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Is there anywhere worth visiting in southern Malaysia?

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1. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Dani girl has indicated that this thread is about Malaysia

I want to nip over for a few days from Singapore and not sure if there is anything worth visiting down there?

Many thanks,
Dani

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

Melaka is worth while if you are interested in Malaysian history.

3. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 9y

Well it depends how much of a budget you have and how much you like shopping. Singapore is a shopper's paradise with malls and plazas everywhere. Not sure whether you are into zoos but the Singapore Night Zoo is quite unique and packs people in from all over the world. It is a must see experience. You could also visit Little India and there is a Chinese section or set aside. You might just want to spend a day walking around, sitting around and enjoying Singapore Airport which is the best in the world for things to do. You can watch free movies, go for a swim, luxuriate on the many lounges they have, eat your head off at the many eating points etc etc. Singapore is a beautifully clean place, everyone speaks English and the food is first class. If you want somewhere interesting try Parkway Mall which is quite big. The bottom floor is all food, and small shops, cds and dvds.
Hope this helps. :)

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Buckra

Well it depends how much of a budget you have and how much you like shopping. Singapore is a shopper's paradise with malls and plazas everywhere. ...

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Hope this helps. :)

Err... I thought Dani wanted to know about southern Malaysia?

5. Posted by skyef (Full Member 105 posts) 9y

hello,

southern malaysia has got it's own uniqueness.
maybe you could give a rough idea of the things you want to do? Eg. water sports or good food or something..

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Melaka is a good bet if u have enough time, but its a bit far. If u are intereted in nature u might want ot check out the Endau Rompin national park. The islands of Tioman, Tinggi etc are nearer on the east coast of johor, reachable from the jetty of Mersing.

If u are just staying around the JB area, id recommend Danga Bay at night, its actually quite charming, and has a carnival like vibe

7. Posted by kidd27 (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y

Johor, the southernmost state in Malaysia, Singapore's nearest neighbour is the getaway to many interesting islands in the South China Sea. You can take the bus to Tanjung Leman and venture into several islands of Pulau Aur, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Besar. There are bus services running from the JB city to Tanjung Leman pier. Further north, you can access to Pulau Tioman from the Mersing pier. If you want to have sighseeing tours, then your itenery should include Melaka which is on the North-West of Johor. Melaka offers lots of historic sites which are worth a visit for a day or two. It's a very tiny state and you should able to cover the important part of your tour in no more than 2 days. Pahang the state that situated on the North-East of Johor is where you can enjoy some nice beaches in Rompin or Kuantan. Have an enjoyable trip.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 29, 2007, at 4:58 PM by spurs94 ]

8. Posted by agss241 (Budding Member 31 posts) 9y

Melacca (Melaka) is a great place to visit and not far from
Singapore. We just returned from that area last week. Advice,
as you identify yourself as dani GIRL, be on your toes in dealing
with Muslim men. They have absolutely no respect for women alone
and will take full advantage in intimidating you and over-charging
you. Just be sure the price of a taxi or almost anything else is
clear to you both at the very beginning.

9. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

I didn't realise KL was so close to Singapore so I ended up going there...but now I really want to go back to Malaysia and visit the rest of the country...hopefully next time.

Thanks for the tips,
Dani