I am travelling Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia in about 5 months time.
I have been reading in a few places that you can only get a visa and entry if you have proof of onwards travel, I was thinking about booking just a single flight to SE Asia and then travelling through all these countires as and when I decide to move on (I have no time limit)
Reading this isit actually worth booking an RTW ticket so I have proof of onwards travel or is this not the case? I didnt want to book an RTW ticket as I want the freedom of not being on a schedule and if I dont like 1 place I can quickly move on or if I love the place I can stay longer.
Does anyone know about this? or if anyone has done this route please give me some advice
And also which month is a good time to visit all these countries? I dont want it to be to hot but then I dont want to be stuck in rainy season.
Sounds like a trip that extensive would take more like 15 months! First of all, you can't generalize about so many different countries, but I do know that in Thailand and Indochina, that there is very little checking for onward travel (this might not be accurate if you have darker skin or come from a poor country). Same goes for weather, all of these countries have different rain and weather patterns. It would be easier if you let us know where you come from and what kind of passport you hold. Travelfish.org is generally considered to be the best source for online info about SE Asia.
Im from the United Kingdom so hold a UK passport, I have as much time as it takes and hopefully enough money saved for this.
I was planning to leave July but was told weather would be better in Sept/Oct time, not sure where to go first either, I was told Thailand as its central and easy to book transport but if I start in Cambodia I can work my way south through Laos, Vietnam and then Thailand and wont be going back on myself. It will be my first time travelling and going alone so I really have no idea at the moment