Speaking of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Penang, and Malacca may first come into everyone’s mind, but there is a city like this:
It is an entry-level island, and everyone who has been there has turned to the island tour;
It is a self-driving resort and a perfect choice to open a new world of self-driving overseas;
It is a tax-free paradise, which can make you feel bad when you buy and buy;
It is Langkawei.
✈Where is Langkawi
Malaysia is divided into "East Malaysia" and "West Malaysia". Sabah is in East Malaysia, and cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Penang are in West Malaysia. Langkawi (also known as Langkawi) is located on the northwestern edge of West Malaysia, close to the border between Malaysia and Thailand, and is an independent island surrounded by the sea.
Location of Langkawi
✈How to get to Langkawi
Depending on the place of departure, the way to reach Langkawi is also different. The following introduces the ways to go to Langkawi from different departure places.
- Direct flights from China (take Guangzhou as an example)
Congratulations to my friends in Guangzhou, Guangzhou can now fly directly to Langkawi. If you choose AirAsia, it only costs a few hundred yuan to go back and forth. However, AirAsia is a low-cost airline. There is no free baggage consignment or meals. Anyone who minds can choose China Southern Airlines, which is not very expensive.
- From Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
If you want to go from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, the best way to go from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is by plane. AirAsia not only has many choices of flight time, but it is often so cheap that you don't believe it.
Don’t like AirAsia’s lack of free baggage allowance? It doesn't matter, you can also choose Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. These flights have free baggage allowance, and they are not too expensive. Often you can get these tickets for more than 100 yuan and 200 yuan, which is very good value.
. From Penang to Langkawi
Penang is very close to Langkawi. Many friends play Penang first and then drop by to Langkawi, so Penang is also a popular starting place to go to Langkawi.
There are two ways to travel from Penang to Langkawi, one is by plane and the other is by boat. Ming Kee is to go by plane. You can issue a ticket just like flying from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. The ticket is also very cheap. It only takes more than 20 minutes from take-off to landing, which is extremely fast!
If you choose to take a boat, you must first buy a ticket online! Don't buy it on the spot! Don't buy it on the spot! Don't buy it on the spot! There are three important things, because there is a high chance that there is no ticket, and the fare is about 100 yuan, which varies slightly between different businesses. The boat journey is about 3~4 hours.
In addition, the locations of the two modes of transportation to Langkawi are different. If you take a plane, you go to Langkawi Airport; if you take a boat, you go to the Jetty Point Jetty Point in Langkawi.
pic | Airport and terminal location
Langkawi belongs to Malaysia. Visas are required before departure for Mainland Chinese passports, and visas on arrival are not allowed.
There are three main types of visas in Malaysia: sticker visas, evisa and entri, three types of visas can be used for flying pigs or hornet's nests. The sticker visa and evisa are about 300 yuan, and the entri is about 160 yuan. There are slight differences between different businesses. . Among them, entri can also apply online at the Malaysian Immigration Department. Be careful not to fill in the wrong information. Students who have the energy to research can try it. However, if you fill in the wrong information, you may be at risk of refusal to enter the country. Be careful. If you are not sure, you should go. Find an online travel agency for a visa.
Comparison of the three types of visas:
- Stickers: Expensive, long processing time, you can stay in Malaysia for 30 days, you need the original passport and visa photo. The visa will be directly affixed to the passport, suitable for students who have a sticker vocabulary.
2.evisa: Expensive, and the processing time is slightly faster than sticker signing. You can stay in Malaysia for 30 days. You only need to take a picture of the page with your profile picture and personal information in your passport and provide the electronic version of the photo. After the application is completed, it needs to be printed out and entered.
- Entri: It is cheap, the processing time is similar to that of evisa. You can only stay in Malaysia for 15 days. You only need to take a picture of the page of the passport with the profile picture and personal information and provide the electronic version of the photo. After the application is completed, it needs to be printed out and entered. In fact, entri is not a visa, it is a special treatment granted to Chinese citizens by Malaysia. You can consider entri instead of evisa.
Although Malaysia is a country with a relatively large number of Chinese, Langkawi is not an area where Chinese are concentrated, so Langkawi is still mainly English.
✈ time difference
There is no time difference between Langkawi and China. For example, it is 14:00 in China and 14:00 in Langkawi.
The currency of Malaysia is the Kyrgyz ring (RM), which is often referred to as the ringgit.
1RM=1.68RMB. (Exchange rate as of October 13, 2018)
✈ Conversion plug
Malaysia, like Hong Kong, is a British standard plug. You need to prepare a conversion plug before departure, otherwise our baby mobile phone will not be able to charge~
British standard plug
✈Langkawi how to play
After solving the above problems, you can start planning how to play in Langkawi. Ming Kee summarizes several classic gameplays in Langkawi:
- Bring your family and friends, rent a car and drive by yourself, there must be no less than one scenic spot on the island;
- Report a group to go out to sea, one-day island hopping tour, one-day mangrove tour, etc.;
- Stay in hotel for vacation, lie down in the hotel, swim, watch TV, sleep, and enjoy a lazy holiday;
- A combination of the above 3 methods.
✈How to rent a car
The first step in self-driving is to rent the car. There are many online overseas car rental platforms. The advantage is that you can plan the car rental in advance to prevent accidents; the disadvantage is that it will be more expensive. There are actually many car rental shops in Langkawi, so don't worry about not being able to rent a car on site.
The most concentrated areas for car rental in Langkawi are the airport and Jetty Point. Of course, they can also be rented in other areas, but it is not so convenient because you have to find them. Some hotels also provide car rental services at the front desk. You can send emails. Consult the hotel you booked.
The materials to be prepared for renting a car are the passport and the original domestic driver’s license, and of course cash (as if this is nonsense). When I rented the car, I also prepared a translation of the driver’s license, but I didn’t use it.
Let’s take Langkawi Airport as an example to explain to everyone. Jetty Point terminal is the same principle. Don’t worry about not finding a car rental agency at Jetty Point terminal, because as soon as you get off the boat, there will be many car rental merchants soliciting you.
Near the luggage conveyor belt at Langkawi Airport, you will see many small car rental booths. Each rental car booth will provide many types of cars for everyone to choose from. There are automatic waves and manual waves. The prices are clearly marked. Some staff will hold a large sign with a large 60% word on it, which means that the price is marked. 60% off on the basis.
You can also bargain when renting a car. When Ming Kee rented it, the staff originally said it was 40% off, but later it was 50% off. Moreover, Ming Kee rented the car at noon on the first day of landing in Langkawi, and returned the car at night on the fourth day. It should have been 3.5 days afterwards. When it comes to the 3-day price, the specific extent to which it can be mentioned depends on the performance of the scene.
Airport car rental
Car rental booth
Ming Kee rented the cheapest VIVA at the time, a domestic car made in Malaysia, at MYR 60 per day for a total of MYR 180 for 3 days. In addition, I gave a deposit of MYR 50. When returning the car, I would return the car with the deposit slip. It’s just that girls and novices suggest not to rent this kind of car, but the steering wheel is too heavy! ! Ming remembers that it takes both hands to make a normal turn.
In addition, the price of oil in Malaysia is super cheap. Ming Kee only added 20 ringgits of oil at that time, and it was turned on for 3 days. The roundabout was turned on and the air conditioner was not turned off.
The car with the right tire was not used to driving at the beginning. It had to take a slow turn around the airport. After getting used to it, you could enjoy the self-driving journey, but the flash and the wiper were still confused afterwards.
Malaysia is all right tire cars
✈ where to live
After renting the car, we usually send the luggage to the hotel first, so usually our first destination after arriving in Langkawi is the hotel we booked, but the whole Langkawi is so big, which hotel do we want to book? Actually, it's all about watching! eye! edge!
It takes about 1 hour to drive around the island in Langkawi, so you can book any hotel in Langkawi to any scenic spot (or airport or terminal) within 1 hour. Location is no longer the main factor in choosing a Langkawi hotel. But if you want to live a bit more lively, students who wander out in slippers and shorts at night can live in the Cenang Beach area. There are many bars open at night, and there are many duty-free shops to visit, which is more suitable for nightlife. Another area where tourists prefer to stay is Kuah Town, which belongs to the center of Langkawi and is not as lively as Cenang Beach at night.
Since I have a car, I can change to another hotel a day to experience it. Ming Kee didn’t change the hotel at that time. I stayed in the same hotel in Langkawi for several nights. I was so bored~
You can use hornet's nest to book a hotel. In addition, hotels in Langkawi must pay a tourist tax of 10 MYR/room/night, and a tourist tax of 3 MYR/room/night. A total of 13 MYR/room/night is required to be paid at the front desk when checking in.
✈ One day trip
It is a good choice to sign up for a day trip in Langkawi. The more classic Langkawi day trips include island hopping, mangroves, sightseeing in the city, and a day trip to Pata Island. Except for the whole day, the time for other day trips is probably from the morning. It starts from 9 to 10 o'clock and ends at 1 to 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The whole journey takes only about 4 hours. All day trips provide hotel pick-up and drop-off services. Even if you don’t have a rental car, you can easily participate. Of course, if you want to drive out, you can also make an appointment with the tour guide in advance to wait somewhere.
There are two ways to make reservations, one is to book on the hornet's nest in advance, and the other is to report to the local group. Generally, the price of online booking in advance is similar to the local on-site group registration (but the hotel reception is more expensive), and online booking in advance is more worry-free.
The most famous domestic online group is Qizhou. If you choose a local group, you can book at AB motel near Cenang Beach.
The food for the island hopping tour is still very rich
Duty Free Shop
The Malaysian government has granted duty-free privileges to Langkawi, so you can choose from a wide range of duty-free products on the island. Langkawi tobacco and alcohol are exempt from import tax, so the price will be lower, but if you want to buy it, you need to stay here for more than 48 hours before you can take 1 box of cigarettes and 1 bottle of wine out of the country.
Another thing I want to talk about is chocolate. Don't forget to bring chocolate when you come to Langkawi. Is it really too cheap? Some are less than half the price of a certain treasure?
The entire Langkawi duty-free shops are concentrated in Kuah Town, Cenang Beach, Jetty Point, and the airport. The price at the airport is the same as the outside price, so you don’t have to wait to buy a special sale at the airport. You can just start with the duty-free goods you like.