April-may 2011. Savages of Malaysia. Part 2. Langkawi
Route: SPB - Kuala Lumpur - Langkawi - Sipadan - Tioman - SPB
Arrived at Langkawi in 22:15. The flight out cost for two 4 760 rubles (promo did not get :-(). By the way, the most convenient flight in the evening, in the first place, the whole day can relax; in the evening, when arriving at the hotel, no need to wait for hour "H" - check; came, went to sleep and in the morning is a free man!!! To MUTIARA BURAU BAY BEACH RESORT (three-pointer) went in a taxi, 24 RM.
Booked hotel in Langkawi ., 3 weeks..... 4 nights. The cost of 1300 RM for a double for 5 nights with Breakfast. Closer to arrival, saw the prices - the price tag went up...
(Internet at the hotel - WiFi only in the lobby. In the rooms there is an Internet...) – so, maybe someone will need.
The hotel itself we liked from the evening. It is very green, surrounded by jungle.
Almost all the rooms – detached houses.
These houses – to the devil, but the beaches at the hotel – 2.
Furniture hotel old, but we are never scared.
In the rooms: kettle, tea, coffee, sugar, water (1 litre per day – free) + mini-bar charge. In General, a very decent hotel, with a large green area.
Next, of course, there is the Berjaya, which even outwardly not much better, but I did not like their beach and their price tag (second – especially in St. Petersburg:-)). Hotels Berjaya we will be able to judge from personal experience, as on one of the Islands on our route, stay in it...
1 day I decided to relax on the beach. The weather has been. The tides are completely painless, as the shore is not flat (or rather, we just successfully got into the phase of the moon, as it was then understood to Tioman island), the people of the hotel not much. In General, a Paradise :-)
An hour 2 I realized that enough for the first day of the sun, and to eat you need to go out as the hotel has a price tag on everything – as in Peter, as if the – Malaysian :-(, went to a nearby café.
Dining we liked. The food is delicious, and does not take much... For 42 RM – overeat at all :-) Get the soup with shrimp – 10 RM; samosa (5 small triangles of dough stuffed with potato curry – I really liked how it turned out to be an Indian dish) – 5 RM; salad with crab sticks and pineapple – 7 RM; iced tea – 2,5 RM (all prices are per piece).
Next to the cafe – hire "big stools". Cost - 40 RM per day for a motorbike but if you take 3-4 days, it is possible for RM 30-35 to agree... (by the Way, on arrival at the airport you can take a car in rent for RM 200 for 4 days, but it was scary as movement at them "the wrong way"). And the bike is still somehow easier to get used to it :-)
Over time, it began to turn out, although occasionally on turns and strive to jump out into oncoming traffic :-)
By the way, when making a rental, take with you only the cost of the rental, no more please, no mortgage, no passports....in General, in all confidence!!!
Langkawi island is not big, will go tomorrow to examine him... But the cable car is the main attraction of Langkawi, we were not lucky :-( She is from 17 to 30 April on the prevention...and we 30 need to have to fly further to the next island our Malaysian honeymoon...but more on that later :-)
So, the journey to Langkawi on "mad stool" was a success!
Went away in the surrounding areas – first, the Seven Wells waterfall. Up – up high... you Must take water and a swimsuit, as swimming in the waterfall – the water is super warm!
After the waterfall, we decided to climb even higher, to his (almost) source. The total height is about 550 m above sea level, but the ascent is quite steep, and the temperature is +35, and even higher ...
After that, went to the next waterfall, Temurun. Due to the fact that there was no rain, the waterfall is almost completely dried up, but the swim was also great, but still, opposite the entrance to the waterfall, stumbled on the cafe where the Bulgarian Krasimir. Perfectly speaks Russian! Finally we heard her native Russian language! :-)
Ate in the cafe FINE, for 19 RM for two!!! Of happiness, left 11 RM for the pleasure received, and for "present" from a café, in the form of extra dishes are very tasty fried fish!!!!!
After all this, the Council Krassimira, went out to meet the sunset on the beach of Tanjung Rhu, and did not regret it! This place is stunning!
On the way we stopped at the awesome beautiful beach of Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, where the evening swimming monkeys :-)
He looked at the crocodile farm (worth 22 or 23 RM per person, + 1 for RM photography). Was just on the feeding of crocodiles at 17:20).
After this trip, I decided that the bike needed to take the next 2 days.
On the 2nd day we went around the ring, around the island: black sand Beach (nothing special),
hot springs (did not work:-(), another waterfall – Perangin Durian (the water is cold:-))
seaport, eagle square,
found the Dytiki, and bought a 1 liter lemon-Roma – RM 49, 1 l Ballantinse 12 years – 69 RM and nuts in chocolate – 0.5 kg for 10 RM. In General, prices were extremely surprised!!! It is a Paradise for alcoholics :-)
This part of the island, of course – is a complete ass :-( Dirty and loud... (my Husband disagrees with me, says the ass, but NOT complete:-)). There's a bunch of hotels, but best to avoid.
After that she went to the hotel. In a cafe near the hotel bought half a chicken (22,5 RM) + serving Samosa (5 RM) + vegetable salad (RM 9,5), and went to the room, alcohol and a snack:-). Then we ran to go see what's out there every night for the songs happen in our hotel :-) Performed any ensemble. The girl sang quite not bad. The main part of drinking was a German......
The next day went to the side of the main hotels (local Sochi:-)). For those who need a get-together is here.
The road went on the map (37 RM per person),
Was caught in a shower (it was about an hour),
stopped at a local diner, hiding from the rain where we ate Ringgits 22 for two, went to MarinenLife 37 RM per person bathed on the beach of Pantai Cenang & Tengah (local Sochi),
And since this day it was raining, I decided once again to visit Temurun waterfall, and suddenly it was added :-). But the waterfall has not increased...
We again went to Krasimira, ate 19.5 RM for two, and went back home:-)
In General, summarizing, we can say that for those who want privacy – the Mutiara, for those who want to hang out in the other direction, towards the Frangipani.
There are several variants,but in any case the route you have to be on their own. Here in a nutshell information:
From Pattaya you need to get into Satun (city in the South of Thailand), and from there by ferry or drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis in Malaysia already.
I would prefer the first option, Satun, as passed through twice, it was fine. To Satun from Pattaya can be reached with a stopover in Bangkok. Travel from Bangkok to the southern bus station and there change to the bus to Satun. Previously, these buses were a lot, now looked up the schedule, there are very few, maybe just schedule them there. But even then that is quite suitable, it is night, will arrive in Satun in the morning and in the afternoon we will depart on the ferry. Basically about Satun all we've got painted - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/satun#getin
The second option is via Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. If by bus, you must first get from Bangkok to hat Yai (https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/hat-yai), and from there to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis as you prefer, and then onto the ferry. According to this embodiment can be on the train ride.
The schedule for crossings, see here:
here all types of transport - https://12go.asia/?z=5962
trains in Thailand - http://www.railway.co.th/home/default.aspx?ID=&lang=EN#
trains in Malaysia http://www.ktmb.com.my/ktmb_ui/ ...
Yes, prices Malaysia and Langkawi in particular never pleased, is that the only duty-free shops. ...
Better, at least for the day. It is possible to buy over the Internet in place. But the place is inconvenient, you have to spend on taxi to the pier and back, and time to spend. Via the Internet here can try: http://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/jetty-langkawi-to-penang-ferry-terminal-ferry-tickets?refererid=sergey or https://12go.asia/ru?z=5962 ...
No. Since October the Islands are closed, no boats, no running hotels, possible storm. Was last year in late September, a couple of days the sea was very restless. ...
Honestly, difficult to answer, after all this is a very controversial status without citizenship. It can at passport control not to pay attention to it, and the place of issuance of the passport to put the visa for 90 days as a citizen of Estonia, and can not supply a visa and even do not give, because there is in fact a list of countries that require a visa and persons without citizenship there is clearly no. Try to call the Embassy in Moscow, and even better to write them a letter at least e-mail to answer on paper just in case. And if not difficult, then let me know what happened. ...
Here and there there are ferries and passport control on both. You mean by migration post, it's not migration office same as in Thailand? You can buy here, a proven website - https://12go.asia/en/travel/langkawi/koh-lipe?z=5962 and Tulagi on the official website, but I've never booked, never https://telaga-terminal.com/. ...
Missed this post, I hasten to refute. Neither Uber nor Langkawi in Malaysia is working. Here works Grab-taxi ...
AK "Malindo" is based in the airport KLIA, KLIA2 don't have to move. ...
Yes, and here is the schedule of buses from TBS to Mersing - https://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/kuala-lumpur-to-mersing-bus-tickets ...
Train from KL Central to Batu caves run every hour ...