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Author Topic: South East Asian (DIY) Tour  (Read 44585 times)

badmonkey

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South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« on: October 07, 2009, 04:27:40 AM »
Hello!

When I travel, I always prefer to visit nearby countries/provinces para mamaximize ang vacation and mas madami mapuntahan. That's the main reason why I created this thread.

I have read the trips about SG-KL, HK-Macau, and others. I would really appreciate if you could enlighten us regarding the tips in doing an asian tour.

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 09:30:35 AM »
I also want to do this.

I think pwede ang Singapore, KL, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos sa isang trip :)

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 05:54:20 PM »
^really? i want to do this kind of trip.
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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 06:07:17 PM »
^mukhang mahabang bakasyon din kelangan non sis. hehe  ;D

sg-kl-indonesia pwede talaga. vietnam-laos-cambodia pwede rin, kaya ito rin binabalak kong trip next year.  :-*
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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 06:14:22 PM »
How about Thailand? Ano kaya pwede ipartner sa Thailand then ang ending ay Singapore?

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 07:35:53 PM »
Yup, madali mag travel in mainland Asia kasi you can just easily catch a bus or a train, nasa ibang bansa ka na. Dami ding low cost airlines in the region if you want to save time.

I've done this last June. From Manila, I flew to Singapore, which is the starting and end point of my trip. From Singapore, I flew to Siem Reap, Cambodia for the Angkor [textspeak!]. Then from there, I made my way overland to Bangkok, Thailand. From Thailand naman, I opted to fly to Luang Prabang in Laos. From LP, I took the bus down to Vientiane, the capital, then from Vientiane, another bus back to Bangkok. From Bangkok, I took the overnight express train to Butterworth in Malaysia, then took the ferry to Georgetown in Penang. From Penang, I crossed to the east coast to the Perhentian Islands, then another overnight bus to Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur, bus na going back to Singapore :)

Here are the websites I found most useful for planning my trip:
Guide: http://www.travelfish.org/
Guide: http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page
Transportation in Malaysia: http://www.journeymalaysia.com/transportation.htm
Travel by train: http://seat61.com/

Syempre, laking tulong din to have friends who live in those countries, as well as friends who have been to those places :)

I posted my travel budget of the whole month-long trip in Southeast Asia in my blog: http://justwandering.org/2009/08/travel-budget-southeast-asia/

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 07:40:43 PM »
I've tried the HK-Macau-Shenzhen route na DIY. My next plan is SG-KL-Jakarta or Vietnam-Cambodia.
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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 08:55:07 PM »
i want to do a singapore-kuala lumpur-bangkok trip. has anyone done this na?
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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 12:36:09 AM »
^ I did that, pero from the other direction. You can take the train or the bus.

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 08:29:10 AM »
I tried KL-SG and HK-Macau, both CebPac promo fare. we rode aeroline from SG-KL. HK-Macau naman, arrival airport sa HK and return flight to manila s Macau na para hindi na babalik ng HK. :)
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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 08:48:02 AM »
badmonkey, kapatid...bongga na ang diy trip mo ngayon ah. hehe
backreading is the key to a successful trip ;D

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2009, 09:21:47 AM »
i bought this book ni robert alejandro - The Sketching Backpacker. nandun yung details ng trip nila.. they traveled to 9 countries in 3mons for only 50k.. yung route nila Manila - Singapore - Malaysia - Thailand - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam - China - Macau - Hongkong - Manila and twice lang sila nag airplane.. yung MNL-SG and HK-MNL the rest by land or sea na.. niplan ko din gawin to dapat nitong august unfortunately di ako natuloy pero plan ko lang 5 countries in 2 weeks :) hopefully next year eh matuloy ko na!
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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2009, 09:31:52 AM »
^ sis okay din yun i also read an article about robert alejandro in a newspaper and eversince i have been an addict of doing DIY on trips. lalo ako naengayo kasi 50k lang expenses niya.

next year april me, hubby and two of my brothers via airasia's promo this is are route Clark-Kota Kinabalu- Singapore-Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur-Clark. We will do this within 7 days. so far computed expenses ko will be around 30k.

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 09:35:30 AM »
ako naman yung computed expenses ko for 5 countries (singapore, malaysia, thailand, cambodia, vietnam) 30k din pero for 16 days naman.. badtrip lang talaga di kami natuloy!

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2009, 10:31:11 AM »
wow. I have also plans of doing a South East Asian DIY tour, marami na rin akong naresearch,kailangan ng mahabang bakasyon as well as budget so talagang kailangan paghandaan.

eto yung plan namin: 5 countries, 6 cities
 Sing-KL-BKK-Siam Reap-Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh
w/ a mix of land and air travel





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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2009, 09:47:21 PM »
Hello!

My boyfriend and I will be going on a SEA backpacking trip in two weeks, 5 cities in 3 countries in 11 days: Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Saigon. Super helpful magbasa ng travel forums such as this one and PinoyExchange, these are my main resources. People are helpful and pag may tanong ka just fire away and someone is bound to help you. I check out Tripadvisor for hotel recommendations, and I also peruse travel blogs like neener's blog above.

I'm super excited na! I promise to report once we get back. :D

badmonkey

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 04:12:31 AM »
badmonkey, kapatid...bongga na ang diy trip mo ngayon ah. hehe

Kafatid! Syempre nainspire ako sa DIY suggestions mo. Pangarap ko lang matatakan ng tourist visa ang passport ko kaya nagreresearch ng mapapasyalan.

Meron akong 9days vacation this November.  ;D

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2009, 09:03:34 PM »
Whoah! I would really love to go on a trip like this.

Yup, madali mag travel in mainland Asia kasi you can just easily catch a bus or a train, nasa ibang bansa ka na. Dami ding low cost airlines in the region if you want to save time.

I've done this last June. From Manila, I flew to Singapore, which is the starting and end point of my trip. From Singapore, I flew to Siem Reap, Cambodia for the Angkor [textspeak!].

Sis, you went alone on your trip? I want to do a trip like this pero parang hindi ko ata kaya mag travel alone. I'm a bit scared.

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2009, 03:14:48 PM »
I want to do a tour na start sa Bangkok and ends in Singapore.

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Re: South East Asian (DIY) Tour
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2009, 03:18:31 PM »
plan ko vietnam, laos & cambodia next year. pano po yong magiging route ko? ilang days kaya dapat?  ;)

thanks po sa lahat ng sasagot.  ;D
Happy and Proud to be Mrs. MacKenzie =)

 

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