QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
1. Where does the ferry embark and disembark at Langkawi?
* At Kuah Jetty in Langkawi.
2. How long does a tourist (M'sian) need to stay in Langkawi before they are entitle to buy duty free goods?
* For M'sian they must stay at least 48 hours to entitle for buying any duty free items.
3. What type of duty free items and amount are we allow to spend?
* You are allow to buy 1 slot of cigarettes, 1 liter of liquor and any duty free item not more than RM500 per person.
4. What type of ferry are you using?
* We are using high speed ferry for all our destination. It takes us 2 hours to Pulau Payar, 3 hours to Langkawi.
5. Are your passengers insured?
* Yes, all passengers on board the ferry are insured.
6. What time must we be at the port?
* You must check-in half an hour before departure for any domestic departure and 1 hour for international departure.
7. Can you arrange us for hotel accomodation?
* You may refer to our hotel list to suit your budget.
Malaysia is a truly multicultural country with a population of over 20 million comprising Malays, Chinese, Indians and a host of other ethnic groups. Bahasa Malaysia is the national language although English is very widely spoken.
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
Malaysia has an equatorial climate with relatively uniform temperatures throughout the year ranging from 32oC during the day to 22oC during the night. It is slightly cooler in the hill country areas and rainfall is common throughout the year. Light comfortable clothing is the norm with lightweight woolens required for visits to highland areas.
Standard Malaysian time is GMT +8.
The Ringgit Malaysia (RM) is the official currency. Visitors entering the country have to take note of the currency regulations for restricting the import and export of the Ringgit Malaysia and other foreign currency out of and into Malaysia. Under these regulations, all travelers must fill in the Travelers Declaration Form (TDF) upon arrival and before departure at the airport.
The US Dollar is officially pegged at RM4.40 - 4.60 to US$1.00.
TIPPING IN MALAYSIA
Tipping is not a sensitive topic in Malaysia, where 6% of government tax and service charges may or may not be included in hotel and restaurant bills, but in any case, further tips are not expected. Tips should give you an idea of how to reward good service without causing anyone to "lose face" in Malaysia.
Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visited period. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits.
For further information, please check with the nearest Malaysian Diplomatic Mission or Tourism Malaysia Office.
TRAVELER'S HEALTHCARE ADVISES
Symptoms: Nausea, Stomach cramps and Vomitting
(1) Transderm Scopolaminie (a patch applied behind the ear). Available only by prescription
(2) Benadryl pills
(3) Strap on a sea-band wristband the minute you embark
To further guard against seasickness, eat very lightly before embark. Drinking ginger ale or taking ginger capsules is a favorite all natural way to ease seasickness.
SUN CARE TIPS
Here are several important sun care facts to keep in mind on your next cruise. A serious sunburn can spoil a great vacation.
Select a sunscreen that blocks enough UV rays to adequately protect your skin type.
Follow product directions carefully. Apply sun portection products generously and evenly 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply occasionally and after swimming, excessive perspiration, or toweling.
Avoid sun exposure during the peak hours between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can cut down on the overall exposure received by spending intermittent periods of time in the shade.
Surfaces such as water, sand, snow, and pavement all reflect and intensify exposure. Because of this you can still get burned even when wearing a hat or sitting in the shade.
Many medications, including certain antibiotics, heart and blood pressure medicines, antihistimines and antidepressants, can cause photosensitive reactions when the user is exposed to sunlight. This can result in an unusual "sunburn", or a rash or other allergic-type reaction to the skin. Individual sensitivities vary widely and may not happen to every user, every time. Consult your physician or pharmacist before sun exposure when using ANY medication.
Some fragrances can also cause photosensitive reactions wherever they are applied to the skin. Examples of these are bergamot, citron, lavender, sandalwood, and musk.
Teach children about the importance of sun protection. 80% of all sun damage to the skin occurs before the age of 18.
|Sinaran Motel||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Akasia Hotel||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Langkawi Rest Inn||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Altis Hotel Langkawi||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Trillion Motel||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Azio Hotel||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Regalia Inn & Spa||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Warisan Tok Wan||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Citin Hotel||Budget||Kuah Town|
|Lancons Hotel||Budget||Cenang Beach|
|Malibest Resort||Budget||Cenang Beach|
|Langgura Baron Htl||Budget||Cenang Beach|
|Twin Peaks Resort||2 Star||Kuah Town|
|Langkawi Baron Hotel||2 Star||Kuah Town|
|Langkasuka Hotel||2 Star||Kuah Town|
|Hotel Bahagia||2 Star||Kuah Town|
|Rasa Exotica Resort||2 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Langkapuri Inn||2 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Bella Vista Waterfront||3 Star||Kuah Town|
|HIG Hotel Langkawi||3 Star||Kuah Town|
|Best Star Resort||3 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Aseania Resort||3 Star||Tengah Beach|
|Bella Vista Express||3 Star||Padang Matsirat|
|Myhotel Langkawi||3 Star||Kuah Town|
|Grand Continental||3 Star||Kuah Town|
|Seaview Hotel||3 Star||Kuah Town|
|Favehotel Langkawi||3 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Bella Vista Waterfront||3 Star||Kuah Town|
|OneHotel Helang||4 Star||Airport|
|Bayview Hotel Langkawi||4 Star||Kuah|
|Federal Villa Resort||4 Star||Tengah Beach|
|Lanai Resort||3 Star||Tengah Beach|
|Resorts World Langkawi||4 Star||Tanjung Malai|
|Dayang Bay Serviced Apartments||4 Star||Kuah|
|Seaview Apartment||3 Star||Kuah|
|Simfoni Resort||3 Star||Kuah|
|Langkapuri Inn Apartment||2 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Aseania Resort||3 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Bella Vista Apartments||3 Star||Kuah|
|Bon Ton Resort||4 Star||Cenang Beach|
|D’Coconut Hill Resort||4 Star||Gunung Raya|
|Langkawi Holiday Villa||4 Star||Tengah Beach|
|Resorts World Langkawi||4 Star||Teluk Baru Beach|
|Four Points by Sheraton||4 Star||Kuala Muda|
|Langkawi Lagoon Resort||4 Star||Kuala Muda|
|Berjaya Langkawi||4 Star||Teluk Burau|
|The Frangipani Resort||4 Star||Tengah Beach|
|Rebak Island Resort||5 Star||Rebak Island|
|Sheraton Langkawi||5 Star||Teluk Nibong|
|Pelangi Beach Resort||5 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Casa Del Mar||4 Star||Cenang Beach|
|Westin Langkawi Resort||5 Star||Kuah|
|Andaman Resort||5 Star||Datai|
|The Danna Langkawi||5 Star||Pantai Kok|
|Tanjung Rhu Resort||5 Star||Tanjung Rhu|
|The Datai Resort||5 Star||Datai|
|Four Season Resort||5 Star||Tanjung Rhu|
|Westin langkawi Resort||5 Star||Kuah Town|