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Southeast Asia Suggestions: the Hidden MUST DOS

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1. Posted by mm143 (Budding Member 71 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I am looking to travel Southeast Asia from March to May 10'.
I found a lot of suggestions online but I know there are always those few activities that you stumble across on your own.
I am open to any suggestions.
I love any type of adventures and scenic routes.
No shopping or major tourist activities.



2. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Try the whole of the Philippines...hardly any tourists go there. Thousands of miles of empty beaches. I love it.

3. Posted by ger_power (Budding Member 31 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


would def recommend lao and vietnam for your travels. even though vietnam is very touristy i did come across some rarley visted places

- if you have an interest in vietnam war history a trip to of village My Lai is a must. in 1968 an american platoon massacred up to 500 women and children here. there is a musuem and a memorial dedicated to those who warned though some of the images of the massacre are horrific. we even got to meet an old woman who survived the massacre....a very humbling experience. My Lai is off the manin tourist spots..4 of us arranged a taxi there from Hoi An. 6 hour round trip cost $10 each

- if you are crossing borders at vietnam/lao the most remote and less used is Tay Trang, which is in the northwest of vietnam. Most backpackers who go to the northwest of vietnam go to sapa which is a very commercial trekking base and then return further south to cross into lao... however the northwest has more to offer. we stayed in Bien Bien Phu and got a bus (15 seater with 7 backpackers and 23 locals on board) to Muang Khu in lao. This was one of the remotest bus trip i took along a dirt track with stunning scenary

hope thats of some use

happy travels

4. Posted by osi (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


You can spend the whole two months here in Malacca and have good food and good time. I am very fond of good food, and therefore, will be happy to have international visitors here as I can teach them local food recipe from Malay dishes to Indian cuisine, and even Arab and Mediterranean food.

Those like you who has long holiday time, can enjoy here more without spending a fortune. We can provide free hosting in Malay family house, get to know the locals and even attend Malay marriage ceremony.

I am very fond of cycling and jogging, so anyone interested in can join me, where we can take cycling tour in and around the city.

Fresh coconut water is the first drink we give as welcome drink to the world of our friends who happen to be here for holiday. Do you know young fresh coconut water is very good for our body and health? I consume almost daily for 3 glasses of this water to stay healthy and young. It can also help for many health problems; it can remove kidney stones within few days!

If you choose to visit Malaysia, do not miss Melaka and the free hospitality.


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6. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Indonesia- the hidden gem of South East Asia.