Travel Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore

Better Loosen Up

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 2, 2009
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Not really that much to do there. It's really all about the food. After about a week, you'll probably just find yourself doing the same things and going to the same places every day.

One of my ex girlfriends was of Malaysian background and had extended family over in Penang. Went there 3 times and whilst it was fine because we had the advantage of spending time with people and take us places, (mostly places to eat), there isn't really much else to do.

Also, my ex and I noticed each time we went back that Penang was getting noticeably dirtier.

A week would be long enough
 

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Hawk Dork

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Not really that much to do there. It's really all about the food. After about a week, you'll probably just find yourself doing the same things and going to the same places every day.

One of my ex girlfriends was of Malaysian background and had extended family over in Penang. Went there 3 times and whilst it was fine because we had the advantage of spending time with people and take us places, (mostly places to eat), there isn't really much else to do.

Also, my ex and I noticed each time we went back that Penang was getting noticeably dirtier.

A week would be long enough
where would you go instead after a week ?
 

Better Loosen Up

Norm Smith Medallist
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Like I said, I had a great time in Kota Kinabalu. We stayed at a beach resort with a Golf Course. Also travelled into town a few times and one night found a huge open air Seafood place... basically several different restaurants in a horse shoe shape like a food court full of tanks of live seafood. What you would do is choose whatever it is that you wanted and then discuss with the person how they work cook it (there were no menu's). We ended up with Lobster, a few Mud Crab, Coral Trout, Oysters and a few other things + beer. Between 3 of us it worked out to be about $30 - 35$ per head!

They also have a pretty good night market there as well.

Other areas of Borneo would also be worth exploring
 

Hawk Dork

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Sounds like more flying
Im not into golf, and getting trapped in a resort were you need to catch taxis to tourist seafood places.
I think I would prefer going to the same restaurant a few times if I loved the food and pay a few bucks
Go and see a movie once or twice a week hang out do nothing just watch the world go by

I would like to see Borneo but maybe another time
 

Better Loosen Up

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 2, 2009
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Sounds like more flying
Im not into golf, and getting trapped in a resort were you need to catch taxis to tourist seafood places.
I think I would prefer going to the same restaurant a few times if I loved the food and pay a few bucks
Go and see a movie once or twice a week hang out do nothing just watch the world go by

I would like to see Borneo but maybe another time
Fair enough.
 

Great8

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Like I said, I had a great time in Kota Kinabalu. We stayed at a beach resort with a Golf Course. Also travelled into town a few times and one night found a huge open air Seafood place... basically several different restaurants in a horse shoe shape like a food court full of tanks of live seafood. What you would do is choose whatever it is that you wanted and then discuss with the person how they work cook it (there were no menu's). We ended up with Lobster, a few Mud Crab, Coral Trout, Oysters and a few other things + beer. Between 3 of us it worked out to be about $30 - 35$ per head!

They also have a pretty good night market there as well.

Other areas of Borneo would also be worth exploring
The Sandakan war memorial is a very interesting visit but takes a good day of travel from KK
 

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