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best travel spots in s/east asia???

Post by aussiegal » Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:59 pm

I'm planning a short holiday (1 week) in feb. with my husband. Looking for somewhere local, relatively cheap, relaxing, with a beach. Tasty food important.

Any experiences you can share? What is weather like in various locations at this time?

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Post by AnnaTh » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:23 pm

I don't have any personal experience yet, but this weekend we're going to Pulau Tioman in Malaysia. I've heard so many great things about it, I'm really looking forward to it. We're going on a dive trip so our accommodation is going to be quite basic, but they have some nicer places there too. I've been looking at this one and it looks pretty nice...

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Re: best travel spots in s/east asia???

Post by wisdomseeker » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 3:19 pm

aussiegal wrote:I'm planning a short holiday (1 week) in feb. with my husband. Looking for somewhere local, relatively cheap, relaxing, with a beach. Tasty food important.

Any experiences you can share? What is weather like in various locations at this time?

Cheers.
hi, aussiegal,

in fact, there are quite a number of places in southeast asia that meet your requirement.

1) East Coast Park in Singapore

2) Tioman Island in Malaysia

3) Phuket in Thailand.


but since you are planning for a one-week holiday which may be rather long for a beach holiday, you might also wish to make use of a few days to go visit some historical sites in those countries.

if you're in Singapore, you may wish to visit places of historical values, such as Fort Siloso at Sentosa, national museum or even the old shophouses along Joo Chiat Road.

in Thailand, you may wish to make a 3 to 4-hr trip from Phuket to the small town of Kanchanaburi which is located south of Bangkok. in this historical gem, you can witness the famous Death Railway, and even catch a ride on the age-old train still powered by steam engine. cool, right? besides that, i somehow recall that there also used to be a nice waterfall somewhere nearby.

well, if you are interested to find out more, i think you should be able to gain more information about these places from the internet.

hope my post is somewhat helpful to you.

have a safe and enjoyable trip ya.
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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 8:34 pm

Tioman will not be an option in February, it'll still be monsoon season and most everything will be closed. The season is roughly April to September.

Phuket would be good. Krabi or Bali would be better. Vietnam (Danang, Nha Trang) might be an option if you want more than just lazing on the beach.
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