Want to take some rest and enjoy the beaches choose Langkawi in Malaysia. It is known as "Jewel of Kedah". Take 3-4 days from your busy schedule and make a memorable trip to beaches and a lot more. We planned it for 2 days but wanted to stay more. Popular activities in Langkawi include sailing, mangrove kayaking, bird watching, and jungle trekking.
How to reach :
There are mainly two ways to reach langkawi.
By Air : Take a flight to the langkawi may be you need to take a connecting flight from kuala lumpur. If you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur then this will take hardly 1 hours, you can take a cab from langkawi airport in order to reach the hotel.
By Sea : If you are travelling from kuala lumpur then you have option to choose ferry services in order to reach Langkawi.
How to get Visa :
You can apply online and get visa easily.
About currency :
There are two option either you take Malaysian Ringgit from your country or you can change in Langkawi as well. There are many shops for currency exchange also in airport you can change it easily. If you are from singapore then no need to change currency, S$ are accepted everywhere.
1 Ringgit = 20 INR
If you want to exchange currency from India itself then you can go with bookmyforex and thomoscook.com before exchanging, check the best rate.
After the trip if you have left with some money then you can easily return, but they be cost for it.
You have another option to use your credit card it will charge 1% extra amount or you can take money from your international debit card for which you have to pay 150 INR for each transaction. If you have clarity about how much money you want then you can take at a time and just 150 INR will be charged which is quite good option.
In airport and in Langkawi you will get less money, so be careful about it.
Time Difference :
If you are from India then you will be ahead 2:30 hrs. Before going to any place check time difference from your country.
Langkawi Fashion :
People of Langkawi wear normal dresses. Women usually wears jeans, top and cover their head with scarf and men wear jean, shirt or shorts.
How to get sim :
You can get sim easily on airport or in other markets but this is easy to get from airport. They have different plans for 1 week, 1 month and other. Take one as per your requirement. These will cost around 500 INR for a week which will have talktime and data.
Know before travelling :
Before travelling to Malaysia, you need to know about the weather, currency, visa and other things. So that you can decide what to wear, what to carry and how to travel in a cheaper way. So before travelling do some research, read blog, watch youtube videos, read online so that you can have a peaceful trip.
About weather :
You must have to know about weather before travelling. From December to February, you will experience quite dry and hot temperature and from March to November weather of Langkawi is rainy. So decide carefully in which weather you want to travel. Temperature is hot in Langkawi so keep umbrella, cap and wear sunscreen all the time.
Best time to visit :
Most of the people travel in December to February.
How to visit :
You can rent car, scooter or bike as per your choice or can book the cab as well. Best option is to choose the rental vehicle for 1 or 2 days and travel to the places.
Scooter On Rent : We rented a scooter for 2 days which costs about 1000 INR and they will keep some security amount which will be return at the time of return. About fuel if they are providing you the full tank of fuel then you have to return full and if tank is half when you are taking the scooter then return the half. That means fuel must be filled by you but don't worry petrol is cheaper than indian price. At the time we visited langkawi it was 40 INR per liter.