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Old 03-05-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Greetings all,

I will be visiting Singapore, Bangkok & Krabi, Siem Reap, and Kuala Lumpur this month. That trip will about two weeks long. I already have a strong itenirary lined up. However are there any surprise sites that I should know about in each location?

So far I already have planned:

Singapore:

Will be staying at Marina Bay Sands, will visit Gardens by the Bay, and Universal Studios Singapore.

Bangkok:

Wat Pho temple
Grand Palace

I would like to do a floating river market, but those seem to be pretty far out from the center.

Siem Reap:

Angkor Wat temple, along with maybe Ta Phrom, I also will visit the local markets.

Krabi,

Phi Phi Islands, Maya Bay, Monkey beach etc

Maybe run over to Phuket for the tiger temple also.


Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves and visit the Petronas towers


I already expect there to be a drastic change in the level of "first worldliness" from the moment I leave Singapore since that is the first stop, but outside of that would like to know if I should expect any other surprises.
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are certainly first world as well, though less English-centric than SG. I only know KL and SG well, and Bangkok ok, and I really don't have much to add. KL honestly doesn't have a ton of must-see tourist destinations so you picked the only two I'd suggest. SG might have the longest list but the Sands hotel and Gardens are probably my top 2. Bangkok and Siem Reap have the most interesting streetlife/nightlife so definitely take time to wander about.

Have fun and be safe!
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:52 PM
 
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Tiger Temples are tourist traps, where people pay to have their photo taken with a drugged animal. Universal Studios? Don't they have at least two of those in the States? You may want to check out the ferry boats in BKK...most of the old BKK history is along the river.
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:28 AM
 
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Greetings all,

I will be visiting Singapore, Bangkok & Krabi, Siem Reap, and Kuala Lumpur this month. That trip will about two weeks long. I already have a strong itenirary lined up. However are there any surprise sites that I should know about in each location?

So far I already have planned:

Singapore:

Will be staying at Marina Bay Sands, will visit Gardens by the Bay, and Universal Studios Singapore.

Bangkok:

Wat Pho temple
Grand Palace

I would like to do a floating river market, but those seem to be pretty far out from the center.

Siem Reap:

Angkor Wat temple, along with maybe Ta Phrom, I also will visit the local markets.

Krabi,

Phi Phi Islands, Maya Bay, Monkey beach etc

Maybe run over to Phuket for the tiger temple also.


Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves and visit the Petronas towers

I already expect there to be a drastic change in the level of "first worldliness" from the moment I leave Singapore since that is the first stop, but outside of that would like to know if I should expect any other surprises.
going to singapore will be very memorable for you, life in singapore is too expensive but if you are rich you can pass gladly
but if you have limited money option probably bangkok the best place especially you who like traveling
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Tiger Temples are tourist traps, where people pay to have their photo taken with a drugged animal.
Do you think American zoos are any better? Every country in this world exploits animals for money, sadly.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Do you think American zoos are any better? Every country in this world exploits animals for money, sadly.
Yea, actually, a lot of American zoos are better than their southeast Asian and east Asian counterparts in terms of animal welfare and/or focus on conservation.
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:57 AM
 
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Yea, actually, a lot of American zoos are better than their southeast Asian and east Asian counterparts in terms of animal welfare and/or focus on conservation.
I concur.


Some of those South East Asian zoos and are really sad to visit. In Singapore and Malaysia, they're fine, and maybe a couple in Bangkok, but everywhere else I've been has been pretty bad.

There's a crocodile farm in Siem Reap. Go there first and see how bad it is. After seeing that, know that it gets much worse than that in other places.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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Greetings all,

I will be visiting Singapore, Bangkok & Krabi, Siem Reap, and Kuala Lumpur this month. That trip will about two weeks long. I already have a strong itenirary lined up. However are there any surprise sites that I should know about in each location?

So far I already have planned:

Singapore:

Will be staying at Marina Bay Sands, will visit Gardens by the Bay, and Universal Studios Singapore.

Bangkok:

Wat Pho temple
Grand Palace

I would like to do a floating river market, but those seem to be pretty far out from the center.

Siem Reap:

Angkor Wat temple, along with maybe Ta Phrom, I also will visit the local markets.

Krabi,

Phi Phi Islands, Maya Bay, Monkey beach etc

Maybe run over to Phuket for the tiger temple also.


Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves and visit the Petronas towers


I already expect there to be a drastic change in the level of "first worldliness" from the moment I leave Singapore since that is the first stop, but outside of that would like to know if I should expect any other surprises.
maybe very precise is Bali being the best choice for white people . Singapore maybe you just see a magnificent city or Bangkok just for shopping . Bali is the new of best no. 4 destination tourism in the world becoming the best tourist destination. I see now that Bali is like full of strangers come of Aus,USA ,UK ,russia,France,China,German ,India,Japan etc. many tourist attractions, such as beaches, temples and local culture

I recommend destination the best place and suitable for foreign visitors

Bali Temple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fl7qtaCAK8

Beachside resort ( Omnia Uluwatu )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdRZOnLFrmY

Nightlife ( Legian Kuta )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9PK74X5OMI
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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My wife and I go to Thailand every year...been going for the last 10 years. One thing that we really enjoyed in Bangkok was the midnight tuk tuk food tour! Highly recommended. https://www.bangkokfoodtours.com/ban...ur-by-tuk-tuk/
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