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1. Posted by joebgoh (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Hi all,
am a malaysian, planning to visit Laos/Cambodia/VN this november, do i need to apply for a visa beforehand or can get one while entry?
As for ASEAN member, do malaysians have the benefit of entry into these country as easy as thailand(which is free and on entry)?
Any one like me doing these country around 20th, november?

2. Posted by joebgoh (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

finally found something good on the visa issue for malaysian:

Laos agrees to abolish visa requirement for M'sians - Syed Hamid
KUALA LUMPUR May 24 - Malaysians can go to Laos without a visa from July 1 following an agreement reached by the two governments Monday, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said Monday.

With the decision, Malaysians can visit Laos for a month without a visa.
go here for the news:http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2004&dt=0525&pub=Utusan_Express&sec=Front_Page&pg=fp_08.htm

3. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Hi,

Smile ur way into Laos & Cambodia...Malaysians dont need visa, I just returned from a visit to these countries.how many days are u planning ?

enjoy ur trip.

dana

4. Posted by joebgoh (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

thanks dana, well, initially planning for 1 month for a trip around indo china, but have to cut down to 20days for my brother wedding ceremony.

I have plan out my route as such,
KL to BKK then Ayuttaya then Nong Khai, into Vientienne.
went north into Luang prabang, take slow boat to thai border and out at chiang mai, then back to Singapore, out to hometown in johor.

anything special must see or must not avoid on these?

5. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 10y

You can try smiling your way, but at the border crossings, any scam will do. Best to make sure you have 1,000 Thai baht handy. And not a cent more, of course. :D

6. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Quoting rbyslipahs

You can try smiling your way, but at the border crossings, any scam will do. Best to make sure you have 1,000 Thai baht handy. And not a cent more, of course. :D

At which border crossing did this happen ? Maybe it will give me good reason to cease smiling ? Goh, are u with me?

dana

7. Posted by joebgoh (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I thought the crossing at the friendship and HX at the north are just hassle free, and I wouldn't have too much harrassment to book/buy whatsoever right? except for the transport that'll be ok.

but the crossing at the south into cambodia heard about bit hard, true?
dana should have the experience to share with right?
anyway, I will try to remain cool and shaking my head and smile through.
:)

8. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Hi goh,

got ur PM, and will get back to u, with some details shortly...u know,still in the deepavali and hari raya festive mood...

it's the touts, not the immigration guys at poipet border crossing who send your mercury level up....from my 5 years of travelling into Laos, cambodia, uncertainty is at the Stung Treng border crossing into Vuen Kham (laos)...in my most recent trip, the Cambodian immigration guys at Dong Krolor did not even know that for Malaysians, effective from July 1, the visa requirement has been abolished...They called over to the Laotian side to check it out...Maybe they were testing me..hoping for a $ or $$...

keep smiling...

dana

9. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 10y

Big ditto on the touts! I almost had an ugly American moment with one of them. It's not worth it to get mad, but at the same time, it's my wallet!

I was at the Poipet crossing when the immigration bozos decided to tell my husband that they don't take Thai baht. Whatever!

The price you pay--literally--for going outside of your comfort zone and into a world where the price tag isn't always as quoted! Even when the pass on your passport says otherwise (they put the $$ amount on there!).

10. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Quoting rbyslipahs

Big ditto on the touts! I almost had an ugly American moment with one of them. It's not worth it to get mad, but at the same time, it's my wallet!

I was at the Poipet crossing when the immigration bozos decided to tell my husband that they don't take Thai baht. Whatever!

The price you pay--literally--for going outside of your comfort zone and into a world where the price tag isn't always as quoted! Even when the pass on your passport says otherwise (they put the $$ amount on there!).

I am just wondering...if this has anything to do with "SIX REASONS WHY CAMBODIANS DON'T LIKE THAIS"?