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First Time In Asia - Advice, Tips + Locations Needed

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1. Posted by Himosoku (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi there,

Im looking at travelling Asia for a couple of months with 3 friends, roughly from the 15th June - 15th August. Ive bought a few guides which covers the places Im looking to go (Singapore, Thailand, Loas, Vietnam, Combodia) Im also looking into Burma although I hear its quite tricky there, any opinions? Anyway, were looking at taking between £1500 - £2000 each which I hope will be enough?.. Basically Id just like to hear from people who have travelled these places before and get some tips on places to visit, best ways of getting between countries etc.

Thanks,

Liam.:)

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

im not gonna write out in detail cos it'll become apparent when u get talkin to ppl abou these places-but for me these are d highlights;

Singapore,
nothing here for me, did bit shopping-camera etc, but reckon prices here now arent that cheap...

Thailand,
ko tao-place for diving and to recuperate after full moon party, not to be missed
ko phangan-full moon party once a mth
ko phi phi- savage party island-not to be missed
chang mai- cool lil town-go trekking here if u want-trekkin was pretty rubbish imo

Laos,
vang vieng -tubing-not to be missed
luang prabang- bowling, waterfalls etc

Vietnam, (kinda rushed this so didnt c enough)
halong bay close to Hanoi - 2/3 day boat trip

Cambodia,
siem reap -ankor wat
phnom penh -killing fields
sihanoukville -laid back beach resort

Malaysia,
Perenthian islands- Pula Kecil-savage lil island overlooked alot, prob what ko tao looked like 10-15yrs ago-not to be missed
Kuala Lumpur- cool city, cheap and good at wkds.

2000GBP isnt much, but do'able provided u spend most of ur time outside thailand, as this is the money drain. Also singapore is pricey. Thailand is d pricest but also d most fun if ur lookin to party.....laos&cambodia are so cheap. can easily survive on 15-20e day, dont even consider the lonely planet daily budgets to be realistic too...their not!

3. Posted by AsiaExpert (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi Liam,

There's a very good online-guide for Singapore, called [snip]. It also coveres Hong Kong and Macau... in case they are also on your route

Bon Voyage

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4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

For Vietnam see reidontravel.com - I thought Hanoi, Sapa and Hoi An to be excellent. Vietnam is about as different from Singapore as one can get - also much cheaper and very friendly. Domestic flights/nice guesthouses are inexpensive - great shopping, and free student guides in Hanoi and Saigon.

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