How we went from KL to Langkawi by train and ferry and what happened, Local fruits, Local food, A big night party at the hostel
As you may guess from my previous post, we are going to Langkawi via train and ferry!
Yes, I know it will take so long and yes it took us around 16 hours to reach there, but we did that for two reasons:
- We want to enjoy the nature and hit new grounds everywhere in Malaysia.
- It was much more cheaper (we found a very cheap air-ticket for RM80 + RM20 for baggage + RM28 extra night at the hostel. That’s a total of RM128). We did for only RM47 (Train ticket RM22 + Ferry ticket RM25 and we slept in the train!).
We enjoyed the trip so much and saved lots of money! That’s why I would recommend it for everyone.
We took the train at 10 pm the previous day. (don’t forget to bring with you some food to eat as we did! It’s an eleven hours shoot)! The seats of the train wasn’t very much comfortable for sleeping, but I cannot complain. The price was really low!
We slept and slept and slept that we missed our station! OMG! Yes, we did miss our station, but that was another adventure to tell:
In order to take the ferry to Langkawi you must get off the train in either Alor setar or Arau stations. Then you take a taxi to either Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. We made the booking to Alor Setar and also booked the ferry from Kuala Kedah. We missed the train station of Alor Setar and got off on another station after it.
Now, we have the choice of taking a taxi to Kuala Perlis (very expensive) and also book new tickets from the ferry station (as we contacted the ferry call center and they told us that our tickets are non-exchangeable)!
The other risky choice of waiting for train coming back from Bangkok to drop us at Alor Setar. And I say risky because time was too short for that. But we did it:
And that’s a video we did on the Thai train and how we felt about feeling lost!
Once we arrived Alor Setar we took a taxi for only RM15 (which we paid happily). And we reached Kuala Kedah 15 minutes before the departure time of the ferry
Arriving at Langkawi island by 2 pm, we took a taxi (the only way) for RM30 (unified fare) to our hostel:
Our hostel at Langkawi was Zackry Guesthouse, located in Pentai Tengah (10 minutes walk to Pentai Cenang).
upon arrival, we thought the place is a little bit weird and yes it was 😀 As you may notice, the place is not a building it’s rather a very small suburb of itself! It’s a group of small buildings grouped together in a street junction!
One of those is the reception and you can find in it a Big TV screen, bar, some tables and a small office for the receptionist. The receptionist is the weirdest of all on that place! You will find him so funky and… I cannot describe him but to say “weirdo”
Ah! Forgot to tell you about the dogs: there were three dogs at that place who seem to be the owners! They look nice, but sometimes I was afraid to come close to them!!!
We went to get some rest at our rooms. Then we quickly decided to go for a walk around the city. So we went to Cenang street!
While we were going out of the hostel, the weird man told us that they are bringing a reggae musical band to the hostel today and there will be a big night today in the hostel, and asked us to share the fun with them and pay RM10 each! We didn’t agree and thought that it’s better to go around the city we are here just for two days only!
We went out wandering about the streets without having any plan.
We found a fruits shop and decided to go and check what fruits are there in this spot of the world! And you can see most of what we found in the picture!
Then we went on looking for a place to eat at Cenang. We stumbled by a really really very good Indian restaurant there. I am sorry I don’t remember it’s name but it was towards the end of the street on your right hand if you were coming from Pentai Tengah.
That was only for RM1.50.
On our way, we went inside a big mall in the Cenang street. There is nothing much to see in it, however if you need to take some rest from the moist hot weather, sure it will be the right place!!!
Then we wanted to taste some fruits (never tasted before) and it was the dragon fruit!:
That was only for around RM3.20. We asked the guy to buy us a big one and cut it for us!
Then we went and walked a little by the beach at night for a little bit:
Now the time is 8:30 pm and we found out there is nothing much to do in the city, so we decided to go back to the hostel, and share the fun with the other guys!!! 😀
And it was really so much fun!!!
The weird guy appeared to be very much in the right place that night 😀 Yes, there was lots of dancing, and fun! Also we got to know two very nice girls from London, and spent the night together chatting, dancing and having fun! I cannot talk about the party or describe it more the photos and the video says everything!
And you gotta watch this video:
The party ended by 12:30 midnight. Some of the guys went for an after party at the only nightclub in Langkawi Sunba. Some went to bed. Others like me went for a little walk in nature… later for bed!!!