A Day in Langkawi

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After leaving Koh Lanta we made the trip to Malaysia, where due to illness we only ended up with one day in Langkawi to explore, unfortunately the rest of the time was spent in our accommodation.

South East Asia is one of my favourite places to travel around because it is so easy to arrange getting for A to B, and yet again our transfer from Koh Lanta to Langkawi was easily organised by asking our hotel receptionist at arrange (most hotels have their own travel agents too, or at least a preferred partner they work with). As it was low season we had just one option; a minivan from Clean Beach to the ferry which took us over to the mainland and down to Saladan Pier, where you fill out your immigration documents as you’ll be crossing the water into Malaysia form Thailand, before boarding a boat to Telaga Harbour Marina in Langkawi. A word of warning though, in rainy season this is a fairly rough route and even if I do have a self-proclaimed stomach of steel even I felt a little unwell by the end of it.

With the Pantai Cenang region being the most central for tourists we opted for Soluna Guest House to lay our heads. Located a short walk from the main streets and the beach this budget option was just right for us with a private bathroom and a double bed along with a collection of friendly cats!

Before getting ill we managed one day of exploration of the area, a day which began with breakfast at Indiana Cafe, before taking a taxi to the Panorama Langkawi where we boarded the SkyCab to ascent up into the clouds to the Langkawi Sky Bridge.

This sight is a 125m curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge located 660 metres above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Cincang, and it’s likely to be the best attraction on the island.

Also located at the base of the cable car is are a host of attractions such as a 3D art exhibition, and a 4D cinema experience. There extra activities were a little underwhelming but seeing as they came as part of our entrance fee we can’t complain.

Late afternoon once back on Pantai Cenang we had a walk on the beach, followed by a beach bar beverage and pizza for dinner before hitting the hay.

Unfortunately that pizza got the best of the both of us (who’d have thunk it in Asia, food poisoning from blooming pizza!) and had us laid up in bed for the next 36hours. This was my second visit to Langkawi but CLB’s first so it was a shame we didn’t see more of the island but out of all the places we visited, if we were to be sick anywhere I’m actually glad it was here as there really isn’t that much to see or do, and thankfully the one thing on our list, the Sky Bridge was completed before we became sick.

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