we are planning to travel for a year in may - we have a one way ticket booked into kuala lumpar and were then going to go to phillipines, india, cambodia, vietnam and thailand
how do we stand in terms of proving we hae onward travel documents upon flying in? we have heard that we need to prove we are leaving but are planning to travel on in our own time and have no more flights organised
have heard that they can refuse entry??? plus do any other countries need proof of onward travel??
Countries always require this information. But in practice I never encountered this problem (I went on a one way ticket to U.A.E and India, both required proof of an onward ticket and in both occasions i went on tourist visa). explaining that your are travelling around Asia will give customs an idea that you dont have plans to stay illegal in their country. For westerners they won't be suspicious anyways (a person from Myanmar arriving in Malaysia would definately have more problems if he arrives on a one way ticket).
You could always book a train ticket to singapore or bangkok, whether you plan to use it or not.
If you're a British citizen, they won't ask you for a return or onward ticket. The rule is only enforced on certain Asian, African and a few other countries which have bad records of overstaying.