I am travelling to KL on 23 June 05. Then on to Brunei on 27th. There are three of us girls travelling. We want to climb Mt Kinabalu & then make our way around East Coast Malaysia towards our final destination which is the Gilley Islands in Indonesia (we still dont even know the best route to go!) as our friends are doing dive masters there during the summer. I am worried that as we only have just over two months to fit all this in we wont quite make it to the Gilleys in time-what do you think? Any advice on anything else would also be gratefully recieved! ta very much
If you don't stay in too many places in Malaysia/Brunei, you can make it to the gili. I think what you mean is any of the 3 famous gili (isle) near Lombok (Gili Meno, Gili Air, & Gili Trawangan).
From Malaysia or Brunei you can take a plane to Bali, then to Lombok by airplane or ferry. Or if you find a direct flight from Malaysia/Brunei to Lombok it would be less time consuming.
If you like mountain climbing, you can try Lombok's Mt. Rinjani. But if you only want the beaches, you might want to stay in Senggigi for a night or two, then go to the pier where the boats to the gili's stand by.
Eefs, I posted many postings regarding Malaysia. You can check it out in Asia Forums. Look at the page 1 and 2.