It is Raya holiday. A FIVE days streak holiday for people who work in Penang. By a wild decision, 8 of us adult and a baby depart for this 2 days one night trip.

The gang
The gang

Travelling there by boat via Kuala Kedah

One of the things that we don’t like most is the parking fee at Kuala Kedah. It stated RM10 per day in the vicinity area of the Jetty, but when you have parked your car, the care taker often demand more from tourist, usually between RM15 ~ RM20 per day. Some even demand for RM30 per day.

My tip is just park as near as the Jetty, and do not follow those motorbike offering parking area. Else, you will be charged heftily after you park your car by these opportunist.

Boat fee – RM46 per adult for a return ticket. The system has improved, with dedicated seat assigned and can book ticket online. This helps A LOT as passengers no need to queue up early to get the boat tickets, especially on peak holiday season. The boat ride took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Langkawi.

Visit http://ticket.langkawiferryline.com/ for tickets

Kuala Kedah Jetty.
Kuala Kedah Jetty, muddy scene due to fall of tide.
Cargo ship can be seen along the boat trip
Cargo ship can be seen along the boat trip.

Car Rental

There are a lot of website offering Car Rental. This time we rent an Innova to accommodate 8 of us.

We booked the car via http://www.mrplangkawi.com/2014/07/price-list-car-rental-mrp-travel-tours.html

While we received the car, the car looks old and not clean. There were leftovers and garbage here and there. The worst part is we got an empty fuel car, the meter already hit “E”, which left us a bit nervous and the first thing to do was to find a petrol station and get it fuel up. The experience we get were very bad compared to rent a car in Jeju, South Korea.

Still, driving in Langkawi was easy as there were not many roads there. With the help of Waze apps as navigation system, we could just go anywhere with this car.

Our car for the two days trip.
Our car for the two days trip.

Adya Hotel

Our mood turn from bad to delight after we checked in the hotel. Nice hotel, with Arabian design. It is the first time we checked in a hotel which has 2 swimming pool, one for public use and the other is only open for the ladies.

Big deco glass window at the main lobby.
Big deco glass window at the main lobby.
The hotel's public pool.
The hotel’s public pool.
View from our room.
View from our room.

Visit the Sky Bridge

About 45 minutes drive from Kuah Jetty.

Fee – RM35 for experiencing the sky cab, which bring you to top of the mountain. To access to the sky bridge, it cost RM5 for entrance, and if you would like to use the tram, you need to pay RM15 for a return ticket.

Umbrella bridge at the foot of the mountain.
Umbrella bridge at the foot of the mountain.

Thank God the weather was perfect that day. Cool breeze. Before we left, rain comes and we were covered with dark clouds and nothing could be seen then.

Up to the hill peak!
Sky cab.. Up to the hill peak!
Sky Bridge
Sky Bridge
beware of monkeys on the bridge.
Beware of monkeys on the bridge.

Langkawi Aquarium

Fee – RM33 for adult. Child below 3 y/o can enjoy free admission fee.

Located at the center of Cenang beach. Very well kept aquarium. It was an eye opener for baby Gabriel.

A cocky peacock.
A cocky peacock.
Strange red eye fishes.
Strange red eye fishes.
The South African Penguin.
The South African Penguin.

Cenang beach

The most beautiful beach at Langkawi.

His first encounter with the big sea.
His first encounter with the big sea.
Cenang Beach
Cenang Beach
Water sports are available here.
Water sports are available here.

Duty Free Shopping

Chocolates! Since we stay less than 72 hours in Langkawi, we were not eligible to buy any alcohol and tobacco products. (Well, I am not a drinker nor smoker.) Our focus was on chocolates. Cheap branded chocolates can be found anywhere, and we did our shopping in the duty free shop at Cenang, just beside Langkawi Aquarium.

Travelling with a age 2 baby

At first, we were worried there will be a lot hiccup travelling with a baby, but we were wrong. The tips: travel along with many trusted adults and take turn to look after the baby. The laughter we get in return was worth every effort we have put in.

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Thanks guys for those wonderful time.