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    My friends and I are deciding on a 3 to 4 day trip to either Redang, Phuket, Bali or Bintan. I was browsing through the newspaper and I saw the 3 days trip to Redang by Starcruise at about $300+. The packages to Phuket is a little over budget for me. My budget is about $400 including rooms. Any ideas?

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    go cambodia

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    right, I forget to mention I would like places with sun, sand and the sea. =)

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    right, I forget to mention I would like places with sun, sand and the sea. =)
    Sentosa? Or join the Navy?

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    hmmm Navy, wait till I get my posting. Getting enlisted in 2 months time.

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    How about Tioman? Also quite cheap and near.
    http://www.discoverytours.com.sg/index.html

    Other options:
    Desaru
    Cherating
    Pangkor
    Penang
    Langkawi
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    Hua Hin
    Krabi
    Koh Samui
    Kota Kinabalu

    Ultra cheap local beaches?
    St John island
    Ubin Lagoon resort
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    tioman is a good choice, very good choice, n fr 300 with a few friends, u can really stretch the dollar by alot... check out paya beach resort

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    Quote Originally Posted by kit_fisto View Post
    My friends and I are deciding on a 3 to 4 day trip to either Redang, Phuket, Bali or Bintan. I was browsing through the newspaper and I saw the 3 days trip to Redang by Starcruise at about $300+. The packages to Phuket is a little over budget for me. My budget is about $400 including rooms. Any ideas?

    sentosa.

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    http://www.payabeach.com check it out... they have packages that u can buy directly form them also... can be full board... bk lunch dinner...

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    the rates looks resonable. is it fun?

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    very good value for money, and you $$ will stretch becaues its cheap there. Its very relaxed, and very fun if your friends are fun... do you dive?
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    the rates looks resonable. is it fun?

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    no. planning to go snockle and maybe learn diving. jungle trekking also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octane69 View Post
    tioman is a good choice, very good choice, n fr 300 with a few friends, u can really stretch the dollar by alot... check out paya beach resort
    beautiful place to go..just came back about a month...try to stay longer..about 1 week...if u want to shoot the whole place.
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    Oh well, most of the places I wanna go are all fully booked. No choice, so now its Batam for me. Staying at the Holiday Inn. I'm planning to go dive or snokle. Any suggestions?

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    Did some research and found out most of the dive sites are at the Nongsa area of Batam. My hotel at the Holiday Inn which is at Waterfront City. Any ideas if there are diving or snorkelling sites there?

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    been to paya resort at tioman twice...good service, good food and near some provision shop.
    if u lucky, u will catch lightnings at the far end...very nice...

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    Managed to get tickets to Bali this mid-Sept... Sg (Jetstart) -> Bali (Airasia) -> KL (some bus) -> S'pore. S$300. Accomodation yet to decide but it's about S$120 for 4 nights. I can be stingy and decide to go for those US$10/night homestays...

    The best the local travel agents can quote me is about S$600++ for the same travel period and for 'free and easy' packages (ie. just flight and lodging).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kit_fisto View Post
    My friends and I are deciding on a 3 to 4 day trip to either Redang, Phuket, Bali or Bintan. I was browsing through the newspaper and I saw the 3 days trip to Redang by Starcruise at about $300+. The packages to Phuket is a little over budget for me. My budget is about $400 including rooms. Any ideas?
    I am assuming that you are going soon. forget about the west cost of Malaysia and Thailand. Monsoon season here, unless you are thinking of holing up in a resort

    Redang is nice but quite a long trek up there. 10 hours bus ride + ferry. Tioman is a good bargain. Not too far away. Pulau Cebu is also pretty good.

    The south side of Bintan is pretty beautiful, just avoid the Bintan Resort area, you should be fine.
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