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East Coast Malaysia end August 2014

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1. Posted by Travellingpoul (Budding Member 20 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hello Fellow travellers :)

Looking into my next trip to Asia and currently looking into Malaysia/Thailand

Planning to go 2 last weeks of August and 3 weeks into September 2014
And what I can understand east coast is the place to be at that time around.

1 week KL
2 weeks Tioman and Perhentian Islands.
Back to KL fly out to Thailand and spend 2 weeks around the islands Koh Samui/Koh Phangang
Yeah I know I like the island hopping :) and do some snorkeling

I like to go free style/backpakcing and want to avoid the tip of the crowds and be able to just walk in and get bookings, budget wise I'm in the range 20-30 usd for rooms/dorms.

Question goes

How are the crowds end of august and into september.
Will I be able to get accomodation in the tioman/perhentian islands without reservation.
Not looking for the resort syle, but backpacker hostels and guesthouses.

Which island is the better kecil or Besar
Like to snorkel, treking, beaching and an occasional party.


2. Posted by e7843 (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Go to the island of Perhentian/Tioman first, as it is near monsoon season in Sept.
Allocate more time in Perhentian, as you can island hopping to & snorkeling at Redang Island & Marine park

Back to KL for a week then fly out to Thailand.

Pls note Public Holiday on 31 Aug & 1 Sept - Malaysia Independence Day and 16 Sept Malaysia day. ie accommodation price will increase

Check out Airasia, you might be lucky for free seat as the current promo KL > Krabi is price from RM10, fly between Jan - Apr 2014

3. Posted by bCake (Budding Member 26 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Going it alone I would chose Kecil, but for a more family environment Besar could be the choice for you.

Hope this helps