Faces of
Malaysia
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Langkawi, Pulau Dayang, view from Gunung Raya
Langkawi
Pulau Dayang, view from Gunung Raya
Langkawi, Sunset at Pantai Cenang
Langkawi
Sunset at Pantai Cenang

Getting to and away from Langkawi

Flight
Langkawi has an airport in the western part of the island with regular connections to Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
Airlines: Air Asia, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines, Berjaya Air

Ferry
Ferry to Langkawi arrive at the ferry terminal in Kuah, the main town of the island in the eastern part of Langkawi. Langkawi can be reached by boat from these locations:
Kuala Perlis (travel time 75min)
Kuala Kedah (10min outside of Alor Setar, travel time 105min)
Georgetown, Penang (traveltime 2h 45min)
Koh Lipe (Thailand) (travel time 1h)
Satun (Thailand) (travel time 1h 15min)

click on the link to book a ferry ticket online:

Langkawi - Kuala Perlis Kuala Perlis - Langkawi
Langkawi - Kuala Kedah Kuala Kedah - Langkawi
Langkawi - Penang Penang - Langkawi

Click here for detailed travel information (ferry times, prices etc.) on getting to and away from Langkawi.

 

Bus Connections
main bus terminal: Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal
click on the link to book a bus ticket online:

Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Perlis Kuala Perlis - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - Alor Setar Alor Setar - Kuala Lumpur

 


Excellent alternative online resources:

Penang - Langkawi ferry connection

How to get from Penang to Pulau Langkawi and vice versa

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

Things to Do & See

Langkawi Cable Car

The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach)

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.

Gunung Raya

highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear

Tanjung Rhu Beach

wide and empty beach at the north of the island. home of the fancy Tanjung Rhu and Four Seasons resort and starting point of Mangrove River tours

Kuah

The main town on Langkawi and the place you arrive per boat from Penang, Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis or from Thailand.

Datai Beach

Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts

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Members of Backpacking Asia Network
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Tubotel
Budget Hotel, Langkawi
Unique accommodation concept located at its own jetty at the northern end of Pantai Cenang with unspoiled sea views and tubes to sleep in ... more
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Gecko Guesthouse
Hostel, Langkawi
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach ... more
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Crystal Yacht
Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea ... more
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Rainbow Lodge
Hostel, Langkawi
3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available. ... more
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Arch Studio Cenang
Boutique Hotel, Langkawi

boutique hotel  at Cenang beach with exceptional loft design

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Tourism Busineses & Services

Island Horses

Equestrian centre called 'The Perdana Stables', operated by Island Horses Sdn Bhd, located near the Oriental Village offering fun rides, beach or jungle rides and mountain trail horse rides

Mega Water Sports

Specialized in water sports specifically jet ski rentals and jet ski tours, also offering luxury motor yacht getaways and other services

Crystal Yacht

Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea

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Transport

Langkawi International Airport

Langkawi's airport is located in the west of the Island and has flight connections to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.

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ACCOMMODATION

Malibest Resort

nice Budget Resort on Cenang Beach, RM 100 - RM 230 (Chalets). They also have really lovely treetop chalets (RM180, RM230) but you need to book in advance to get them, on-site indian restaurant

Kedawang Beach Inn

Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110

Sandy Beach Resort

Chalets on both sides of the road on Cenang Beach, from RM90

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Hotels in Langkawi

Rainbow Lodge

3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available.

Langkawi Dormitorio

Backpacker accommodation at Pantai Cenang

Related Flyers / Brochures
Cook with Shuk, The Lighthouse, Langkawi
flyer for Chef Shuk's cooking school and The Lighthouse restaurant and beach bar at Pantai Tengah, Pulau Langkawi ... more