Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 http://www.supplementadvise.com/exoslim/
  2. 2 6 months SE Asia and New Zeland
  3. 3 Best places to photo-shoot landscapes and natural beauty
  4. 4 Back to Bangkok this month!
  5. 5 Vietnam to increase visa cost for Americans
  6. 6 Japan - first timer - itinerary help please!
  7. 7 Onsen ryokan for single near Tokyo
  8. 8 Kyoto to Tokyo on December 31?
  9. 9 BKK Street Food Disappearing per BBC
  10. 10 Has anyone used Sanctuary Ananda to cruise in Burma?
  11. 11 A Food Obsessive's First Time Hong Kong
  12. 12 Earthquake in Myanmar
  13. 13 Questions on Details for 23 Days in Japan
  14. 14 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Osaka to Hiroshima and in-between stops (tsuyu / summer)
  15. 15 Trip Report Spontaneous trip to Japan
  16. 16 My plans 5 days japan 1 korea
  17. 17 Sakura (cherry blossom) forecasts 2016
  18. 18 Trip Report A great trip in India
  19. 19 traveling Japan for 2 months--cities to base in?
  20. 20 Agoda for Myanmar hotels
  21. 21 Trip Report My Honeymoon Trip to Valparai
  22. 22 Trip Report Not Really A Trip Report Kind of Trip Report (Japan 2016)
  23. 23 Best area to stay in Tokyo
  24. 24 Traveling on low budget ,Japan
  25. 25 Ferrari Hire Bangkok
View next 25 » Back to the top

Malaysia & Indonesia in November?

Jump to last reply

Hi,

I am wanting to go backpacking for 5 weeks but I'm a little concerned with the weather.

Forgive me for asking such a simple question but for those that have been there in November will it rain all the time(like for a whole day)or are we talking about afternoon and evening downpours?

I've done a fair amount of research and fully understand the monsoon seasons and the effect they have on each side of Malaysia at the various times of the year but I'm still a bit unclear as to whether this is going to be a wash out and asking for trouble before I even get there. I know I can expect rain(heavy at that)as the climate is that way all year round which is not an issue to me(I actually love an excuse to sit and watch a good thunderstorm) but I would not want to spend 5 weeks under grey skies either.

I realise nobody can predict the weather but I don't want to write off planning a potentially good trip either. A few grey days I can handle, sun and storms perfect for me but if the likelihood is it will be dull and rainy generally(albeit very warm and humid) I'm wondering if I should pick somewhere else, reluctantly.

Unfortunately I can only go at this time of the year so I can't change my dates much even if I could. I did Thailand, Laos and Cambodia last year similar time so I don't want to duplicate my last trip so soon. Even though the weather there was perfect!

Concluding the East coast and Borneo are just asking for trouble in terms of rainfall(although I would quite happily fly internally and check it out all the same if the forecast looked favourable whilst on the ground in the country) and West is best this time of year for sun. So would a route kicking off in KL, heading to Penang then run along the West Coast and to a certain degree inland heading to Singapore then over into Indonesia be a reasonable rough idea for a route at this time of year?

Much appreciate any advice anyone can give.

Many thanks.

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement