If you love food, this is definitely right place to you. You can find night market from different place during five nights. Saturday and Wednesday market is in Kuah. The other places are Kedawang, Ulu Melaka, Air Hangat ana Padag Matsirat. Check the time table where might be changes occasionally.
The food is really something. You can skip next days lunch with taking a selection of different peaces. My favorite is Chicken Satay and there are tens of barbecues to select. Take from all, it is good.
From 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
We had passed this quaint fishing village a number of times on our way into town in the car. Finally I conned hubby into stopping so that we could have a wander. It is always nice to see how the other half lives.
I am glad that there was no one around as I don't like to look like we are intruding.
Anyway, these guys are certainly very lucky living so close to the beach and having fresh seafood on their doorstep. There was also a restaurant that would have been nice to visit.....but unfortunately you can't do everything. The restaurant has a good write up on Trip Advisor - check out the link below.
Ahhh well..... next time..... :o)
We were on our way back to town and right near Cenang. We hung a left towards the main street and were pleasently surprised to see a nice rice field and a couple of water buffalo.
This would make a nice pic so hubby pulled up and we hopped out to take some photos.
I realised after that this is the Rice Museum. It has quite a good write up on Trip Advisor. It's amazing that how much research you do before a trip, there is always something you miss.
Anyway, pictures will have to do this time. Next time we will be sure to stick this on our itinery :o)
Air Hangat Village Hot Springs is worth a quick pit stop. Located up the top of Pulau Langkawi near the Durian Perangin Waterfalls the Hot Springs are free to have a look. The spring water is supposed to have healing properties so we sat down and gave our feet a good soak. There was another family there at the same time and we enjoyed each other's company :o) Hubby went for a small walk on the pebbles that massage your feet....it looked painful :o)
Anyway there is a big reflexology sign that says what part of the foot affects different organs in your body which was quite interesting. There are also some quaint gift shops.
We took the opportunity to buy a can of coke each and sit down at the table and chairs to rest and enjoy the view.
I am not a real museum person but I found this place amazing!
Galeria Perdana Museum is located up the top end of Pulau Langkawi at Air Hangat and close to the Durian Perangin Waterfalls and the Hot Springs. We had a bit of time to kill before heading back for dinner so we thought we would stop for a look.
I am glad we did because the Museum is cheap, you pay an extra 2 ringgit to take pictures and there is an amazing amount of interesting stuff to look at. The Museum is basically a collection of gifts given to the former Prime Minister and what a collection!! There was fine china, art, crystal, guns, model planes and even a display of cars! It was quite impressive and definately well worth a look.
I love to have a beach all to myself, don't you? :o) Pulau Langkawi has many gorgeous secluded beaches. It even has unnamned beaches.
During our drive up the top end of Pulau Langkawi we came across a lovely little beach that I found out later is called Tengkorak Beach. What a beautiful, picturesque spot. Have a squiz at my travelogue.
This was where we met a family of monkeys who came down out of the scrub and onto the beach to say hello. This was certainly a hilight of our trip and a great memory.
If you get a chance, hire a car and check this place out :o)
Hiring a car was a brilliant idea. This enabled us to sightsee at our pleasure. We found quite a few interesting things to do up the top end of Pulau Langkawi. The next few tips are about these things.
I was looking forward to taking some nice milky water shots with my new Canon 60D camera and what better place than a waterfall. Durian Perangin Waterfalls was a great choice because it is not far from the car park so not much hiking involved and has 14 tiers that flow down the mountain therefore plenty of spots for some great shots.
Also the pathway is nice an easy to walk along and there are plenty of seats along the way and most in nice little cabanas that are lovely and shady. I loved the tropical plants and the sound of flowing water......very peaceful.
This place should definately be on your must see list.
Check out my travelogue for the full story :o)
When hubby asked me what I wanted to do in Langkawi, a Sunset Cruise was at the top of my list. So this was one of the first things we booked. Walking along the main street of Cenang we found a travel agent called Dayang Biru Travel Corp next door to the Orkid Ria Seafood Restaurant and booked it there. Turned out cheaper than booking it at our accommodation so this was a good move. Included in the price was pick up and return from our accommodation.
As with the snorkling trip we were not sure if the weather was going to be good for our sunset cruise, so we just booked and crossed our fingers :o)
Turns out that it didn't rain and we even got a glimpse of the sun going down which was nice. Anyway, this company has a few different boats and ours was the catamaran. Cruising past the majestic islands was nice and then the crew got the netting out for the salt water jaccuzi which was awesome. Food was lovely, freshly cooked seafood and yummy salads. And the crew were attentative and funny. Drinks were included in the price and flowed freely....in fact we were all a little tiddly by the end of the trip :o)
I totally recommend this trip.
Check out my travelogue for the full story :o)
If you don't know already, you are about to. The Islands surrounding Malaysia have some of the best tropical coral reefs for snorkling and diving in the world. We know because we thoroughly enjoyed our snorkling and my first dive at Pulau Tioman on the eastern side of Malaysia a couple of years back. So this time we jumped at the chance to do some more snorkling again amongst the lovely tropical fish and coral.
All I can say is that I was dissapointed. Please check my travelogue for the full story. I was not really impressed with sitting in the bottom of a boat full of diesel fumes for over an hour there and back, the food included was not really that palatable and the place was overcrowded.
If you want to do this then Pulau Tioman is the place not Pulau Payer. I think we should have done the island hopping instead.
Langkawi has loads of activities and things to see. Everyone does the usual stuff like the cable car, the duck tour, island hopping and mangrove tours. We did different stuff so check out my tips if you want to know what else you can do on Langkawi :o)
If you are up for it, why not try parasailing? It is reasonably cheap and most enjoyable - so our son Jesse said :o) They take you up from the beach and you land on the beach. Check out my travelogue for the full story :o)
There is a lot of beach activities to do in Langkawi for example Football, Beach Volley Ball, Jet Ski, Para Gliding, Surfing, Snorkelling, kayaks, bat caves watching, hiking in the mangroves and in the forest, fishing, luxury boat rides etc.
This is a scenic park with beautifully landscaped gardens and there are also four artificial lakes and a man-made beach. Park has 17 monuments inspired by local legend and history. It is located near the Kuah Jetty Point and Eagle Square, entrance is free.
The crocodile farm is situated in Datai Bay, just 30km away from Kuah. The farm harvest crocodiles for their skin for leather products.
Impressive collection of over 3000 crocodiles as they said during our visit.
Crocodile shows were at 11:15 and 14:45 while feeding time was around 10:30.
You can also take photo holding stuffed baby crocodiles from the souvenir shop.
The boat would continue cruising around Islands and stopped at the last island, Bayang Bunting Island. It is the largest island in Langkawi. The boat would stop at southwest of the Island. When we reached the Island, we started walking into the Island, passing by a forest with wild animals. We climbed a hill with steps, and walked down a hill with step, then see the Dayang Bunting Lake. Dayang Bunting Lake is a fresh water lake hided behind two hills of Dayang Island. Visitors swims in the lake with spectacular views. You can rent a paddle boat to cruise around the lake.
Must see this beautiful views of Langkawi!!
There are many tour agencies offer ISLANDS HOPPING package. I am lucky enough to see this agency offer incredible price for this package. It only costs RM25 per person for 4 hours trip. It runs two times a day, 9:30am and 2:30pm.
ASTHAR TRAVEL & TOURS SDN BHD
Pantai Cenang, 0700 Langkawi
Their office is next to AB Motel at Pantai Cenang. So far, I am quite satisfy with their services, and I find them quite reliable tour company in Langkawi.
ISLAND HOPPING (Boat trips to the 3 famous Islands)
1) Beras Basah Island
2) Singa Besar Island ( Eagle Feeding)
3) Dayang Bunting Island/ Dayang Bunting Lake
4) Passing by Lake of Pregnant Maiden Island.
They pick you up in their agency office, address above, then drive you to the Jalan Pantai Ferry to get on the boat.
Value for money... must do this while you are in Langkawi....