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Anyone around in Malaysia or Thailand?

Just arrived in KL, hoping to pick up my bike from the port next week and start riding north. Probably start with the Cameron Highlands and then cross into Thailand - be great to hear from anyone currently in the area!
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Hey Mike!

Still in KL? I thought you'd have had the bike by now.

If you go into the highlands, we stayed at a fairly basic but comfortable place called strawberry fields. You cant miss it, as the whole area is like stratford upon avon.

Be safe dude, Lindz and I are thinking about you (mainly muttering 'bastard, wish I was there')...


Are you still keeping in touch with Michelle? Do we need to cheer her up?

(ps, free wifi at KLIA!)
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Hey Chris- Well the Carnet is finally winging its way to KL as I type though I suspect it will be sometime mid next week by the time I get the wheels turning as I'm going to be foolish enough to try and clear it myself....I mean how hard could it be eh...??
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Hey MikeS to KL

Im in KL & happy to assist you anything....
Where are you in KL? Wanna meet up?

I'll PM you my email & mobile number

Clearing at KLIA should be smooth!
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Lol, surely it cant be THAT hard...lol hang on...yea it could! Good luck fella!

We've had a letter back from NZ immigration saying that our initial application to get a migrant visa has been accepted. Currently watching this space to see if we'll be accepted. Bonza mate!

Btw, my KTM is dead. Got hit by a stupid cager and has wrecked the back end - swing arm now lives in the gear box and the pillion seat is near to my head. Insurance is doing its stuff, but damn its slow going.

Take your time coming home..bloody weather is awful!

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Hi,

There are 4 of us staying in Mae Sot, Thailand right now. Kind of semi-permanent, although I'll be leaving at the end of the year. I'm in Vientiane today for a visa run.

We'd love to meet fellow travellers. Started a HU community to that effect, but it has yet to see a msg...

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oh sh*t!


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ps: did you get your bike yet mike?
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melaka now

hey,
we just arrived to melaka few days ago from dumai.
we'll leave melaka for the eastcoast and ride up to cherating, then taman negara NP.
where are you now??

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Well the clearing of the bike at Port Klang was surprisingly straighforward (will do a full shipping report soon) but all in all, after the shipping office (to pick up paperwork and pay about 300RMs, it was a visit with the Carnet to the Customs office (they didn't even want to inspect the crate), from there it was over to the warehouse, pay 19RMs (about $6!) and I was free to take my crate apart and put the bike back together again. They kept the crate so I didn't have to dispose of it and then I just rode straight through the port gates even though the guard on the gate should have checked my gate pass.

Anyway, i applied for an Indian Visa here in KL last week and took myself off up the centre and back down the east coast stopping on Perhentian for a few days of R&R. So, am now back in KL till I get this visa then I'll head straight for the west Thai border, will do a loop up into Thailand, and into Laos so hope to bump into some of you on the road!

Someone mentioned they were heading to Malacca, if so stay in the Kancil Guest House, quite near the big Equatorial Hotel, you can park bikes there no probs and is a v friendly place.
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Radzi- Thanks again for saving the day when my helmet got nicked in KL! (!)

(I left your spare one in the bike clothing shop you recommended as we discussed)




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meeting in mae sot?

hi peter,
would love to meet you guys up in mae sot in a few weeks!
we're still in penang, riding into thailand in 1 week from now and trying to stay in thailand till end of the year...
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ahhhh....penang

Penang my home-town


Sorry to hijack this thread,
but I'll be in Perlis next Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Any chance to meet-up with you guys?
wait a minute! Im leaving for Perlis tomorrow on a 4WD, I'll will be taking my MTBicyle with me in case a have the chance...
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hey,
we'll be staying in penang till saturday, sunday morning will cross over to thailand at betong, ride to songhla and up the eastern coast to ko samui and ko phan gan.
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Darius, you are very welcome here and I'd love to meet you. MikeS is here now, but he will be leaving again tomorrow, if he can fix his tappet booboo quickly enough. ;-) There are at least two other HUBBers here long-term.

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great!
we'll leave penang tomorrow for soghla and start heading north slowly!
looking forward to meet you guys!

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