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1. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

Arrive Singapore May20th
Take train to K/L. flight to Macau May 24th
Fly back to K/L on may29th
Fly to Bali june 1st
Fly back to K/L on June 9th
bugger off north through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia etc

I dont usually plan things out this much, but because of time restraints I need to be a bit more organized.
My only point here is, have I over looked something like a festival thats going to throw a wrench in the works? Or immigration issues coming in and out of Malaysia that much?

thanks
R

2. Posted by rupart (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

No major festivals in May or June in Malaysia besides Labor Day on 1st May and Agong's Birthday on 6th June...maybe going out or coming back to Malaysia may put you through some questions but I dont think they will deny you from entering...
you can take bus from KL to Thailand or AirAsia if you already get them cheap...
enjoy your trip..

3. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

Quoting rupart

No major festivals in May or June in Malaysia besides Labor Day on 1st May and Agong's Birthday on 6th June...maybe going out or coming back to Malaysia may put you through some questions but I dont think they will deny you from entering...
you can take bus from KL to Thailand or AirAsia if you already get them cheap...
enjoy your trip..

Hey thanks for the info Rupart. I actually had a big look today at my plans, and then had a melt down realizing I was trying to do too much. I have my ticket for Singapore and I'll take the train up through Malaysia, but enjoy it at a more leisurely pace without jumping in and out of planes at K/L

4. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

If you enter Thailand via a land border, you'll be allowed to remain in the country for 15 days. If you arrive by air, you can stay for 30 days. Alternatively, you can apply for a Tourist Visa in the US which will allow you to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days. Cost is 1000 Baht which is about $29. A Tourist Visa is valid for three months which means you have to arrive in Thailand within the period it has been issued for.

Here's a map of the Thai rail network together with a link to rail fares which you might find useful:
http://www.railway.co.th/English/network.asp

This site lists all the festivals planned for 2009 worldwide: http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=home

5. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Something just caught my eye in the news today. It concerns a report on the Bangkokpost.com site which has just announced that rail services between Sungai Kolok on the Malaysian border have just resumed after a break of 11 days. Apparently a train was attacked by gunmen which brought services to a halt. Story here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/141282/train-services-resume-in-yala

But bearing in mind the travel warnings about the insurgency in the south of Thailand around Pattani, it might be advisable to fly to Thailand from Malaysia rather than take the train.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Apr-2009, at 02:36 by Blinq ]