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11. Posted by Sophia_uk (Full Member 48 posts) 6y

Thats a really good deal! From England it is so much more expensive and a lot cheaper to transit Bangkok. I would still say to go to KL first to ease yourself in, as south east asia can be a bit much!

12. Posted by Yatina (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y

Hello Tine,
Yes, it will be raining quite a fair bit but it will not be torrential rain. :)
You will definitely be able to visit those places as mentioned..
And Malaysia is pretty easy to move from one place to another and the people are friendly & helpful...

I'm sure that the rain is just a small problem...

Happy travels..
Cheers.. Yatina

13. Posted by nchlsbrown (Inactive 4 posts) 6y

Malaysia and Indonesia both are certainly a paradise for travelers with lots of beaches and exotic places .This is a must-see, must-do vacation! Tropical weather, great scenery.One of the wisest things to do while planning a vacation is to go through a reliable online hotel reservation agency who can give you a special discount.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

14. Posted by Jennyyore (Budding Member 66 posts) 6y

We went to Malaysia in September 2009, we had no problem with the weather. If we had rain I recall it seemed to be in the evening, it stops as soon as it starts!

We went to Langkawi, Penang, Gentings Highland, Kuala Lumpur, Camodia then back to Kuala Lumpur.

We flew Malaysia airlines as the terminal for internal flights was easy and we could take more luggage!

Jenny

15. Posted by tines (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

@Jennyyore

I heard it's not that bad as it seems.

Can you tell me from when to when were you there?

16. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 6y

Hi tines, I was in Malaysia this year and flew into KL. A suggested itinerary bus from KL> Kuala Tembeling Jetty, then boat (takes around 3-4 hours). From Taman Negara bus to Cameron Highlands, then bus to Penang (you could pop over to Langkawi on the ferry for a day trip.) Bus back to KL, then bus to Melaka.
The main bus terminal at KL Puduraya Bus Terminal is closed for renovations - if you're travelling north or south, you'll have to board buses at the Bukit Jalil Complex Parking Lot F (adjacent to the Bukit Jalil hockey stadium). There are shuttle buses (RapidKL) from Puduraya to Bukit Jalil and vv every 15 minutes. Cost is RM2.

Malaysia is very easy to get around and the people are wonderful.

17. Posted by tines (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

First of all, thank you for all your help so far.

Well, this is it, we are going to Malaysia! From 12 Jul to 8 Aug. So the weather should not be a problem :)

Since July and August are tourist high seasons, should we book accommodation ahead or just don't worry about that and find our beds for the night when we are there?

18. Posted by Sophia_uk (Full Member 48 posts) 6y

I would just go ahead and book the rooms as you go along as room prices vary majorly from place to place and its better if you visit the rooms first and you can get a much better price.

19. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 6y

Quoting tines

First of all, thank you for all your help so far.

Well, this is it, we are going to Malaysia! From 12 Jul to 8 Aug. So the weather should not be a problem :)

Since July and August are tourist high seasons, should we book accommodation ahead or just don't worry about that and find our beds for the night when we are there?

If it's tourist high season, I'd pre-book. Then again, I'm sort of "old school" - I prefer having things organised beforehand and everything nice and neat and this includes knowing where 'm going to be staying. That way I can relax.

20. Posted by tines (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Araluen, I am the same way, I can be way more relaxed if everything is neat and organized.

But booking accommodation for one month in let's say 10-15 different hostels, when we don't even know where we will be at a given time, isn't really realistic.

Booking a day or two ahead looks like a reasonable option.

We still have almost a month and a half before we leave so I will try to gather as much info as I can.