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Bangkok to Singapore (or Singapore to Bangkok) by train

Adventure, Beach, City Break, Culinary, Cultural, Eco Tourism
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
On a budget
Age range
18-24, 25-34

Nomadic backpacking voyage including : couple days in big cities, occasional hikes and resting on the coast. With cultural visits and food discoveries !

From A to B or B to A.

3 to 4 wks from mid august to mid september.

What I've thought about for now (subject to changes and to be discussed with travel partner ofc :) :


Part 1 Thailand


- Bangkok : 3-4 days

(Nakon Pathom, 1st city on train line, possible to take River kwai train, erawan national park and falls +2/3 days or train to NE : Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Phutthabat +2/3d)

(Hua Hin for seafood)

(Prachuap Khiri Khan for khao lom muak hike + Khao Chong Krajok 477 steps)

- Chumphon for ferry to koh tao + mu ko ang thong national park (from koh phangan or koh samui uniquement, night 600baht reservation opens 60d in advance, tent 250 baht, kayak 500 baht/day) and return to surat thani by ferry

2 nights koh tao (+1 mu ko ang thong?)

(Surat Thani)

bus to Krabi (khao sok national park, james bond island)

3/4 nights around krabi/phuket

- Hat Yai

- Padang Besar = border stop


Part 2 Malaysia


- Padang Besar

(Arau, Alor setar for ferry to Langkawi = 99 islands with jungle and beaches + 2/3 nights)

- Butterworth for ferry to penang + penang national park

2/3 nights penang

- Ipoh (cave temples) for bus to Cameron highlands (=hiking, tea)

1 night ipoh, 1/2 nights tanah rata mini

- Kuala Lumpur

2/3 nights KL

(1/2 nights Fraser's Hill = hikes, bird watching)

(Pulau Sebang/Tampin to got to melacca + 2 nights)

(pulau sebang/gemas for jungle train, kluang)

- Singapore

2/3 nights singapore


(option Jungle line

- Jerantut to Taman negara 2 night trek)


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