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Old 07-15-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Pilipinas
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Of course Indonesia is the best -
I disagree with your comment, because you only see from the outside , What interesting from Malaysia?? they do not have beautiful temples and pagodas like Indonesian have, they do not have the beautiful and interesting culture than Indonesian even their often claims Indonesian culture of course really different from their/ Malay culture . and they do not have the beautiful natural attractions such as Indonesia . now many foreign tourists who come to visit Indonesia to exceed the target of foreign tourist visits which have been set.

Malaysia looks good in cities, in villages still look Poor as well .. same with other Southeast Asian countries except Singapore

I believe at a time when Indonesia is more rich and prosperous ^^^^____
Hi there,

What about the price? which is cheaper when I explore both? any comparison?

and which one is friendlier for tourist/ foreigner? thanks
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: No. Virginia, USA
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Hi there,

What about the price? which is cheaper when I explore both? any comparison?

and which one is friendlier for tourist/ foreigner? thanks

This one is pretty easy, in my opinion. Visited both countries about three months ago. Those who say Malaysia is "way more developed" are correct, but that hardly makes it more interesting. I found the Indonesians much more curious about foreign travelers and more eager to meet you and more helpful in general. I think you can see all of peninsular Malaysia in 30 days, maybe 60 if you want to stretch it. Indonesia though, that'd take years, a lifetime even, to see all of it from west to east.

Which one is cheaper: Indonesia (except Jakarta).
which one is friendlier for tourist: Indonesia.

The beach at Pangandaran, where the locals, male and female asked me to pose for pictures with them:

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Old 07-15-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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This one is pretty easy, in my opinion. Visited both countries about three months ago. Those who say Malaysia is "way more developed" are correct, but that hardly makes it more interesting. I found the Indonesians much more curious about foreign travelers and more eager to meet you and more helpful in general. I think you can see all of peninsular Malaysia in 30 days, maybe 60 if you want to stretch it. Indonesia though, that'd take years, a lifetime even, to see all of it from west to east.

Which one is cheaper: Indonesia (except Jakarta).
which one is friendlier for tourist: Indonesia.

The beach at Pangandaran, where the locals, male and female asked me to pose for pictures with them:
As Indonesians (not biased) i strongly agree with this statement, in Jakarta people are more eager and thoughtful compared to those in KL, when i drop things at supermarket people instantly come to help to put things in order. I don't really experience the same kind sense of helpfulness living in Malaysia. People in Jakarta are more open to you even if you are total stranger, a simple interaction could easily ended up as conversation.

Since most of the tourist are off to Bali/Lombok/Yogyakarta, the people in general aren't really used to seeing foreigner and yes they're very curious of you! It's like visiting remote part of China, but they will ask to take pictures with you :P

And i would also add Kuta into your exception list of cheap places.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: No. Virginia, USA
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As Indonesians (not biased) i strongly agree with this statement, in Jakarta people are more eager and thoughtful compared to those in KL, when i drop things at supermarket people instantly come to help to put things in order. I don't really experience the same kind sense of helpfulness living in Malaysia. People in Jakarta are more open to you even if you are total stranger, a simple interaction could easily ended up as conversation.

Since most of the tourist are off to Bali/Lombok/Yogyakarta, the people in general aren't really used to seeing foreigner and yes they're very curious of you! It's like visiting remote part of China, but they will ask to take pictures with you :P

And i would also add Kuta into your exception.

Agree I should have said Kuta, but the rest of Bali - like Ubud and Lovina are not too expensive.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Overall, I would choose Malaysia, of course!
... It is truly Asia!.
What a strange claim. Is it more Asian than Lebanon and Uzbekistan?
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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What a strange claim. Is it more Asian than Lebanon and Uzbekistan?
Certainly more 'Asian' they way most westerners think of Asia. It's referring to the tourism slogan 'truly Asia' because it mixes Malay, Chinese, Indian, and increasingly Arabic and other SE Asian cultures. It truly is the best place to experience the main cultures of Asia, as well as Singapore.
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