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Timmins, Canada
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Very new to this destination...

Hi all,

we may be going to Singapore for business for 5 days in May. We would like to travel a little afterwards~12-14 nights. We've never been to South East Asia. I have few qwestions:

1- Can we do DIY trip Singapore - Malasia - Tailand or an organized tour is a must?

2 - Any itinerary suggestions?

3 - How is the weather in May?

Thank you,

P

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1. Re: Very new to this destination...

Hi,

You can do it yourself, it doesn't have to be organized. Many places to visit but please do say something about your interests.

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hi, diy is easy enough to do

you could do 3 nights bangkok 3 nights chiang mai then 6 nights beach time at some where like hua hin or phuket and maybe 2 nights kuala lumpur.

as for the weather who knows; technically start of monsoon which would mean hot with rain showers but weather patterns are changing the world over.

Timmins, Canada
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Thank you very much. Our preferences - natural/architectural beauties and local flavour. Not beach people but 1 day on the coast/beach here and there would enjoy...

What about car rentals? Easy to drive around?

Thanks,

P

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4. Re: Very new to this destination...

Hi

Have replied to your identical post on the Malaysian forum tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293951-i7006-k5…

You will find natural/architectural beauties and local flavour everywhere, you will also find much of this on the coast.

Thailand is easy to drive around. We drove from Bangkok down to Phuket over a few days earlier this year.

The weather in May is around the change of the prevailing wind or monsoon, which means that some areas are wetter.

Anything in Sabah / Malaysian bit of Borneo would fit the bill, as would anything along the east coast of the Peninsular (Thailand and Malaysia)

Its a heck of a question, so much could fit the bill!

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Timmins, Canada
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Thank you very much!

P

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Start out in Bangkok, then head north to chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, we drove from Chiang Mai and it was a really enjoyable drive, from there you could either stay nearer to Bangkok in Hua Hin or head down South, the gulf coast would have better weather than the Andaman coast in May.

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Hi

The weather in May will be hot , If you never been to Thailand I suggest you to do not drive here because the road is different from Canada.

You can travel to northern by Train or Plane for cheap flights Airasia, Orient thai,Nok air.

For the beach if you don't want to go far from Bangkok, I advice you go to Samet Island , you can take Bus or minivan from Ekamai bus station (near BTS Ekamai station). If you like snorkeling and would like to see beautiful waterworld go to Koh Tao at Surat Thani.

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