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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

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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


      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!

    • Sarawak In January, weather and accesibility of National Parks

      Borneo Dec 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      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!

    • looking for good seafood in sibu

      by mikege Online Now Mar 18, 2012 at 2:13 AM

      our group of 10 retiree wish to visit sibu in sarawak,please helps on the following

      a)any local tour company with contact.
      b) place to visit
      c) good local food
      d) place for good seafood if possible with type of fishes.


    • transportation

      by musaphir Online Now Mar 22, 2009 at 4:42 PM


      we plan to spend three days in sibu taking in the sights and trying out some local cuisine.

      please indicate what is the best form of transportation available to move in and around sibu. are places like the long houses and sarekeit accessible by public transportation. are taxis readily available for intra town transfers and what are the approximate charges (metred or not?)


      2 Answers Mar 30, 2009 at 6:17 AM
    • popular sibu restaurants

      by musaphir Online Now Mar 22, 2009 at 4:38 PM


      we request members to provide feedback on the popular sibu restaurants specialising in sibu cuisine ( we are aware that there may be some fusion food culture and that the best food forms may be found in some low key establishments rather than hyped up places ). only beef is a religious constraint.


    • car hire

      by musaphir Online Now Mar 3, 2009 at 6:48 PM


      is there any possibility of hiring a cr in sibu? if any members have personal experience of reliable companies or individuals please inform.

    • Sibu hotel

      by sammyalaine Online Now Jul 23, 2008 at 6:20 PM

      Could you someone please recommend a hotel in Sibu. We are a family of 4 (with two small children). We only need a hotel for one night and would be arriving about 6pm, so pool not necessary. But would like to be close to wharf, close to restaurants and shops. And if it could have own bathroom, tv and be clean and comfortable. Thanks!

    • Anyone know of a Car Rental service in Sibu, Sarawak?

      by tacly Online Now Jul 23, 2006 at 4:33 AM


      I am off to Sibu in Jan 07 - does anyone know whether Sibu has a local car rental company with collection and delivery in Sibu - and what their rate?

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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      What is the main attraction in Sibu?

      by jeffreysoh Online Now Jan 11, 2005 at 6:59 PM

      I m the type who wish to explore to places where not many foreign tourist go to. I like to understand the local culture, attraction and advanture of Sibu. Tell me what Sibu have to offer to the world. Maybe there are certain attraction that is not known yet, e.g. something historical, some adventure etc. Jeff

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2005 at 4:13 AM
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      Sibu Island Malaysia

      by Alimacg Online Now Jul 1, 2003 at 10:50 PM

      HI there - heading off to Singapore and looking for a good spot to snorkel thereafter. Anyone been to Sibu Island? All one seems to find is info about Tioman and the one resort (expensive and in the middle of building operations) Any suggestions? THanks

      2 Answers Jul 2, 2003 at 7:30 AM