Pulau Langkawi What to Pack

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    Mosquito Repellent + anti-itchiness cream/gel +...

    by backpackerbaby Updated Apr 17, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: a backpack will be fine

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - swim suits + sandals for beaches
    - shorts + T-shirts + hiking shoes/sandals for hiking

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - mosquito repellent + anti-itchiness gel/cream
    - anti-allegy pills (to stop itchiness after bites)
    - sunscreen + tanning oil + after sun cream/gel

    Photo Equipment: - lots of memory cards (can't find here) for dig. cam.
    - films can be bought here, prices = acceptable.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: - a big towel for drying
    - a small wet towel for covering the face when sun-bathing

    Miscellaneous: - protection against mosquitoes is a must!!! I was bit terribly.. so itchy all the time!
    - bring a big bottle of water with you all the time, the heat is too powerful!

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    Total Packing Tips

    by Azri_Azmi Written Nov 4, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: As Langkawi is a duty free island, you may want to bring extra bags with you because by bringing just a bag, you may ended to bring home another 1 or 2 bags. If you do not want to carry extra bag during your arrival, you may buy bags in Langkawi as bag is also a cheap item in Langkawi.

    For a backpacker, bring a big backpack to accomodates souvenirs or duty free items to bring home.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 1) Shorts
    2) Sandal or Slippers
    3) Bikini or swimming trunk for swimming or sunbathing
    4) T-Shirt
    5) Adventured Boots or Hiking Shoes
    6) Goggles for swimming
    7) Sunglasses
    8) Jeans or Khakis
    9) Hat / Cap to protect from rain or sunlight
    10) A lightweight waterproof windbreaker

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: 1) Mosquito Repellent (in case there are mosquitos)
    2) Paracetamol / Aspirin (heat can cause headache or to reduce pain)
    3) Sunblock or tanning cream

    Photo Equipment: Bring your most biggest memory card for your digital camera as Langkawi do offers lots of beautiful scenery and view to be recorded.

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    Mosquito Repellants needed here!

    by bpacker Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Now you know why you need gd hiking shoes?

    Luggage and bags: Pack Light. Langkawi is pretty modern and there's a couple of 24hr convenience stores around the island

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dive, swimming gear.
    gd hiking shoes with soles that grip.
    breathable cotton t-shirts.anything that screams "beach wear"

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - mosquito repellant is a must! get those spray on kind.

    Photo Equipment: - buy plenty of memory sticks/flash cards if you have a digi camera. they're pretty expensive over here.

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    Buy a filter for your underwater camera!

    by bpacker Written Jun 2, 2003

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    a very blue coral garden...sigh..

    Photo Equipment: Remember to buy a good filter for your underwater camera. I forgot and learn it the really hard way, all my underwater shots had a bluish tinge to it. The brilliant colours that I saw underwater exist only in my memories right now...boo hoo....

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    MOST IMPORTANT "T-SHIRTS AND BERMUDA SHORTS ONLY"

    by sdq Updated Aug 27, 2012

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    Luggage and bags: Backpacks are most comfortable, if not do take suitcases with strong wheels.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The most comfortable and easy to wear clothing in Langkawi is T-shirts and Bermuda Shorts as you don't need to iron them and the require less space too and of course joggers.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito's repellent most important as it is very green and a pocket towel (at least I can not live with out it). If you take any medicines as they are different in many countries so your body may not accept them easily therefore I'll advice you to take them from your country plus pain killers and paracetamol type and anti allergy tablets are also very important.

    Photo Equipment: Good water proof Camera plus two or three big memory cards like mine Olympus 8010 very helpful....33ft water proof...6.5ft shock proof...-10 degree Freeze proof and 100kg weight bearable.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkelling kit and fishing rod.

    Miscellaneous: Cap and Swimming Costume is also very useful in Langkawi.

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    Duty free shopping

    by kyoub Written Jan 16, 2006

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    Marina

    Luggage and bags: Bring what ever you wish. It depends on whether you are staying for a week-end or a few months. Maybe you should bring an empty bag and stock up while you are here.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Langkawi is a very casual island so you won't need any dressy clothes. Cotton is best because it does get warm here even with the ocean breeze. Capris, shorts, shirts, long trousers, hat, swim attire and cover-ups. Don't forget the sandals and a pair of comfy walking shoes. Please only wear your swim attire while at the beach.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are several shops but if you have a favoite brand it is best to bring it from home.

    Photo Equipment: Bring it with you although it is duty free shopping here.

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget to apply the sunscreen.

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    Pack What You Want..

    by morninglory Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Weather: tropical with occasional showers. It can get really hot during the day around 30-34 degrees.
    You don't really need jumper unless its rain..so just be on the safe side.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant. Medications available from town pharmacy or small kiosk at most beaches.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you love camping..yeah..why not bring your camp gear along.

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    Things you need!

    by snarayanank Written Feb 26, 2008

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    Photo Equipment: Bring enough memory cards as there are lot of beautiful things to capture specially if you are into photography.

    Miscellaneous: There is a Microwave Oven in the Holiday Villa. You can bring your own ingredients to make your own coffee.

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    Hot Weather

    by fengshui Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember to bring hats! The sun is very hot!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I find that the medicated talcum that i brought along very useful for my kids.
    1) I think it help a little, sort of like a insect repellant
    2) It will ease any irritation from heat or sweat
    And moisturiser and body lotion.

    Photo Equipment: Batteries are quite expensive.
    The prices diffierent in different location. Do compare at least 2 shops b4 u buy.
    We found out the batteries cost more from the shop beside the cable car, while in a different shop further away they were cheaper! Both shops are located in the same area - Oriental Village.

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    You can find anything there

    by elmasri Written Jun 18, 2006

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    me, tired of shopping.

    Luggage and bags: I always travel light. I took bikini x 2, swimsuit, beach skirt, 2 tops and the clothes on the trip, which were white linen trousers a white shirt and cotton cardigan. light tennis shoes on the trip and flat sandals x 1. I tought I was going to need the tennis to do all the walking around but nope, the sandals did the trick. Anyway travelling so light meant I needed to go shopping... lol

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cothes are very cheap in Malaysia, but expect to pay same prices for branded names like Guess, Armani, etc.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I always carry mosquito repellent, imodium and aloe vera gel, of which I always and only use the latter. If you need any specific medication take it with you.

    Photo Equipment: cameras, camcorder, memory cards mp3 players and other electrical goods can very cheaply be bought in Langkawi so if you are unsure what to buy here do not dispair, wait and you will find it there.

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    SD Cards, Memory sticks

    by bkarjee Updated Jul 21, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: If you wish to travel to Langkawi by the regional budget airlines Air Asia, make sure you dont carry heavy luggage. They dont allow to check in more than 15 kg per person. Hand Baggage allowance is same as other airlines-7 Kg

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Being a warm and humid place, light clothings -those which can easily dry up are preferable for this place. For going around the islands and island hopping, avoid shoes. Chinos would be ideal.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A lot of people had adviced us to carry mosquito repellants, but we didnt come across mosquitoes in the hotel rooms. Sometimes during a jungle trek or while going to waterfalls, we did encounter few mosquitoes, but that's normal. Patches would be sufficient for this.

    Photo Equipment: Memory sticks, SD Cards, spare rechargable batteries for the camera is a must. There are internet kiosks all over the island but they may or may not have CD Writing solutions to copy the images from your Camera Memory sticks, SD Cards to the CD

    Miscellaneous: Carry your driving License if you plant to rent a car

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    Get a good map from Airport / Car Rental / Resort

    by ahcoln Updated Apr 26, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Though it is always good to be prepared, but I hardly find a good Langkawi Tourist Map from Internet. It is either too small, low resolution or not suitable for tourist. The best place you can get a good tourist map is from the airport, car rental or hotel resort you will stay. Those maps are quite informative with all the tourists destination, shopping area and restaurants & main roads. Get a good map is essential and first thing you will want to do when you step into the island, as you probably will rent a car to explore the island.

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    The sunny dress is the best

    by ahcoln Updated Apr 27, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Prepare a sunglass, cap, sandal & Singlet or Sleeveless T-shirt. The weather is hot & humid, don't ever try to wear like a business man. There is no business for you in Langkawi but only fun. Wear as sunny as possible!

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    Mosquito Repellent is a must

    by ahcoln Written Apr 26, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: 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.

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    Bring Waterproof Camera & Phone

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2014
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    Photo Equipment: since water proof cameras are now very cheap, we always make a point of bringing waterproof cameras to take pictures and videos of our swimming travels whether on the beach, scuba diving, swimming pool, waterpark or what have you. also there are now waterproof camera cases available for smart phones like otter or life proof which you can take with you up to depths of 2 meters (6 feet) and also the Dry Dock Tough waterproof and well sealed plastic case for smart phones and tablets and you can submerged your gadgets up to 10 meters (33 feet) with these dry dock gizmos.

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