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1. Posted by ruckerthe (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y

Hi guys, going to Thailand in April. Was thinking of flying to Singapore/KL to renew my thai visa.
Just wondering how many days u suggest to get a taste of Kuala Lumpur and the same for singapore.
Also any suggestions for things to do in each place?
Thanks

2. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Spend at least one day in Penang and be prepared to taste some good local food - cheap!

3. Posted by ruckerthe (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y

How far away is penang from KL and best way to get there?
Any1 got any advice about singapor and KL?

4. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 10y

KL-Penang about 5 hours. easiest way would be by bus taken from PUDURAYA bus station near chinatown KL

KL city center main attraction that i could think of twin towers, aquaria, kl tower or national art/history museum. all these accessible easily by bus or monorail (sky train). spend couple of days and it should cover these places just fine

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 10y

Quoting ruckerthe

Hi guys, going to Thailand in April. Was thinking of flying to Singapore/KL to renew my thai visa.
Just wondering how many days u suggest to get a taste of Kuala Lumpur and the same for singapore.
Also any suggestions for things to do in each place?
Thanks


You probably know this but "just in case you don't" here goes.

If you only spend less than 30 days in Thailand you will not need a visa beforehand.

You get a FREE 30 day entry permit at the Bangkok airport when you arrive.

I liked Penang better than KL and Singapore. Maybe because it's cheaper or maybe more friendly and laid back. I used the Waldorf Hotel, around $15 U.S., and the Hotel Continental ($18) about 4 years ago. Both hotels were okay. Between the two I would take the one that had the "all you can eat" breakfast buffet.

AL

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

Three days in Singapore is more than enough. You can do your research, look up the specs on the internet, and then return to bargain/buy. Ensure that before you bargain, you'll get an international/tourist warranty on your purchase. Tailored clothes, electronics, Chinese knick-knacks are the items I bought that I saw was the best value.

Take in the Night Zoo, I hear it's amazing.. i didn't get a chance because it was pouring rain each night (!)

Can even take the sky train over to Malaysia for a bit..!!

7. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 10y

Hi ruckerthe,

depends on what you intend to do in KL and SG. They're both pretty small places so I would say 2-3 days for each would be sufficient unless you wanna explore more off-beaten tracks.

I'll recommend the Zoo rather than the Night Safari actually (no offence, blitz!) It's cheaper and not as commercialised. Or you can get a combo-pass to both which would be really worth it.

Shopping-wise in SG, it's good ol' Orchard road for just about anything, especially clothes. But the shopping stretch is actually pretty long, from Scotts Rd to City Hall. SimLim and Funan for electronics (avoid Lucky Plaza). The Singapore Tourism Board has a list of blacklisted dealers on their website.

8. Posted by goldiemy (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hello,

There are many things that you can do in Kuala Lumpur. The question is, what do you like? Try this web site http://www.tourism.gov.my/en/default.asp - it should give you an idea of things to do.

YOu can take a bus to Penang, which takes 5 hours. Or you can fly. If you would like something more historical, go to Melaka. It's about a 2-hour drive and you can make it a day trip. I think you can book a guided tour at http://www.musafirguide.com/

Enjoy your vacation.

-goldiemy-