:25 PM
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