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    • Getting There

      Kuala Rompin Dec 11, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      I asked an earlier question on getting to Kuala Romping from Mersing. Specifically how to get there by public transportation, that us by public bus.

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    • Getting There

      Kuala Rompin Dec 11, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      How to get to Kuala Romping from Mersing?

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    • homestay in kukup

      Kukup Dec 10, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      Anybody knows contact no. Of homestay in kukup that is clean & disabled
      friendly.i hv a group of 10.it had to be easily assesible.

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      alternative way to visit taman negara

      Taman Negara Dec 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      Hi,
      We are traveling to malaysia in the summer 2015 and are looking for a great way to visit taman negara np. We don't like the touristy tourist things. Can anyone give us tips about a guided not very touristic trekking. We are not rhe kind of hero's that go in the park ourselves. Is there a possibility to arrange a private guide, and where can we find a good one?

      Thank you
      ArBanis

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    • Is it safe to travel to Cameron Highland with all the Flash Floods?

      Cameron Highlands Nov 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM

      We have booked to fly to IPOH from Dec28 to Dec31 and originally planned to visit Cameron for 2 nights at Strawberry Park. However, the recent flood news makes us wonder if we should change our plans. Appreciate your help!

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      Jetty Suite Apartment Hotel

      Melaka Nov 23, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Hi, has anyone stayed in Jetty Suite Apartment hotel? If yes, care to share your staying experience with them?

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    • Hotels near carrefour

      Batu Pahat Dec 6, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      Hi, which hotels are near Carrefour Batu Pahat? Thanks

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      Money Exchange

      Kuala Lumpur Dec 15, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      Hello again, VTers,

      Another question: Where would be the best place to exchange US$? Also, what would be the approximate taxi charges from KLIA2 to Jalan Conlay?

      Thanks in advance to you all.

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    • From Bukit Merah to Pulau Pangkor

      Pangkor Dec 12, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      I have difficulty in finding a way to go from Bukit Merah to Pulau Pangkor. Are there any express bus stations in Bukit Merah Laketown Resort? We decide to go to Damai Laut in Lumut then only go to Pulau Pangkor by ferry, is this the correct way to get there?
      I really need your help, thank you!

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    • earplugs in Malaysia?

      Malaysia 21 hours ago

      Do you need earplugs as in Indonesia for the morning wakeup?

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    • Hotel, Accomodation, apartment

      Penang Nov 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      comfortable homestay at penang batu ferringhi?

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    • 4Days as a Solo Traveller

      Kuching Dec 4, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      Is it possible to visit the Longhouse/Jungle Adventure without an organised tour? I'm a Backpacker on a budget

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    • Do I need to take malaria medicine before going to the rainforest in Jan-Feb?

      Borneo Dec 2, 2014 at 6:58 PM

      Do I need to take malaria medicine before going to the rainforest in Jan-Feb?

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      A week plan from Kuala Lumpur

      Malaysia Dec 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Hi everyone ! Hope you can help me with some good landmarks
      I will have some days in Malaysia... Landing to Kuala Lumpur on 24th January
      Sure i will spend 2 days in KL
      Then i have some more time from 27 jan to visit the western coast before to fly to Philippines
      I can both book a flight to Manila from Singapore or again from Kuala Lumpur
      So need to leave on the 2nd feb is the only thing i know.
      What do you recommend?
      I can have 2 days more once Returning from Manila at the end of the month (before Returning to Italy)
      I travel smart, guest houses and buses are fine, local experience and open to suggestions. If one nice Beach is on the way recommend, i would love to chill one/tuo days but lets say is not really necessary,
      So totally i will have
      3 night in KL and then 6 more nights around the country.
      Thank you for all your help in advance and please you are welcome to Italy my friends.
      Cheers
      Daria
      Venice, Italy.

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      Tipping in KL

      Kuala Lumpur Dec 10, 2014 at 3:11 AM

      Any idea of how much to tip in KL? Say the bellboy at the hotel? Or the Taxi driver? I guess restaurants who have not charged service charge could be on 10- 15%?. Would appreciate your help. Thanks.

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    • Ferry service

      Sandakan Oct 24, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      Is the ferry service to Zamboanga still in operation?

      6 Answers Oct 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM
    • suggestion for a four days three night trip to kota kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu Aug 13, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      hai, i come from kedah and plan to have a trip to kota kinabalu with my friends for four days three nights. it is our first time travel to sabah. so we quite confuse which places should visit. is there any recommendation for me regardless my trip??? something like places to visit, foods to haunt and hotel to overnight. bcoz sabah is quite a big state so i just plan to visit places near to kota kinabalu which will not take too much of my times and one of the islands. your opinions and suggestion is appreciated....thanks in advance

      5 Answers Aug 21, 2014 at 6:22 AM
    • Luggage Storage at Kinabalu Park

      Kota Kinabalu Aug 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      Is there any size or weight limit for the luggage to be stored at the Park Reception? Is it FOC (Free)?

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2014 at 12:39 AM
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      Help! desparate for accommodation

      State of Sabah Jul 19, 2014 at 4:06 AM

      Can't find any accommodation on the net for July 20 , tomorrow.
      Is there any walk in accommodation on the island.
      Feeling pretty desperate just now.

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2014 at 4:13 AM
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      steam train

      Kota Kinabalu Jun 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      can anyone give me any feedback on the steam train ride. is it worth doing as a tour or book privately?
      and is the atmosphere worth it/ or is it just an overrated train ride?
      thanks sorry I have been googling Malaysia island to death and it is all a bit overwhelming just now.

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 5:34 AM
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      day trip scuba snorkle

      Kota Kinabalu Jun 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

      hi we are family of 4, 2 of us can scuba 2 of us snorkle.
      day trips seem to be around $160.
      my question is can you get it cheaper by getting own transport to island and hiring gear when you get there.

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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      Is it safe to travel to East Sabah?

      Semporna Jun 14, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      I and my partner will travel to Sipadan and stay on the Mabul island for 5 nights and Sandakan for 4 nights in July. After read all the warning from official website, it does worry me a bit. Could any one advice me on this please? Thanks for your time. :-)

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2014 at 5:46 PM
    • Security issue in Tawau

      Tawau Jun 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      Is it safe to go Tawau now as I read some negative news on their security. My friend also told me that there's a lot of kidnapping and tourist being shot there. Can someone who went there recently advice on this?

      Thanks.

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
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      Group Travel for KK June 20-22, 2014

      Kota Kinabalu May 26, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      My partner and I are planning on a non-summit hike to Mt. Kinabalu this June 2014. From what I gathered it is cheaper if we go along with a larger group of people? Are there anyone else planning for such trip? Maybe my hubby and I could tag along. Thanks! janet7532610@gmail.com

      1 Answer May 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM
    • 4D/3N trip to Kota Kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu May 18, 2014 at 12:49 AM

      My family of three plan to take a 4D/3N trip to Kota Kinabalu.
      My tentative plan is as follows:-
      D1: tour in Kota Kinabalu (KK) with the first night inKK.
      D2 We will depart for Kundasang area by hired car, touring most of the interesting spots during the to/ fro journey between KK and Kundasang. We will put up a night in a resort hotel ( Melisau) at the foot hill of Mount Kinabalu.
      From my study of the Sabah map,
      One can take any of the following routes:--
      (1) Leave KK to Kundasang via Tuaran by Route A1 and A4, reaching Kundasang.
      Night at Kundasang area.
      On Day 3, go towards Ranau by Route SA3.Thereafter go back to KK , via Tambunan by route SA3.
      This is a sort of 'Clockwise ' route.
      The question is : is is worth the while to take the return route (to KK ) by way of Tambunan?
      (2) OR
      it willl be better to take the route in an 'Anti-clockwise' way that leaving KK via Tambunan to Ranau and next reach Kundasang, and finally return to KK via Tuaran.
      (3) OR
      It is better just go to Kundasang ( and Ranau ) , and on the 3rd day, return to KK via Tuaran?

      Second Topic:
      I am not familiar with Sabah area, while I understand that in the Kundasang/ Ranou area. the interesting tourist spots are"--
      Nabalu Park,
      Desa Farm
      Kundasang War Memorial
      Sabah Tea Garden
      Poring Hot Spring
      Kinabalu Park, and nay other food spots (?)
      i will leave for Kundasang (Melisau Resort) on D2 morning, and will return to KK on the evening of D3.
      Can some good souls please give me a short lesson on KK/Kundasanf geography, with suggested literary , so that my trip to this area will not incur too many unnecessary 'U turns"

      Many thanks for the anticipated helps and tips

      4 Answers May 19, 2014 at 4:53 AM
    • Foods in Tawau esp. Dinner

      Tawau May 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM

      I am looking for all sorts of info online but can't get a solid recommendation for dinner (Seafood) and breakfast.

      I heard of Restaurant 101 but is that good? or any other suggestion?

      Thanks.

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • Tawau Airport area

      Tawau May 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

      Any good breakfast at Tawau airport and how much taxi fare cost to town?

      Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • 2 days trip in kota kinabalo

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 24, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      hello! me & my friends are going to kinabalu for 3 nights & 2days. I'm wondering if what can we do & where to go in 2 days trip to Kota Kinablu. 

      Thank you..

      8 Answers Jun 19, 2014 at 7:31 PM
    • Travel partners?

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Looking for sincere travel partner for April 2015. anyone? ;)

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 7:41 AM
    • drop off point of Sipitang express bus in kota kinabalu

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 18, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      What is a good inexpensive hotel with safe and pool near the drop off point in KK?

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM
    • Trip at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

      Kota Kinabalu Apr 8, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      What do you think about facilities and pricing for Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre?

      6 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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      Day trips from KK

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 13, 2014 at 7:41 AM

      Hi,

      We would like to spend some time in KK (5 days) and would like to do some day trips away from KK. This is my ideas:
      - we dont want to join any group tours
      - we would like to rent a car (we are 4 persons), but cant drive (left side driving), so driver (guide drive is essential)

      Places to be visited (my suggestions):

      - some nice rural rice paddies (I dont expect rice terraces)
      - Monsopiad Cultural Village
      - Kinarut megalith statue (there should be more of them around) - I dont know possition
      - Beaufort to Tenom railway (and back, I assume car cant get through and should go around)
      - Rafflesia Forest Reserve Centre - worth to visit it?
      - Mahua waterfalls - worth to visit it?
      - Mengkabong and/or Panimbawan villages
      - Kudat penninsula (Rungus Longhouses, gong village, tip of Borneo) - is it safe area?

      We dont want to climb Mt. Kinabalu. Before Sabah we spent 10 days in Sarawak doing Rajang river cruise, Bako Ntl. park and Niah Ntl. Park so we would omit further jungle treks in Sabah.

      It is possible to stay overnight somewhere on the way, we are OK with very simple comfort (we dont expect hot water shower in a village).

      How does it sound? Any recommendation (nice valleys, photogenic scenes ...)?

      Thanks a lot!

      Richard

      3 Answers Mar 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM
    • 4D3N Itinerary (Family trip, a group of 10 pax)

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 11, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      I have actually plan for my family trip in KK with a group of 10 people, half of them aged above 50 and half of them are my cousins.

      We are going to stay at Marina Court (heard this would be the best option to accomodate big group with the apartment), and we plan to rent a van that can fit 10 of us, be if with driver or my uncle can take the ride.

      Please see if my itinerary works with the consideration of timing and the for the eldery. They are 1st time in KK (except me)

      Day 1:
      - Arrive in the evening 5pm
      - Plan to get the van and rent for my entire travelling day (until Day 4 12pm)
      Q: worth it? or other best alternatives?
      - Dinner at Gaya street/ Damai Plaza/ places nearby

      Day 2:
      - Rumah Terbalik
      - Mount Kinabalu Park
      - Poring Hot Spring
      - Desa Dairy Farm - Kundasang
      Q: Feasible to do so, is that too rush? and worth for travel that far again the next day?

      Day 3:
      - Kudat_Rungus Longhouse
      Q: How far is this from town?
      - Sepilok Orang Utan/ Zoo?
      - Seafood dinner @ Gayang
      Q: is that along the way for Day 3? Or shd it be at Day 2 instead?

      Day 4:
      - Philipino Market in the morning?
      - Check out at 10am

      Question: the elderly are looking for frozen kind of sea/ seafood product (fish, dried scallop etc) , any place recommended for that with reasonable price?

      Thanks alot!

      9 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 2:06 AM
    • 12 Days in and around KK?

      Kota Kinabalu Mar 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      Hi,

      i will be flying into KK in may for 12 days (Solo) and wondering if i should base myself there for the duration and do day trips around or break it up between other destinations. I want to do a combination of beach, relax, trek and wildlife and adventure. any suggestions would be much appreciated. i was thinking of staying in hostels so i could meet people and perhaps join up on some activities.

      9 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 12:44 AM
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      Accommodation

      Pulau Sipadan Feb 24, 2014 at 5:53 AM

      Hi, I'm planning to visit Sipadan and several other islands around it this December for three or four days, but the accommodation in these islands are out of my budget. Is it alright to stay in Semporna, take a boat ride to and back from those islands throughout my stay? Or do you have any other suggestions? My budget is around RM150-RM300 per night.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM
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      Sukao, Kinatabangan in July

      Sukau Feb 13, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      Got air ticket to KK in mid July this year, and plan to spend my time, at least 3-4 days, exploring the wildlife park in Kinatabangan,

      May I ask for any travel advise on how best to visit and do the trip?

      Thanks fellow travellers!

      2 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 6:16 AM
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      Enjoying Kinatabangan

      Sukau Feb 13, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      Is it necessary to book a tour to Kinatabangan prior to
      arrival in Sukao or is it better to take the bus from KK
      to Sandakan, take the boat to Sukao and book cruises
      and trips with the lodge where you can stay in Sukao?

      Is it necessary to book the bed first before arriving?

      Many thanks

      2 Answers Feb 14, 2014 at 6:15 AM
    • Kinabula Sightseeing

      Kota Kinabalu Feb 12, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      I have 2 more day at Kinabula City after conquering the Mt KK. Where can I go for sightseeing? It's a Sat & Sun. Flying off on Monday.

      Any 2d1n island stay & relax?

      9 Answers Feb 13, 2014 at 12:40 PM
    • Leech socks

      Sandakan Feb 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

      Can you buy leech socks here

      6 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 3:18 AM
    • electrical outlet

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Is it good to carry an android tablet in Kota kinabalu? If so, do I need a condenser and an out let attachment since I'm coming from the US. Can buy them there?

      1 Answer Jan 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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      mount kinabalu one day climb

      Kota Kinabalu Jan 10, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      i had read about one day climb in some article,but i wonder is that any bus from kota kinabalu to mount kinabalu at 4am and return at 5pm.

      5 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 2:11 AM
    • Help planning the Sandakan leg of our journey

      State of Sabah Jan 5, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      Hi,

      We are planning a trip to Sabah and we'll be reaching Sandakan airport at 1230 on 20th January according to the flight schedule. We are planning to board the 2 P.M. bus to Semporna, stay overnight and do a discovery dive in Mabul/Sibuan on 21st. I feel we might be cutting it close if there's any delay in the flight or some other problems and we are not able to board the 2 P.M. bus. What would be the alternatives to reach Semporna if we do miss the 2 P.M. bus. How much would taxis charge, for the four of us, from Sandakan to Semporna ?

      Assuming everything goes according to plan and we finish our dives on 21st, would it be possible to take an overnight taxi or bus if there's any to Kinabatangan, do a morning cruise and return to Sandakan? Our flight from Sandakan airport, back to Kuala Lampur, is at 2040 on 22nd Jan.

      Also, is it worth all this to do a discovery dive at Mabul. I've heard it's great but if it isn't worth all the hype, then we can just plan to go to the Kinabatangan, Sepilok and the Rainforest Discovery Centre instead.

      Any help would be appreciated. And thanks in advance :)

      4 Answers Jan 7, 2014 at 3:55 AM
    • Getting around in Kundasang

      Ranau Dec 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      Do I need a car to go to the Poring Hot Spring, Kundasang Market and the War Memorial Garden?

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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      Delicious wholesome food KK & nearby

      Kota Kinabalu Dec 27, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      I find that much of the food in mid/high-end eateries in KK are pre-processed or industrial produce or comes out of a can. Where do I find freshly made-from-scratch food from traditional agriculture in KK or nearby?

      I am prepared to pay a premium for such more healthy fare. Wouldn't you?

      3 Answers Dec 29, 2013 at 5:38 AM
    • December 2013 travel to Sipadan.

      Pulau Sipadan Dec 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      I am planning to go to Semporna from 27Dec2013 to 31Dec2013.
      I plan to go to Sipadan.
      Is there a trip to Sipadan during 27 to 31Decmber2013.
      And is it safe to travel during this season.
      thank you.
      ...ahmad ali

      1 Answer Dec 16, 2013 at 8:29 AM