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Route advice Cambodia, Vietnam then Malaysia & Singapore.

Travel Forums Asia Route advice Cambodia, Vietnam then Malaysia & Singapore.

1. Posted by wanderitch (Budding Member 81 posts) 7y

Hi

Could anybody give me some advice on a good route to take during my visit to SEA please? I leave for Thailand on the 16th February. I plan on spending a month in Thailand. After that I have another month to see Cambodia, Vietnam (possibly) then Malaysia and I fly out of Singapore.

I'm a young male traveller and I want to experience as much of the culture and diversity of the landscape as I can. As well as taking in the culture I hope to meet lots of other backpackers along the way.

I'm interested in History, the killing fields and Anghor Wat are a must

I could do with more time but I want to catch at least some sunshine in Aus.

2. Posted by wanderitch (Budding Member 81 posts) 7y

Oh and will I need a visa to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia? Do I purchase these on arrival?

I'm hoping to keep my spending down to £1500-2000 for my two months in Asia. Is this realistic?

3. Posted by Anna78 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hi
you can easily get your visa sorted for Cambodia on Koh San Road in Bangkok, it only takes a couple of days. From there you can get a bus to Siem Reap where you can get to Angkor Wat. Pnomh Penh is great, the Killing Fields are very sobering. You can get to Vietnam really easily from PP - we took a boat trip on the Mekong Delta to HCMC which was easy to book in PP. NOt sure how you will get from Vietnam to Malaysia without double backing - you might want to consider flying to save time. There are some pretty cheap flight deals.

I don't remember getting a visa for Malyasia, so if I did, it must have just been at the border, I know it wasn't a problem.
I would have thought your budget will stretch, depend on what level of accommodation you require!

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

Quoting wanderitch

Oh and will I need a visa to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia? Do I purchase these on arrival?

Yes, you need visa for Vietnam and Cambodia.
As a British citizen, you'll be given a free 90-day social visit pass every time you enter Malaysia.

Check out the respective country travel guides for more information about visa (under Red Tape section).

I'm hoping to keep my spending down to £1500-2000 for my two months in Asia. Is this realistic?

With a minimum of £25 per day, that's more than enough!

5. Posted by wanderitch (Budding Member 81 posts) 7y

That's great, thanks. The boat trip would be fun, and probably a good place to meet some other travellers. Flyiing from Vietnam to Malysia sounds like a good idea.

I don't quite know what to expect from the people of Cambodia, I believe much of the youthful population are largely uneducated about the KR regime, but the 40 somethings of the population may have been in the Khmer youth. I just imagine lots of 'thousand yard stares'. I suppose I should wait and see rather than taking pre-conceived ideas.