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      Best Sandy Beaches

      Pulau Labuan Dec 28, 2016 at 12:11 PM

      Hi everyone, can anyone advise where the best sandy beaches are in Labuan. Are there any areas particularly good for snorkelling...?
      many thanks
      POEPAT

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      transportation from Chinatown to FRIM

      Kuala Lumpur Yesterday

      Hello,

      I will be traveling from our guest house in Chinatown KL to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, then to the Batu Caves, and finally back to Chinatown. Can anyone advise on the best way to do this?

      Thank you!

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      Accommodation nearest Royal thai embassy

      Penang Jan 5, 2017 at 7:11 PM

      Please any good suggestion for accommodation (hostels) nearest the Royal Thai Embassy?

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      From klia to genting higland

      Genting Dec 19, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      1.Hi I would like to know from Klia will it be advisable for me to visit the colamar tropicale resort or genting highland first.?
      2.would there be any shuttle service from colamar resort to genting highland?if not how can i get to genting higland from colamar tropical?

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    • Sarawak In January, weather and accesibility of National Parks

      Borneo Dec 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      Hi,
      I was planning to fly to Sarawak, Malaysia on the January 5. and spend about 5 weeks in Sarawak and Brunei. The Lonely Planet Guide says there is no particularly good or bad time to travel in Borneo because there is no real dry season and weather can vary very much from year to year, so I didn't think there is going to be a problem with travelling in Sarawak in January. But now I see that many travel-websites don't recommend to go to Sarawak in January at all due to very bad weather.
      Is there somebody who has been there in January or even better lives in Sarawak who can tell me what I can expect?
      Let me tell you first what I would expect from this trip. In Germany I work in nature conservation, so I spend most summer working outside. So with the right equipment some rain doesn't scare me. Also I want to spend most of the time in National Parks and am most interested in Botany (Orchids, Ferns) and also Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, Snakes. I could live without seeing Orangutans which are apparently hard to find when it's raining a lot. I would like to spend a lot of time in Nationalparks with dayhiking trails where I don't need a guide so I can take my time for taking pictures. But I'm also looking forward to expolring the caves in Gunung Mulu and Niah National Parks.
      So my main concern is: Will all the National Parks and also accomadations in or around National Parks be open and accessible during January? How likely is it that National Parks will not be accessible due to floodings or storms etc. What do I have to expect exactly from the weather. Does it rain all day long, or is it more very strong but short raining episodes and then long periodes without rain during the day. Is it raining more during the day or at night? (I've been in Java during rainy season three years ago and it rained mostly during the night.) I wouldn't mind it too much If there is some rain every day but I also need dry periods for taking pictures. What I woldn't like is to be stuck in my hotels for days because it is raining non stop.
      Also will there be any other tourists in the Parks? I don't want the places to be crowded of course, but honestly I don't like it when I'm always alone or the only guest in a hotel because I'm travelling alone.
      The thing is that i will spend three month in Southeastasia, and right now I'm planning to start in Sarawak, but I could also reschedule and visit Sarawak in March. The weather is supposed to be much better in March but are the most attractive National Parks allready crowded in March? What would you recommend under the circumstances I described, go in January or reschedule and go in March? Also, does anybody happen to know when most of the Orchids are in bloom? I suspect it is in the wettest months.

      A lot of questions here, I know. I would be very grateful for any advice.
      And Merry Christmas to everybody!

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    • Hotel recommendation please!

      by venus1980 Online Now Oct 13, 2016 at 9:57 AM

      Hi :) I will be in Kuching from the 27th to 30th of October for my nephew's baptism at St. Joseph's Cathedral on Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg. I need some recommendations for clean hotels with breakfast near the church. I was thinking The Waterfront Hotel. Is this a good hotel or can someone recommend a better one?

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2016 at 4:33 AM
    • Visa requirements

      by Ibrahimhassan Online Now Jan 26, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      Hi, the KL immigration stamped on arrival that "permitted to stay in West Malaysia and Sabah for 30 days". This made me confused about Kuching (Sarawak)

      4 Answers Oct 11, 2016 at 6:32 AM
    • Bus to and from Lundu

      by hideous Online Now Aug 12, 2015 at 10:07 PM

      How much is the bus fare from Lundu to Kuching Sentral bus terminal? And is there public transport from the terminal to the city centre, or is it necessary to take a taxi? how much is the taxi fare?

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      Resorts near Gunung Santubong

      by TeresaLim Online Now Jul 19, 2015 at 9:19 PM

      Hi... I am going to Kuching and wanted to stay near Gunung Santubong area which have sea view..there are Damai Puri, Damai Beach Resort, Cove 55 and The Village House...which are the best to stay? we are in a group of 20 pax. I read some review of Damai Puri and Damai Beach, it was not really positive but I am not sure whether its true or not...any suggestion?

      Thank you

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      Any motorbike rental shops in Kuching?

      by lahjee Online Now Jun 18, 2015 at 1:47 AM

      I'm going to spend 5 days in Kuching, want to rent a motorbike, but cannot find any updated info online. Are there any motorbike rental shops downtown? Location and rates? Many Thanks!

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 10:43 AM
    • don't want to fly to Kuching.

      by tvlagt6 Online Now Jan 7, 2015 at 12:20 PM

      is there another way to get from Singapore to Kuching other than flying?

      3 Answers Jan 9, 2015 at 6:52 AM
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      4Days as a Solo Traveller

      by Jaxlive Online Now 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

      6 Answers Dec 11, 2014 at 3:12 PM
    • Transport in Kuching taxi:bus or rent a car

      by lennjao Online Now Jul 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      Hi All, we are 2 couples and we plant to visit Kuching during 5 days. Do you think it's better to rent a car or use transport like taxi, bus, ... ?
      If rent a car .. is it easy to drive in Kuching and around?
      Thanks !

      5 Answers Sep 20, 2014 at 7:49 PM
    • Backpackers, Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

      by NelleD Online Now May 24, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      Backpackers Guide: Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

      Hello everyone. I will be travelling alone from Kuching to KK Mid of June 2014, I would prefer doing it via Land (Bus, Hitch Hike, Etc) -- I have 5 days to spare. Please help me with directions, Landmarks, the amount of money I will need, fee to pay and Documents required (if any). Thanks!

       

      4 Answers May 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM
    • Trips out of Kuching for Single traveller

      by pbholtham Online Now May 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      I will be visiting Kuching in October
      I would like to do some day trips and multi day trips.
      How easy is it for a single traveller to join up with others to keep costs down.
      All the websites I have looked at seem to show a minimum of 2 people which makes the price expensive for a single person
      Any ideas or tips gratefully received

      2 Answers May 6, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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      Kuching - Sibu ferry or flight

      by lhotsky Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 3:09 AM

      Hi,

      we will travel Kuching - Sibu in August to make trip up the river. We dont expect to stay in Sibu and continue to Song or Kapit (and Belaga later). I think about two ways:
      1) Ferry - It would take 5 hr, so about early midday in Sibu.
      2) Flight - MASwings has cheap flight, early morning, so let say 9am be in Sibu. The prize is twice as much as ferry (?)
      My questions:
      - what are pros and cons except time? MASwing safe? Ferry trip boring?
      - If using ferry from Kuching, can we get into Song in the same day? Perhaps if fly we should stay in Sibu until ferry come from Kuching and follow with the same boat, so loose anyway?

      Thanks

      Thanks a lot

    • tips for Borneo and Kuala Lumpur

      by GaiaFlo Online Now Feb 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      hello,
      i am an italian young woman and will ve traveling in malaysia alone in April.
      My plan is to visit george town, kuching and Kuala Lumpur, ad long as Singapore ad last.
      Does somebody have any tour advice, "must sees" or similar, especially for the Sarawak region?
      thanks a lot!
      Gaia

      2 Answers Feb 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM
    • New years eve!

      by sylvia000 Online Now Nov 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Hello, What is the best place to be on new years eved, Kuching or Kota Kinablu?
      Anny advice for a hotel in a lively place?

      Thank you

    • New years eve

      by harryfromholland99 Online Now Nov 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM

      Hello, we are in Kuching this new years eve and i have been here before, but ling time ago. What is the best place to celebrate? We are M and F both in the 40's, we like to chat with (local) people, dance

      thanks
      Harry

    • Main Bazaar

      by Sharbenz Online Now Oct 6, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      Can anyone tell me about the past history of Main Bazaar, please? Sharing is caring, though.

    • History of Main Bazaar

      by Sharbenz Online Now Oct 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      What is Main Bazaar history? Some examples, pls. Thank Q

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2013 at 11:44 PM
    • Damai Beach

      by sri71 Online Now Sep 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      Hi. What is the best way to get to Damai Beach from Sheraton Kuching? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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      Immigration at Kuching

      by BourneU Online Now Jun 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Hi, i am currently on "Social Visa Visa" in KL, Malaysia. I plan to travel to Kuching next week. Do i need some sort of special pass to enter Kuching, and is there any other Immigration Stamp to be endorsed. What would be the procedure for returning back to KL ?

      8 Answers Jul 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM
    • Single Traveller

      by Run_Around Online Now Jan 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM

      Hi,

      I am planning on going to Kuching in July and want to book a couple of trips before i get there (so that i have something planned). Everywhere i have looked says they only take 2 person bookings.

      Can anyone recommend a good private tour guide for me?. I am planning on at least visitin Bako national park and Kubah National Park whilst i am there.

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    • Car Hire in Kuching

      by Borisborough Online Now Nov 12, 2012 at 8:08 PM

      Hi Can anyone please give me an e-mail address of a car hire company in Kuching? I've only been able to get hold of Mayflower and for just one day they're going to charge RM291 - expensive in any city! Otherwise it'll be public transport. Cheers

      2 Answers Feb 17, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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      White Water Rafting in Sarawak ?

      by kentut_besar Online Now Oct 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM

      Hi, I enjoyed Kayakking 11 km along Semenggoh River during my Kuching trip in July earlier this year.

      My Rainforest kakis & I will be back next July 2013 & we were hoping to do White Water Rafting this time. Who the reliable White Water Rafting operators in Sarawak we could link up with ?

      2nd query => we would like to go to a proper native spa to do some Sarawak specialty treatments. Any good recommendations for this & would they have a link/website we could check ?

      Lastly => we would like to do a day climb up & down Mt. Santubong, maybe start in the morning & finish in the evening, along with pick-up & return to hotel. Any safe & reliable operators to recommend for this ?

      Thanks in advance to all members who can assist us with these queries.

      Cheers.

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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      Airport transfers

      by drjlim Online Now Sep 4, 2012 at 7:47 AM

      Hi! Will be arriving KCH around 10pm on Sep 8....any advice as to how to get to the city? Will be staying at Pullman Hotel.

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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      Which hotel? Please advice..

      by drjlim Online Now Jun 17, 2012 at 2:00 AM

      Will be in Kuching around 2nd week of Sep 2012 for a conference at the Borneo Convention Center...can anyone advice me on which hotel would be convenient to get to the convention site? I understand that there seem to be no hotel adjacent to the venue. Would prefer a hotel that is within the vicinity of shopping/restaurants and also convenient to go the the convention center, probably by taxi...is there an Intercontinental or Crowne plaza hotel?

      2 Answers Jun 24, 2012 at 7:41 AM
    • What to wear

      by tish03 Online Now May 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      Hi, I am going to Kuching in July with my Silat team and as i am from Australia i am a shorts and singlet girl though i have been told that in order not to offend people/guru i should wear less revealing clothing. Any tips on what i can get away with. Can i wear singlets? Are shorts/dresses that are just above the knee ok? Thankyou so much

      3 Answers May 19, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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      Hire transport

      by syahirsson Online Now Apr 27, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      Hello,
      I'll be in kuching next monday
      Nd some advise on where i can hire a car n driver for a day?or isit easier to juz get a taxi when im there.planning to go places like scv.
      Are there halal eating places nearby limetree hotel?
      Thanks :)

      3 Answers Apr 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM
    • Taxi fares in Kuching

      by micacy Online Now Mar 5, 2012 at 7:46 AM

      Hello! Is taxi the best way to get around in Kuching? Should I try the public transport? I'm game for any mode of transportation!
      How much does a taxi trip cost from say Abell Hotel to Cat Museum? Do I have to bargain for a price or do they go by meter?
      Thanks!

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2013 at 6:17 AM
    • Local hawker food recommendation?

      by micacy Online Now Mar 5, 2012 at 7:43 AM

      Hello! I'm staying at Abell Hotel, any awesome food nearby?
      I've tried Kolo Mee and Fried Kway Teow at a coffee shop beside Kapit Hotel around the corner. Any other places nearby that I can go to? Thanks!

    • SIGHT SEEING + SHOPPING

      by thecrisps Online Now Sep 26, 2011 at 3:23 AM

      We are visiting Kuching for the first time - is it good for shopping OR is it better to do a trip to KL for bargins. We are looking for bargins not just the cultural shopping, which we know is available.
      Also keen for the tourist sight seeing.

      Cheers,

      the crisps

      6 Answers Dec 28, 2011 at 7:19 AM
    • 1st time visit kuching, nid some suggestion from yours,thanks

      by fances Online Now Aug 1, 2011 at 5:57 AM

      Hi,Good day , We 2 person are the 1st time visit kuching on 25 sept for 4d3n , i want ask should we take tour guide package? or walk yourself ? which better?

      2. Any transport from kuching aiport to tune hotel?

      3. We will stay at tune hotel for 3nite,any transport bus or taxi going to calture village and bako national park ? around how much about those transport charges ?

      Have a nice day

      Awaiting your good news,thank alots

      2 Answers Oct 18, 2011 at 11:44 PM
    • hi i need some help for kuching trip...!

      by vincent_soo Online Now Jun 13, 2011 at 7:38 AM

      hi..! i need some help for 1 day kuching trip..!
      my family and fren around 12 person, 9 adult and 3 children.
      we will reach kuc at 18/10/11 8.40pm and from kuc to miri at 20/10/11 12.45pm
      by plane. din u hav any idea for us when we in kuc? and stay also we haven decide where to book. for staying we decide like apartment something like that is xpencise or not? did u hav any idea for us?? and also tranport too...!
      can let me know ur planning and price also....thk for help!!

      8 Answers Aug 4, 2011 at 8:17 AM