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ZAM and Mark from the Langkawi Gazette
have teamed up and are happy to care for you
when you come to Langkawi
Zam is a local (lives on Langkawi since many years) and knows this island very well.
She cares for the needs of tourists since more than ten years.
Mark, a Swiss who has started the Langkawi Gazette some years ago and lives here since more than 10 years.
Your advantages in using our services are:
Zam (Zamimah Ishak) knows the Tour Guides and does carefully chose those into 'her team' who offer ‘the Best’ in regard to what you would like to experience. She knows special guides who go to special places you might not find easily otherwise.
If you need an accommodation, she will find a place for you, even if ‘everything is booked out’. She is aware of which hotel needs renovation and should not be promoted at the moment, or where the management is about to change and things are just ‘not optimal’ now.
YOU DO NOT PAY ANYTHING EXTRA
Zam is not an ‘Agent’ You do not pay anything to us. You pay your tours, your hotel room etc. directly to the provider - to the normal, or even a lower than normal rate.
YOU HAVE A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON ALREADY ON LANGKAWI
Should anything happen – you can phone ZAM and she will do her best to help you.
ZAM and the Langkawi Gazette have a reputation. Not only because of that – but because of that too - we definitively want to see our guests happy !!
For your questions and /or bookings contact
Zam +60 17 541 9705 or if possible over email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic Transfers from Airport/Jetty to Hotel and back
For this we work together with Zahid, a local who has a company with a team of dedicated staff to handle indvidual traveller and groups (big and small).
We will arrange your arrival and departure transfers reliably and exactly when and as you need it. There is no public transport on the island - everything is done by taxis. - The rates will be based on the number of people and the places of the designated hotels.
On Langkawi there is no puiblic transfer.
You can choose to go by Taxi or rent a Car or Motor Bike.
We do not recommend to rent a Motor Bike, as Langkawi has a high rate of accidents and it is much safer for you to be in a car.
As the taxi fares are a little pricey, you might as well rent a car.
Deposits are compulsory, payable at the rate RM50.00 to RM100.00, once you agree to rent the car.
The cars are under insurance coverage.
The drivers must have a valid driving licence.
You can rent the the car on a daily or weekly basis.
if you want to rent the car on a long term basis, e.g. monthly - the rate is negotiable
Round Island Tour by car or van
This is a basic 5 hours tour round the island by road on which you will discover Langkawi by exploring some of the island's main places of interest.
You are guided by a knowledgable person who speaks English.
On the way you will come along white sand beaches, thick jungles, small villages ('Kampungs') and paddi fields.
Places you can choose to visit are the Cable Car and the Oriental Village, the Underwater World, Beaches, historic places, a museum and many more (see list below).
You can shop at Kuah town (the duty free alcohol and cigarettes are specially cheap here) and visit the Eagle Square with the giant bronze symbol of Langkawi.
Island Hopping by Boat
This trip is by a fast boat which will take four hours to cover 3 islands.
One of the island that you will stopover is the Pulau Dayang Bunting (Island of the Pregnant Maiden) with the Pregnant Maiden Lake (a freshwater lake).
This beautiful island has a unique and interesting legend about the fairy princess who lost her child and decided to lay her child to rest in peace in the lake. And for that, she blesses all the childless and infertile women to be conceivable after bathing in the lake.
Then, the Pulau Singa Besar, the untouched island, being undeveloped to preserve its precious nature, with no basic amenities. The last island of the tour is Pulau Beras Basah - one of the most well-known islands, a perfect getaway with its white sandy beach and the lush green forest that surrounds the island for you to relax and clear all your tensions.
Fishing in Langkawi is still new to most tourists. Local fishing enthusiasts have many popular destinations for fishing around Langkawi Island - one of them is the Pantai Teluk Baru (for island fishing). Langkawi deep sea fishing is most interesting as you can come across a big varieties of fish, such as tuna, barracuda, mackerel, blue spotted stingray, pipefish and many others.
The local fishing enthusiasts have a big variety of baits used for fishing and some are using squids. You can fish all year round in Langkawi, but it is best in January to July and December (as August to November are monsoon months). You can also fish squids in Langkawi, between late November and February - this is a seasonal activity.
This in an approximately 5 hours trip by boat to the mangroves of the 'Langkawi Geopark', (acknowledged by UNESCO in June 2007). Beside the beautiful views of unique limestone rocks and granite cliffs, we will visit different caves, like the Bats Cave, with their impressive populoation of bats. You will see the eagles in the sky and deeply enjoy this day in the nature.
We will also visit the modern, floating fish farm and a local fish farm and have lunch at the Floating Restaurant (Hole in the Wall)