As one of the top attractions, Langkawi Island is definitely on my must-visit place in Malaysia.
So do I love Langkawi? Well, to be honest – not really.
Anyway, if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you would definitely know I was there just recently. Thanks to my friends for organizing it. I kinda tagged along.
And it was my first time on an AirAsia flight! The experience – what you pay is what you get lah.
Upon reaching Langkawi International Airport, you’ll be greeted with lots of car rental counters. The advice I got is not to accept the first few offers – you gotta keep bargaining and skip counters.
Then, visitors will be given a stack of brochures and maps, for free.
Anyway, one of the guys got this 11-seater van at RM250 for 3 days. With 10 of us on board, every one pays RM25 – that’s not including petrol though.
One of the places we visited is the Oriental Village. It’s the home to the Langkawi Cable Car, probably the best attraction in Langkawi and I told myself I must go there!
You’ll need to walk through the “village” in order to get to the cable car station.
To be honest, there’s nothing so “oriental” about Oriental Village. More of a tiny town with modern buildings.
Unfortunately on that day, the cable car station was closed due to maintenance. It definitely sucks not to be able to experience that!
Never mind, I’ll visit again one day.
Next stop is the Langkawi Crocodile Farm. Based on the Langkawi websites, the must-see during a visit is the crocodile feeding session.
It’s RM10 per entry and fortunately enough, it was feeding time when we just got there.
And this is how the feeder feeds the huge crocodiles…
Thoughts ran through our minds wondering whether the hungry crocodiles will eat that dude if he doesn’t give them enough food.
But once the food is finished, the guy blew his whistle and the crocodiles moved away from the guy. It’s like they understood “No more food!”.
Amazing huh? But it’s surely because the crocodiles were brought up with such a method.
Other than that, the Crocodile Farm didn’t generate much interest from us. Walked around and left to another destination.
We headed to Pantai Cenang area. It doesn’t have many sightseeing attractions but the Langkawi Underwater World is located there.
It’s where most of the cheaper hotels and motels are located.
And every accommodation claiming themselves as the best.
Really best or not, I don’t know because we stayed at Berjaya Langkawi Resort, which is located at the very west of the island.
The Cenang beach, or also known as Pantai Cenang, is worth visiting. There are lots of beach-side restaurants and water-sports operators everywhere.
Over there, parasialing is one the activities available and it was my first time experiencing it! It was super awesome when you get to see stunning aerial view!
Too bad I didn’t bring my camera along when I was up in the sky.
Anyway, another well-known destination is Kuah town. Kuah is more of a commercial center and shopping zone where you can get alcoholic drinks and chocolates with duty tax free.
A can of Carlsberg beer is just RM1.60 when it’s about RM6.00 at stores near you.
And various choices of alcoholic liquors at cheaper prices – cheaper than the price at KLIA I think.
If you’re not a fan of alcoholic beverages, you can always opt for chocolates.
And since it’s usually hot in Langkawi, it’s better to keep your chocs cool or else it will melt.
The most famous landmark at Kuah is undoubtedly the eagle statue at the Eagle Square, or locally known as Dataran Helang.
Nothing much to do there – just look at boats, admire the sea surrounding the statue and take photos.
Stare and be amazed by the huge eagle statue, which is a symbol of Langkawi.
And it makes you wanna fly…
Look, I’m flying! Woohoo!
Anyway, more Langkawi updates to come! Stay tuned! =)