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Travelling on the former MH370 flight. Help?

So I am travelling on the flight that used to be called MH370 (now MH318) in April. Apparently its number was changed to 318 because 8 is a lucky number in China. I notice however that the plane is close to empty even at this point. Does anyone have stats or advice about why I shouldn't be worried? Does lightning ever strike twice?
posted by vizsla on Mar 25, 2014 - 22 answers

 

LGBT Malaysians

Hey Hivemind, I was wondering if anyone could point me to accounts and/or resources about the current social and political climate for LGBT people in Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Jan 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Help us choose a country to live in

We are thinking of applying for jobs in international schools in the next few years. We'd like to choose between Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia or Hong Kong. What we would prefer - a financial situation that is a little more comfortable than the one we can have in Melbourne on 2 teaching wages (private sector so slightly better pay than state). This could mean only one of us working but getting housing included - a situation that is conducive to the fact that we will have one small child (baby due soon) We've both been to KL and travelled reasonably extensively in Indonesia. We have some contacts in Jakarta. I've spent a day in Singapore and neither of us have been to Hong Kong. We'd appreciate info on lifestyle, housing costs and the kinds of packages one is likely to get from an international school. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Jan 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Doxycycline ramp-up time - sanity check

My wife and I are traveling in Malaysia at the moment (and going on to Thailand afterwards), and brought along prescriptions for Doxycycline for Malaria protection. Doxy takes some time to start taking effect, can I get a sanity check on our instructions? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Sep 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Weird or unusual in Malaysia or Singapore?

So the wife and I are heading to KL, Malaysia, and possibly Singapore. What's weird, unusual, or just plain bizarre there? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on May 31, 2013 - 9 answers

2 weeks in Singapore and around -- what to see and do?

My Dad lives in Singapore, and I'll be visiting him for two weeks this summer. He'll be pretty busy with work during the week, and I'm trying to plan one or two day trips (spending one night somewhere else is fine, but no more than that). Where can I go that is a) safe to travel alone to (I'm an upper-20s female)? and b) relatively cheap (I'm thinking probably a bus, train, or boat ride to somewhere in Indonesia or Malaysia)? [more inside]
posted by eenagy on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Playing my part in making life for fellow LGBT countryfolk bearable.

The State-sanctioned homophobia and transphobia in Malaysia, my country of origin, is breaking my heart. What can I do as a currently overseas citizen to make things better for my fellow LGBT folk back in Malaysia, particularly in raising awareness of the issue internationally? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Myanmar and Southeast Asia Backpacking Questions

I leave for an extended trip to Southeast Asia on Wednesday. I have a weekend in Kuala Lumpur, a month in Myanmar, and then two and a half months to work my way from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur overland. What might I be missing in my planning? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Ex-pat assignment in Malaysia

I have just accepted an ex-pat assignment to Malaysia, specifically Malacca. I have a variety of questions, some specific to my family situation: my wife is three months pregnant and we have a toddler. See inside for details. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Jan 8, 2013 - 7 answers

i'm not my own grandpa, but i would like to know more about him.

how hard is it to get a birth certificate from the philippines (possibly malaysia) when you don't know all the information? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Oct 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I just ask for a fake-Gucci purse or what?

My friend is going to Malaysia and the Phillipines for a business trip and wants to bring me back some souvenirs. Let's ignore what I might normally like and just phrase it as "What is some cool stuff that he could bring back?" [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Trip to SE Asia in winter, but where and for how long! Please help!

The boyfriend and I are trying to plan a trip to SE Asia From Xmas Day to the first week of January. We are looking to fly to Bangkok or Singapore and then taking a train to the other, stopping at Kuala Lumpur and Penang on the way. Suggestions and tips on what to do, whether this is feasible or a good idea in that time of year would be greatly appreciated! We know there won't be enough time to do everything but aren't sure how much time to allocate to each city. We're open to any and all recommendations!
posted by picarosado on Jun 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Going to my antipodes for summer research!

I'm going to Malaysia to do research for the summer: advise me, please! [more inside]
posted by reren on Apr 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Fun activities and clothes shopping in Malaysia?

I'm in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. What are some fun activities and places I can visit? Also where can I shop for cheap, good quality clothing? [more inside]
posted by naskar on Nov 23, 2011 - 11 answers

What to eat and do in Malaysia?

What to eat and do in Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by FunGus on Oct 22, 2011 - 20 answers

Traving to Thailand and Malaysia for ten days

Ten days in Thailand and Malaysia. I need ideas of what to do, where to go and where to stay. I know ten days for two countries is short but that is all I have. I love adventure and I also love to kick back and relax. I will be leaving from Montreal. [more inside]
posted by alshain on Aug 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia?

Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jun 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Got a Fulbright scholarship to live in Malaysia for 1 year

Torn about whether to take or pass on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because of safety concerns and pressure to do something academic/career oriented with my time. [more inside]
posted by Kateruba on Jun 1, 2011 - 23 answers

Party like it's 1991 in a maternity ward.

Where in south east Asia can 16 adults - half 20s, half 40s - have a good time for a week. Requirements: beach and relaxation for all, nightclubs and shopping for some. Not too overblown but not too quiet and within a day's easy travel of a main airport. Hotel / resort / villa recommendations welcome. Budget up to US/Aus $70 per person per night. [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Apr 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Sim card in SE Asia

I'm going to be in SE Asia and would like to buy a sim card from a carrier that will work across the region. Specifically we'll be in Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. Is there a carrier that operates in all those areas on a GSM phone: 850/900/1800/1900? Do I need separate sim cards for each nation?
posted by Keith Talent on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

If I'm going to spend 24 hours flying there, I might as well stop somewhere on the way

If you had five nights to spend on stopovers en route to Australia, and your options were Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, how would you apportion your time?
posted by smackfu on Feb 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Flying to Singapore in 3 days. I want an adventure!

At the last minute, I'm going to Singapore (+Indonesia/Malaysia?). Not too excited, even though I should be. I don't "do" vacation. Help me plan a worthwhile 7 days! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Where to go in Indonesia or Malaysia

Java vs. Bali vs. elsewhere for 3 days in Feb after Singapore? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jan 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Best place to buy gadgets in KL?

Where is the best place for shopping for electronics in Kuala Lumpur? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jan 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to watch the World Cup in KL?

[Travel filter] Will be Kuala Lumpur for a 3 day stopover next Saturday. Atmospheric places to watch the World Cup, please? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Jun 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Help plan our Asia trip.

Bali or Malaysia (or the neighborhood) for a week in June with a toddler. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Mar 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Boreno, here I come!

TravelFilter: Going to Borneo in June/July for 3 weeks. Give me some advice..... [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Jan 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Decent Budget Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Can anyone recommend a decent budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Jan 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Anxyliotics for draconian drug laws in S E Asia?

Can I take my benzos in transit through KL international airport? I will be catching a connecting flight through Malaysia and want to know whether I will be able to bring prescription drugs safely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Travel Options w/a RT Ticket to Kuala Lumpur

I jumped on a super cheap ticket on Air China to Kuala Lumpur next Spring. It'll be my first time in Asia and I have about 10 days. Should I stick to Malaysia & Singapore or is it worth it looking at other locations I can fly to from the airport? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Dec 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find Kaya (coconut milk spread from Malaysia) in Seattle, WA or the US.

Where can I find this delicious Malaysian Coconut Milk Spread called "Kaya King" in Seattle, WA or anywhere else in the United States/Canada? [more inside]
posted by dcruzin on Oct 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Where to spend a 4-day weekend in SE Asia?

I've found myself in SE Asia (KL, Malaysia) with a 4-day weekend (because of Raya) and nothing to do. I'm thinking I probably should travel somewhere, but really not sure where. Where is a good place for a solo traveler to go in the area (the area being anywhere in the eastern hemisphere I can get in a reasonable amount of time)? Cheap is good, but not essential.
posted by cosmonaught on Sep 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Borneo Vacation

Looking for great tours/ in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Jul 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Am I technically a Malaysian citizen?

Help me solve a mystery about myself: Am I an unknowing citizen of Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Move to Kuala Lumpur?

Should I move to Malaysia (KL) for a year? [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught on Jul 1, 2009 - 32 answers

Book about Islam and intellectualism, what's the title?

I'm trying to find a book about Islam and intellectualism. I can remember the cover, and the content - but not the title or the author. Gah! [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Tax consultant with ACA qualification from UK looking to work in Malaysia

What are the working opportunities for tax consultants with ACA qualification in the UK looking to emigrate to Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Youth Passions Research in Montreal

If you had one year to dedicate yourself to researching how young people's passions and interests can be supported and encouraged, what would you do? Bonus points for Montreal-related responses. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 10, 2008 - 5 answers

10 Days to Kill in Kuala Lumpur...

Kuala Lumpur Time-Killing Help Needed [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Sep 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Managing an Anothology Project

What should I take into consideration when spearheading an anthology project? What resources are out there for us? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 30, 2008 - 1 answer

What is the cheapest and safest way to send a package to Malaysia with the assurance that it will get to the intended recipient?

My sister wants to send a package to someone in Malaysia -specifically in Selangor - however, it seems packages don't always make it to the recipient for whatever reason. She is sending photographs and wants to be sure it gets to the recipient - any tips out there? What is the safest and least expensive way to send it (more photographs)? TIA
posted by Jujee on Dec 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me find this Malay snack

Savory Malaysian soybean bar a co-worker brought from home > 10 years ago. It wasn't too spicy-hot. It was made in a pan and cut into squares like brownies; individual soybeans were discernable. I'm pretty sure it wasn't fermented. I want to make it or something very like it. Anybody know a recipe, or what it's called?
posted by amtho on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Make me want to go to Asia.

Make me want to go to Asia. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Sep 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Cultural learnings of America for make benefit of self: How can an Asian girl gain some North American experience?

I'm a Malaysian in my mid-twenties looking for non-academic opportunities to live in North America on a short-term basis. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Karcy on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Entertain me in KL!

[malaysia filter] I'll probably be in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the month for about 3 days. I'm looking for something fun to do that I might not have done having been there before. There's [more inside]
posted by kaydo on Nov 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Record of my life (well, just one year)

Help putting together an online record of my year as an exchange student. Specifically, my questions inside deal with: what media (blog, wiki, lj, flickr, website?) how to deal with different materials (diary, emails, photos, memories) and a legal question regarding the association that sent me. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Backpacker Nirvana?

Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

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