If you need to call home, buy a telephone card. Calling to England was very cheap (I think around 0.5 RM per minute. There is loads of phoneboxes on the Cenang beach road. Don't worry if some don't work - just walk to the next one. We tried 3 phoneboxes before we were able to be connected with England :-))
Squid Fest Everywhere
This tidbit was shared by our driver while we visited the Underwater World in Langkawi. Apparent during the end year (around late December to perhaps early January), there would be a squid season where the fishermen would catch a huge amount of squids in the seas off Langkawi. Instead of selling all the squids, the fishermen would make what they called 'ketupat sotong' meaning squid rice cakes. They would scoop rice into the body of the squid and then boil the squid in a huge pot. The flavour of the squid would seep into the rice and they would eat it as they normally do during their meals.
This is only done once a year during the season and only by the local fishermen. It is not a tourist thing nor can you buy it anywhere in Langkawi and you can only see it if you know someone local who can invite you to the occassion. Apparently the feasting on this treat can go on for days or weeks.
Langkawi Yacht Club
Langkawi Yacht Club offers impressive facilities such as waterfront, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna, deep sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and speed boats. You can hire a yacht to discover sunset tour. It is also good place for spending evening time. there are 51 berths places available.
Lots of monkeys on this island.Look out for them as you walk around the island.Be careful though. These seemingly cute creatures ain't no beanie babies, they can be quite dangerous . Don't agitate them, they'll bite! Also don't leave your diving or swimming gear lying around, those furry creatures might just model them....
Bpacker's Langkawi Page
Largest Supermarket in Langkawi?
This shop is about 2 to 3 storeys high. It is more a department store cum supermarket. It is indicated in the Langkawi map that you get from the airport.
I am not too sure about whether the prices are competitive, but there's a good range of things from food, drinks, chocolates to suitcases and electrical items