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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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      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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      transportation from Chinatown to FRIM

      Kuala Lumpur Jan 15, 2017 at 9:37 AM

      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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    • 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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    • Are these day trips provided by tour agency do able by ourself without taking a guide ?

      by DaHongHua Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      ..... which we need to pay accoding head count, to
      1. Bako National Park
      2. Annah Rais Bidayuh Longhouse
      3. Sarawak Cultural Village
      I look forward to plan for Sarawak in July.
      Thank you.

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 5:02 AM
    • 4D3N kuching trip

      by scgan Online Now Oct 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      We are a group of 9 person, going to Kuching on 8/3/2014, now is looking for private guide and itinerary, any recommendation

      2 Answers Oct 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM
    • Chartered Taxi

      by Mzn Online Now Aug 8, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      Where can I contact someone because I want a chartered taxi to Serikin? How much will it cost?

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM
    • Need help for Kuching travel guide, Thanks!

      by mavechin Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 2:26 AM

      Dear all,

      I will be travel to Kuching this Friday till Monday and this is my 1st time to Kuching. Therefore,I would like to get some tips from you guys for the items below

      1) Hotel? (preferable near airport, budget per night 100)
      2) Tourist spots and activities? (natural and happening)
      3) Nice Local food?
      4) Things to concern when in Kuching.

      I will be travelling alone and any travel buddy who would like to join me are more than welcome.

      Thank you so much in advance for your helps...

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      Things to do in Kuching

      by kentut_besar Online Now Jan 31, 2010 at 5:14 AM

      Vanakam.

      I've secured accommodation in Damai Puri Resort for the Rainforest World Music Festival, on 9, 10 & 11 July 2010 :)

      I'm simply thrilled, because I've been trying to do this for 4 years, but with no success; the accommodation in Mount Santubong near the concert venie, the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) is always booked solid for this period for up to 7 months in advance !!

      Anyway, I've got a free morning, & I'm wondering what to do in Kuching that morning before my flight back in the evening.

      Welcome any ideas, cheers.

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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      Public Bus To Serikin Market?

      by arissyam Online Now Nov 26, 2009 at 9:29 AM

      Hi

      I'll be travelling alone to Kuching this coming 4th of December. i would like to know whether there is express bus that going to Serikin Market? Is it okay to travel there alone?

      Thank u for your reply..

      1 Answer Dec 22, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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      CAR RENTAL in Kuching

      by danishtraveller Online Now Mar 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM

      Can anyone recommend a car rental in Kuching? Going on 13 march.

    • Which Park near Kuching to visit on weekend ?

      by vaclavv Online Now Jun 8, 2008 at 12:31 AM

      Hi. This August I will be about five days in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia and plan to visit some of the National Parks near there. In general I would like to spend two days in Bako and a day in Kubah/Matang and another day on Santubong peninsula; the last day I fly out at night I would like to go to Semenggoh.

      Now, within these five days there is a weekend and I expect the Parks are more crowded on weekends. So I am wandering which of the mentioned places I should visit during weekend while avoiding the crowds as much as I can. I figured my best option will be to put those two weekend days on visiting Bako NP as I plan to go there early in the morning, take the Limau Trail, spend the night there at Limau beach (or the Keruin beach) and come back next evening - I guess, not so many people walks so far away and so I may get out of the crowds that way.

      Could anybody familiar with the area to give me his/her opinion about the best itinerary. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2008 at 4:39 AM
    • How's the weather in late October in Kuching?

      by satikin Online Now Oct 4, 2007 at 11:26 AM

      Hi there, we will come to Kuching, we 'll stay at the Damai Holiday Inn, somewhere between 21 to 22 of October will i be able to visit the Bako Park and ORANG UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE or it will rain a lot? Is orang-utan worth it? We will stay for 4 days it is our first time visiting Borneo and it will be as just married, any tips? Thanks for your precious time

      2 Answers Oct 5, 2007 at 1:53 AM
    • BAKO National Park opening periods

      by JohnnyAus Online Now Aug 22, 2004 at 2:04 AM

      Hi there!! I'll planning to visit Kuching in mid December this year (2004) and was hoping to go to Bako National Park. Can anyone tell me whether whether it will be open or will it be closed this time of the year? Also, can anyone tell me whether it rains often during this period? i.e. everyday? If the park opens I am wondering whether it will be worth going if it rains everyday? Thanks. John.

      2 Answers Nov 4, 2004 at 6:05 AM
    • Holiday Inn Damai Beach

      by TJBAUS Online Now May 23, 2004 at 9:44 PM

      We are looking to head to Kuching for the first time in Dec 04 / Jan 05. It is a family group and we are intending in staying 4 nights at Holiday Inn Kuching and then 9 nights Holiday Inn Damai Beach. Is there plenty to do whilst staying here and what are these accommodations like? I am particularly interested in hearing anything on Holiday Inn Damai Beach - are there lots of activities offered by the resort, etc. We have been asked by a travel agent back here why we would want to stay there for that long because there is not much to do. Is this correct?? Does anyone know the web site for Holiday Inn Damai Beach. Also what is the beach like - can you swim in it, snorkle, etc. Any information is appreciated, Thank you.

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2007 at 12:22 AM
    • govt permit in sarawak

      by brita Online Now Mar 24, 2004 at 11:01 AM

      hello I will be visiting sarawak and intend to visit one of the national parks of this region. I would like to know a) Which ones are close to Kuching? b) Is a government permit reqd to visit the parks? If so where can they be got from? Thanks, Brita

      4 Answers Mar 26, 2004 at 6:26 PM