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Info on Malaysian islands please

We are travelling to Malaysia and want to get some idea of a budget
16 years ago, April 11th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #12730  
My husband and I are setting of for 6 weeks to travel around Malaysia and Thailand in July. We intend to visit Ko Samet for a few days, before travelling down to the Perhensions, Pulau Kapas and Pulau Lang Tengah. From there we intend to travel South on the jungle railway and eventually visit Pulau Tioman.
We are trying to set a budget and would be grateful if anyone who has stayed in any of these places recently could give us some indication of price for accomodation. We were on Ko Phi Phi at Christmas and were quite shocked at the way prices had gone up since the previous Christmas and wondered if this was the trend all over Thailand and Malaysia.
We are fairly easily pleased, basic clean accomodation with a fan and preferably flush toilets. Don't mind having a short walk to 'night life', beaches ect.
Any help and recomendations would be much appreciated.
Sheila and Stan Reply to this

16 years ago, April 11th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #12735  
well...If you planned to stay in Malaysia for 3 weeks, for accomodation, it would be more likely RM 100-150 (per day). In USD it would be 40-50(per day). Please note that, you can easily get cheaper accomodation but it depends on your choice; not to mention that the price even can be higher if you would like to stay in 3/4/5 star hotel. According to your choice it shouldn't exceed the amount stated. Ofcourse beach side banglow costs a bit more.

Please be careful about the booking of hotel by seeing pictures as this may not be satisfactory for you all the time. The places you planned to go are islands so hotel design will vary from pictures. So before you choose any hotel, visit the hotel by yourself. Reply to this

16 years ago, April 12th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #12771  
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I don't mean to steal your forum, Sheila and Stan (my girl and I will be there around the same time). Can anyone comment if Malaysia and Thailand have any safety issues regarding tourists (specifically American)? Are there places to avoid?

thank you! Reply to this

16 years ago, April 13th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #12820  
Malaysia and Thailand so far doesn't have any major security issues. Even though in Thailand the government is leading by State army but still that doesnt have effect of tourist flow. Besides, Malaysia is a bit stable country on security issues.

So you can travel here without any major safety consideration; doesnt matter whether you are american or african. Enjoy your holidays. Good luck. Reply to this

16 years ago, April 13th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #12822  
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So you don't think there's any truth to this statement regarding Malaysia and Thailand found on http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/~rss2_0/Advice/Index ?

"We strongly advise you not to travel to coastal resorts and other centres on and islands and dive sites off the east coast of Sabah because of the high threat of kidnapping by terrorists. Terrorists have, in the past, kidnapped foreigners from the eastern coast of mainland Sabah, and from the islands and sea off its east coast. If you are in these areas you should consider leaving. We cannot rule out the possibility of kidnappings from other coastal areas of Sabah, including urban centres, and islands off the coast. * If you are intending to travel overland from Malaysia to Thailand you should be aware of the travel advice for Thailand which recommends that travellers reconsider their need to travel at this time to the far southern Thai provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla, including overland travel from and to the Malaysian border through these provinces"

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16 years ago, April 15th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #12912  
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Malaysia is a safe country for travellers from around the world.
At pulau Perhentian kecil (small island) the chalets for budget travellers are available around 15- 20 USD.
One meal cost is about 3USD.
Hope it helps to plan your holidays. Reply to this

16 years ago, April 15th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #12922  
Thanks, that's the kind information I was looking for, it is very helpful. How long ago were you there? Reply to this

16 years ago, April 16th 2007 No: 8 Msg: #12961  
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I was there last week!
Its beautiful place and good place to visit before monsoon season (Monsoon Season - Dec to Mar).
Perhentian Kecil's(small island) "Long beach" is most visited place but still lot of space is available to relax and enjoy the sandy beach. Perhentian Besar (Big Island) is 5mins away from Small Island by Water Taxi (Boat) so you can enjoy both places if have time.
Diving lessons are also available or just hire a boat for fishing !
Just drop a line if need more info to plan your trip.
Happy holidays! Reply to this

16 years ago, May 9th 2007 No: 9 Msg: #13757  

16 years ago, August 20th 2007 No: 10 Msg: #18248  
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I Enjoyed Langkawi Island .
Its a very nice, and safe place. And popular with tourists from across the world.
Here is a link to one of the bars I visited , which may help people who want some idea of the island.
http://www.langkawi-littlelylias.co.uk/ Reply to this

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