Saturday, October 9, 2010
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Lunch time was approaching fast and I was very hungry, who wouldn’t be. Together with my 2nd half and our daughter, I was driving along the Langkawi highway, you know the one, double lane, two way, from Kuah town to the airport. I just past the Langkawi hospital towards Padang Matsirat, then a set of traffic lights and at the next traffic lights I did a left turn. I knew what I was after. My wife didn’t and panicky enquired ‘Where are we going?’
On jalan Mata Air, just before the 'Tok Senik Resort', is the Restoran Siti Fatimah. I read and heard about it occasionally but never really knew where it was until some time ago. I must have driven past it at least 3 times before I recognized it. I quickly learned that it is popular by locals and tour operators, as there were plenty of cars and one big bus parked there. I still managed to park though, as with a little bit of creativity you can pretty much park anywhere here.
...more : http://langkawi-gazette.com/cat-restaurantreports-anchor/1190-restoran-siti-fatimah
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
One of the most popular beach in Langkawi, playing host to two of the most expensive resorts on the island, name the Four Seasons Resort and Tanjung Rhu Resort.
To me, the biggest attraction of Tanjung Rhu beach is probably the interesting limestone formations of the nearby islands. There are a number of small boat operators offering tours to the limestone islands - to see the vegetation, the dark caves, possibly some small animals, etc.
It is claimed at one of the islands, called Dangli Island, hosts some nice coral for snorkeling, but I have a feeling that the visibility is not so good, judging from the condition of the beach itself and its close proximity to the mangrove river that meets the Andaman Sea at Tanjung Rhu.
The beach is well kept by the resorts' personnel. Look up and see if you can catch a glimpse of the eagle roaming in the area, probably looking for a quick meal.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Casa del Mar Langkawi
Jalan Pantai Cenang
Saturday, August 14, 2010
With its central location, Azio Hotel Langkawi is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Langkawi. The Azio Hotel Langkawi boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. Room amenities include non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, television LCD/plasma screen, shower, separate shower and tub. This Langkawi accommodation features on-site facilities such as car park, family room. Modern comfort and convenience are seamlessly combined to ensure the guests' satisfaction. To make your reservation at the Azio Hotel Langkawi quick and easy, please select your preferred dates of stay and proceed with our secure online booking form.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
So, you've picked out your location, put in your time off requests at work, and you've booked the hotel. It looks like you're all set for your vacation-except for one small thing: the rental car. You probably have that gnawing feeling in your stomach as you think about the whole process. What size will you need? How many days? Will pickup and drop-off be convenient? Insurance or no insurance? Most importantly, how do you go about getting the best possible deal?
There are several ways to ensure that you get the lowest possible price on your car rental. First, treat a car rental the same way you would an airline booking: be sure to book in advance. Car rentals companies tend to charge higher prices for last minute getaways than they do for advanced bookings of two to three weeks.
Another thing that airlines and car rental agencies have in common is their fixation on what day of the week you're traveling. If you're willing to add a Saturday stay to your trip, you'll often find that the cost of renting your car will be lower.
Second, consider exactly what type of car you'll need for your trip. Sure, we all like to spread out in a big, roomy SUV for a road trip, but the expense of a rental car isn't limited to just the car itself. You have to put fuel in that beast, and gas prices aren't likely to decrease anytime soon. It may be that a little thoughtful packing might enable you to downgrade into an equally roomy full-size model, thus saving money not only at the rental agency, but at the pumps, as well.
Having said this, it pays to do a little research. Visit multiple rental agency websites to ensure that, if you have a particular car in mind, you select the correct class of rental car. What is considered mid-size at one agency can actually be priced at a higher standard class at another.
If you decide to book online, consider using independent sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, or Kayak. These sites work by receiving a certain number of airline seats, hotel rooms, or rental cars for a discounted rate, which is passed on to the consumer. Be careful to go over the rules and restrictions associated with booking at these sites. If you make a change to your reservation that costs you money in excess of your original booking, and you've failed to follow the rules, there's often nothing that the agents at these sites' 800 numbers can do to help.
If the prices go down, on the other hand, online bookings have the advantage of allowing you to ask for the lower price. Sites like Orbitz advertise a low price guarantee, offering rebate checks in the event that your booking costs less after you make your reservation. While other sites may not have this guarantee in writing, often a simple phone call can result in a refund of the difference.
If you're renting from an office, however, avoid renting your car at the airport. It may be a small inconvenience, but airport rental agencies often have to pay additional fees to the airport in exchange for having a presence at that location, and they, in turn, pass that extra cost onto the customer. If you live in a larger city, you'll likewise want to seek out a suburban rental office in order to avoid in-city taxes and surcharges. In addition, you may want to consider smaller agencies. They may lack the inventory of a Dollar or an Avis, but they can make up for that in low overhead, which means less cost for you.
Some additional ways you can get value from your next car rental:
Match your rental car class to the days of the week you're traveling for extra savings. SUV's, vans, and large pickups rent more cheaply during the week, while luxury cars cost less on the weekends.
If you rent several times a year, consider joining a frequent customer club. The savings can add up quickly.
If you're going to rent from an agency in a larger city, book an economy vehicle. These tend to be in short supply in urban markets, and will oversell quickly. When you arrive, the likelihood is greater that your requested vehicle will be unavailable, and you'll be upgraded to a higher class at no charge.
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Ray T. Lewis loves to travel but hates to drive. Is that unusual?
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Friday, May 7, 2010
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The area is still freely accessible. Various facilities have been built for the convenience of visitors. A large parking area charges a nominal fee. Shops selling local food, beverages and souvenirs open around mid morning. Other facilities include separate mussallah (Muslim prayer room) for male and female, restrooms (one at the bottom, one halfway up and one at the top). A long flight of 638 concrete steps inclines at about 45 to 60º lead all the way to the top, where there is a wooden lookout tower and several shelters. ....
Admission : Free. Bring a change of clothes for swimming.
Safety Information:- Do not stand in the open at the top during thunderstorms to avoid lightning strikes.
- Do not stand under trees during rainstorms to avoid falling branches.
- Do not scare or intimidate the monkeys.
Friday, January 29, 2010
The white concrete structure would fly all the flags of member countries for many years until recently, when only the flags of Malaysia and the state of Kedah would flutter. Immediately overlooking this white edifice is a green park with a scattering of giant replicas representing the myriad legends of the islands.
With the trees now all grown, the CHOGM Park has matured and offers lots of shaded areas to rest and take a respite from the midday heat.You can easily enter the park from the main road (Jalan Persiaran Putra). The beach next to the park is the only beach in Kuah town. Not particularly conducive for swimming, this beautiful stretch of white sands is a great place to hang out in the evenings.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Telaga Tujuh - Seven Wells Waterfalls
Today's Langkawi claim to have the tallest man-made waterfall at Datai Bay. But I don't think you'd travel to a great tropical eco destination like Langkawi to see that. Well, elsewhere on the main island, you will still get a chance to experience the splendour of a true waterfall - the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (Seven Wells Waterfalls). From the Gunung Machinchang cable car you can see the waterfalls of Telaga Tujuh in the distance.
Likewise, you can see the cable cars hovering over the forest canopy from Telaga Tujuh. Located within Compartment 8 of the Machinchang Forest Reserve (mainly comprising of dipterocarp forests) Telaga Tujuh is probably among the oldest natural and free attractions in Langkawi. In the old days a visit to Langkawi would not be complete without climbing the steep slopes of Telaga Tujuh to experience the cool waters of at least one of the seven wells....