Australia/Thailand- help!

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1. Posted by clydool (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

i've gone and booked my 4 month trip and now im looking for some advice on places to go and of course places to avoid!!! its my first time away and im a little nervous to say the least.

dates/times are as follows

-leave london for hong kong- feb 22nd stay for 3 nights.
-arrive adelaide 26th feb- already bought a greyhound bus pass to travel to cairns( got til may 8th to do so) was planing on gettin a flight over to fiji for a week or so??!!!
-then may 8th fly from cairns to singapore- travel to bangkok til jun 20th when unfortunately it'll b time to come home.

any advice or ideas would b greatly appreciated, especially for the singapore- bangkok leg of the journey. mode of transport would b a good start!

ps. its my first post so b gentle!


2. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Dawn,

We over at TP are gentle people..anyway, welcome to the TP community!!!

ah Cairns...I love the much at home..the climate and the greens!! a feng shui town, so they chinese say!

okay, ur journey from singapore to BKK...u have two options ( i take it u dont intend to fly, right?)...

option 1: bus..from singapore u can take bus (VIP bus- 18 or 24 seater)to hatyai..about 6 hrs (from Spore to KL)...the bus will pass thru Kuala lumpur, the malaysian capital...and if u want to break journey in KL, the fare from KL to Hatyai is RM40 ( another 8 hrs)..and from hatyai, u can take bus to BKK..9-10 hrs...about RM85...

option 2: train from singapore to BKK... the train will go as far as butterworth and you changer over to the Butterworth-BKK can take the berth...

taking into account the return journey, i am afraid u will be spending half the time on the road! maybe u should fly one way ? try airasia then..
have fun



3. Posted by clydool (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for ur help! Think my last post may b a little misleading as we r travelling from singapore to bangkok one way.
Think we have approx 7weeks to do it in. A mixture of bus and train sounds like a good idea, just shorter journeys with stopovers in between.

any more advice would b great,perhaps on places to go and stay etc!?