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1. Posted by wizzkid (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Hi guys,

I need some advice, my boyfriend and i are gonig to the following: Bangkok, Koh Sok national park, Krabi, kuala lumper langkawi and singapore, we are ok with getting from bangkok to the national park because we can go on sleeper train but how can we get to and from the other places, cheaply and confortable

thanks

Helen

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

buses are very efficient - but not the 'touristy' one.

Just go to the towns bus station

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Check out AirAsia. :)
For travelling within Malaysia, you may want to try out the train.

When are you guys coming anyway?

4. Posted by wizzkid (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

not until nov 2006

5. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

have to plan my jouneys at least 1.5 years in advance

6. Posted by wizzkid (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

yeah we always plan ahead im a travel agent so can look whiile im at work

7. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

backpacking is not necessarily about planning everything to the greatest detail - in fact it's very much about 'playing by ear' and improvisation.

have always contingency plans

8. Posted by chorpet (Inactive 110 posts) 11y

Take train from Bangkok and get off in Krabi...enjoy hotspint and emerald pond first and then, you can think of how to get to khao sok national park next day.

Take local bus to khao sok and jump on a long tail boat and sleep in a floating house. Don't miss the view point..even it's not easy to get to but it's wroth...

and ' tham tharn lord ' , enjoy trekking and walking in the cave...water running all the way through.

wake up early to enjoy breath taking of morning fog.

from krabi.. you can take train to kuala lumpur , the train end at butterwroth.

9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

If you are going to be at Butterworth for the train, you could get the fast ferry to Langkawi and back (from Georgetown, just over the causeway on Penang).

Or you could get the boat on from Langkawi to Satun in Thailand then a bus to Krabi.

10. Posted by blitz (Budding Member 47 posts) 11y

The sleeper train was a nightmare.. spent two days recovering.. as I didn't sleep hardly a wink, and arrived at 6am argh !

Even though it costs more to fly, it was better value in the long run, as I didn't do anything for two days but sleep.. what I saved on the train I spent more on the hotel..

And i'm usually an adovacate for the train (always more scenic!)