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1. Posted by jacklintan (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Im a female from Malaysia. This will be my first time solo travel to London.

First of all , i would like to find out if the immigration in London be be tight to someone travelling solo in London?

Secondly,since Malaysia is under the commonwealth country, travelling to London will be free of Visa.

Is there any other new ruling that Im not aware of and I should be taken note on it?

Third, how long it takes to travel in London and a complete visits to the tourist spots?

Hence, any good budgetted hostels that anyone could recommend me?

Finally, when is the best time to travel in London since I dont mind to travel in colder weather?

How much money should I carry myself with since the conversion rate of sterling pound $1=RM5.5(current moment)

Thank you and hope to hear from you all.

Cheers

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Feb-2010, at 06:10 by jacklintan ]

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 4y

I wouldn't have thought traveling alone would hold anything against you arriving in the UK, though you did mention in your profile the desire to work abroad. I suggest you contact the relevant government department to find out exactly what you are entitled to as a Malaysian citizen. Good luck.

3. Posted by t_maia (Moderator 3291 posts) 4y

to find out exactly what you are entitled to as a Malaysian citizen

Working Holiday Visa.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=33395

Hence, any good budgetted hostels that anyone could recommend me?

West Two London, dirty but very central and very cheap. At 7 pounds per night you cannot complain, most hostels in a similar central location charge double or triple the price.

Third, how long it takes to travel in London and a complete visits to the tourist spots?

For the part of London that is within the Circle Line it usually takes approx. 45 min to get from one spot to the other.

You can cover many of the important tourists spots in about 5 days, but you won't be bored even after 3 weeks. (I most definitely wasn't.)

You need around 25 GBP per day for basic necessities like food, hostel bed and getting around using an oyster card, this is assuming you stay at the cheapest dorm in West Two London or a hostel with similar prices. Add to this various fees and other nicknacks you can expect to spend around 40-60 GBP per day.

http://www.londonforfree.net/ is a great site btw.

4. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 4y

"West Two London, dirty but very central and very cheap. At 7 pounds per night you cannot complain, most hostels in a similar central location charge double or triple the price..." - t_maia

What, no breakfast? ;)