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1. Posted by bone (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

since ive been on here it seems alot of you guys are big travelers. im living in guam temporarily but from the states. ive been a little around the world since i work for the military and i like to go all the places i can. being so close to a few places i always wanted to go me and a few buddies were trying to plan a trip. we were thinking australia but said nah. maybe later. we had it narrowed down to the singapore malaysia area. possibly indonesia/thailand/phillipines. were just wanting to find the best spot for nightlife. were not really looking for sightseeing hiking all that. more like the clubs, bars, shopping, women etc. just to have a good time. party it up.

for the ones who have been to these places what do you recommend.

thanks

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi bone,

I visited The Philippines earlier this year. In Manila, Makati seems to be the upmarket, expensive, tourist & redlight area. On the other hand, there's Malate which has a few great bars such as The L.A. Cafe (24 hour) & The Amazonian. I checked out Angeles City with a friend. Admittedly we arrived very late at night (around 4am). It seemed like a backward little dustbowl with not much to offer in the way of entertainment. Bear in mind of course that the US Navy moved out over ten years ago.

Malate was definitely the pick of what I saw in Manila. Check out this link: www.ermita.com

Cheers
Wocca

3. Posted by bone (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

so are you saying philipines is a good place to go for a nice party?
looking for a lot of people lot of women. not really wanting to spend money to go to a deserted alley. know what im sayin

4. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

sounds like you boys need a couple of week in Thailand. Bangkok, aside from the lure of the go-go bars, has actually got some really good bars and clubs. A few days there is enough, then you can move on to the islands - nightlife in Koh Samui was pretty decent, though becomes a bit boring and repetitive if you stay too long, but worth 5 days or so. Pattaya is a bit of a crazy place. Walking Street has a few discos, lots of bars, some great bars for people watching (but the beaches here are not too great), great seafood restaurants, and a few of the disos and a lot of the bars away from Walking Street go on all night. For me, Thailand is the party place in SE Asia. You can always try and make one of the monthly full moon parties down in Koh Pha Ngan. Bangkok is pretty good for shopping too. MBK has lots of shops, and if you've got a few dollars to spare Emporium has some nice designer shops.

5. Posted by bone (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

looking for the good spots for nightlife fun anywhere in the southeast asian area. point me in the right direction

6. Posted by bone (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

sounds like you boys need a couple of week in Thailand. Bangkok, aside from the lure of the go-go bars, has actually got some really good bars and clubs. A few days there is enough, then you can move on to the islands - nightlife in Koh Samui was pretty decent, though becomes a bit boring and repetitive if you stay too long, but worth 5 days or so. Pattaya is a bit of a crazy place. Walking Street has a few discos, lots of bars, some great bars for people watching (but the beaches here are not too great), great seafood restaurants, and a few of the disos and a lot of the bars away from Walking Street go on all night. For me, Thailand is the party place in SE Asia. You can always try and make one of the monthly full moon parties down in Koh Pha Ngan. Bangkok is pretty good for shopping too. MBK has lots of shops, and if you've got a few dollars to spare Emporium has some nice designer shops.

is it pretty cheap to us dollars for shopping? i heard the aids is real bad in thailand. id hate to go over there and get me a couple of cute girls but come home all bent out of shape. lol

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

The Philippines is cheaper than Thailand. You can knock the prices down better too

8. Posted by jam (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

Simple: Ko phangnan - stay on Hatt Rinn beach and you can party til the sun comes up every night...

9. Posted by bone (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

have you been to the phillipines? in your overall opinion where would you go for shopping women and drinking?

10. Posted by jam (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

never been to phillipines but have been to Singapore and Malaysia. For drinking (and more) ;) and women ko phangnan was by far the best. shopping in KL is great too.