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post Mar 28 2006, 09:05 AM


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Ediiting In Progress with permission from Chester (Stimix):

1) Where & Partial Maps With hotels' Locations in Langkawi (Courtesy of www.malfreemaps.com ):

a) Main maps - All important jetty points & beaches
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b) Kuah Town prominent hotels:
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c) Pantai Cenang Hotels & underwater world:
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d) Pantai Tengah (Very quiet beach thumbup.gif )
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e) Langkasuka Beach, Pantai Kok & Burau Bay area
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2) How to go

a) Via Flight from KLIA (MAS) or LCCT (Air Asia) - Refer to respective Airlines' websites

b) Drive up via North South Expressway & exit at Alor Setar toll. Thereafter to Kuala Kedah jetty. Park at numerous parking operated by locals & probably local residents house as well. Alternative you can drive up to Kuala Perlis which is not recommended because of extra mileage.

c) By Bus:

-To Kuala Kedah - So far no result on express buses to Kuala Kedah, but I have seen lotsa such buses. Do check Puduraya counters (Or any one wth info, do PM me (stimix) for update) Anyway the best so far (By Putraskline) is to Alor Star & thereafter a taxi or local bus from AS to KKedah http://journeymalaysia.com/ptaalorstar.htm

- To kuala Perlis - Transnational having xpress bus to Kuala Perlis at RM42.80/pax http://www.transnasional.com.my/destinatio...&cid=5&x=45&y=2 & also Plusliner (By putraskline): http://www.transnasional.com.my/destinatio...&cid=5&x=45&y=2

d) Ferry Schedule & fare: http://www.langkawi-ferry.com/schedule.html (Currently RM23/pax/1way)

3) Normal Car Rental Rate (Available both at Airport & ferry terminal. No need advance booking. Just goto the counters providing car rental services and during low season, those rental companies will be hawking around!):

a) Off season & non-public Holiday (Car/day)

- Kancil -RM40
- Wira - RM50
- Waja -RM60
- Nissan Sentra /Honda Civic -RM70
- Toyota Altis - RM80
- Van/SUV ~RM100-RM120

for those really kiasu and wanted to book via phone can try this: http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...dpost&p=9552871 but from those posting, seems like walk-in rate is cheaper than pre-book. smile.gif

b) Public Holidays & School Holidays - Probably Doubled the above & depending on your bargaining power

c) Bringing your own car - Probably takes up to 2 days, about RM90/way

4) Tourist Attractions:

a) Kuah Duty Free Shopping - Go for Cigarette, Liquor, Cooking utensils, Chocolates & perfumes. Forget about Electronics, computers, cameras & etc that are already comes with duty free status even in KL...Those items are more expensive than KL. Similarly the food pricing to is almost similar to KL except the beers in those hawker ctr..

b) Island Hoping - 4 locations (Pulau Payar/Dayang Bunting - Kuah Jetty), South western islands - Jetty near Awana resort; Magrove tour either at the road near Perdana Gallery or Tg Rhu Beach

c) Mat Chincang Cable car & Oriental Village http://www.langkawi-info.com/attractions/cable-car.htm

d) More sight seeing (Some not really recommended: http://www.langkawi-info.com/attractions/sightseeing.htm

5) Accomodations - Refer to the pinned topic in the main Travel & Living Section
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/258550

Good independent review on hi-end hotels in langkawi: http://www.malaysiahotelreview.com/langkawi.shtml You can use this to check other than langkawi hotels too rclxms.gif

http://www.langkawi-resorts.com/ <<<Recommended by Chester. Pay 10% upfront and the rest pay at hotel upon arrival. Cheaper than cuti.com.my afaik but can compare before making any reservation

6) Other Websites Link:

http://www.mylangkawi.com/

http://www.langkawi-online.com/

http://www.langkawi-info.com/

http://wikitravel.org/en/Langkawi


7)Holiday suggestions - just a suggestion if you are wondering what to do in Langkawi rclxm9.gif

4 days 3 nights (credit to devils) Chester

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3 days 2 nights (credit to Navilink) - Chester

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8) More itineraries suggestions from forumers here:

Grengo: http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=27321867

Food suggestion (Also by grengo: http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=27354949

By siokjinlim: http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=27204555

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post Mar 28 2006, 11:20 AM


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now car there how much ar ?
last time around RM 80-RM 120
how about now?
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post Mar 28 2006, 11:24 AM


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i went there in january an unser cost 100 a day .. if sentra still 80 ... it is impossible to get lost there ..!! i went there by bus .. take frm pudu raya to kuala perlis den take ferry over
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post Mar 28 2006, 11:48 AM


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If you want to cut cost, go during weekdays.. car rental prices are cheaper.. can get proton bout rm40-50 only. But make sure rent car from jetty, not airport. Weekdays easier to get accommodation too.
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post Mar 28 2006, 11:50 AM


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QUOTE(koochy_rat @ Mar 28 2006, 11:48 AM)
If you want to cut cost, go during weekdays.. car rental prices are cheaper.. can get proton bout rm40-50 only. But make sure rent car from jetty, not airport. Weekdays easier to get accommodation too.
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how to go to jetty from the airport?
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post Mar 28 2006, 12:21 PM


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QUOTE(newbi3s @ Mar 28 2006, 11:50 AM)
how to go to jetty from the airport?
Take a taxi there.. should cost rm18 if i remember. While going back, you can arrange to drop off the car at the airport instead.. maybe pay a small fee (bout rm20.. same as taxi fare). You have to calculate and see how many days you're renting whether it is more worth it to rent at airport or jetty.
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QUOTE(koochy_rat @ Mar 28 2006, 12:21 PM)
Take a taxi there.. should cost rm18 if i remember. While going back, you can arrange to drop off the car at the airport instead.. maybe pay a small fee (bout rm20.. same as taxi fare). You have to calculate and see how many days you're renting whether it is more worth it to rent at airport or jetty.
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if 2-3 days trip. better rent car at the airport laugh.gif
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QUOTE(PrinCe @ Mar 28 2006, 11:24 AM)
i went there in january an unser cost 100 a day .. if sentra still 80 ... it is impossible to get lost there ..!! i went there by bus .. take frm pudu raya to kuala perlis den take ferry over
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yes true.. taking a bus straight to kuala perlis, u can just walk to the jetty to board the ferry.. its very near. make sure u board the earliest ferry possible to avoid crowd. earliest ferry around 7.30 am
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QUOTE(juichuan @ Mar 28 2006, 01:32 PM)
yes true.. taking a bus straight to kuala perlis, u can just walk to the jetty to board the ferry.. its very near. make sure u board the earliest ferry possible to avoid crowd. earliest ferry around 7.30 am
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Travel by bus from Pudu Raya station to Kuala Perlis took how long? the ferry from kuala perlis to langkawi took how long?
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i forgot how long the bus take d.... but around 6 hours is not wrong.. anyhow u will be sleeping in the bus.. not really realise... biggrin.gif

then from there go to langkawi is around 45min rite? biggrin.gif i went there twice d... nice place...
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heheh good lor.. got ppl help arrange.. no need so headache...
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my trip to langkawi.. sweat.gif
Let me see..
departs at 930pm/1030pm..
arrive the next day 8am doh.gif
Sit in the bus til cramp.
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My Langkawi Fest with few of my friends tongue.gif
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QUOTE(stevanistelrooy @ Mar 31 2006, 04:42 PM)
my trip to langkawi.. sweat.gif
Let me see..
departs at 930pm/1030pm..
arrive the next day 8am doh.gif
Sit in the bus til cramp.
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My Langkawi Fest with few of my friends tongue.gif
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wow real fest rclxm9.gif
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post Mar 31 2006, 04:59 PM


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4 days there.. more than rm1k gone.
Lost count we went to ATM for how many times.. tongue.gif
Blue gordon is the most expensive item in that picture tongue.gif
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QUOTE(newbi3s @ Mar 31 2006, 05:01 PM)
wow, u make me jealous rclxm9.gif
i also want to go.  cry.gif
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save money dude tongue.gif
I went there before the tsunami. tongue.gif
back 2 days earlier. after that tsunami struck.
Count myself a little lucky sweat.gif
and you know what we had daily? Nasi lemak and burger.. feel that for 4 days and see how you suffer.. tongue.gif luckily the pelangi resort we stay have microwave oven to heat up the food. tongue.gif

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hahaha langkawi is more to buying then go beach jalan jalan ar? heheheh i prefer something like redang.. lang tengah,,,
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i think langkawi is more for shopping, jalan jalan and yatching.
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QUOTE(newbi3s @ Apr 1 2006, 08:57 AM)
i think langkawi is more for shopping, jalan jalan and yatching.
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if not wrong there is a pasar malam there... dunno what name d.. haha there selling cheap food. And nice too... biggrin.gif rclxm9.gif
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langkawi is a heaven....cigeritte...liqour is damm damm cheap...for drinker...u will drink a can of beer than a coke there coz coke is a expensive than beer...i went there last year around october la...anyway do u noe a price of Chivas Regal 12 years?RM 38 only for the 1 litter bottle...unbelieveble????believe it....
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Going with parents.Which place is a MUST go for them?btw they r not young dont expect they can run n jump like us.Thanx for incoming suggestion
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