My friend and I are in Sinapore at the mo and planning to travel up through Malaysisa and then possibly Thailand by train. does anyone have any advice/info and where apart from KL is good to visit in malaysia? any good beaches/islands anyone can recommend?
My boyfriend and I will be doing a very similar route in a few weeks time, just before Christmas.
We've decided to spend a few nights in Melacca on the West Coast, then pass through KL and onto the Cameron Highlands which are meant to be absolutely amazing. We are missing alot of Malaysia out so as to get to the Highlands for Christmas, but hopefully will go back to the East Coast islands later on after the monsoon has passed as we have heard that they are fantastic too. I found a few websites which were really good for descriptions of areas and opinions of hostels, "things to do" etc.:
For info on transport in Malaysia, with timetables and prices:
We're probably going to get a flight to Thailand/Vietnam after that so as to avoid getting a train through South Thailand which has had some bad reports lately, not sure what the reality is but better to be safe than sorry as they say!
Check it out! If you are looking for a desent accomodation in Kuala Lumpur, pls log on to hostelworld.com for details and discriptions of the budget hostels that are centrally located in the golden triangle. If you like a homestay concept with a very helpful host, try Travellers Palm Homestay/hostel.There, you will be treated as guest of honour. Small but ample and can only accomodate 12guests a day. You are surely to be assisted with travel info to your satisfaction as the staffs there believed in personal services. Just name the destination in Malaysia that you are interested to visit, the host will help you to get there and arrange for your accomodation with no extra charges. What else do you expect from a budget hostel???? Drop by and have a wonderful stay in Kuala Lumpur. Cheers.