I debated on where to post this request and obviously decided on the Singapore forum. If it needs to be moved, please feel free to do so.
I'm taking a big business trip to SE Asia in the fall. I have time over a weekend between having to be in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. I can leave KL of Friday afternoon and need to be in Singapore either Sunday night or early Monday morning.
I was originally planning to stay in Singapore over the weekend, but I'm staying there three nights during the week already so I thought I'd explore other opportunities.
Any suggestions on a nearby destination for the weekend? I don't want to fly anywhere that is more than 2 hours away. I'd love to find a nice beach location. Price isn't too much of an issue.
Koh Samui is wonderful and has a nonstop flight back to Singapore in the late afternoon (5pm, takes 1hr 45 mins plus 1hr time difference), so you could fly down on Sunday night. I think you can also fly up from the old KL airport on Firefly to Ko Samui. Another advantage is the relatively short transfer from the airport for a lot of the resorts.
At that time of year you probably want to look at the East Coast beaches & Islands, though. I think the West is wetter.
I haven't been for years, but I found Tioman stunning. No top end accommodation though and I reckon the Ko Samui flight times would work better for you.
Bintan looks great! I've been thinking about my timing. I'll be in Kuala Lumpur Friday night and need to be in Singapore Sunday night. It seems like I need a place that I can fly to easily out of KL and then into Singapore.
Bintan would work out perfect if I was in Singapore on Friday.