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1. Posted by vesna (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y

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hello everybody,
we are thinking of visiting Malaysia in November-december 2003.
Can anyone suggest us good places not to miss..
thanks,
Vesna

2. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 13y

Hi Vesna

What are you interests? For example are you looking for beaches, or nature, or historical sights, or what?
In Nov-Dec the monsoon will be starting on the East coast so it is not advisable to go to the islands then.

If you tell us your interests, maybe we can help further,

Liz

3. Posted by Cruella (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y

I am also going to be spending some time in around KL in November. Any ideas on nice places to stay would be appreciated! (As well as good places to eat and shop, small day hikes, tours etc.)

Thanks in advance for suggestions!!!

4. Posted by suzy (Full Member 24 posts) 13y

Hey people,
I agree w Liz; Nov-Dec is a bad time for island hopping and beaches cuz of the monsoon season on the East coast.Unless of course you're planning to go to Sabah or Sarawak.But during that time, there's lots of local celebrations..Deepavali for the Indians, Eid Festival (Hari Raya Puasa) for the Muslims and if you stick on longer (February) Chinese New Year. The best place for shopping would be in KL-Sungai Wang Plaza, Suria KLCC, MidValley Megamall are some of my favorites-all within the KL vacinity. But it really depends on wht you like to do..have fun!

5. Posted by kkworks (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y

HI, ..For Malaysia, I think you should visit their beaches..There are a few there, don stay in KL too long its a boring place..1 night should be enough to visit the twin towers and have some shopping at a market place at night(its somewhere near the railway station).

I have been to Langawi, Port Dickson, but I think there are better beaches elsewhere. Don stay in beach resorts for more than 3 days, u will get bored..

6. Posted by suzaila (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y

It would be too bad if you are visiting Malaysia during the Monsoon season cos the islands on the East coast are the best. Tioman and Redang islands are at the top of my fav islands list.

KL might be boring to some but there are some nice places to visit and you can get there easily, either by public transport or walking. I suggest you go to Tasik Titiwangsa. That is KL's green area. There's a beautiful and quite big garden with a lake, a deer farm, a butterfly farm, a big orkid garden and the largest (i think) aviary in South East Asia.

And if you like night clubs and such, there are loads around KLCC itself. Whether they are happening or not, I'm affraid I don't know

Hope this helps. Enjoy your stay in KL.

Suzaila

7. Posted by hielmann (Full Member 31 posts) 13y

hi, I am from east cost of peninsula malaysia. Lots of interesting places here especially the beaches. If you like to stay near to beaches, Kuantan is the best place. The most popular beach is Cherating where you can find a variety of resort from 4 stars to very budget chalet (dont surprised, the chalet cost you abt USD7 pernite or less. If you are really interested, I can help you ..no problem at all. BUT please dont come here from Oct to Jan becuase if it is a monsoon season, unless you just wanna to spend your day in the chalet. :)

8. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 12y

The place I reccomend most often to stay in Malaysia on a bit of a budget... in KL anyways, is Shah's resort and hotel. Rooms run I want to say 40ish dollars US a night, or less. It is right off the LRT line at the Taman Jaya stop, only a 10 minute ride or so into the Petronas Towers or Bangsaar which are my fav parts of KL. A little bit more upscale is the KL Hilton, also by the same train stop, but it's so "American" in there that you'll hardly know you're not in the states while at your hotel. I use it on occasion though for business. Try Shahs though, if 35-45 USD a night isn't out of your budget it's very well worth it.

9. Posted by janeyee (Full Member 38 posts) 12y

I am from Penang so if you would like to try the best hawker's food in Malaysia, come to Penang! We have so many things that you will never forget once trying them! Penang asam laksa, hokkien mee (noodle), curry mee, fried kuey teow, curry fish head.... the list is too long to write here =P

some might sounds weird to you but I'm sure you'll love 'em!

Try our very Malaysian mamak stall, a good experience for u too!

If you're coming to Penang, you might want to drop me an email and see how I can assist you further

10. Posted by belz (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Hi guys, so interesting to hear so many info. about Malaysia, that's useful for us. My friend will go to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on May 12-17. Is there someone kindly tell me the shopping place there? And any recommended souvenirs to buy? Thank you so much for your help!!:)