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1. Posted by Becjayne (Budding Member 3 posts) 34w

Becjayne has indicated that this thread is about Thailand

Hello ladies and gents. Im a 20 year old female ready to embark on my first serious adventure. In september Im going to leave London and travel to Australia to live for a year (working holiday visa). On my way there i'm going to stop by a few places and back pack in hostels for a while. My itinery is:

Leave london early september, travel to Thailand, stay here for a week or so, travel to Cambodia.. Again, stay a week or so, then move onto Malaysia, for a week and finally getting the plane over the Gold Coast Australia.

I'd love to hear any tips etc.. But most importantly any packing info, completely clueless as to how much I should pack for this!! I'll be taking a latge bagpack and a smaller rucksack toothankyou in advance, and I'd love to make new friends while im out there so if anyone is heading to any of these places at that time feel free to message me!! Thank you, Bekki

2. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member 36 posts) 32w

Hi hi.. pack light clothing as it is sumner all year round In Malaysia, Thailand & Cambodia. Visits to worship place like temple such, requires attire to cover knee length and with sleeves.
There might be some rain here in October.

3. Posted by rosydovey (Budding Member 5 posts) 32w

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4. Posted by limdrew37 (Budding Member 15 posts) 32w

If you are planning a trip to Malaysia, Thailand etc. you have to make sure to pack comfortable clothing as you will definitely encounter a humid weather. Make sure also to bring extra credit cards, debit cards too, your passport, meds and most importantly a little guide travel booklet of that destination so you'll not be culture shock when you get there.

5. Posted by momentsofyugen (Budding Member 5 posts) 31w

Nice advices guys!! Yeah, also say the same, dont get to crazy with packing!! :-) Travel light and comfortable!

6. Posted by shab28 (Budding Member 11 posts) 28w

Malaysia/Thailand......
Weather is a little unpredictable, hot/rain. So light clothes would be good. It's not very cold when it rains, a raincoat/umbrella should suffice.

7. Posted by aah2 (Budding Member 8 posts) 27w

Haven't been to Thailand, but my family is from Malaysia, so I have been there quite a few times.

Malaysia is very, very hot. I would recommend loose shirts, airy skirts and dresses, and shorts. However, keep in mind that it is considered a Muslim country, so if you're planning to tour any mosques or even some public facilities, you will need to cover up. I would suggest a long skirt, and a shirt that covers you up decently.

For shoes, I would recommend sandals such as Birkenstocks or something along those lines.

I'm not quite sure if it is Monsoon season, but if it is, a rain jacket and umbrella are both very necessary. Make sure you have a phone at all times, especially since you are traveling alone. Carry some Malaysian currency, because if you eat at the street stalls, (which I highly, highly recommend), you will pay by cash.

Have fun! And don't hold back on the eating in Malaysia :)

8. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 627 posts) 27w

Quoting Becjayne

Hello ladies and gents. Im a 20 year old female ready to embark on my first serious adventure. In september Im going to leave London and travel to Australia to live for a year (working holiday visa). On my way there i'm going to stop by a few places and back pack in hostels for a while. My itinery is:

Leave london early september, travel to Thailand, stay here for a week or so, travel to Cambodia.. Again, stay a week or so, then move onto Malaysia, for a week and finally getting the plane over the Gold Coast Australia.

I'd love to hear any tips etc.. But most importantly any packing info, completely clueless as to how much I should pack for this!! I'll be taking a latge bagpack and a smaller rucksack toothankyou in advance, and I'd love to make new friends while im out there so if anyone is heading to any of these places at that time feel free to message me!! Thank you, Bekki

Take the absolute minimum & buy stuff as you move along before Australia. Those countries have cheap clothes & you will be interacting with the locals, wearing what they wear & supporting the local economies. By the time you get to Australia you will know how much feels good for you to carry.

Steve

9. Posted by Becjayne (Budding Member 3 posts) 27w

Wow thankyou so much for the great responses! Yeah I'll bear in mind to pack minimally. Does anyone have any recommendations for dofferent cities over that way? I want to island hop but thats the only major plans I have.

10. Posted by aah2 (Budding Member 8 posts) 27w

Quoting Becjayne

Wow thankyou so much for the great responses! Yeah I'll bear in mind to pack minimally. Does anyone have any recommendations for dofferent cities over that way? I want to island hop but thats the only major plans I have.

Once again, I can't say much for the other countries, but for Malaysia, I will give you a ton of suggestions.

Kuala Lum Pur is the capital of Malaysia, that's where my family is based. It was the most boring for me, just like any other city. You could spend a day or two there in my opinion. If you're near Kuala lum Pur, try checking out Kajang for their famous sautee! Get it in chicken though, dont bother with lamb.

My favorite places in Malaysia: Penang, Redang or Langkawi.
Penang is where my mother went to college in Malaysia. It is absolutely amazing. The food on Gurney drive is heavenly. There are hundreds of stalls full of various kinds of food at the cheapest prices. There are also outdoor restaurants right next to the ocean in Penang where you eat the food that the local fishermen catch. The scenery is beautiful, and outside of Penang, places such as Ipoh are so cute and they have the best egg custard and coffee. But honestly, Penang is a must for anyone who is in Malaysia. You can also go to Penang Hill and get a beautiful view of the city. There are also stunning Buddhist temples. There's a huge temple in Penang also, I forget the name of it, but it's the most famous temple there. I was able to climb up so many flights of stairs and get the best view ever. I also fed some turtles there :)

Redang is a beautiful island in Malaysia. You actually go to the state of Kuala Terrenganu and then take a 2hr boat ride out to Redang. It's phenomenal, but their snorkeling isn't interesting at all to be honest. Langkawi is stunning also, and I highly recommend it.

Malacca is a popular destination for some tourists. It was my least favorite part personally. Malacca, in my opinion, is dirty and crowded in the summer. It's just not worth it. However, my sister loved Malacca. Malacca, if you do some furthe research, is a very old and historic place. The food isn't very good there compared to other cities in Malayasia. My opinion is honestly to do a lot of research on the cities you want to travel to. However, if Penang isn't on that list, you're definitely missing out.