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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2013, 02:56:15 AM »
AJK, you inspiring me to pull the trigger on another Asia trip :D
It's getting more and more interesting.
BTW why aren't you considering Borneo?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2013, 03:54:20 AM »
Even if you somehow managed to cover all of Sentosa what about:
-The SIN flyer.
-The world famous zoo
-Botanical Gardens+Orchid Gardens
-The River Safari
-Arab Street.
-Gardens by the Bay
-Skypark
-Orchard Street
-Sentosa cable car
-Chinatown
-Little India
-Flight Simulator Experience
-Hiking (The Southern Ridges, MacRitchie Reservoir)
-Light and Water Show

Not sure why anyone could possibly be bored in SIN unless they were there for at least a week.

I was there with my 5 kids last summer (tr might follow) for a week and must say, that you could spend a week there, but for a couple without kids and not leaving the hotel at 11am only less time is ok

Zoo and safari/ river cruise are very nice, but not a must do without kids. Not majorly different to a regular zoo
SIN flyer takes a hour max
Botanical gardens and gardens by the bay, cute, but not everyone is into plants
Chinatown can be had in NY as well

I can go on and on, but I would say 3 days is plenty. Sentosa is nice and fun

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2013, 09:22:37 AM »
AJK, you inspiring me to pull the trigger on another Asia trip :D
It's getting more and more interesting.
BTW why aren't you considering Borneo?

We definitely are. At this point its looking like SIN and DPS with either Langkawi or Borneo. Wife is looking into it. 
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #93 on: November 13, 2013, 10:44:49 AM »
I was there with my 5 kids last summer (tr might follow) for a week and must say, that you could spend a week there, but for a couple without kids and not leaving the hotel at 11am only less time is ok
Like I said,
You can spend anything from 1 day to 5 days in SIN and have a blast either way.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #94 on: November 13, 2013, 11:55:53 AM »
We definitely are. At this point its looking like SIN and DPS with either Langkawi or Borneo. Wife is looking into it.

my cousin went to langkawi on his honeymoon, also went to kuala lumpur and hong kong..
they liked it alot

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2013, 12:18:59 PM »
Where'd they stay in LGK?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #96 on: November 13, 2013, 03:00:19 PM »
@ AJK how much time are you spending in Bali?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #97 on: November 13, 2013, 03:17:06 PM »
@ AJK how much time are you spending in Bali?

Was figuring around four days?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #98 on: November 13, 2013, 08:15:23 PM »
Was figuring around four days?
Do you plan on going scuba diving? 4 days is pretty short. We went for 9 days and wished we had more time. Any interest in going to Rinca Island? If I would have had a drop more time that's what I would have done. You can fly to LBJ from DPS.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #99 on: November 13, 2013, 09:33:01 PM »
Hmmm. Perhaps I'll do just SIN and DPS then?

I do want to some diving, yes.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2013, 10:38:47 PM »
Hmmm. Perhaps I'll do just SIN and DPS then?

I do want to some diving, yes.
If you want to dive you cannot miss Tulamben in Bali where they have a very cool shipwreck and many tropical fish. That alone will be a full day trip from any of the areas you will be staying. You also can't miss Nusa Lembongan which is a really cool island off the coast of Bali that has no cars, awesome drift snorkeling and great beaches. So 4 days is really tight.

If you only did 4 days how many days would you have for say Langkawi?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2013, 10:40:28 PM »
If you want to dive you cannot miss Tulamben in Bali where they have a very cool shipwreck and many tropical fish. That alone will be a full day trip from any of the areas you will be staying. You also can't miss Nusa Lembongan which is a really cool island off the coast of Bali that has no cars, awesome drift snorkeling and great beaches. So 4 days is really tight.

If you only did 4 days how many days would you have for say Langkawi?

Remind me -- did you have a TR from your time in DPS?

Also, was thinking of this:

So perhaps 3 days in SIN, 2 days in LGK and 4 days in DPS?

Leave on a Sunday, arrive in NRT on a Monday, explore for the day. Then on Tueday, take a flight to SIN via HKG, and hang out until Friday, when I'd take a flight to LGK until Sunday night or Monday morning. Then flight to DPS where I'd stay until Thursday afternoon...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #102 on: November 13, 2013, 10:44:20 PM »
Remind me -- did you have a TR from your time in DPS?
Yes check the Bali thread. It's over a couple of posts.

I can't imagine why you would only do 4 days in Bali and 2 in LGK. You won't get to appreciate either. Once you are going to Bali it's such a waste to spend only 4 days there. Are there travel days amongst the 4 days or would they at least be full days?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #103 on: November 13, 2013, 10:47:01 PM »
I think you've convinced me. Perhaps we'll just do SIN and DPS this time 'round.

Perhaps:

Leave on a Sunday, arrive in NRT on a Monday, explore for the day. Then on Tuesday, take a flight to SIN via HKG, and hang out until Sunday morning, when I'd take a flight to DPS where I'd stay until Thursday afternoon...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2013, 10:52:43 PM »
I think you've convinced me. Perhaps we'll just do SIN and DPS this time 'round.

Perhaps:

Leave on a Sunday, arrive in NRT on a Monday, explore for the day. Then on Tuesday, take a flight to SIN via HKG, and hang out until Sunday morning, when I'd take a flight to DPS where I'd stay until Thursday afternoon...
That sounds good. I wouldn't even consider in that amount of time going to another location unless you cut out SIN which is a cool place to visit so why cut it out. We also did SIN and then DPS with a routing of NYC - PEK for a day a PEK - SIN for a weekend SIN - DPS from Sunday to the following Tues and then DPS - BKK 2 days and then home from BKK - MXP - EWR.