FIRST DAY IN LANGKAWI
On 27th November 2008, my family and my uncle's family took a vacation to Langkawi Island. We drove all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis jetty where we will take a ferry to the island. The trip took us about 6 hours, huh, quite a boring night ride. We reached the jetty at 7.oo a.m., and our ferry will be departed at 9 a.m., giving us enough time for breakfast after long journey. The one way ferry fare is RM18.00 for adult and RM13.00 for children and it took us 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Pulau Langkawi jetty.
In order to travel from one place to another easier, we rented cars. The rate is around RM80.00 to RM120.00 depending on the vehicle model. We drove to the chalet we already booked at Sweet Inn located at Pantai Chenang. Make sure you book your accommodation before you come to the island especially during peak season since they might be fully booked.
The Sweet Inn is a budget chalet. The rate is RM90 to RM120 per night. The standard rooms come with air conditioning, fan, tv and hot water shower. For me, not bad!
Langkawi is a shopping paradise for those who love shopping, but not for me. Langkawi is a duty free island. You can buy chocolates, dishes, cigarettes, clothing etc at very cheap price compare to other places in mainland Malaysia. But, remember, you might have to pay taxes if you bring out the island free duty goods in high quantity.
Our first day in Langkawi, we went to Kuah town. Kuah town is a perfect place to go shopping since that place have many duty free shops.