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Postby hamz1978 » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:21 pm

Hi, like most of you i'm an expat here.. i think singapore's a great place to be located in -- so much of asia is at our fingertips and i'm looking to make the most of it via weekend trips...
if you guys have used a particular website / travel operator that does package / group holidays for asian countries...likes of vietnam, thailand, cambodia etc.. i'd be very interested in finding out...
tx help everybody

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Postby brightmoonx » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:47 pm

i wanna do the indochina maybe in the second half of the yr.... anyone interested? this is from a person who's never even been to bangkok hahah.. i want to see vietnam, especially!
Live it up! :)

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 12:47 am

Why a group tour? Traveling on your own is easy enough. But check out for example...

Misa Travel: http://airfares.com.sg/
Chan Brothers: http://www.chanbrothers.com/
Zuji: http://www.zuji.com.sg
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Postby hh » Mon, 15 Jan 2007 2:40 pm

oops, i also nvr been to bangkok....anyone keen to form a small group n go together? say 3-4 person?

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Tue, 16 Jan 2007 11:28 pm

brightmoonx wrote:i wanna do the indochina maybe in the second half of the yr.... anyone interested? this is from a person who's never even been to bangkok hahah.. i want to see vietnam, especially!


Brightmoonx,

You should go and visit Saigon. I've been there for work and plan to go back one of these days. Just be very careful about the drinking water and fresh vegetable salads there.

Cheers
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Postby brightmoonx » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:15 am

Yeah I know, I wanna do Saigon and HCMC. Friend of mine is going this Sat for 11 days. I will wait till he comes back and tell me his experience as well. Will prolly try the Easter this year. Thanks!
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Postby jillz » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 2:17 am

i backpacked to saigon last june! great place to go... i dont recommend full tours. you guys should fly in, get your own hotels, look around yourselves but join a tour agency for maybe one or two places such as mekong delta, cuchi tunnels and cao dai temple :)

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Postby alvinh » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 6:03 am

I went to Saigon few months back. Like the beef noodle a lot, so called 'Pho'. Got to try it when you are there. By the way, Saigon = HCMC. Probably will go again soon, including Hanoi.

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Postby brightmoonx » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 7:25 am

Yeah sorry. What a goof I am, HCMC is Saigon! ehhehe.. I meant HCMC and Hanoi! Those two I wanted to go visit.
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Postby eddie_b » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 2:01 pm

hh wrote:oops, i also nvr been to bangkok....anyone keen to form a small group n go together? say 3-4 person?


how about bkk on april 6 (good friday)???

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Postby brightmoonx » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 11:19 pm

Yeah BKK and VN this easter/good friday sounds like a great idea. Any takers?
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Postby Zuex » Sat, 20 Jan 2007 9:21 pm

Indo china sound good and affordable.
Count me in like the weekend idea.

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Postby greenrover » Sat, 20 Jan 2007 10:04 pm

I too am keen on seeing Vietnam and Thailand for the first time soon

I plan to go to both anyway but would love to join you in a small group, safety in numbers etc

hh can perhaps show us Vietnam and someone else can show us all BKK

As for the rest, SE Asia is our oyster...just a matter of the right timing for mutual convenience...a few days at a time would be enough to test the waters for me at least

Can always go back and explore more later by ourselves

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Postby natalie_sod » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 1:23 am

will be going to Hanoi on the 12th through the 15th of February, and flying in to Bangkok on the 9th of Feb.

I've been to Bangkok before, and I have to say the food's good. really really good. can't wait to try the street food again.

as for Hanoi, if you get the hostels, they're really cheap. for a 3 night stay, i paid 40 USD (that's for 2 beds already, private room to boot).

so yeah, will update after the 15th of Feb. hehe.

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Postby hh » Mon, 22 Jan 2007 5:37 pm

:roll: hi greenrover, me showing vietnam? i haven't been there either....oops


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