PLACES OF INTEREST
Traveling around SE Asia by train and bus are other options. In Malaysia, the trains are slower than the buses as the highways are very good. The prices are similar, although an overnight train may be more comfortable than an overnight bus. You can reach Thailand and Singapore by bus and train. However, trains and buses in some other SE Asian countries can be a little more difficult to deal with, but also a great way to get closer to local living in many cases.
There are also ferries that can take you to some spots in Indonesia, and some islands in Thailand and Cambodia from Malaysia. More research may need to be done, and we’ll be happy to help whatever way we can.