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Old Jan 18th 2012, 2:01 am
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Originally Posted by J A Lamb View Post
The Kiwi winter starts April 31st.
That's a clever trick!

Curious as to why the Asian destinations are more for singles?
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Old Jan 18th 2012, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by renth View Post
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Only my opinion but these Asian places mentioned are more for Singles.Depending what month you are going i would say New Zealand South Island or The Bay of Plenty in the North,The Kiwi winter starts April 31st.And the Aussie Dollar is Good value against the Kiwi.Great climate in NZ as long as you miss the rain.
Plenty of families were on holiday in Siem Reap and Danang last year when we went. It's exciting and blissfully cheap.
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Old Jan 18th 2012, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
How about Tassie? . . . snow on Mount Wellington, getting 'rugged up', pubs with open fires and all that malarky.
Hmm... that's tempting...
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My niece lived in Bangkok for two years, she loved it and the people. However she's now in Bogota and loves that too so maybe it only suits a certain type of person. I've always told her she's kind of odd.

What about Vietnam? I'd love to go there. Or a week in HK and a week in China. Not cheap obviously.
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Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
Koh Samui... Going at the end of March for 10 days and can't wait...

The Tongsai Bay
Oooh, we stayed there for our 10th wedding anniversary.

(What they say about you can't be seen bathing in your outdoor bath is not true, though. Hope you're not shy!)
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Old Jan 18th 2012, 2:40 am
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Phuket? Nice for a couples/family holiday (you can easily avoid the sleaze if you avoid Patong) and lots of other islands etc for day trips.

We've been that time of year and it sometimes rained for an hour in the afternoon but it was OK, didn't really stop us doing anything.
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...Hope you're not shy!)
Nope... hope the viewers aren't easily offended...!
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Bali?
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KL and Penang/Langkawi?

Love both Penang and Langkawi. Lots of sights to see and things to do but equally good hotels with pools for lazies who want to veg by the pool......

We are doing Phuket/Koh Samui later this year. Used to go to Phuket when younger, last time was 1994....
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KL and Penang/Langkawi?

Love both Penang and Langkawi. Lots of sights to see and things to do but equally good hotels with pools for lazies who want to veg by the pool......

We are doing Phuket/Koh Samui later this year. Used to go to Phuket when younger, last time was 1994....
WE did a two centre trip in April last year....London and Langkawi!!! Langkawi was great, lots to do but also lots to not do if ya fancied being lazy by the pool/beach! Very economical as well...not the London bit though!
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer View Post
No offence implied! I just don't see there's much to appeal to anyone not giving a kick out of impoverished Asians degrading themselves in bars.

Borneo is amazing - you could fly to KL - have a city break there and then on to Sarawak for jungle trekking if you are into natural history. I stayed here and it was seriously fantastic.

http://www.nangadamai.com/
Borneo is great, can recommend the Shangri La Tanjung Aru

http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_...ict_Sabah.html
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Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
Koh Samui... Going at the end of March for 10 days and can't wait...

The Tongsai Bay
Yep I second Koh Samui. We spent 10 days there 18 months ago and had a ball. We did Phuket last year, and there was just no comparison. Phuket too comercialised and touristy for my liking. Koh Samuit was a lot more laid back.
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
That's a clever trick!

Curious as to why the Asian destinations are more for singles?
You and me both. I'm certainly not single and have been to all "these Asian" destinations more times than I care to remember. Loved every minute of it. A holiday is what you make of it. In fact, going back to Malaysia later in the year and then onto Borneo.
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Would avoid Malaysia at that time of year - you are starting to get into "Arab Season". The hotels are starting to really fill up with people from Saudi, UAE and other Arabic states - nearly all the women are completely covered and the men are in shorts and t-shirts and lear at the western women.

I can say this from personal experience based on several visits during that time of the year - however it does get worse around July/August.
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Originally Posted by Turban Explorer View Post
Does Bangkok appeal to anyone other than sex tourists? Chatuchak market is fun for a half a day maybe.
I've read some pretty cliched rubbish on here , but that comment has to take the prize.

Bangkok is one of the worlds great cities, shopping, food, quality nightlife, hotels, spas and markets etc are all easily amongst the worlds best. As a coity destination in Asia it cannot be beat.
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