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Old 22 Feb 2007
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Current security situation Thailand-Malaysia?

Hi,

I am traveling overland UK to Australia (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/skillington/)

I am considering flying bike and us from Nepal to Thailand and traveling onto KL, before flying onto Australia. I notice the Aus Government website currently advises to "reconsider all travel" in southern Thailand near border with Malaysia due to terrorist bomb attacks. But these government warnings are always excessively conservative. So does anyone have real local information and advice about the safety of current travel in this area?


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safe on west side

use the border crossing at Bukit Kayu Hitam on the west side. safe here.
security arrangements may be stricter but nothing to worry about, they are basically looking out for thai insurgents.
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Cool west is safe

Hi,

I agree. If you stay away from the south-east there should be no problem. Just don't hang around to long and stay away from obvious targets like schools, police-station's, gouverment-buildings etc.

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Thanks for the info Maarten & Norman, I am currently in Nepal and considering options that include
1. fly Nepal to Thailand, ride Thailand/Cambodia/Malaysia, fly KL to Australia
2. fly Nepal to Thailand, ride Thailand/Cambodia, fly Thailand to Aus
3. fly Nepal to Aus

I need to make a decision in next few days so any updates appreciated.

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I reckon you should ride through Myanmar - wish I had chosen that option in hindsight.

Should be no problems through Thai/Malasia border, just don't hang around sightseeing on Thai side

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