Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi International Airport

address: 07100 Padang Mat Sirat, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Langkawi_International_Airport.jpg, Langkawi's airport is located in the west of the Island and has flight connections to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.
Langkawi Airport with Mount Mat ChinCang
Langkawi's airport is located in the west of the Island and has flight connections to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.
Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur (KLIA2), Singapore
Firefly Kuala Lumpur (Subang), Penang
Malaysia Airlines          Kuala Lumpur (KLIA1)
Malindo Airlines Kuala Lumpur (KLIA2, Subang), Penang
SilkAir Singapore
Tigerair Singapre


Taxi Fares
This are the one-way prices from the taxi counters (prices last checked 02/2015):
all prices in Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

Destination 1-4
pax
5-6
pax
7-8
pax
9-11
pax
(Pantai Cenang) Cenang Beach    18       27       36       45   
(Pantai Tengah) Tengah Beach 20 30 40 50
Makam Mahsuri 22 33 44 61
Fox Hill / Sunset Valley 24 36 48 66
The Box / The Dawn 20 30 40 55
Ocean Garden 30 45 60 83
Taman Indah / Taman Langkawi / Taman Medan Jaya 28 42 56 77
Batu Asah / Taman Kenari / Kondo Sri Idaman 28 42 56 77
Langkawi Parade / Langkasuka Hotel 28 42 56 77
Centuriy Suria / Twin Peak / Sek Men Teknik 28 42 56 77
PEKAN KUAH / Bayviw Hotel / Bella Vista Resort 38 42 56 77
Taman Intan / Taman Berlian / Taman Desa Permata / Idaman Suri 30 45 60 83
De Baron Resort / Baron Hotel / My Hotel 30 45 60 83
Seaview Hotel / Eagle Bay Hotel / Chogm Villa / MRSM  30 45 60 83
JETTY POINT KUAH / Dataran Lang / Langkawi Fair / Apartment Lagenda  30 45 60 83
Kg. Kuah / Pdg. Lunas / Bukit Penarak / Taman Delima 32 48 64 88
The Westin Resort / Yarct Club / Beringin Resort / Komplek Budaya Kraf 34 51 68 94
Tanjung Rhu Resort / Four Season Resort 36 54 72 99
Taman Buaya / Temurun Waterfall 40 60 80 110
Gunung Raya Golf / Kisap Wildlife Park / Kilim Mangrove / Galerie Perdana 40 60 80 110
Gunung Raya (Raya Mountain) 60 90 120 165
The Andaman / The Datai / Datai Golf Club 60 90 120 165


LIMA
The Langkawi International Airport ist also the host of the annual LIMA exhibition (Langkawi International Maritime and Aeorospace Exhibition) which takes place every year in March. The last LIMA took place in 2015 (March 17 - 21).

Links:

Real Time Flight Schedule (Malaysia)


terminal, Langkawi International Airport
the terminal building


arrival hall, Langkawi International Airport
arrival hall


counters, Langkawi International Airport
counters for car rental and travel tours

 



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