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Postby revhappy » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 3:45 pm

I have conquered Kl & Genting, Cameron Highlands, Malacca, langkawi, Phuket & Phi Phi and Bali. What next?

Got bored of the same tropical places. What to head further out, like Australia, Japan or Europe but need to plan really well for these and wait for the right airfares.
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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 4:23 pm

revhappy wrote:I have conquered Kl & Genting, Cameron Highlands, Malacca, langkawi, Phuket & Phi Phi and Bali. What next?

Got bored of the same tropical places. What to head further out, like Australia, Japan or Europe but need to plan really well for these and wait for the right airfares.


Korea is out of option? :P
How about Taiwan? Spring is the best season to go there (in fact, I will come back for the food) :D
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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 4:28 pm

E-CBS wrote:A few suggestions, low profile, no mass tourism, nice beaches, a bit remote with the nearest airport being Bandung I think.

Pangandaran or Batu Karas, Indonesia
I think this is a popular holiday destination for people from Bandung and Jakarta.

A couple of nice trips can be made from here too, like to Green Canyon

I have stayed a few nights in Pangandaran last year and had a great time, don't want to advertise but if asked I can share the place

Google and you'll get an idea of what it is like there


Urgh . . . visiting Bandung can turn into a tiring experience during high season/weekend is the worst. Plus, I will go there only if there's someone who can guide me to the places with nice food and pretty panoramic views, but we can only expect traffic jam during high season/weekend :-|
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 4:44 pm

Qantas is having sales too, probably due to pressure from budget airlines.

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Postby JayCee » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 5:02 pm

revhappy wrote:I have conquered Kl & Genting, Cameron Highlands, Malacca, langkawi, Phuket & Phi Phi and Bali. What next?

Got bored of the same tropical places. What to head further out, like Australia, Japan or Europe but need to plan really well for these and wait for the right airfares.


IMO there is one glaring ommission from that list.

I have a love affair with Thailand and would love to live there one day (not likely to happen now I'm married to a Chinese lady :lol: ) but by far the best beach I've ever been to is Boracay in the Phillipines.

I've been to Maldives which was absolutely beautiful, but Boracay's beach beats what I saw there and it's not a bad place for restaurants, nightlife etc.. either
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 5:05 pm

JayCee wrote:
revhappy wrote:I have conquered Kl & Genting, Cameron Highlands, Malacca, langkawi, Phuket & Phi Phi and Bali. What next?

Got bored of the same tropical places. What to head further out, like Australia, Japan or Europe but need to plan really well for these and wait for the right airfares.


IMO there is one glaring ommission from that list.

I have a love affair with Thailand and would love to live there one day (not likely to happen now I'm married to a Chinese lady :lol: ) but by far the best beach I've ever been to is Boracay in the Phillipines.

I've been to Maldives which was absolutely beautiful, but Boracay's beach beats what I saw there and it's not a bad place for restaurants, nightlife etc.. either


Ironically, I've never been to Boracay before. It'll be my first time this month. I just concluded an email exchange with a dive center regarding some scuba diving. :D

I can share pictures after the trip.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 4:39 am

Nak,

I'd love to see your pics. Have a great trip!

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 4:51 am

The beaches in Boracay are beautiful and diving or even just snorkeling is wonderful and the Philippines people are warm and friendly.

It is more commercial now though, not as quiet as it was a few years ago. Still love it though :-)

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 8:31 am

JR8 wrote:Nak,

I'd love to see your pics. Have a great trip!


Hey JR8, how's it going? Haven't seen you around in a while :wave:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 9:00 am

JR8 wrote:Nak,

I'd love to see your pics. Have a great trip!


Hisashiburi!

Unfortunately, I don't have gear that go more than 3m underwater so you'll have to settle for the hackneyed beach shots and some snorkeling pics though, maybe sneak in some bikini babes in there as well. Or dudes, if you're into that kind of thing.

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 9:55 am

Steve1960 wrote:The beaches in Boracay are beautiful and diving or even just snorkeling is wonderful and the Philippines people are warm and friendly.

It is more commercial now though, not as quiet as it was a few years ago. Still love it though :-)


Will seven days be enough to see Boracay and some heritage sites? Personally, I only want to try the foods :lol:
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:10 am

v4jr4 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:The beaches in Boracay are beautiful and diving or even just snorkeling is wonderful and the Philippines people are warm and friendly.

It is more commercial now though, not as quiet as it was a few years ago. Still love it though :-)


Will seven days be enough to see Boracay and some heritage sites? Personally, I only want to try the foods :lol:


There is so much to see and do. And about food, just a single dish has a wide spectrum of variations. So, there is never enough time and if you want to try food, you're missing out. Just make the most of what you have.

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:54 am

nakatago wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:The beaches in Boracay are beautiful and diving or even just snorkeling is wonderful and the Philippines people are warm and friendly.

It is more commercial now though, not as quiet as it was a few years ago. Still love it though :-)


Will seven days be enough to see Boracay and some heritage sites? Personally, I only want to try the foods :lol:


There is so much to see and do. And about food, just a single dish has a wide spectrum of variations. So, there is never enough time and if you want to try food, you're missing out. Just make the most of what you have.


Thing is, apart from the conflict inside Philippines, most of my friends who like to travel a lot, never hesitate to go there. Lack of tourism ad?
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Postby JayCee » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:58 am

nakatago wrote:
JayCee wrote:
revhappy wrote:I have conquered Kl & Genting, Cameron Highlands, Malacca, langkawi, Phuket & Phi Phi and Bali. What next?

Got bored of the same tropical places. What to head further out, like Australia, Japan or Europe but need to plan really well for these and wait for the right airfares.


IMO there is one glaring ommission from that list.

I have a love affair with Thailand and would love to live there one day (not likely to happen now I'm married to a Chinese lady :lol: ) but by far the best beach I've ever been to is Boracay in the Phillipines.

I've been to Maldives which was absolutely beautiful, but Boracay's beach beats what I saw there and it's not a bad place for restaurants, nightlife etc.. either


Ironically, I've never been to Boracay before. It'll be my first time this month. I just concluded an email exchange with a dive center regarding some scuba diving. :D

I can share pictures after the trip.


I hope you have a great time (I'm sure you will), regarding food - I couldn't walk for an hour after the buffet dinner at the Boracay Regency hotel, it was good :)

Be interested to see how the weather is at this time of year as I went in January which was dry season I think, thinking about somewhere to take my parents next year when they come to visit and our new baby (due in December) will be 6-9 months old, Bali is most likely but I'd love to take them to Boracay as long as it doesn't rain all week (which unfortunately happened when I sent them to Phuket in 2010)
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:01 am

revhappy wrote:I have conquered Kl & Genting, Cameron Highlands, Malacca, langkawi, Phuket & Phi Phi and Bali. What next?

Got bored of the same tropical places. What to head further out, like Australia, Japan or Europe but need to plan really well for these and wait for the right airfares.


You should try Penang. Food, beach, culture, history in one place. Return flights can go between 69.90SGD (promotions) to 140.00SGD (regular) in tickets.


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