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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The most beautiful beach at Langkawi.
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.