One of the best things about studying in Malaysia is that you get to travel to neighbouring countries at a fraction of price. So, do take advantage of this benefit. One popular destination is Thailand. Some of the highlights in Thailand are; shopping, island trips and food.
The flight from Kuala Lumpur will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes, so you can make this a weekend getaway or extend your trip if you are on a semester break.
In Thailand, you have many shopping options, from the glitz of the malls to the street markets and the floating markets, there is something for every pocket size. Mall prices are fixed but you can get some real bargains on the street.
The Islands are a welcome break from your daily study routine. You will get to meet many new people from all over the world. Some of the more popular islands are Koh Lipe, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. You can enjoy the white sandy beaches as well as go diving and snorkeling.
Thailand is famous for its food which covers all 4 flavours, salty, spicy, sweet and sour. Thai cooking is well known for its intricate flavours and attention to detail. You are guaranteed a wide range of tastes if you are adventurous enough.
Before making plans to travel, be sure to check the visa requirements of your home country. If you need a visa, you will need to have sufficient time to apply for your visa. Always remember that in order to travel with no hassles, you need to prepare well. Visit the Thai Embassy for detailed information.