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Old 10th July 2012, 11:53 AM
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Default HELP.. Advice on Bangkok to Singapore

Hi Anyone

we are planning to travel from Bangkok to singapore 21st August 2012 to 10th September 2012 and after some advice of what we should do in relation to how best to spend our time and the best way of doing it??

Should we travel to Johor province at all?? Doesnt sound like much there??
Should we just fly in to Bangkok and out of KL??
Is the Seribuat Archipelago worth looking at (im aware of its beauty but more for divers), or should we concentrate on Langkawi, penang, Krabi.??
We are not too fussed on Singapore and like food, culture, markets, off the beaten track and scenery.

Where would a good homestay be?? which National Park is the one worth seeing with waterfalls etc???

Is it going to be too wet all over, which side would be nicer for weather east or west???

we are not too fussed on night life as in bars/night clubs/bars etc just more relaxed, casual and nice people.

Anything you can suggest would be good

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Elle
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Old 17th January 2013, 02:11 AM
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I can't answer some of your more specific questions but two things I am definitely keen to see when making the same trip:
1) The reefs off Koh Tao. Yes, it is a big diver spot, but if you aren't qualified PADI do a very reasonable Learn-To-Dive style trip that includes a night dive. :D I did a similar thing (no night dive) in Cairns and it was amazing.
2) The Cameron highlands. Cooler than most of the other parts you'll travel through with tea and strawberry plantations. :D
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Old 18th January 2013, 08:29 AM
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I only travelled through Johor so I cannot really comment on it. And I think only you can decide whether or not to visit/fly out of Singapore or not. KL is fine. Both cities offer lots of flight options. Also, I haven't done homestays so cannot help you there.

The Seri Buat Archipelago is beautiful. If you like hot, white-sand beaches, this is the place to be! The sandflies are a bit annoying, though. West or east coast, both are lovely. Again, I think only you can decide what you want to do/where you want to go.

You can pretty much island-hop from Phuket all the way down to Langkawi in the high season. There is an immigration post on Langkawi and you can do the border-crossing on a ferry from the stunning island of Koh Lipe (Thailand) to Langkawi (Malaysia). Be advised that the crossing is not open year-round. I think you will be cutting it fine. It MAY be open when you are there. You can check with some tour operators/travel agents in Bangkok or Phuket to be sure what you can do and when.

It should be noted that the train line through that region is occasionally targetted by extremists, although such things do not happen regularly. I've done it a few times, and would do it again, but it's something you should be aware of. The extreme south of Thailand is a hot-bed of Muslim-Buddhist, Malay-Thai violence.

I think at that time of year the west coast would offer a slightly better (drier) climate. I doubt you will be able to escape the rain completely, and some of the islands on the east coast are "closed" during the monsoon season. I think you will miss the worst of the wet stuff, though (November-ish).

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Old 28th September 2013, 10:21 AM
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Please visit Sentosa Island, if not your trip would not be complete! there are so many things/activities there that are so worth your time! Have dinner along the beach and watch songs of the sea!
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Old 9th October 2013, 09:32 AM
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I think the main thing that attracts locals and foreign friends alike is the city state. The fact that you can safely stroll the streets which are extremely clean by the way, is a promoting factor!

You should definitely take a day in Sentosa to soak in the rays an have a slow drink by the beach. They have an assortment of food and beverage outlets as well that are worth visiting.

Hope your visit to Singapore would be fun and relaxing!
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Old 17th October 2013, 09:26 AM
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And don't forget to have chicken rice anywhere in Singapore. Sooooo delicious! :)
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Old 15th November 2013, 06:43 AM
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Local food - ONLY head to hawker centers
Fast food - MOS Burger is a definitely must at least 2-3 times your entire trip there!!
Nightlife - Clarke Quay or even Bugis Area if looking forward to a nice jazz bar :)
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