We (My girlfriend and I) are planning to travel through SE Asia next year. So here is the plan. We would like to travel from Hong Kong to Hanoi-Saigon-Pnom Penh (sorry if the spelling ain't right)- Bangkok- Kuala Lumpur and finally to Singapore. So from China to Singapore.
As this would be our first trip to Se Asia, we do't know much of the transportation and stuff. And the question is that how could we reach our final destination (Singapore) the cheapest way? I mean the transport whether by bus, train or whatever possibilities there are.
I would appreciate if someone could post us detailed informations.
Thank you in advance
This route has been discussed at length in many older posts. Also, a very helpful feature is the 'dictionary' option just above the message area. A quick use of the dictionary and you would have discovered Phnom Penh's correct spelling.
Now your questions. I have not travelled from from Hong Kong to HaNoi, but will help from HaNoi to Singapore. Your best option in VN is to book the open tour bus from HAN-HCMC. This allows flexibilty on how long you want to stay in each city between HAN-HCMC. It is also much cheaper than the railroad system. Once in HCMC, there is a daily bus from HCMC to Phnom Penh, about $10 and takes around 8 hours now. The road is much better than past years. All the travel shops on De Tham St. will book this bus. From PP to Siem Reap, you have the option of a boat; $23 or a bus for $5. Overland from SR to BKK is possible in one day for under $30. Any guesthouse in SR will help you with the details. Once in Thailand, you have an extensive bus system that will go to all Thai cities. On longer routes, you have the option of overnight buses or trains. Bus is cheaper, train is safer. After seeing southern Thailand, you can take a van, bus or train from Hat Yai to Penang or KL Malaysia. Daily buses from Malaysia to Singapore.
I have many photos of the VN & Cambodia section of this route. Older photos of PP to SR and of Angkor. Several helpful sites are; talesofasia.com and sinhcafe.com. 'Sinh Cafe' is the largest travel agent in VN and 'tales of asia' is full of helpful info on Cambodia and neighboring countries. Send me a PM if you have specific questions.
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