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Travelling In Malaysia, How Is The Weather  
User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2513 times:


I was just trying to book a holiday for me and my family for the summer holidays. This summer we are really looking for South-Easy Asia and Malaysia is a good choice for us for many reasons. We are looking to travel either in July or August. We will stay in Kuala Lumpur, Genting Heights and Langkawi over a period of two weeks. Now my question is, How is the weather in Malaysia during that time? Is it a good time to visit Malaysia in August? if not then why so?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Regards,
QatarAirways
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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

During Summer is is like all 365 days "hot". But this is normal.
Langkawi, KL and Genting Highland has actually "rain" season in Summer but this rain season you can't compare to the one in Thailand or Indochina.
Summer (August) would be great to visit the East Coast and Borneo but Langkawi is also nice!

I have been there already in June and August and when it rains, it stops after a few hours and everything is fine.

Guess u are flying QR, isn't it? Where do you stay at KUL and LGK?

at http://www.malaysia.ch you find a few pics I have done all over Malaysia and my travel reports what I have done there etc.
If you have questions, pls feel free to ask

cheers



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User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Hello Swissgabe, Thank you for helping me out.

Yes we will fly on QR from DOH to KUL and take MH to LGK. I have not booked anything yet and just waiting to see the feedback I get. Qatar Airways Holidays have made a custom-made package for us and QRH currently concentrate more on the West rather than the East coast that is why we are going there. In KUL we will stay in the Regent hotel and in LGK we will stay at the Tanjung Rhu Resort. I have not been to these hotels before and don't know about anyone who has experienced them, are they good or should I avoid them?
I don't really mind if it is hot as long as I escape the 45 degrees centigrade weather in Qatar then I will be fine. I am really concerned about the rain though. How much does it rain? and Does the rain come in certain times or is distributed around the day? Are there any severe winds?
We usually spend our Holidays in Europe but I got really bored of Europe and wanted to try something different. The rest of the family wants to go to Europe but after campaigning hard I have managed to convince the whole family that Asia will be a better option. I really want this to be a wonderful experience so that next year the family won't think twice about travelling East rather than west.

Regards,
QatarAirways


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Hi QatarAirways.

I have spent a fair bit of time in Malaysia, so here are my observations:

In June/July the temperature will be around 32-34 degrees celcius during the day, down to the mid trenties at night. Humidity will be around 80%. This is nowhere near as hot or humid as Thailand at this time, and the monsoon rains are a lot less severe. The only exception might be Langkawi, as around this time of the year you might get very heavy downpours and flooding, but this will be over within half an hour or so and will soon dry up.

Malaysia is a good time to visit any time of year. When in KL, go to the 'Sungai Wang' Plaza as it is a really good place to pick up a bargain on electrical goods!



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

KL - Regent? One of my favourite Hotels, I normally go into the JW Marriott

Tanjung Rhu Resort? It is my FAVORITE resort on Langkawi, I think it is even better than The Datai and much more better than the Andaman!
It is a very nice place!

Both hotels are very nice and I stayed in both of them! You might have seen a few nice pics taken at Tanjung Rhu on my website.

The rain won't be that heavy I think, it might rain a few hours a day and it will stop. It could happen (I know  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) that there will be some thunderstorms etc. I have been once in Langkawi and there was quite a heavy rainfall and wind which broke palms.

For shopping, as Ryanb741 said, go to the 'Sungai Wang', for Electronic stuff I would go to Imbi Plaza (Jalan Imbi, not far from 'Sungai Wang'). I also heard about a new place call something like Oriental Bazar where you get a lot of Middle Eastern stuff, but I don't think this would be something special for you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

From KLIA I would take the train to Downtown and then take a taxi coupon for around 10 MYR. At the Tanjung Rhu I think they always offer free of charge transfer.

If you have questions, just ask  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Swissgabe, Ryanb741 thank you both for your helpful replies

Glad to see that these hotels are good. I am looking forward to my trip to Malaysia and hope that the wether is on my side.

Just 3 more questions
- Is Langkawi less or more crowded than Penang?
- How is the sea in Langkawi (compared to the Gulf)? and is Fishing allowed?
- Does anyone know a website that gives you weather forecasts for the summer?

Regards,
QatarAirways


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Langkawi is not that overcrowded than Penang. Actually there are more tourist but less industry and the population is smaller than the one in Penang.
Langkawi has the better beaches and even more than Penang. Langkawi has more green and especially at the North Coast (where the Tanjung Rhu is located) there are only 3 (soon 4) resorts and not that many tourist.

The sea is ok, not that nice than at the East Coast but still ok. It has a nice green color but it isn't that clear. You can do a boat cruise and visit all of the 101 Island around Langkawi where you can find very nice beaches for your self!
I think fishing is allowed. I bought some fishing stuff at Kudah (Capital of Langkawi) where you also find a few "Duty-Free" shopping centre.

About the website I'm not sure. There is for sure http://www.tanjungrhu.com.my which is a very nice website. Just try other pages like www.tourismmalaysia.com.my or www.jaring.com.my

Have fun! Let you know when I need help to visit Qatar (btw, is it worth to visit?)




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User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Thank you for your help.

"Let you know when I need help to visit Qatar (btw, is it worth to visit?)"

It sure is worth a visit. If you need anymore information email me. I also have recently recieved a pack of brochures etc... for Qatar so if your require any just email me. Anyone who is visitng Qatar, just email me and I'll organize everything for you including a personal tour of the whole of Qatar completely free of charge.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Well I don't mind. As soon as QR flies into ZRH I will fly via DOH to KUL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Selamat Datang ke Malaysia, have fun



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User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

http://www.langkawi-online.com/

Very informative site about langkawi, also includes weather forecast.

Enjoy your trip.  Big thumbs up

MAS A330


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