Travelling East coast Malaysia in February?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jan 2, 2012 2:02 AM Last Post By: lucapal
Jan 1, 2012 4:05 PM
Travelling East coast Malaysia in February?I have been considering altering my itinerary to include travel down the east coast of Malaysia this February, starting in Bangkok, down through the Thai islands to Langkawi & Penang, and then over to the upper east coast of Malaysia and down that coast ending up in Singapore.
My concern is with the weather in February. Culturally, it sounds like an exciting trip, but at that time of the year, is the weather likely to be unpleasant enough to make a trip down the east coast of Malaysia not such a good idea? I know its going to be way off season, but still interesting you think?? Your thoughts would be helpful here. Thanks!
Jan 1, 2012 4:33 PM
1It's still the rainy season. Many of the island resorts in the Perhentians may still be shuttered and conditions at Taman Negara may be such that it's too wet to hike.
Jan 1, 2012 4:57 PM
2If you look at this chart Kuantan (Perhentians) still has a larger than average rainfall (though less than Nov-Dec) . Further south in the east it abates. By February the rainfall has usually dropped to "normal" levels.
Jan 2, 2012 1:58 AM
3I was on Perhentian Kecil in Feb last year and while most of Long Beach was closed, the rest of the island was up and running. It rained once during the week I stayed on the island and it was only a small storm.
Rain was more of a problem in KL, where regular monsoon downpours halted any potential outdoor activity, including walking around!
Jan 2, 2012 2:02 AM
4I guess it depends what you want to do.Its probably not going to be beach weather and.as RedApe says,maybe not trekking weather either.Personally I'd stay on the west side in that season...Penang,Ipoh and Melaka are more interesting culturally for me anyway,and the weather will be much better.
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