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Hi Friends of Langkawi – GOOD NEWS
There is a new development in regard to customs alcohol and cigarette restrictions.
The news is, that the “Chois” 24hrs shops - and probably many others too – can now officially sell beer and cigarettes with no limits and no identification necessary.
When I came across this news I then went to Kuah and here in the 4 big shops selling alcohol there were still the custom people in uniform present. I tried to figure out what the rules are – and I got confirmed that indeed “Chois” (and probably many others) are now allowed to sell alcohol and cigarettes with no limits and no identification.
When I asked if I could here also, in this shop where they were present, buy beer without limit and identification I was told that no, here in the big shop I would have to show my passeport.
Asking what the difference was, it seems that “Chois” is regarded as a 2nd class shop – and what I guess is, that they do not sell hard liquor, but only beer. But as the custom people did not speak English – this is just a guess.
It is now clear that even the system within itself does no longer make any sense – and it looks like a retreat in stages of the custom department to not lose too much face in one go….
Nice to see some sanity coming back to Langkawi :-)
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5 min drive from
the Temurun Waterfall
Tel: +6 04 - 959 2700
+6 019 - 322 3180
Operating Hours: 7 am - 8pm
Planning to visit the spectacular Temurun Waterfall or to enjoy a scenic ride along the winding road that leads through the pristine Machinchang Geoforest Park in the northwest of Langkawi? If so, the ‘Hornbill Café’ is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or dinner break!
CHARLIE’S BAR & GRILL
ROYAL LANGKAWI YACHT CLUB
Jalan Dato Syed Omar
Tel: +604 966 4078
Daily 7am -11.00pm
Located between the Jetty Point and The Westin Langkawi, the famed and recently re-opened ‘Charlie’s Bar & Grill’ is without a doubt THE dining venue with the most spectacular view in the whole of Kuah! With a layout that stretches along the coastline, there are only two rows of tables. So regardless of where you choose to take a seat, you are sure to enjoy great vistas of the marina!
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TIME FOR ROMANCE
Planning to spoil your loved one? If looking for romance, Langkawi Island is without a doubt the perfect destination! Long sandy beaches invite to leisurely strolls, stylish yachts tempt with dreamy cruises in-between spectacular limestone cliffs, and the nightly sky sprinkled with shining stars is so intoxicating, you are likely to turn into a poet when softly whispering how much your darling means to you.
Wondering where to stay? Whatever your taste and preference, this comprehensive list of best Langkawi Hotels is sure to help you find a love nest that is just perfect for you and your sweetheart!
In case you are looking for something truly extraordinary – have a closer look at these properties:
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FAVE HOTEL - PANTAI TENGAH
Tel: +6 04 955 8089
+6 012 - 787 3943
+6 012 - 429 6426
Operating Hours: noon -11pm
While tempting with a rather bold promise, the VIP Spa does live up to its ambitious name - delivering a highly customized Spa experience in an environment designed in mind with the preferences of Western travelers.
Quite untypically for Langkawi, the boutique Spa has a contemporary, light and airy ambiance. The refreshing scent of Lemongrass along with beautiful displays of antique Buddha statues, Tibetan singing bowls and a ‘money plant’ that symbolizes good fortune set the tone for a truly relaxing Spa experience.
NEST ON THE BEACH
Operating Hours: 5pm -1am
Stirring up the air with inspired wing beats, the ‘Nest People’ managed within a few months to completely change the island’s chillout scene!
First by opening the ‘Nest Rooftop’ that quickly became Cenang’s favorite spot famous for its stunning 360 degrees’ view. And just a few weeks back, they added ‘Nest on the Beach’. Yet another chillout hideaway predestined to become a hit among travelers, resident expats and locals alike!!
HANDICRAFT & ART VILLAGE
On the roadside between
KUALA TERIANG & PADANG MATSIRAT
Operating Hours: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Tel: +6 04 - 955 7730
+6 012 - 332 6606
Looking for an original gift with a truly Langkawian flair?! Head to Pisang - a Handicraft & Art Village situated between Kuala Teriang and Padang Matsirat. Founded nearly 20 years ago, the store specializes in hand-made gamat soaps & lotions that are so popular, they are distributed also to other parts of Malaysia and sold abroad. The miracle ingredients that makes them so unique? Sea Cucumber and Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tel: +6 04 953 2308
+6 017 229 1063
7am - 11am +
Dinner 5pm - 11pm
May - Oct: 6pm - 9.30pm
Nov - April: 5pm - midnight
One of the island’s top chillout & dining venues, the Nest Rooftop has an amazing atmosphere! Situated on the 5th Floor of the Royal Agate Hotel (white-blue-red building opposite the Sandy Beach Resort), the 5,000 square feet roof terrace offers a breathtaking 360-degree view with sprawling mountains in the back and the glistening Andaman Sea in front. Coupled with spectacular sunsets - an incredible vista! But it’s not just the spectacular setting that makes the place so popular! Beautiful wall paintings, tons of colorful pillows spread over rustic loungers made of recycled pallets, great affordable food, chill-out beats, amazing staff and the laid-back atmosphere strike a chord with locals, resident expats and tourists alike which makes for a really vibrant experience!