Faces of
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.

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

Langkawi, Malaysia

Koh Lipe

address: Ko Lipe, Adang-Rawi Archipelago, Satun Province, Thailand
Koh-Lipe-Sunset-Beach.jpg, Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi
Sunset Beach
Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi

Koh Lipe is one of the pricier islands in Thailand with a limited amount of low budget accommodation. The high season runs from November until May during the dry season.

 

How to get to Koh Lipe from Langkawi

book boat tickes online with busticketonline.com:
Langkawi - Koh Lipe
price: RM 128.00 (A) / 108.00 (C)
departure: 9.30am and 2.30pm from Telaga Harbour International Terminal
dropoff: Pattaya Beach, Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club Ferry & Immigration Checkpoint

Koh Lipe - Langkawi
price: RM 128.00 (A) / 108.00 (C)
departure: 10.30am and 4.30pm from Pattaya Beach, Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club Ferry & Immigration Checkpoint
dropoff: Telaga Harbour International Terminal
 

Tiger Line
Tigerline ferry runs a daily boat service between Langkawi and Koh Lipe.
travel time: 1 hour 30min
price: THB 1400
departure in Langkawi is at 9.30am and 2.30pm at Kuah Jetty
departure in Koh Lipe at 11am, 4pm
www.tigerlinetravel.com

Bundhaya Speedboat
travel time: 1 hour 30m
price: price: THB 1000
departure from Langkawi: 9.30am, 2.30pm (from Kuah Jetty)
departure from Koh Lipe: 11am, 4pm (from Koh Lipe Bundhaya Resort)
www.bundhayaspeedboat.com
 

Links:

www.kohlipethailand.com
www.welovekohlipe.com




Hotels in Langkawi

Sandy Beach Resort

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

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

Attractions

Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi

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

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

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

Attractions

Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple & Wat Chayamangkalaram, Penang

Penangs first Buddhist temple. Construction started in 1905. Opposite of it is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha with a 33m-long reclining Buddha

Forest Walk, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Singapore

An Elevated Walkway at eye-level with the canopy of secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill - part of the Southern Ridges