Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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How to get to and away from Langkawi

Langkawi is a large island in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia just south of the Thai border and about 30km from the mainland. It has ferry connections to Satun and Koh Lipe in Thailand as well as to Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis and Penang in Malaysia. Read on for more details

The main ferry terminal (inclusive of customs for processing Thai visa for trips to Koh Lipe) on Langkawi is in Kuah, the main town of the island.

 

Kuala Perlis

Kuala Perlis is the one of two main departure points (besides Kuala Kedah) to Langkawi. It is the the closest port to Langkawi. You will also arrive here if you take a want to travel to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur by bus (and ferry).

book ferry ticket online:
Kuala Perlis - Langkawi
Langkawi - Kuala Perlis

ferry price: RM18 (child RM13)
travel time: 75min
provider: Langkawi Ferry Service

depature times:
from Langkawi: 7.30am, 8.45am, 10am, 11.30am,. 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
contact: 604-966 1125 / 604-966 1126
from Kuala Perlis: from 7am to 7pm (running approx. every 60min)
contact: 604-985 1899 / 604-9852539 / 604-985 2690

Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis
Buses from KL to Kuala Perlis leave from Puduraya (Pudu Sentral) Bus Terminal and Duta Bus Terminal. There are several companies running buses to Kuala Perlis.
depature times (from Puduraya):  8am, 9am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 10am, 12.45pm,  4pm and night buses at 9.15pm, 10.30pm, 11pm, 11.15pm,  11.30pm
depature times (from Duta):  9.30am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 6.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, 10pm,  11pm, 11.15pm, 11.45pm, 11.59pm
travel time: 6h - 8h
providers: Plusliner, Maraliner, Transnasional, Konsortium, Cosmic Express, Etika Express

buy bus ticket online:
Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Perlis
Kuala Perlis - Kuala Lumpur


 

Kuala Kedah

Kuala Kedah is a port town near to Alor Setar, the capital of the state of Kedah.

book ferry ticket online:
Kuala Kedah - Langkawi
Langkawi - Kuala Kedah

ferry price: RM23 (child RM17)
travel time: 105min
provider: Langkawi Ferry Service
depature times: from 7am to 7pm
contact: 
Kuala Perlis : 604-985 1899 / 604-9852539 / 604-985 2690
Langkawi : 604-966 1125 / 604-966 1126

 

Penang

book ferry ticket online:
Penang - Langkawi
Langkawi - Penang

ferry price: RM60
travel time: 2h45min
departure times:
from Langkawi: 2.30pm (via Pulau Payar), 5.15pm
from Penang: 8.15am (via Pulau Payar), 8.30am

 

Koh Lipe (Thailand)

Koh Lipe is a beautiful small island in Thailand just outside the Tarutao National Park.

ferry price: RM120
travel time: 1h
departure times:
from Langkawi:  9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm (from Telaga Harbor: 9.30am, 2.3pm)
from Koh Lipe: 10.30am, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

 

Satun (Thailand)

Satun is a port town on the Andaman coast in southern Thailand and a gateway to other Islands in the the area and Hat Yai.

ferry price: RM30 / Bath 300 (child RM23)
travel time: 1h15min
provider: Langkawi Ferry Service, Southern Ferry Services, Satun Ferry
departure times:
from Langkawi: 9am - 5.15pm
from Satun: 9.45am - 5pm
contact:
Langkawi : 604-9661125/9661126
Satun : (6674) 725 294

 

Flight to Langkawi

Langkawi also as an airport located at the west of the island and has regular connections to Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
airlines: Air Asia, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines, Berjaya Air