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Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia

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1. Posted by wander73 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hello there...I am looking to spend around 8 weeks in the region. I've been to Thailand before and I'm interested only in the islands there - a beach/spa break, wouldn't want to do more than a week there. The other countries are areas I've never been to and I'm looking for help and suggestions on how to plan my trip there. Its all last minute - I'm looking to go in the first week of November until the end of December. My budget is about $5000 for hotels and local transport included...is that realistic? I would much rather fly between countries/cities since I'm not the best road warrior!

I'd love to get ideas on where to go, hotels, suggested itineraries for this trip?

Thanks!!

2. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 6y

If you want to fly, be sure to check the AirAsia site, this is a Malaysian low cost carrier with a Thai and Indonesian subsidiary. Easy to book, lots of connections and a new fleet.
And euh..., with 5000 dollar you'll be able to splurge everyday!!

3. Posted by wander73 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Thanks Yvekes! I am looking at Air Asia as well as Bangkok Air for internal flights. The budget is for 60 days and includes all airfare, hotel and food..Since I'm traveling solo - want to make sure I'm safe as well, so will splurge on rooms a little bit!

I am looking for suggestions on where to go - how long etc as well, so any thoughts, please pass them along.

4. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 6y

I'll give you some of my favourites of these countries:

Thailand: tour the historical parcs of Sukothai and Si Satchanalai by bicycle; trek around Mae Hong Son; Explore Bangkok by foot and the khlongs; visit the Royal Palace;...

Malaysia: visit the Petronas Twin Towers (for free!); experience the diversity of cities like Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown and Melaka;...

Borneo: hike in Bako National Park and the Niah Caves;... (and while you're here, why not go to Brunei with its splendid museum of islamitic art!)

Indonesia: visit the ruins of Prambanan, and certainly you have to visit some volcano's like Bromo, Beratagi Rinjani, the one around Bukittinggi and even in the northern part of Bali there's one worth visiting; snorkelling in Manado, the city of Ubud and the countryside around this city;...

5. Posted by Tansky (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

Hi ya! I would like add up a bit information in Borneo(Because i am from here) :)

Things to do in Borneo:-Sabah
1) Kota kinabalu - Tunku Abdul Rahman Park- 5 island, easy to go just show up in the ferry terminal. Can go by yourself or join Tour Packages.
2) Mount Kinabalu-Kinabalu Park, Poring Hotspring.
3) Rafting-Either grade 1-2 or Grade 3-4.
4) Jungle Trip-Kinabatangan river-overnight packages have to book with the travel company.
5) Diving- Sipadan island-Nicest Island! but have to book first because limited permit per day. located in Tawau site, you may check from the internet.

have all is help. :)
Happy holidays, just drop me a line if you need further details.

Hody

6. Posted by zackry (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Not to forget[snip] Langkawi Island

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by CK126 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Visit Malaysia,
Can choose to stop by Singapore Airport then go over to Malacca by bus, follow by KL, then Pulau Pinang too...or you wanted to visit some nice place of small Island too (Langkawi Island, Rendang Island, Perhentian Island etc)....

If you stop by Malacca town (one of the Malaysia Historical palces) can just send me an email....I'm from Malacca Town, might help you with some informations..