Hi guys and gals
I've been travelling a lot but never in Asia, and therefor could you maybe help me.
I'm looking for one of these places were it's posible to rent a cheap wooden house on the beach, were i can put up my hamog and just relax, and not to many people around me.
I travelling through Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Any brilliant suggestions?
I suggest the Krabi area of Thailand. I went into a travel shop and looked at pictures on the wall of various options. One place looked idyllic; nice beach, clear water, cheap accommodation. This was Koh Jum in the early 90s. It was too boring for me. Nothing really to do but get some sun, take a swim, read your book, veg out. There just were not enough people around to keep me interested. I ended up in Pattaya! About as far from idyllic as you can!
There are dozens of these beaches in the Krabi area. Talk to a travel agent once in Krabi town and tell them what you are looking for. I am confident that they will guide you to a lovely, quiet beach that you can afford. Good Luck.
If you plan to come during the months of April until September, consider the Perhentian Islands on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It fits your requirements. Outside that period, it is the monsoon season - not a good time to go.
Beihai Silver Beach,a good choice for you, located in the Guangxi Autonomous region in China On the southeast seashore of urban Beihai .
the mild climate all the year round attracts many people.
I am a local resident here and I know it is easy foy yyou to rent a house or even you can lodge in the neighbouring households.
Kudat, Sabah ... tip of Borneo. There's a few household offering homstay programmes. Beaches are quiet and serene wo people.
Miri, Sarawak ... Treetops has a small chalet on a very quiet sandy beach.
Was on a quiet island offshore Semporna, Sabah recently (Apr/Jun/Aug). Homestay with local Bajau community. Security might be an issue with non-Malaysian but most of it we found was paranoia.
Thanks for all the good ideas, i'll defetnitly use some of them.
What about Indonesia? Well, my knowledge about is app. 10-11 years old by now, but from what I've heard it's still almost the same. Went to the Gili islands off the west coast of Lombok, Gili Air, which was very, very quiet. There was at that time quite a few places with very cheap accomodation, no electricity after something like 10 at night (bet that has changed by now :-)), we had a veranda with a couple of hammocks as well. Really, really great. Try and do a search for Gili Air. Lombok should also be great, only spent 1½ days there at that time.
We also went to Java, south east coast, stayed private for a few nights with a gay couple we'd met on Bali, went bathing in a river at night, with bats flying over our heads, brilliant experience. After that Pangandaran (which has just been affected by the recent tsunami), we went in April, great time, not a lot of people there. That area should also be OK for some quiet time. Hope you'll find a great place, sort of the thing we're simply dreaming off, feels like you could leave the world behind you in such place.
have a great trip - from one Dane to another
I might suggest Pulau Pangkor Malaysia.
you dont have to worry about the monsoon season because it is in the straits so its safe from monsoon.