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  • upstateNYla-

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    hello all!
    i'll be travelling north by train from singapore to ko lipe in mid december. i think i want to stopover in malaysia because i hear it's not to be passed over. what's the best most affordable place for beauty, amazing food and en route to ko lipe? what do folks recommend? - penang? langkawi? would love your advice!

    #1 Posted: 29/11/2012 - 12:37

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  • caseyprich

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    Alas, Langkawi is really a holiday island and I don't think it has the most authentic Malaysia feel to it - or even the best food. If you want a sense of Malaysia and the cuisine I think you'd be better off staying in Penang a few days. It isn't an ideal swimming or beach spot, but you're following it up with Koh Lipe directly afterward, so why worry. It is also more mid-way so does a better job of breaking up the trip to Thailand. Langkawi is a stone throw from Koh Lipe so seems a little redundant.

    #2 Posted: 30/11/2012 - 00:34

  • chinarocks

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    I would second casey's advice. Penang has great food and, while maybe not obviously beautiful, I found it a great place to kick back for four or five days.

    #3 Posted: 30/11/2012 - 03:59

  • upstateNYla-

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    thanks, y'all! appreciate the advice!

    #4 Posted: 30/11/2012 - 07:06

  • mickeymouse

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    Hello! I like Penang, they have good local food and places are easy to go around. There are mixes of beach and city so you can enjoy both at the same time.

    #5 Posted: 2/12/2012 - 20:30

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