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review 9 Nov 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

For, the bird watching at Fraser Hill. Great guide Cheong Weng Chun.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Ipoh not really worth a visit. Birdwatching excellent.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As it was mainly a city vacation I didn't feel that I had much impact. I guess we helped the guides and and Grab drivers and of course restaurants and hawkers.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The vacation was good largely to a great guide, Chandra. The planning of the trip took a lot of organising and I felt that the operator didn't really get or listen to what I wanted. Because of many mistakes particularly on dates, hotels and activities I ended up sourcing the flight, Singapore and Penang myself. I wouldn't suggest a stopover in Ipoh and the hotel that was booked was not the same standard as the ones previously used. The hotels in Malacca and Kuala Lumpur were good although I did see a hotel from the same Autograph chain in Kuala Lumpur that was half the prices and just as nice,Stripes.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Jane, I'm glad you enjoyed your birdwatching experience in Malaysia. I am sorry the vacation wasn't organised quite to your expectations. We specialise in end to end complete tailor made journeys around Malaysia and Borneo and as we went back and forth to try and slot in complex specialised tours with the components you wanted to book yourself, it did get a little tricky in places to weave in the various elements. I would like the opportunity to speak to you directly about your accommodation as we know the hotels you've mentiond very well indeed and although there is a huge range of lovely hotels in Kuala Lumpur at different price points, I did propose some of our favourites that you agreed were your preference at the time of booking. With regards to your trip having impact, after having visiting Malaysia myself last month, you are totally right that your visit to a recovering tourism economy offers very welcome benefits to the local community - especially in some of the more remote areas you included on your tour. Malaysia is very happy to have us back and thank you for continuing to explore the world responsibly!

review 14 May 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Difficult to say as all four venues were wonderful but Pangkor Laut Island was just perfect. Not cheap but worth it, the resort and staff were absolutely fantastic, definitely a 5 star location.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bear in mind the travel required, most transfers were around three hours so this can eat into a day in soom places so book an extra night where you think you may not have enough time but on the whole 2 or 3 nights is plenty to get a good view of all the areas.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes definitely, tourism is a massive generator and the Malaysians love to show their country off and take great pleasure from it.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful. Not cheap but worth it for a special trip.

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