Archive for the 'Pantai Cenang' Category

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

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

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

Apr 23 2013

Review: Soluna Guesthouse, Langkawi

Published by under Pantai Cenang

Vista viewing verandas are an added plus.

Soluna Guest House is the new kid on the block among the guesthouses in Langkawi’s Pantai Cenang. Recently opened, this secluded little rural hideaway surrounded by coconut palms is tucked behind the Laman Padi Museum and is a great budget choice that is only going to improve as the tropical gardens start to flourish. Passing … read the full post

Mar 26 2013

Review: The Cabin, Langkawi

Published by under Pantai Cenang

Honestly, the things you can do with shipping containers these days!

In Langkawi’s ever-changing Pantai Cenang, more and more hotels are being built or remodelled, each vying for sea views as taller structures emerge. With their feet firmly planted in the ground, however, The Cabin is a simple accommodation option with a low price tag worth considering if you’re on a budget. At 150 ringgit a … read the full post

Feb 26 2013

Cheap eats in Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

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A multi-coloured ribbon winner!

With increased international tourism to Langkawi, more mum and pop restaurants are not only surviving, they’re thriving.  Despite increased rents for many local businesses, these family-owned and operated eateries continue to serve their specialty dishes at backpacker prices. We sussed out a few winners in Pantai Cenang that embrace culinary dishes from several continents and … read the full post

Feb 19 2013

Sundowner spots in Langkawi’s Pantai Cenang

Published by under Pantai Cenang

The best seats in the house.

The busy beachfront of Pantai Cenang, heavily laden with palms and massive beach umbrellas, often obscures some businesses from sight. Add water sports touts and the general circus-like chaos and you can be seriously hindered from spotting a dining or cold drink pit stop. Here are a few affordable waterfront sunset cafe and bars where … read the full post

Feb 06 2013

Review: Gecko Guesthouse, Langkawi

Published by under Pantai Cenang

That old style charm.

Gecko Guesthouse is one of the original backpacker-type guesthouses in Langkawi’s Pantai Cenang. It’s conveniently located a short walk from  Jalan Pantai Cenang, the main thoroughfare that runs parallel to Cenang Beach seaside. Originally built in the early 1990s, it was purchased by its present proprietor in 2003 and upgraded, yet has kept its old … read the full post

Jan 29 2013

Langkawi’s Museum Laman Padi

Published by under Pantai Cenang

This colourful Museum piece says it all.

Rice museums may not be big on your list of things to do in Southeast Asia, but if you’re travelling through Langkawi, a visit to Museum Laman Padi (Rice Garden Museum) is worth it. The island of Langkawi is part of Kedah, a state known as the rice-bowl of Malaysia and the highest producer of … read the full post

Dec 27 2012

Review: Tubotel, Langkawi

Published by under Pantai Cenang

The colourful ambiance of your private drainage pipe awaits.

Hands down the most unique accommodation choice in Langkawi is Tubotel, whose catchphrase is, “Don’t be square!” Located just north of the entrance to Pantai Cenang at the end of Jetty Pelancongan Cenang, this colourful curiosity has a prime waterfront location offering rooms at guesthouse prices. The rooms are cocoon-like structures made from large diameter … read the full post

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