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1. Posted by helen-R (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

I'm going to Singapore to visit a friend and have five days to go across to Malaysia by myself. Can anyone reccomend a good way to travel across from Singapore? and with only five days, where would be the best places to go?

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

1 - 2 days Melaka
2 - 3 days KL and around
1 day Jahor Bahru

3. Posted by Ija (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hello there helen.

If you're a city person I'd suggest KL, Ipoh and Malacca.

If you're a nature person, go to Cameron Highlands or Taman Negara.

If you're a beach bum, head straight to Perhentian Island, Tioman Island or Pangkor Island.

If you're a bit of everything, I'd suggest 2 days Malacca (they have a few decent (but not great) beaches there), 1 day KL and 2 days in Pahang.

4. Posted by robertson (Full Member 53 posts) 11y

I'm in Sing now and would highly recommend Tioman Island...

I went to Melaka, nothing to do there at all. Nice vibe but... what is there?

Didn't like KL (actually I would generally just tell you to avoid Malaysia compared to other great places in SEA but that might just be my own bad experiences).

You could, technically, get a very cheap flight and go straight to Bali for 5 days... now that would be worth it! And it's low season! Beautiful!

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I am Malaysian and what I recommend you is the East Malaysia BUT NOT WEST MALAYSIA as western is having massive development (but not all the places). I studied in Labuan Island for three years and I learnt a lot of traditional danses there; Sabah has the most etnics which we called 'Puak' in our national language - Malay;

1) Mount Kinabalu - you may select either on of 2 famous routes to start your journey; the landscape is beautiful! Trust me.

2) Kinabalu national Park - one of the UNESCO world heritage where you'll find big Rafflesia flowers there BUT NOT during the rainy season!

3)Layang-layang Island and Sipadan Island - a paradise for divers!

4)Tambunan and Kundasang - try to penetrate the local village with long-houses though many of them are not friendly; but once you let them know you are dear the villagers will serve you with the local wine - produced by roots or rice which called "Tapai" - some are sweet and some are a bit sour but smells good!

Sarawak is our biggest state:

1) I must really introduce this nature site to everyone as I trekked the rugged path and on the canal - the water is crystal-clear - you can't find this in Singapore and main cities in Peninsular Malaysia, YOu'll find the famous Abraham Lincoln's cave where the silhouette of one of the entrance looks like him, really amazing!

2) Towns like Kuching, Miri, Kuching, Bintulu, Sri Aman, Sarikei are lots of surprises! ( you won't find this in the brochures, i bet that)
And in Sibu - there is a unique recipe made of flour; the mee and even the 'fishball' - they used the traditional cooking tools to produce the Dian Pian Hu (as in dialect Fochew) - but you got tp wait for some time because the foodlet is sure to get crowded everyday!!!!

Actually there's more to discover in Sabah and Sarawak!