When beer is cheaper than coca-cola… When vodka, tequilla, jagermaster, and all that (alcohols – spirits, champagne, wine, etc) slightly cheaper than back home… you know what time it is? Its time to PARTY!!!
Situated up north on the west coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is part of the state of Kedah. Locals said Langkawi is owned not by the government but Malaysia’s former Prime Minister- Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad. Oh, wow! Really?!
From Kuala Lumpur you can either take an airplane (Fireflyz/Berjaya Airways via Subang Airport or Air Asia via LCCT) or a bus to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis and then take a ferry to Langkawi. If you are in Penang Island, you may also take a ferry which gonna take a little bot more time.
There are plenty of things to do, places to visit in Langkawi. From beaches, waterfalls, night markets, eateries, cafes, bars, jet-skiing, paragliding, diving, snorkeling… you name it. Or just rent a scooter and drive around the island – don’t forget to buckle up your helmet and bring together map of Langkawi – you might want to stops somewhere!
You MUST go and visit the hanging bridge between two mountains at Langkawi Ecopark or people call it Cable Car. Cenang Beach might be popular among travelers/tourists because of it lively party atmosphere but if you really wanna lay down, sun bathing and experience the nicest beach in Langkawi, go to Tanjung Rhu – situated on the north part of Langkawi Island. The waterfalls in Langkawi are not that super WOW but Durian Perangin Waterfall worth a visit as the water is super refreshing and the surrounding really chill and calm. At night, backpackers normally jam-up Babylon Mat Lounge or Little Lylia’s at Cenang Beach area and when these beach bars close down at 1am, most of them will move either to Sunba or One Love.
When the first time I came to Langkawi back in 2003, not much happening there but now, they even have a mall with KFC, McDonalds and Starbucks! Oh my… *facepalm* Soon, Langkawi gonna be like Phuket, I believe so.
Definitely one of my favorite places/island in Malaysia. Well, the beaches are not as superb as in Perhentian Island or Mabul Island but still it worth going and… party!!!