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1. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

ok, I have just completely changed my travel planz from indonesia to Thailand and i havn't got a notion where to go or what to do from KL to Bangkok. I'm all clued up on my Brunei-Sabah journey but i have not read a thing about KL to Bangkok. (i've heard whispers about the Perinthian islands are they on the way?). ANY advice or suggestions would help me out enormously!!

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Well, you'll be travelling through the whole south of thailand, so there's a lot of islands along that route. Koh phi phi, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan (in no particular order by the way). Depending on what you are after, these are great islands to visit! Some for diving, some for relaxing, some for partying, some for the beaches or combinations etc.

It's a great route; wish I was taking it

3. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks-hopefully on our way up Malaysia we will dig up some more info from fellow travellers! Still a wee bit confused as to where i should go in Malaysia is a toss up between Perinthians & Tioman I think....but i'm sure we will find info in the backpackers in KL. I cant wait

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Peter is going there very soon. He should be able to give you a few pointers

5. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The Islands in Tarutao National Marine Park are beautiful. If you like quiet beaches this is it. The main island is where the TV show "Survivor Thailand" was filmed. The other main islands are much smaller. Koh Rawai, Koh Andang, Koh Lipe are ones you can stay on. If this is too quiet for you Koh Baloun might be better as it has more visitors. You need to get to Hat Yai then by bus to Pak Bara. The ferries run from November to May however you can catch one of the supply boats or one of the resort boats to Koh Baloun. The main park headquarters on Tarutao Island is closed June to October so you won't be able to stay thyere during this time period.

6. Posted by chorpet (Inactive 110 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Yes, agree with allthai.

You can depart KL to Langkawi and catch a boat to spend your holiday in Tarutao , esp Lipeh Island. It's happiness on earth that you can touch. he he he.

From Tarutao , there are shuttle boat to Bara Bara pier and you can take local bus enroute to Trang or Krabi to enjoy more beaching , rock climing ( krabi ) etc. Or if you enough of beach, you can direct to Bangkok by Bus and enjoy your holiday , visit Grand Palace , Temple of Dawn , Floating Market, Dinner Cruise for 3 - 4 days and head to North by night train.

Trekking in Chiang Mai is also interesting , whitewater rafting , Doi Suthep and visit Inthanon Mt. The highest peak point of Thailand.

Then onward to Chaing Rai to the Golden triangle where 3 countries border meet.

Take a cruise along kok river , visit hilltribe village etc.

Lots to do , lots to see.

Enjoy your trip.

If you need any help, i'm in bangkok. You can contact me anytime.

7. Posted by kucira (Full Member 61 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The Perhentian Island is on the north-east and Tioman is on the south of Malaysia.

To get to Perhentian, you can either fly or take a bus which is abt 7 hrs to Terengganu and get a boat to reach the island. It is abt 20km fr Terengganu.

For Tioman, you can get a bus to Mersing. Take a speed boat ride for abt 2 hrs. You can opt to stay in Salang. The coral there are wonderful!

  • To check out buses, you can go to Puduraya at the KL city centre.

Enjoy the beach!

8. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

For Tioman, you can get a bus to Mersing. Take a speed boat ride for abt 2 hrs. You can opt to stay in Salang. The coral there are wonderful!

Yes, Salang Island is very beautiful! If you would like to take bus from Puduraya Terminal Bus Station, it will bring you and stop at Keluang, Johore...make sure you arrive Keluang before 5pm coz experience told me there'll be no bus available after that time to Mersing (you can either take pricey taxi or a night at Keluang's any inn)

Have fun!


9. Posted by WonderlandT (Budding Member 40 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hello Eefs... Not sure whether you have finished this trip.

Basic itinerary KL-BKK :
1. OK from KL, I suggest you to go to the East Coast by taking a West-East Highway. This is to go to Pahang. Before entering Kuantan (Pahang’s capital) you and your friend may stop at Taman Negara (National Park). At Pahang there’s good beaches.

2. From Pahang (remember now you are on the East Coast side because on the Northern Part, East Coast is more interesting). You will go northward to Terengganu and Kelantan (the road is along the beach and fishing villages-you will love it. Terenggannu and Kelantan is different side and view compare to Johore, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and of course Kuala Lumpur. There are a lot of villages, nice beaches and island along Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.

3. from Kelantan, Don’t cross the border here to Thailand as it is not safe now. You should go to Kedah by travelling through the north of Perak. There are many paddy fields and villages here.

4. From Kedah than head to west again to Perlis. Here also we have good paddy field and scenery. And if you have more time, don’t miss Pulau Langkawi. It’s a nice and peace island.

Kedah and Perlis is a bit same as southern Thailand because here in Kedah, Perlis (and also Kelantan), you will see Thai villages in Malaysia. One of unseen places in Malaysia.

5. OK to go overland to Thailand, I suggest you to cross the border at Padang Besar (Perlis), it is safe compare to Sg Golok (Kelantan), Betong (Perak) and Bukit Kayu Hitam (Kedah – here is also safer).

I’m sure you will have a good memory here. This itinerary will show you social life of different community in Peninsular Malaysia (Malay, Chinese, Indian, Serani –in Malacca, aborigines, Thai/Siamese – in Kedah, Perlis and many more, different economy and best view in Peninsular Malaysia.

Happy travelling.