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1. Posted by sirroma (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

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Hello, I'm planning to travel from Singapore to Bangkok within 2.5 weeks whereas the main focus should be the see a bit more of Malaysia.
Do you have any recommendations of which places are 'must see' and possibly even some kind of rough route to take?
I am planning to have a bit of everything - city, trekking, beach....
Thanks for your help.

2. Posted by andyloo (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Traveling from Singapore to Thailand is easy as in Malaysia, there is a highway call north south highway which link you from the immigration of Malaysia - Singapore to the border of Malaysia - Thailand. There are plenty of way, by bus, or by flight or by taxi. is up to you.

Place that you should visit during this trip are Redang Island which is located at the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Melaka town which is about 180 km away from Kuala Lumpur. As for jungle trekking, Malaysia was rich with tropical forest, anywhere in Malaysia, you can find some attractive jungle trekking point. Just ask the local and they will tell you. Penang is another place where you cant miss during your trip in Malaysia.

Hope this can help you a little bit as 2 week isn't quite enough for Malaysia itself because there are too many place which is worth for a visit here.

Thank You

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 7y

In 2 weeks I would do KL, Melaka, Taman Negara and then spend a few days on the Perhentian Islands on your way up to Thailand. You could then get a train or bus up to Bangkok if you are not bothered about stopping en route.

KL - 2-3 days
Melaka - 1-2 days
Taman Negara - 3 days
Perhentian islands - 6-7 days

The cameron highlands are worth a couple of days if you have time and maybe want to spend less time on the beach.

Bus is the best way to get around and they are regular and reliable.

4. Posted by LotusLyn33 (Inactive 10 posts) 7y

Hi sirroma
I actually have my own 25 pages blog on Malaysia which is available to view. But I am not sure if this goes against the rules for posting a reply to you and giving the link. H'ver, in a nutshell, Malaysia has all that you want to see and do. There is Kuala Lumpur the vibrant capital with its colonial past, heritage buildings, a blend of the old and new. You can watch first class entertainment at KLCC, also go shopping there and anywhere around the hotel belt at Jalan P.Ramlee and Bukit Bintang.
You may be able to catch the Chinese New Year (CNY is on 26.01) mood at Petaling Street, known as Chinatown and nearby the Central market has local arts and crafts and food for you to taste. Food is cheap. You get a good and decent local meal for US3-5 inclusive of drinks. Even the fast food chains are relatively cheap. Budget accomodation are plentiful as well as 3 - 5 star hotels. Novotel is good and reasonably priced besides being central. If you're here around early Feb 09, you may join the Thaipusam celebration. A must watched Indian festival at Batu Caves. Info can be got at Malaysia's Tourism centre at Jln Ampang , Kuala lumpur.
You can travel down south to Melaka for this UNESCO heritage site with Dutch buildings, Portuguese fort and quaint Dutch influenced Chinese houses at Heeren St. Up north Penang has the beaches, and similar Heritage buildings and you have to try the food as it is the food capital of Malaysia. Also has a National Park for hiking, tropical fruit farm, Butterfly farm , a must see Peranakan museum and Cheong Fatt Tze museum.
Taman Negara is the place for jungle trekking and tropical rainforest in Pahang. There is also the beautiful Tioman Island off Pahang, Club Med at Cherating, Teluk Chempedak for your sailing, surfing, snorkeling.
Endau Rompin another State Park.. untouched wilderness, variety of fauna and flora, waterfalls, majestic rock formations.
Other beaches are Langkawi off Kedah, Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian and many others to choose.
You can take a coach from Singapore to Melaka, stop over for a day or two. Continue your journey to Kuala Lumpur by coach. Stay a couple of days and journey to Penang by train, cross over by ferry to Penang Island or take a direct flight. This way you do get to see the country from down south to up north. This much I can fill in for you. Kindly log into Tourism Malaysia's website.

5. Posted by yo1975in (Inactive 1 posts) 7y

Quoting sirroma

Hello, I'm planning to travel from Singapore to Bangkok within 2.5 weeks whereas the main focus should be the see a bit more of Malaysia.
Do you have any recommendations of which places are 'must see' and possibly even some kind of rough route to take?
I am planning to have a bit of everything - city, trekking, beach....
Thanks for your help.

why ur not coming to india????

6. Posted by sirroma (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Thanks everybody for your help. This makes it quite a bit easier to create a plan.

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Which month of the year do you plan to go to Malaysia, and for how many days in your 2.5-week trip do you want to spend there? Islands and beach on the east coast of the peninsula is a lot better compared to the ones on the west coast. However, the North-East monsoon season affects the east coast badly from November until March.