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3night stop over; Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpar, Seoul, Singapore?

Travel Forums Asia 3night stop over; Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpar, Seoul, Singapore?

1. Posted by Samson Green (Budding Member 10 posts) 45w


I will be traveling from Beijing to Bali (indo). I want to do a 3 night stop over in one of the following; Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpar, Seoul, Singapore.

My girlfriend and I are into culture, food and having a good drink with some sight seeing thrown in the mix. We'll have a healthy budget of £300-400 between us. (Hotels prebooked)

Can anyone recommend which will be easiest to travel around and involve the least amount of public transport getting to each attraction.

Our main goal is to eat. We will be coming from China so we would like a slight shift in flavours.

These are the only places we are interested in visiting as weve done alot of asia previously!

Thank you for your time and tips!!

Happy travelings!


2. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 647 posts) 45w

They all involve a bit of public transport getting between the sights. KL's transport is the hardest work out of the four, the others are well integrated.

If this trip is soon, Seoul gets pretty cold.

KL may be the worst choice for drinking, as a Muslim country, and I've never noticed a bar scene there though I've not gone looking for it. But it may be the most varied food compared to Beijing. Singapore could be a good choice - chinese ethnic but varied and right next to kl, without the Muslim country thing going on. Plenty of bars there.

HK would be my first choice out of those for a citybreak, but it will be the most similar to Beijing in food!

Sorry if these observations don't narrow it down! :-)

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3714 posts) 45w

Hi Samson

I have done stopovers in all 4 of those places and all are great cities with excellent transport systems. My top choice would be Hong Kong, but as you're looking for a shift in flavours from Chinese, I'd go for Seoul or Singapore. Both have loads to see and and do, and have great food options. The metro systems in both cities allow you to get around really quickly and easily.

KL has the least interesting attractions of the 4 (in my opinion) but it still a good stopover destination.

4. Posted by Samson Green (Budding Member 10 posts) 45w

Ah thanks for your replies!

I should of said but we will be going there end of April start of May!

I wanted to go Seoul but my Mrs wants to go Singapore!

Thanks for narrowing it down though! At least we can have a discussion on which one we think is best! (Cant wait to go to Singapore)

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3714 posts) 45w

Both are fascinating places so I'm sure you'll love whichever one you decide! If you decide on Seoul, don't miss a day trip up to the DMZ on the border with North Korea.