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MALAYSIA TO INDONESIA BY LAND OR SEA options

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

WHERE IN MALAYSIA...

I just want to get to INDONESIA... I don't want to ride planes. I just want the stamp on my passport. But ofcourse I'LL Try to get to BALI.

I ASSUME THAT LAND TRAVEL is not possible. Which town or city in Malaysia can take me to an INDONESIAN Territory. I will be getting Malaysia from Thailand.

Then I will try to get to BORNEO to vist brunei. I have been to LABUAN ISLAND, but made the stupid mistake of not visiting BRUNEI.

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

If you're in Penang, take the Langkawi Ferry to Medan.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

If you want to read about some more options try this and
this article.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 19, 2008, at 1:11 PM by Utrecht ]

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

Thanks, it won't be too soon though. I'd do laos first.

The ferry tickets can only be purchased online? PENANG to MEDANG?

Is LANGKAWI very exclusive? is that like a resort island for the ultra rich?

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Swept Away

The ferry tickets can only be purchased online? PENANG to MEDANG?

Of course not. You can buy a ticket on the spot.

Is LANGKAWI very exclusive? is that like a resort island for the ultra rich?

It has a good mix for both the rich, the backpackers and also those in between. However, from what I've heard, the more exclusive and beautiful beaches have been taken up by the luxury resorts. Another good thing about Langkawi is that it's one of the three duty-free islands in Malaysia (the other two being Labuan and Tioman), so cheap alcohol all around.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

If you want to read about some more options try this and
this article.

As far as I know, the passenger and vehicle ferry service mentioned in the news article has not been established as announced over a year ago. Surprise! They can't even improve the passenger and vehicle service between the mainland and Penang island and now they wanted to start a cross border service.