QUOTE(luke_1989 @ Apr 24 2009, 07:36 AM)
Just wondering if anyone has ever traveled from Singapore Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Thailand. Im just planning my gap year and found the cheapest way to get to asia from the UK to Singapore and can get deals for as cheap as £100! But then i think its 1200 miles to Bangkok which i think costs £30.
I was going to just fly straight to Bangkok but those flights are £400 most the time and Air Asia dont fly from the UK to Bangkok and will be more exciting traveling up from Singapore and cheaper
So anyone ever done this route? I plan to go around bout July 2010.
I have taken the train in the opposite direction - Bangkok to Hat Yai, to Butterworth/Penang, to KL and then to Singapore. Long ride! Taking a cheap flight is more convenient for the Malaysia to Thailand part but I would consider a bus or train from Singapore to KL. Penang gets a lot of young travelers. The train station for Penang is Butterworth, only a short ferry ride or taxi ride away.
You could fly from Penang (or KL) to Bangkok if you want. Keep in mind that the cheap discount airlines do have some tight weight allowances where you pay for being overweight! Verify the airport you are landing at if you are making any connections.
When you are on trains and buses in Thailand they can be a little chilly so have a light jacket or something to put on. Also, never put your passport, cash, jewelry or anything small and valuable in your checked in bag. Some pilfering comes up every now and then, even by fellow tourists.