Where to spend a 4-day weekend in SE Asia?
September 16, 2009 4:54 AM   Subscribe

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 to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: This may have just become an academic exercise. I just found an old friend living in Tokyo... not exactly close (or cheap), but may be to good to pass up.
posted by cosmonaught at 5:19 AM on September 16, 2009

Penang--Beaches on Far Side--Thailand on the other side of the Bridge
posted by AuntieRuth at 5:52 AM on September 16, 2009

Taman Negara? BKK?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:13 AM on September 16, 2009

Response by poster: I have booked a flight to Tokyo, so I'm good. But I imagine this could be helpful for someone in the future.
posted by cosmonaught at 8:03 AM on September 16, 2009

4 days would be a perfect amount of time to spend at Angkor Wat.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 8:27 AM on September 16, 2009

Well, enjoy your trip to Tokyo, but a nice short trip from KL wold be Tioman Island. There are a bunch of hotels there, ranging from cheap and rather off-putting to deluxe resorts. Golf, swimming, snorkeling, and eating seem to be the major attractions. (The stampede to the buffet when the dinner gong rings is pretty funny.)
posted by Quietgal at 9:52 AM on September 16, 2009

Personally I'd:

Take the train to Bangkok

Go to the Perhentian Islands

Drive down to Malacca

Visit Georgetown

Visit the Cameron Highlands
posted by rhymer at 9:57 AM on September 16, 2009

posted by Abiezer at 10:30 AM on September 16, 2009

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