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Travel Blogs from Langkawi
... generations. Immediately Langkawi was invaded by the then Siamese and it was not until the
Island was granted tax free status in 1989 that the curse was apparently lifted. The Island exports rubber but is otherwise dependent on tourism for its economy.
60% of the Island is covered with tropical rainforest and of this 5/6 is protected only the remainder being subject to logging.
Our ‘Glimpse of ...
... out; we would walk around for a bit, get some dinner and hang out a bit to get our tickets at midnight. But we didn't consider the possibility that the train could be fully booked...which was the case. So we spent the night on the floor of the station, which was not ideal but good enough. At 5am we could take the train to the ferry that brought us to the Perhentian Islands. This is still the place were I am at the moment. So will tell you next time about this little primitive ...
... to rain a lot! We took shelter in a little hut bar, and as the heavens opened, the sea looked even more appealing. As people were running to take cover, Nath and I stripped off and ran down the beach screaming, it was great. The sea was so warm and calm and it was raining so heavily that it made the sea water splash up into your face. We did get salty eyes (brined eyeballs) but we had a lot of fun, and I'm ticking that one off my bucket list. The next day, or was it the day after that, ...
... lots of islands to get to the port in langkawi. We were ambushed by a 'taxi driver' who's van was as old as him and when he dropped us off it was a relief as he nearly killed a few moped riders along the way!! Hotel is very basic but the location is great for the beach. We walked out to get some money and grab some food and then walked along the beach. It was dark but still seemed to be very nice tomorrow will ...
... a high-jacking when on a ferry.
The ride was three hours and the boat docked on the island of Langkawi, still in Malaysian waters. It was total chaos getting off the boat.
Bags and luggage was thrown on the dock and several landed on top of one another. Then, a sheer rush to claim your bags.
We then managed to grab lunch at a KFC, the only place that had food at the ...
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