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Langkawi – The Hawaii of Malaysia (Pantai Cenang)
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Langkawi – The Hawaii of Malaysia (Pantai Cenang)

I arrived to Langkawi’s Kuah Jetty around 11:00am via Ferry from Penang.  It costs ~60RM/person and takes about 2.5 hrs to get here.  It was quite a long ride and I did sure to take sea sick pills before boarding.  On the approach to the island, Langkawi feels like Hawaii, perhaps Kauai.  It has lush mountains, tropical landscape, largely undeveloped, […]

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Gurney Drive Hawker Stalls - Penang Food Paradise
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Penang Food Paradise (Georgetown, Gurney Drive)

Georgetown World UNESCO Heritage Area After leaving Penang Hill, I took the same bus (#204) back to downtown area where I next headed to the world UNESCO heritage site (chinatown area).  It took longer to come back because the bus goes different route, alternatively you can take #204 and take #201 at roundabout at the road called Jalan Air Hitam. […]

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Kek Lok Si Temple Jedi
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Penang – Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill

My train didn’t arrive into Butterworth (mainland gateway to Penang) until 8 am, a 1.5 hrs delay.  After getting off the train, I walked across a parking lot and a small bridge that led to the Ferry dock.  The Ferry cost us RM2, and the return trip from Penang to mainland is free.  The ferry was big, fitting 15-20 cars […]

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Petronas Twin Towers Ticketing Area
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1 Day in Kuala Lumpur

“Yes you can do Kuala Lumpur in 1 day.  If you have a long layover (6-12 hrs), get out of the airport and go for it” I arrived to Kuala Lumpur around 7:30am by overnight (KTM #24) train from Singapore (about 7 hours ride).  The first-class sleeper train costs RM135/$44/person, equipped with private shower/toilet, LCD TV, foods and towel services. […]

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