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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!

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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
    • Taxi Contact

      Miri Dec 9, 2015 at 3:39 AM

      Anyone has a reliable taxi contact in Miri ? Would like ask for a transfer from Miri Town to Gua Niah .

      1 Answer Dec 9, 2015 at 11:18 AM
    • Need a driver from Miri to Mulu

      Miri Nov 8, 2015 at 9:52 PM

      Is there anywhere I could get driver to drive me to Mulu from Miri? I may need him for 2 days. I will be travelling to Sarawak Miri on the 19 Nov 2015, in need of driver urgently. Contact me @ +6590259495

      3 Answers Nov 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM
    • Bus to and from Lundu

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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?

      Kuching 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.

      Kuching 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

      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

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

      Kuching 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
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      Bintulu Jun 13, 2014 at 5:04 AM

      I would like to try some fishing there I am taking my own gear , where should I start ?

    • Backpackers, Kuching to Kota Kinabalu

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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

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

      Kuching 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
    • New years eve!

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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

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      airport transfer

      Miri Oct 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM

      is there an airport transfer from miri airport to parkcity everly hotel in miri?
      or there is an available public transpo at the said route?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2013 at 12:27 AM
    • 4D3N kuching trip

      Kuching 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
    • Main Bazaar

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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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      transport to kuching city , and vegetarian restaurant

      State of Sarawak Jul 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      i will travel to kuching this nov , may i know got any transport from tune hotel waterfront to kuching city and got any vegetarian stall or vegetarian restaurant near tune hotel waterfront , thank you

      5 Answers Jul 4, 2013 at 10:37 PM
    • Accomodation in Miri

      Miri Jun 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      Hi i will be starting uni at Curtin, Miri in Aug, 2013.. I would like to find a place for me to stay....near Curtin. I dont mind sharing a house with one or two others..but would prefer a room with bathroom attached.

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      Immigration at Kuching

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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

      Kuching 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 ?

      Kuching 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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      Luggage lockers in Miri airport?

      Miri Oct 3, 2012 at 7:46 AM

      Are there any luggage lockers in Miri airport? I've googled, but information is conflicting or incomplete.
      We want to leave some luggage behind before going into the jungles. Has anyone been in such situation?

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2012 at 1:43 AM