Jarrod Brown

Jarrod Brown

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    What is the best way to get Singapore to Kuala Lumpur?

    You can take the bus--it is about an 8 hour trip. From the Lavender Street Bus Station in Singapore K.L. Transnational Express has coaches departing at 8.30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon, 1.30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. You can also take the train from the Keppel Road Station or the Woodlands Station. To K.L., there are 2 daytime trains and 1 overnight sleeper train daily. The first train to K.L. (Ekspres Rakyat No. 2) departs at from Keppel Road at 8.00 a.m. and arrives in KL before 3PM. You can fly, but remember if you are flying AirAsia you will arrive at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal where you can get a taxi or a bus into the city--about 40 minutes to an hour or more depending on traffic. You can get a bus into the city for just 10 RM and they depart every 20-30 minutes. almost 9 years ago

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    Need Indian Visa.

    I'm not sure I completely understand the question, but why don't you just go to the Indian Embassy in Bangkok and get your Indian visa there? almost 9 years ago

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    Are the locally run airlines in Myanmar (Burma) safe?

    Just a quick and easy resource on flying in Southeast Asia: http://www.southeastasiatraveladvice.com/2010/05/southeast-asia-air-travel.html I would not travel with any of the Burmese local air providers, personally. Their fleets tend to be old (recent news story is available on them updating their fleets), their maintenance conditions not at international standard, and I prefer not to evaluate my airlines by how many crashes they've had but the measures they take to prevent them. Flying in and out of the country on reliable carriers is possible, but unless I had a pressing need, I would not choose to fly domestically. almost 9 years ago

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    Is Vietnam safe for a solo female traveller?

    Vietnam is safe as long as you take normal precautions, although don't wear flashy jewelry, and be aware of bag snatchers and pick pockets who are very active. I had dinner last night with a man who literally had his necklace cut off his neck in HCMC without him being aware until afterward. My wife got her gold necklace yanked off of her neck last year while we were waiting in traffic about a year ago. My pocket was picked about four months later. almost 9 years ago

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    Are there ferries from East Timor into Indonesia?

    I don't think there are any international ferries, but Dili and Oecussi are connected by ferry now. almost 9 years ago

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    What are the Portuguese influences that can be seen in Malacca?

    Try Ujong Pasir, a little township just outside of Malacca. It is a Kristang (Malay-Portugese ethnic group) community. It is nice around Christmas time in case you are missing Santa Claus. There are two summer festivals of saints there, too, that bring large crowds. There is also St. John's Hill (or St. John's Fort), although really all that is left is the Dutch fort. The main remaining evidence of the Portuguese, outside the unique community of the Kristang , is the Porta de Santiago, the only part of the Portuguese Fort, Afamousa, that still survives--the rest of what you see if Dutch. The later is in the middle of Malacca, but St. John's is outside of town. almost 9 years ago

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    Where can I find the best traditional laksa in KL?

    Try the new food court in Lot 10. They have gone a long way to ensure all "hawkers" are cooking traditional foods the traditional way. Whether it will be to your taste or not . . . well, as Adnin said, there are a lot of different laksas. You can find directions and information here: http://www.lot10.com.my/ The Chow Kit Market is another place to find some delicious laksa. This huge market is a site to see in itself if you have not yet been there. It is located at the end of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, but everyone in KL knows where it is. It is best to go in the morning or early afternoon as it begins to clear out later in the day. But (I am sure this is a matter of debate) the best laksa in Malaysia is to be found at the hawker stand in Balik Pulau on the "far side" of Pulau Penang. This tiny township is famous for its Laksa Janggus and Assam Laksa. It is a great stop off in case you are circling the island, which I also highly recommend. almost 9 years ago