Archive for the 'Langkawi' Category

Apr 22 2014

Penang or Langkawi?

Published by under Langkawi

This is not Langkawi.

You’re traipsing through Peninsular Malaysia and have time for just one west coast island and the two most frequently considered are Penang and Langkawi — but which should it be? In an ideal world we’d say stretch your leave form for another week and visit both, but if you really only have time for one, … read the full post

Sep 27 2013

Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation (LASSie)

Published by under Pantai Cenang

Volunteer mission control.

Western animal lovers are often shocked and dismayed at the treatment of animals they might come across in Southeast Asia. It might be due to the high visibility of homeless strays in areas that lack the out-of-sight-out-of-mind shelters that they are familiar with “back home”. The Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation (LASSie) was set up by … read the full post

Sep 04 2013

Alcohol in Malaysia

Published by under Practicalities

The Chinese-Malaysian connection usually works.

For any traveller to a predominantly Muslim country such as Malaysia, the rules on alcohol availability and consumption are handy to know — not only for accessibility but for insight into cultural sensitivities as well. In Malaysia, people from the various non-Muslim cultures represented throughout the country also abide by certain rules so as not … read the full post

Aug 14 2013

Review: Scarborough Fish and Chips, Langkawi

Published by under Tanjung Rhu


Scarborough Fish and Chips is a bit of a good find when it comes to locating Western food and a cold beer on Langkawi, especially when your sightseeing route seemingly lands you in the middle of nowhere. But down a lone stretch of road that runs parallel to the undeveloped idyllic Langkawi beach of Tanjung … read the full post

Aug 01 2013

Review: Boat Restaurant, Langkawi

Published by under Pantai Tengah

Spicy Thai salad to pack a punch or not.

When it comes to the theory that an aged business sign means staying power holds true when it comes to Boat Restaurant in Langkawi’s Pantai Tengah. The same weathered sign has been a landmark searched for by bargain seafood diners for five years and counting. The Boat is a simple open-air restaurant set back just enough … read the full post

Jul 31 2013

Hair salons in Langkawi

Published by under Kuah

Nothing like a little post travel pampering.

Been on the road for a while before your arrival in Langkawi and feeling the after-affects of dusty trails in Laos or beach swimming in Bali? Although wearing your scruffiness is often a badge of honour for the backpacking explorer, sometimes even the hardiest of travellers needs a haircut. Langkawi’s Kuah offers two salons — … read the full post

Jul 11 2013

Review: Dawn Homestay and Chalet, Langkawi

Published by under Pantai Cenang

Picture perfect swimming pool.

As Langkawi’s Pantai Cenang becomes more developed, entrepreneurs shifted attention inland. They’ve created a variety of new affordable places to stay, amid mountainous backdrops of greenery and skylines devoid of massive developments. Dawn Homestay and Chalet is one of them. Boasting a simple design layout — reminiscent of the original Western motel style of the 60s — … read the full post

Jul 03 2013

Review: The Box Chalet, Langkawi

Published by under Interior

Nothing says home like a sun-lounger.

For those seeking a traditional backpacker environment away from Langkawi’s tourist-busy beach areas, the Box Chalet inland towards Kedawang, nestled next to paddy and with a gorgeous sunset view of distant foothills, is a good choice. Located four kilometres north of the main Kedawang Road on Jalan Batu Belah, this intimate establishment is easy to … read the full post

Jun 29 2013

Review: 3 Amigos Mexican restaurant

Published by under Pantai Cenang

The generous 2-amigo portion size fish tacos.

Langkawi’s dining options have expanded over the past few years and 3 Amigos is one example of what’s been added to the changing scene. Though Langkawi is as about as far from Mexico as you can get, we were impressed with the quality and value of the cuisine at this local cantina at Pantai Cenang. … read the full post

Jun 19 2013

Langkawi ferries

Published by under Transport

You name it, they've got the ticket!

Flying has become so secondary to many travellers that considering going by not-so-romantic ferries, buses or even trains can completely be left out of the equation of determining holiday plans. But not only are these options greatly available in Malaysia, they save you big bucks and their frequent scheduling can often save you time; the … read the full post

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