2012 - North, Central & South Thailand / Pulau Penang & Penisular Malaysia

Melbourne - Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Phuket - Georgetown - Batu Ferringhi - Georgetown - KL - Melbourne

Good company on a journey makes the way seem shorter ~ Izaak Walton

Welcome to our travel itinerary for our 2012 trip to North, Central & South Thailand, Pulau Penang and, Peninsular Malaysia.

This is a very short synopsis of our travels between the 12th of January and the 2nd of February, 2012 where, on our departure from Melbourne's Tullamarine airport, we...

  1. Arrive at KLIA and transfer to a flight to Bangkok to the Krungthep Wing of the Shangri-la Bangkok Hotel for several days shopping & sightseeing; after which, we... 
  2. Fly to the north of Thailand to the ancient moated-city of Chiang Mai, staying at the Shangri-la, and then... 
  3. Fly south via Bangkok to Phuket to the J. W. Marriot Kao Beach Resort and a self-drive around the island for a few days. Then it's... 
  4. Off to Georgetown on Pulau Penang, staying at Traders, for Chinese New Year celebrations and a tour of the north Malaysian peninsula to Taiping, Bukit Merah (Orangutan Island), and then... 
  5. A few days at Shangri-la's Golden Sands Resort at Batu Ferringhi (also on Penang), before we...
  6. Return to Georgetown and Traders when the CNY festivities ramp-up in earnest, after which we...
  7. Fly down to Kuala Lumpur for a few days of final shopping, fine dining and, a concert - finally... 
  8. Take our flight home to Melbourne.
For more details, go to: Itinerary & Information

Tips for using this site:
  • Interactive Map: A 'live' map of our itinerary, relevant to each stage of our journey, can be found on most pages - including this one - simply zoom-in, zoom-out and click on an icon for more information;

  • Itinerary & Information: an area of the website in the format of an Agenda with links to Dates; Locations and Accommodation Properties: There, you'll find further information on Culture & Sightseeing, Emergency, Getting Around, MoneyShoppingStreet Food / Restaurants, Transportation, and, et cetera, that may be of interest during our stay in that city or region:

  • 2012 Travel Blog: a link to our diary that will be updated as we travel around Peninsular Malaysia, Vietnam & Sarawak on Borneo, including daily videos and slide shows of the photos we've taken;

  • Local Time / Weather: a very comprehensive page that gives local time and 'live' weather reports, together with, general information on all six climate-zones through which we will travel; and, finally...

  • No matter where you are within the site: a very useful Search Engine is located to the right of the header on each page - just type in a keyword or phrase and you'll find what you're after.

  • Credits are due to many very helpful persons and websites - especially the members / contributors of TripAdvisor, particularly its very informative and knowledgeable Destination Experts - and, given the available time-frame for the trip our itinerary would not have been as inclusive without access to these resources.
  • The links to some of the sites that we've used for research, and will continue to use whilst we're away, can be found in... Links.


Cheers 


Jackie & Gary

maud.cameron@bigpond.com

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