1st time south east asia traveller

May 19th, 2004, 05:22 AM
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1st time south east asia traveller

I am going to be travelling from hong kong into vietnam, then into cambodia, into thailand, and then down to singapore. Does anyone have advise on the best method of travel between countries, are the trains reliable and safe?
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May 19th, 2004, 05:35 AM
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flying is the very best, safest and quickest
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May 19th, 2004, 06:07 AM
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Yes, I'd agree with the previous post that flying would be the fastest, particularly going from Thailand to Singapore. If you took the train from Thailand (assuming south Thailand) to Singapore, you'd have to go through Malaysia and the whole trip could easily take 8hrs or more. I don't think it'll be a comfortable ride and the views are not particularly scenic on this route as well. Flying would be better and the costs could be reasonable - try Air Asia - they fly from Thailand to Malaysia, then I believe from Malaysia to Singapore. How about a stop-over in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur?
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May 19th, 2004, 09:33 AM
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Fly.Check different airlines and see if they offer an airpass. Cathay Pacific offered one regularly for $999. which included airfare from the U.S. to Asia and then it could be used to fly around in Asia,too.
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May 19th, 2004, 06:12 PM
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the train sing/malaysia are safe.

check lonelyplanet.. your'll get better info on these types of backpacker type trips...

what arilone are you flying into aaia?
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May 20th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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Cathay Pacific and Malaysian Airlines have Asian passes, and for this OP, the Malaysian one is better as it covers more cities she wants to go. Cathay doesn't fly to Phnom Penh. And neither pass covers Vietnam.

Also, these passes must be bought with a Trans-Pacific ticket from N. America. If the OP already has tickets to Hong Kong, then this won't work.
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