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 upstateNYlauren 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.
thanks, y'all! appreciate the advice!
#4 upstateNYlauren has been a member since 29/11/2012. Posts: 5
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 mickeymouse has been a member since 2/12/2012. Posts: 9