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      Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe

      Penang Nov 13, 2016 at 9:53 AM

      can you please help I would like to book a ferry between Langkawi and Koh Lipe can you please recommend a ferry company and web address please

      Many thanks


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      Train to Singapore and back

      Kuala Lumpur Nov 19, 2016 at 8:51 PM

      Hi fellow travelers! ☺️ I need some help on how to get to singapore by train from Kuala Lumpur and back to KL from singapore. Is there a site I can book tickets online? And what are the prices etc. thanks in advance!

    • Terminal M

      Kuala Lumpur Nov 17, 2016 at 4:50 AM

      Hi, we are travelling from London to Sydney with a 5 hour stopover in Kuala Lumpar airport. We are arriving in and departing from terminal M and would like to go into a lounge. Does anyone know which lounges are in terminal m as i know there is also the satellite building? We are flying economy with Malaysian airlines and would preferably like lounges with showers. Can anyone also recommend if they are worth it?

      Thank you

    • Pantai Cenang/locations

      Pulau Langkawi Nov 13, 2016 at 12:22 PM

      How far is the Food/shopping street from beach area? Does anyone have suggestions as to good choices for hotels/resorts close to beach and eating-shopping? Thanks for your help.

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      Appropriate Attire worn

      Kuala Lumpur Dec 2, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      As we will be traveling to both Kuala Lumpur & Kuching from Australia & so we do not offend the locals please advise what the dress code is acceptable during our stay, thank you in advance

    • Transport to Fraser's hill

      Bukit Fraser Nov 21, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      I will be staying near the KLCC in Kuala lumpur. How do I get to Fraser's hill on January 31st 2017, during the Chinese New year season? We are not local, so we need the easiest way and least hassle. Would that be by coach or train or cab.

    • car rentals

      Pulau Langkawi Nov 19, 2016 at 10:45 PM

      anyone know what it cost to rent cars per day? (and motorbikes too) Thank You

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      Weather Next Week?

      Kuala Lumpur Nov 18, 2016 at 5:17 AM

      Hello you helpful people, having checked the forecast for next week for Kuala Lumpa, it says rain most of the time. I just wondered how accurate this is and what to expect?

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      Peaceful walk 18 Nov @ KL, around Malaysia and the world

      Kuala Lumpur Nov 16, 2016 at 7:41 PM

      This Saturday, many Malaysians will be practising their constitutional rights to have a peaceful dem called BERSIH (Bersih is a Malay word for Clean and the color is yellow). There are a few objectives of the campaign, google it!

      Thus, visitors can choose to support or avoid. Major parts of KL the focal point will be closed to traffic (motorists). Thus for tourists, use the trains as main modes of transport. Trains will continue to operate, unsure about public buses. This is the 5th outing and the authorities are much better at handling the crowd. There are always those who maybe secular and oppose (those wearing red) and they are making threats. Hope the authorities control them because they are threatening to use violence. A scare tactic.

      There's no real reason to be particularly apprehensive about. Just be patient in getting from one place to another, bring some snacks/food, drinking water, umbrella (in case rain or too sunny) and if you are 'stuck' somewhere. Some eateries and shops may be closed for business as business may not be good with everyone concentrating on the rally and prevent shoplifting or looting as some may take advantage. I am unsure about touristic places but the Twin Towers KLCC mall should be open. Chinatown, Brickfields may be mostly closed as it is prime area. If you take a train to Petaling Jaya city, 30 mins train ride from KL, you can go to Amcorp Mall, Paradigm Mall (feeder bus from Kelana Jaya LRT station), One Utama (no direct adjacent train station) and Subang Parade are all Malls with quite nearby train station. Prepare that you may need to 'take it easy' on Saturday especially...many businesses maybe closed.

      You could get on the train and enjoy the sights from the train and atmosphere. Or just hand around the hotel area. Check with your reception desk any latest advice and check the news.

      There maybe some provocation to create trouble by some minorities parties, to create sensation and fear, the message is to stay calm and walk away. This is a non-political peaceful demonstration by Malaysians. Some politicians have taken advantage of it. Using other channels like writing to our leaders, trying to bring it up to Parliament and many others have not been successful.


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      Hotel with airport pickup

      Kuala Lumpur Nov 8, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      Hello... looking for a hotel near the airport that will pick us up around midnight. $70US or less if possible. Thanks!

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      Taxi information and price

      Penang Nov 13, 2016 at 9:29 AM

      How long does it take from Penang airport to George town please. How much is it in a cab

      Many thanks


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      Best Money Changers In Kota Kinabalu

      by Mikebb Online Now Oct 25, 2016 at 3:07 AM

      Will be visiting Kota Kinabalu in November and would appreciate advice as to Money Changers and their address in the city. Will be changing Australian Dollars. What exchange rate can I expect?

      Also visiting Sandakan, any advice as to where money changers are located in the town.

      Appreciate all advice.

      3 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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      TCM or Healer in KK

      by danishtraveller Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM

      Can anyone recommend a very good healer or TCM practitioner in KK. I have an old injury that continues to seriously bother me.

      4 Answers Oct 13, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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      Buses to Kudat

      by Pollydg Online Now Sep 1, 2016 at 12:36 AM

      Does anyone know what time buses leave Kota Kinabalu for Kudat please? Sabah Tourism aren't replying to the question when I ask them.

      4 Answers Sep 7, 2016 at 1:55 AM
    • from brunei to kk

      by StutiM Online Now Jun 26, 2016 at 6:12 AM

      how to travel from brunei to kk?
      is it better by ferry or car?

      5 Answers Jul 12, 2016 at 3:15 AM
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      Alone at Kota Kinabalu :(

      by faramon85 Online Now May 25, 2016 at 1:44 AM

      Hi guys.

      Its been awhile since i've been active in virtualtourist, but im in the need of help or suggestion.

      U see, i'm temporarily allocated in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for a couple of months (company project, nothing biggie). As much as I love it here (only been here for 2 weeks though), i just found out that Kaamatan festival is around the corner and all my teammates here seem to have already made plans with their families (they are sabahan). So, i'll be left alone this Saturday (28th May) to Tuesday (31st May).

      Im pretty much clueless on what to do or where to go and whether is it safe for me to be travelling alone around Sabah during those 4 days. Any suggestion on what i can do? Or better yet, is there any free spirited traveller that would like to join me to travel any parts or Sabah? Or is there any local that could be kind enough to guide or accompany me?

      Thanks in advance. Hope to hear from anyone :)

      6 Answers May 29, 2016 at 12:22 AM
    • Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

      by Char31 Online Now Mar 14, 2016 at 2:22 PM


      Wondering if anyone can give me some advice on where to stay in KK?

      We are going for around five nights and are not sure to stay in the city centre or down town.
      As we would like to venture out in the evenings and try local restaurants, and visit the Sunday market.

      Also looking to do some snoorkling and island hopping.

      Any hotel recommendations would be great.


      2 Answers Mar 14, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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      How to take taxi from Kota Kinabalu Int'l Airport-1 to downtown Kota Kinabalu at 2 AM?

      by manvil Online Now Feb 5, 2016 at 10:54 PM

      I will arrive in Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal 1 on Feb 17 at 1:30 AM from Philippines. I understand that the only public transport available is taxi. I also know that during wee hours of the morning coupon taxis have extra charges which I can't afford. This is my first time in KK and I am booked at North Borneo Cabin in downtown. I will be traveling in budget. I am bit worried as I don't want to be overcharged or be victimized by an opportunist taxi drivers. Is there a spot within the terminal 1 complex where legitimate taxis wait for arriving passengers headed to city center? Where do I go to get to the taxi queue or taxi loading areas? Can you please give me a direction from arrival area to the taxi loading station? What are tips and advise that you can give so that I can avoid being scammed or victimized by an overcharging taxi driver? I will appreciate all the help. Thank you so much in advance.

      16 Answers Feb 11, 2016 at 7:13 PM
    • Any Rent Van / Mini Bus accommodate 18 persons

      by hak_im02 Online Now Jan 4, 2016 at 11:21 PM

      I am planning to visit KK this april 2016. Come with family around 18 persons.
      Need 1 vehicle like a Placer X or Joylong to accommodate family members. Thanks
      -Hak Im-

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      eating out

      by saraton Online Now Sep 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      we are staying at tanjung aru at the shangri la is there many places near here within walking distance to eat out.

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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      Travel agency

      by AmrD Online Now Jun 22, 2015 at 12:09 AM

      Hi all
      I'll travel to kota kinabalu and stay there around 5 N, I want to do a lot of activities there diving, canopy, rafting, and river cruise and other activities if i have time.
      I don't know what is the best option for me whether to check travel agency (I found very high prices), or handle it alone but I afraid to waste my time, or hiring driver?

      3 Answers Aug 25, 2015 at 8:12 PM
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      Hire Driver + Van

      by kimmy_gonzales Online Now Apr 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM


      Any van + driver rental company in kota kinabalu that can hire for 4 days?


      1 Answer Apr 10, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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      motorcycle rental

      by su_09 Online Now Feb 10, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      Any motorbike rental company in Kota kinabalu sabah that operate during 19-21/2 (holiday season)? I would like to rent for 2 days. Any motorbike with 150cc and below.

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2015 at 8:23 PM
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      Climbing Kinabalu from 19-21st March for 3D2N

      by autumn918 Online Now Jan 31, 2015 at 6:13 AM

      Hi, I would like to know whether anybody has recommendation for travel agency on climbing Mt kinabalu?
      Is it cheaper to book accomodation on our own, and just employ a guide and apply the climbing permit?


      6 Answers Mar 4, 2015 at 10:51 AM
    • Bangar to KK

      by cHeecHay.inVain Online Now Jan 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

      Is there a bus going from Bangar to Kota Kinabalu?

      2 Answers Jan 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM
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      Climbing Kinabalu in April 2015

      by Dutch1980 Online Now Jan 4, 2015 at 9:12 AM

      Hello me and my girlfriend want to climb Mount Kinabalu to the top. We want to climb it early in April 12 or 13 April.
      I see a lot of compleet packages on the internet.
      We see Climbing with a group is cheaper but we can only book online with 2 persons.
      Is it possible in April to just go to the national park en book a climb 1 or 2 days before.
      Or can I still book the hike to the top when I arrive by plane in Kota Kinabalu on the 10th of April 2015? Can I just book at a tourist office in Kota Kinabalu and will that be cheaper?

      4 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 11:16 PM
    • suggestion for a four days three night trip to kota kinabalu

      by LimWeiChong Online Now 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

      6 Answers Jan 11, 2015 at 11:24 PM
    • Luggage Storage at Kinabalu Park

      by mak22 Online Now 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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      steam train

      by capelkay Online Now 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

      by capelkay Online Now 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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      Group Travel for KK June 20-22, 2014

      by janet01172007 Online Now 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!

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

      by manoftileSK Online Now 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
    • 2 days trip in kota kinabalo

      by seth_angelus Online Now 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?

      by carnationng Online Now 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

      by sallythoe Online Now 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 Apr 25, 2014 at 7:25 AM
    • Trip at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

      by World_City Online Now 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

      by lhotsky Online Now Mar 13, 2014 at 7:41 AM


      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!


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

      by jesswcp Online Now 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?

      by david.surace Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM


      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
    • Kinabula Sightseeing

      by joepeck23 Online Now 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
    • electrical outlet

      by malaysiatraveler Online Now 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 1:10 PM