|Quoting Airtrainer (Thread starter):|
I love Asia, and have been to most of these places, so let me give you my input:
BRUNEI - meh, it's ok. I would chop this one off first of all though. If you are in K.K., you are close, which helps, but it's still kind of boring. The people are extremely nice though, and it's pretty neat to say you have been there, but...meh.
SINGAPORE - big city, good food, not much else. I prefer Hong Kong over Singapore personally. If you're keep on that immediate area, I actually like Kuala Lumpur over Singapore.
THAILAND - big country...what are you looking at exactly? Bangkok is nice and a lot of fun if you party. Beaches around Phuket a beautiful but overcrowded (I prefer just south across the border in Malaysia, specifically Langkawi)
SOUTH KOREA - awesome place, I love it. Seoul is huge but friendly, the countryside gorgeous and peaceful. People are great, and if you like spicy food like me, Korea is a mecca. As RwSEA said, it's a bit (a lot) out of your way.
HONG KONG - one of my favorite cities in the world, I get there every few months (including this weekend). Huge city but it also has some very, very peaceful and laid back areas, great food, is relatively cheap, and has friendly people and efficient transit.
TAIWAN - beautiful water and mountains. Taipei is large but friendly (as is the whole country, in general). I have only been once but routinely fly over it on my frequent NRT
flights and marvel at its beauty from the air.
SO, we know you are going to Kota. You really, in my mind, have two reasonable trips to choose from, lest you exhaust yourself:
Hong Kong/Taiwan/South Korea, OR
I personally prefer the former, but both sound like great trips.