I am starting this blog post by thanking our lovely client for choosing us in their annual dinner! And a big thank you for providing our team with 5-star accommodation at The Westin, Langkawi.
While it was only a night’s event, our team arrived 1 night earlier. We had planned to reach a day earlier for ample time to respond in case of delayed baggage, or malfunctioning equipment. Spare equipment was prepared but we can never be too sure, right?
In keeping ourselves fit for the event, our team had avoided street food on our first 2 days. There was not too many street food tempting us near The Westin to be honest. If you prefer to eat something outside the hotel, it’s a 10 ~ 15 mins walk to the Jetty Point. Where you will find a local food court and some fast food restaurants.
We are writing this blog post to share some essential information we have learnt in our trip.
Traveling & Taxi
Travelling around Langkawi was hassle free. Unlike some tourist destinations where taxi fares are unpredictable, Langkawi taxis have fixed fares based on the specific location and number of passengers. You could even find a rate chart outside few restaurants. No haggling of pricing was required. If you are taking a taxi from the airport, you just have to approach the counter and will be quoted based on a standard rate, paid to the counter.
Renting a Car
If you might be travelling around a lot, renting a car would make sense. Rentals are very well-priced, we were quoted RM210 for 4-day rental of a Perodua Myvi at the Langkawi Airport.
On our first day, we visited Kuah Town, this was about 15 mins drive from The Westin. Taking a taxi costed us RM12, which was reasonable. Here you will find many Chinese seafood and cooked food restaurants. They are generally open air restaurants, and one that we visited surprised us with great tasting dishes. Other than that, you will find an electronic appliance store, and many shops serving the local community.
During our short stay, this was our favourite place, which we had attributed to the liveliness of the area and the atmosphere. Crowded with tourists and wide variety of restaurants ranging from Malay food to Italian cuisines. Street stalls are selling grilled corn, fried ice-cream, Ramly burgers and Chendol. You will definitely find something that suits.
Duty Free Products
In Langkawi, you will find no shortage of shops selling chocolates, beer, cigarettes and cigars. If you are someone who likes to indulge in any of these, you are in for a treat. A can of 500ml Carlsberg is as cheap as RM2.30 and box of cigarette starts at RM2.
It has been a pleasant trip and an overseas photography job well done! We are looking to many more.