my name is Hassan and I am 22 yo male. I stay in Singapore and will start a trip on the 8th of Dec to KL->Siem reap->Bangkok->Phuket->Singapore on the 19th of dec. Quite excited about the trip, since i have never been to asia before and Singapore is somehow not very examplary to rest of SE Asia.
So if anyone is interested in having me as a backpacker partner, go ahead and let me know.
I am from the States and I traveled all throughout Southeast Asia (including Thailand and Malaysia) while I was studying abroad in Singapore. I can tell you English is not a problem, especially in tourist towns in Koh Phi Phi or Phuket, or in big cities like Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.
Paulu Tioman, MY is a great suggestion as stated above, it isn't very populated and has awesome diving/snorkeling. Also, the hiking is a lot of fun, but be aware it may take longer than the locals tell you and the trails aren't always marked well. (We followed beer cans nailed to trees to find a waterfall!).
Singapore is a fantastic place if you read some guide books. Compared to other cities in Southeast Asia it is quite expensive, but check out places like China Town, Little India or Arab street for free experiences. Also, Sentosa has great beaches if you want to get away from the city. Walking along the waterfront and seeing Marina Bay Sands is also a highlight of the trip. Don't miss out on all the free things the city has to offer!
Hope this helps,
I'm travelling around Thailand in December aswell. Anyone fancy meeting up for a bit out there?
Send me a message
I will arrive in Bangkok on the 13th! When will you be there?
How old are you etc.