Exotic destination needed!

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Dec 4th, 2003, 08:28 AM
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Exotic destination needed!

We are looking for a destination next Dec. that is exotic, non-malarial, full of wildlife to go to with our 2 kids. We have been to Costa Rica, Belize, and Australia. We loved Australia but are looking for more exotic. Thinking of Thailand. Malaysia? Need a place where the weather will be ok in Dec./Jan. Any Suggestions Fodorites?
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Dec 4th, 2003, 08:37 AM
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If you're specifically thinking of Thailand or Malaysia, both of which are great, you may have better luck on the Asia branch. I saw orangutans, proboscis monkeys and other wildlife in Sarawak -- one of the two Malaysian provinces on Borneo -- but have more limited wildlife experience in peninsular Malaysia (limited to viewing trees full of fireflies on a river tour from KL). Have been to Thailand many times, but only business, and only wildlife I saw was the wild nightlife on Patpong Road, not the type of place for kids.
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Dec 4th, 2003, 08:42 AM
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Thanks for your reply. What time of year did you go to Sarawak? Do you know what the weather is like there in Dec.? Did you need malaria pills? Thanks.
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Dec 4th, 2003, 08:54 AM
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I was there in late December, and I didn't take malaria pills. I think Sabah, the other Malaysian province on Borneo, is better for wildlife. I was in Kuching on business and spent a few extra days traveling around Sarawak, but if I had time I would have went to Sabah.

The best wildlife experience in the area is Komodo Island in Indonesia, but the lodgings aren't great and its a far trip with not much else, but you could combine it with Bali, which is what we did.
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Dec 4th, 2003, 01:00 PM
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We were in Sabah 2 years ago in early February. SDhangri-la has 2 hotels there one in town and one about 5 miles out and shuttle runs between the two hotels. they are both kid friendly. The one outside of town has its own oraganutang (sorry about spelling) sanctuary which is excellent.
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