Chandek Kura Resort

Jalan Chandek Kura, Mukim Kedawang, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia

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KL to Pulau Langkawi

by anirudhjoglekar

Hi There,

Would appreciate if someone can help me on below points

1) Best way of Travel to Langkawi from KL BUS / Air and how much time does it take?

2) Can you pls name some good hotels on the beach with charges?

3) Which is the best place Penang or Langkawi

Thanks

Re: KL to Pulau Langkawi

by sheherezad

1) Best way of Travel to Langkawi from KL BUS / Air and how much time does it take?

Definitely Air - overland journey takes too long. I'm not surea about the bus but you'll have to get to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis and take a boat over.

2) Can you pls name some good hotels on the beach with charges?

Depends.. Your hotel category? Beach? Village setting?

3) Which is the best place Penang or Langkawi

Depends on what you are looking for?? Langkawi for the beaches. Penang for the culture/food.

Re: KL to Pulau Langkawi

by din2x

By bus, you have three option.

1. Take a Bus from KL to Georgetown or Butterworth in Penang. If you take a bus to Butterworth, cross over to the island by ferry, which is very easy. Not far from the Jetty in Georgetown, you can purchase a ferry ticket and get a ferry to Langkawi from Penang. 2 trips to go to Langkawi daily and 2 trip from Langkawi to Penang.

2. Take bus from KL to Kuala Kedah. Usually the bus state Kuala Kedah/Alor Star. From Kuala Kedah, take ferry to Langkawi. The frequency of ferry from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi are more compare to Penang-Langkawi.

3. For a shorter ferry trip, take the ferry from Kuala Perlis. To do this, you have to take bus from KL to Kangar/Kuala Perlis. the bus journey is slightly longer than KL-Kuala Kedah.

You can also take train from KL to Butterworth (For Penang-Langkawi ferry Trip), Alor Star (For Kuala Kedah-Langkawi ferry trip) or Arau (for Kuala Perlis-Langkawi Ferry). Taking train take longer than bus, but it is more comfortable, especially to Arau or Alor Star where you can take bed or cabin, instead of seat. You will spend overnight on the train, which will also save you one night hotel cost, and time, traveling while sleeping.

Re: KL to Pulau Langkawi

by sheherezad

Right, Din2X, but all too long! In fact the first time I ever went to Langkawi in 1982 with my bro-in-law from Alor Star, we took the then newly launched fast boat from Kuala Perlis to Kuah.

The second time, when I took a guest from the UK from Penang in 1985, we took the overnight ferry!

But from KL? I would certainly fly! :-) And do! Unless, of course, the OP wants to do an overland trip to the nearest ferry/boat :-)

OP, you can fly from KLIA (MH), LCCT (AK) or SZB (Firefly - have no idea what the airline code is)

Re: KL to Pulau Langkawi

by timbermad

Hi There,

1) Best way of Travel to Langkawi from KL BUS / Air and how much time does it take?
-- The best is by place. Short time. You can either fly using airasia, firefly or MAS. I will take about RM 150-250 per trip.

2) Can you pls name some good hotels on the beach with charges?
-- Budget hotel please refer here http://langkawi-updates.blogspot.com/2010/12/budget-hotel-list-in-langkawi.html

3) Which is the best place Penang or Langkawi
It depends. If you like cultural & history Penang is the place. If you like beaches & nature Langkawi is the place.

Thanks

Re: KL to Pulau Langkawi

by sheherezad

Excuse me? Haven't I already given the infor for 1) and 2)?? :(

Travel Tips for Pulau Langkawi

Road Checks in Langkawi

by batgirl1001

On any given day, there would be road checks around the island so it is better to be on your best behaviour as you drive. On the same day we encountered 2 road checks around the island as we made a 360 navigational drive around Langkawi. One was on the scenic route to Kuah and the other was the northern route of the island. It seems that the police are doing their job in Langkawi.

Cleanliness

by phil_uk_net

Cenang, and from what I have seen of the rest of Langkawi, is very clean. The resorts clean up their stretch of beach every morning so that the sand is free of debris, flotsam and jetsam. On the roads the only mess is falling coconuts and palm fronds.

Mosquito Repellent is a must

by ahcoln

If you are not intend to stay in the 5-stars hotels, be prepared to fight with the mosquito after dusk. They are fierce and try any chance to suck the blood out from you. Even the resort we stayed did provide us the mosquito repellent, we still can feel some "brave" mosquito flying around to attack us.

Langkawi Cable Car

by natwest

I think the cable car is a must to experience.
Located in the west of the island inside the Oriental Village.

It claims itself to be the world's longest rope cable, 950m in length. There are two stations on the mountain, so you can get off at the first station, take a couple of photos and then head onto the other peak, which is even higher or vice versa.

The scenery from the top of Mat Chincang is totally breathtaking. I didn't even dare to look down given that I am phobic

The amazing thing is you can even see the clouds below or surrounding you from the top. You can see the clear blue Andaman Sea in front of you. When you are the top of Mt. Mat Chinchang, you are offically 705m above the ground.

The cable lead looks so steep that I first thought it's like a roller coaster ride racing back down to the bottom, but thank god, it's quite slow that it gives you time to look at places further afield. Don't look down if you are phobic too!

It would cost you RM 24/one way to get to Oriental Village from Kuah Town (taxi). If you are staying in Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort and Mutiara Burau Bay Resort, I think you can even walk there.

N.B. You have to pay to go into the W.C. next to the gift shop and it isn't very clean. I would say try the one (free) next to the Thai theme street in the Oriental Village

Operating Hours:-
Mon-Thurs 1000-1800
Fri-Sun & PH 0930-1900
Wed 1200-1800

Admissions:-
Adult: RM 15
Student: RM 10
Child: RM 5

Duty free shopping

by catkin about Langkawi Fair Mall

Langkawi is a duty free island so shopping anywhere is realtively cheap.
Langkawi Fair shopping mall is situated just outside Kuah town and is Langkawi's biggest shopping mall. Here you will find all manner of souvenirs, shoes, clothes, cameras and chocolates.

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