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Hong Kong, Singapore, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur.


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Singapore  , Honkers and KL are only really stopover places worth 2-3 days each imo , though i do have ants in my pants and don't like staying still

Pretonas  Towers in KL gets fully booked way in advance so pre book that online asap if you want to go up them

minkey caves with a Buddha statue are Ok , you can get a train there from Central it's safe and easy to travel around  the place 

Singapore I guess the wheel , the statue , up the hill to the fort thingy , the lion statue the new Casino , the four floors and just amble around  stop off at raffles for your overpriced Singapore sling ( I got 2 for free for being a hotel guest , but define free at the room rates they charge !!)

honkers go up Victoria peak , head over to Kowloon , go to the island whose name escapes me and see the worlds largest freestanding Buddha , happy valley for racing maybe Disneyland if that's your bag 

Don't get me wrong i liked all 3 places as experiences and you'll surely enjoy them all , but you may want to think about going further afield if your budget allows it 

I came into Singapore from  Siem Reap , only a couple of hours away and more rewarding  than Singapore in terms of what you'll see 

KL I used as a base for Bali and then SL on the way back . Air  Asia could get you almost anywhere in that region for cheap from the KL hub

not been to Lankowi , i did Pangkor Laut instead for my beach relaxation 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, tonyh29 said:

Singapore  , Honkers and KL are only really stopover places worth 2-3 days each imo , though i do have ants in my pants and don't like staying still

Pretonas  Towers in KL gets fully booked way in advance so pre book that online asap if you want to go up them

minkey caves with a Buddha statue are Ok , you can get a train there from Central it's safe and easy to travel around  the place 

Singapore I guess the wheel , the statue , up the hill to the fort thingy , the lion statue the new Casino , the four floors and just amble around  stop off at raffles for your overpriced Singapore sling ( I got 2 for free for being a hotel guest , but define free at the room rates they charge !!)

honkers go up Victoria peak , head over to Kowloon , go to the island whose name escapes me and see the worlds largest freestanding Buddha , happy valley for racing maybe Disneyland if that's your bag 

Don't get me wrong i liked all 3 places as experiences and you'll surely enjoy them all , but you may want to think about going further afield if your budget allows it 

I came into Singapore from  Siem Reap , only a couple of hours away and more rewarding  than Singapore in terms of what you'll see 

KL I used as a base for Bali and then SL on the way back . Air  Asia could get you almost anywhere in that region for cheap from the KL hub

not been to Lankowi , i did Pangkor Laut instead for my beach relaxation 

Thanks Tony, advice noted. I've got 3 days each in HK and Singapore, one week in Langkawi and 2 days in KL.

Planned so far:

HK - Victoria Peak, city walks in HK island and TST, dim sum restaurant. Unfortunately the cable car to the big Buddha is having the cables replaced so the journey from our Hotel in TST will take 2.5 hours each way so I'm not sure if it's worth taking up most of a day.

Singapore - Gardens by the bay, Marina Bay Sands observation, harbour walk to merlion, Universal Studios (we enjoy the Florida one). Looking to add Fort Canning.

Langkawi - mangrove tour, jet skiing, snorkelling, cable car and sky bridge.

KL - Petronas Towers (must pre-book, thanks), KL Tower forest and zoo.

We're using air miles to travel First and we've booked some top-rated hotels with club lounge access so the whole 17 days might turn in to a bit of a haze!  :cheers:

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1 hour ago, brommy said:

Haha! Going with my best mate who also happens to be my lover.

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Spent more time in Hong Kong than Singers or KL. 

Honkers - Victoria Peak, the evening light show, Lan Kwai Fong for drinks in the evening and if you are there on a Wednesday night, try the Happy Valley races followed by 'ladies night' in Wanchai, which has some cracking bars but you'll also see some sights!

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Singers - Raffles, Sentosa Island beach, Clarke Quay for drinks in the evening and Orchard Towers at night for people watching. 

KL - only here for 36 hours. If you can't get up the Petronas towers then do the KL Tower, which has the highest vantage point in KL and gives a great view of the Petronas. 

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Singers, as well - there's a bar on the top floor of a very tall skyscraper - well worth a visit for the view, and the drinks are not too expensive, either.

It's called the Stamford Swissotel and you get to it (if memory serves me right) via a shopping mall, and then obviously a lift, which takes a while to go up 70 odd floors.

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Happy Valley is key in Hong Kong if you're there on a Wednesday night. Make sure you sit in a bar with the South China Morning Post for an hour or two first and work out all your bets, then just enjoy racing in a spectacular location. 

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15 hours ago, HanoiVillan said:

Happy Valley is key in Hong Kong if you're there on a Wednesday night. Make sure you sit in a bar with the South China Morning Post for an hour or two first and work out all your bets, then just enjoy racing in a spectacular location. 

We arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday; I can take or leave racing; my wife can't stand racing (gambling addiction has ruined the life of one of her family). To summarise, I probably won't be at those races!

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31 minutes ago, brommy said:

We arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday; I can take or leave racing; my wife can't stand racing (gambling addiction has ruined the life of one of her family). To summarise, I probably won't be at those races!

I've been 3 times and don't think I've bet! Its more for the atmosphere and the buzz. Plus plenty of eye candy! :D

 

 

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1 hour ago, Xela said:

I've been 3 times and don't think I've bet! Its more for the atmosphere and the buzz. Plus plenty of eye candy! :D

 

 

Unfortunately it's the kind of buzz given off by thousands of gamblers. Not a problem for me but for my wife I can only imagine it would be like being surrounded by druken people in a massive pub when your family's life's have been ruined by alcoholism.

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