Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > SE Asia
SE Asia Includes Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, plus Indonesia
Photo by Bettina Hoebenreich, At the foot of the Bear Glaciers, eternal ice, British Columbia, Canada

Adventure is what you make it

Photo by Bettina Hoebenreich, at the foot of the Bear Glaciers, British Columbia, Canada.



Like Tree8Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: BKI, Sabah
Posts: 137
@pakohan,

I don't know the answer if the CDP is sufficient to enter Indonesia on a foreign registered vehicle.

I only know what I was told and did not research further after hearing that a CDP was required for me to bring my Tiger 800 to enter Kalimantan from the Sarawak, Malaysia border.
CDP is cost prohibitive so i told myself if I want to tour Kalimantan I would just take a bus to Pontianak and hopefully be able rent a bike there for 30 days.

I hope it works out for you since your bike is already in Sabah.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: BKI, Sabah
Posts: 137
@pakohan,

I am flying back to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah tomorrow evening.

You mentioned your bike is in Sabah (KK?) already so if there is any information etc you need please feel free to reach out via PM.

I'll try to assist in any way possible.

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 25
Actually my bike is still on the Malaysian Star ferry close to KK waiting to enter the port so fingers crossed I'll be able to pick it up tomorrow

Gesendet von meinem Pixel 7 mit Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: BKI, Sabah
Posts: 137
Oh, it's still on the RORO vessel.

Just a caution...what bike are you riding?

If you are riding a big bike and especially with foreign registration plate, it is best to get accommodations that has secure parking.
Use a disc lock or any type of lock to protect the bike. A dirty bike cover might help too.

A friend who rides a Yamaha R6 parked at his apartment a few months ago and had his Brembo brake calipers stolen.

Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9w6vx View Post
A dirty bike cover might help too.
Do you know a place in KK where to get one?

Gesendet von meinem Pixel 7 mit Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: BKI, Sabah
Posts: 137
I think I've got a old bike cover which I don't use.

You can have it but it might not fit depending on what bike you have and of you have side panniers.
The used bike cover might even be better than a new one so that it looks discreet!

Let me check tonight when I am back at home.
Currently at Penang airport waiting on my flight back to KK.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9w6vx View Post
I think I've got a old bike cover which I don't use.



You can have it but it might not fit depending on what bike you have and of you have side panniers.

The used bike cover might even be better than a new one so that it looks discreet!



Let me check tonight when I am back at home.

Currently at Penang airport waiting on my flight back to KK.
Thank you! It's a BMW R1250 GSA so the bike might be a lil big if you are concerned about that

Gesendet von meinem Pixel 7 mit Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Snakeboy's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Back into the hamster wheel again, in Oslo - Norway. Did a 5 year RTW trip/250 k kms, 2014-2019
Posts: 1,466
The Cambodian document one need to fill out online before the actual bordercrossing:

Chatted with a brasilian rider who have crossed from Thailand and into Cambodia. He said you fill out the form - then print it and bring it with you to the bordercrossing and hand it in there and it will be stamped there.

So no need to wait for an approval - just fill out the scheme, print it and bring it to the bordercrossing. Easy peacy…
__________________
In the end everything will be fine. If its not fine its not the end....
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 5 Days Ago
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snakeboy View Post
The Cambodian document one need to fill out online before the actual bordercrossing:

Chatted with a brasilian rider who have crossed from Thailand and into Cambodia. He said you fill out the form - then print it and bring it with you to the bordercrossing and hand it in there and it will be stamped there.

So no need to wait for an approval - just fill out the scheme, print it and bring it to the bordercrossing. Easy peacy…
This is basically correct, and ignore what people tell you about Poi Pet Being the most corrupt or challenging crossing. It's as simple as anything on the vehicle side.

1. You go upstairs and get your personal visa chopped or validated. The cost is US$30/35 depending on whether you are VOA TOURIST (one month single entry renewable) or have a visa from an embassy 'Type 'O' for Ordinary - convertable to all kinds of different arrangements .

2. You should have filled in alll your and your bike's relevant information into the Thai Government Customs TIP vehicle app (10 minutes tops). You should bring a print out with you the fills an entire A4 Page. The Customs guy I got was the most friendly and professional guy I've met at any border.My Printouts were sized incorrectly so he re-printed them for free and spent a good 15 minutes explaining how to get another month renew al when the first expired.

3. Later that day when it appeared my passport and all bike documents including carnet and registration had been lost do to a bag tearing open 10 k towards Siem Reap both he customs guy and the policy guy busted gut trying to help me. They never even hinted at needing thank you gifts (which I gave them later anyway when documents were found). I needed up visiting several offices to get everything signed and notarised.

The young guy on Customs duty was prepared to make a special application to the Head of Customs for duplicate documents so I could legally ride in the Country while usually 4 week Australian time for replacement passport passed.

The cop talked to the customs and they basically seemed to say " This guys bona fide and cool let'shlp him out"....and all this on Chinese New Year. And when my docs were discovered in the tip (minus about $1,000 in cash) the two officials commiserated over the money and were not at all upset bout the ppointless work they'd been doing for me all afternoon.

I''d rate Poi Pet #1 entry point from Thailand to Cambodia.

BUT DON"T FORGET: EVEN THOUGH YOU Can GET A 60 Day "O" visa it seems highly unlikely your bike will be given a TIP longer than 30 days. Several customs guys (Including the really professional helpful ones at Chiang Rai and Poi Pet say 30 days is the legislated max but renewable.

But there is apparently no limit to entries per year provided your first TIP comes from Bangkok and is organised by one of a lost of official agents, The land borders (at least at Bukit Kanu Hitam will will give you a list of agents with their WhatsAppp numbers) and the list is searchable on Google.
__________________
Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 5 Days Ago
Snakeboy's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Back into the hamster wheel again, in Oslo - Norway. Did a 5 year RTW trip/250 k kms, 2014-2019
Posts: 1,466
Hm - bag tearing open? Nothing to do with crossing at Poipet…? Well I dont know the circumstances - but I will not use Poipet as a crossing point into Cambo. Out of Cambo and into Thailand would probably be ok though….

There might not be a limit for how many times you can enter Thailand TIP - wise. But remember you as a person can only cross into Thailand using a landborder twice pr calender year if you travel on the visa excemption scheme. If you get a tourist visa (or any other type of visa) in Cambo or another country before you re-enter Thailand this will not count as one of the 2 landborder crossings youre allowed to pr year.

I guess if you wanted to - you could stay «forever» (or at least for a couple of years) with a foreign plated bike in SE-Asia just jumping back and forward between the countries….
__________________
In the end everything will be fine. If its not fine its not the end....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
border crossing, cambodia, laos, vietnam, visa


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 4 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Complete Central America/Mexico/Colombia Border Crossing Information sellheim Central America and Mexico 30 7 Mar 2023 00:33
Laos - Cambodia Border Crossing Report Pepper_HU SE Asia 3 13 Dec 2022 07:11
S.E.Asia: Vietnam + Laos (and maybe Indo) Kjswiley Ride Tales 15 28 Dec 2018 23:03
Border crossings and bribes West Africa Oneroadoneworld.com Trip Paperwork 0 17 Nov 2017 19:08
Ukraine - Belarus - Russia and back: border crossings, ferries, visas and more! RollingJunk Route Planning 0 19 Jun 2016 23:04

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:03.