Finally got a chance to visit Langkawi, Malaysia this year. My parents was supposed to be going to Langkawi last year (or the year before) but didn’t managed to go because of the weather conditions in Langkawi. This year, my sister and I, together with 2 of our friends, went for a 4D3N trip.
For our stay at Langkawi, we stayed in the Cenang Plaza Beach Hotel.
There were a couple of reasons why we decided to stay at the Cenang Area, because there are a lot of restaurants, and some shopping could be done as well. Additionally, as the name of hotel suggests, we are about 5 minutes walking distance to the beach. During my 4 days 3 nights there, I was about to see sunsets for 2 days, so it is really convenient. Though the only bad point is that for some reason, the hotels looks slightly run down; but the amenities are in good order, so no complains about that!
Address: Lot 2606, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukin Kedawang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
Because located very near seas, one can expect alot of good seafood from Langkawi, which was indeed the case. Though I didn’t managed to take food photos (my mistake) for all of the food that I had there, here are some good places to try out:
My French Factory sells crepes and waffles, which tastes pretty good I must say. Located at the ground level of one of the resorts in Langkawi, it was also less than 5 minutes from my accommodation. We order the nutella crepe and chocolate waffles, which again I must say, tastes pretty good.
Orkid Ria is a chinese restaurant that sells seafood and other dishes. We did went past the restaurant one the very day first day when we were there. However, due to some circumstances, we only managed to eat at Orkid Ria on the last night there. Nevertheless, the seafood was amazing! For someone who doesn’t enjoy seafood a lot, I was eating their squid, mantis prawn etc., all in one sitting!
Orkid Ria gets really popular at night, so please be there early!
1. Kilim Geopark
Kilim Geopark is one of the UNESCO Network of Global Geoparks, the first in South East Asia Region in fact. What is so amazing about this Kilim Geopark, is that there were so much geological heritage; such as various types of rocks, limestones, animals etc.
If you want to explore the Kilim Geopark, it would be good to take up their boat tour packages, where they will bring the visitors to explore different sites.
The tour package that we took up is the 2-hour Mangrove Tour that consists of the following sites: Bats Cave, Eagle Watching, Floating Fish Farm, Crocodile Cave.
What was memorable about the Kilim Geopark?
- The bat cave is a pretty amazing thing because I never seen so much bats before; though I must say the cave does smell a lot because of the bat droppings. Special note: please do not loiter too long on the bridge once you enter the bat cave unless you want to get a unpleasant surprise.
- The boat ride itself is worth it, I enjoyed a lot of the greenery, mountains, trees, which was something that Singapore lacked.
Address: Malaysia, Kampung Kilim, MY 07000 Kedah Langkawi Kilim Sungai Kilim
Pricing: For the 2 hour boat ride for 4 pax – 350RM
One of the destinations that came highly recommended by my friends was the Sky Bridge at Langkawi, a pedestrian bridge that was built on top of Mountain Machinchang at a height about 700m above sea level.
Apart from the Skybridge, there are other attractions found at Panorama Langkawi, which include the Skycab, Skydome etc.
Personal tip: The park opens at 9.30AM in the morning and I encourage going early, because the crowd comes in the afternoon, which could make the whole experience slightly less enjoyable.
What was memorable about the Panorama Langkawi?
- The Sky Bridge is pretty cool to be honest, though it was a scary experience as well. Due to my fear of heights, I was breaking out in cold sweat most of the time I was on the bridge; not to mention that many times I felt the bridge was actually shaking.
- At Panaroma Langkawi, what turned out to be the best experience was the bunny area where they have bunnies roaming around the area. Visitors were able to feed and pick the bunnies up for photos. I managed to channel out my love for furry friends when I was there, so I am pretty happy, despite feeding bunnies under a scorching sun was pretty tiring as well.
Address: Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
The Underwater World in Langkawi, which was a pretty decent. Though what makes it special was that they have penguins, flamingos, parrots, which makes it pretty confusing initially (I thought I was at the zoo for a while).
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6PM
Pricing: 43 RM for Non-Malaysians
4. Eagle Square
As the name suggested, Eagle Square is a man-made attraction where a large sculpture of an eagle resides. Being 12-metres tall, it was something that any visitors can spot when they arrive to Langkawi by ferry. Be sure to pop by to take photos with the sculpture!
Location: Kuah Jetty
Overall, I did enjoyed myself a lot during my 4D3N in Langkawi. While there were some attractions and places of interest (that I omitted from the post here), was not to expectations, I still had an enjoyable time. As Langkawi is more of a resort based destination, I really get time to enjoy myself strolling along the beach, watching sunsets. I may consider going back to Langkawi in the future, but in the mean time, let me find another destination to explore.
Till the next one!