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!
#1upstateNYlauren has been a member since 29/11/2012. Posts: 5
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.
#2caseyprich has been a member since 3/3/2010. Location: China. Posts: 1,281