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Langkawi is a duty free island located far north of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Kedah. There are ferries to this island from Penang and the mainland. If you are from Thailand, you may take the ferry from Satun for 45 minutes travel time.
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Langkawi International Airport (LGK) receives a range of flights. Air Asia operates flights to Langkawi and it costs around 160RM for a one-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi if you book early. There are also flights from Singapore with them. Other (sometimes seasonal) destinations include Guangzhou, Subang Airport, Penang, Hat Yai and Phuket.
There are no trains to the island from the mainland.
The boats are the only other means of getting to Langkawi from the Malaysian mainland. There are boats plying the waters from Penang (~3 hours), Kuala Perlis (1 hour) and Kuala Kedah (1 1/2 hour).
Taxis are a good way of travelling around Langkawi. One can book the airport taxi service at the rate of 100 RM for 4 hours. Alternatively, taxis can be called for any hotel you stay at.
Pantai Cenang beach area is highly touristy and has the most number of guesthouses and hotels concentrated within its small area. For those seeking a little quiet, it might be better to go further along the coast towards the Oriental Village or inland.
|Eagle Bay Hotel||33 Persiaran Putra, Kuah Kedah||Hotel||70|
|Geopark Dormitory||Oriental Village, Seven Wells Road Burau Bay||Hostel||-|
|Kedawang Beach Inn||No 7 Jalan Pantai Chenang||Guesthouse||-|
|Zackry Guest House||Lot.735 Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi||Hostel||86|
|Holiday VIlla Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi||Lot 1698 Pantai Tengah Mukim Kedawang||Hotel||74|
|Rumah Cantik||5 Kampung Tasik Anak Besar Pantai Tengah||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Citin Langkawi||No. 3, Jalan Pekan Kuah||Hotel||74|
|Baiduri's Place||Jalan Pantai Cenang, Kg Tanjung Mali Mukim Kedawang||Guesthouse||-|
|Tidoq Inn||58, Kuala Teriang Mk Padang Matsirat||Guesthouse||-|
|AJ's House||65, Kampung Kuala Teriang Padang Matsirat||GUESTHOUSE||-|
See also: International Telephone Calls
Pos Malaysia is the national postal service of Malaysia. Rates for sending a standard letter locally is 30 sen (20 gram) to 40 sen (up to 50 gram). International airmail has minimum rates ranging from RM1.00 to RM2.00, depending on destination. It costs 20 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme locally, or 50 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme to anywhere in the world.
Expedited Mail Service (EMS), branded locally as Poslaju, is available for both domestic and international destinations. Domestic EMS has a next day delivery guarantee. International EMS guarantees mails and parcels to be delivered out of the country by the following day. The time required to arrive at its destination will depend on clearance by authorities and the postal service of the destination country. For most countries, delivery of documents can be done in 3 to 5 days.
Generally, post offices are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
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