Langkawi Trip Day 1: Cable Car + Chocolate & Liquor Shopping

So, where did you spend your holidays over the long Malaysia Day weekends?

For me, I went to Langkawi with my family and we spent 3 days and 2 nights there. Took an early morning flight to Langkawi from KL. It was an hour flight via MAS. This is my second visit to Langkawi. The first time I went to Langkawi was a very short trip – city tour as we get off the Star Cruise for a day.


Upon arrival, our handsome guide fetched us and brought us to our first stop, Langkawi Cable Car. The ride from the airport to the cable car station is approximately 15 to 20 minutes drive.

On our way, we spotted this road signage and I find the name, “Beras Terbakar” funny. Like, can’t they think of a better name? Then, I got to know that the place [Beras Terbakar (burnt rice)] is named after the the field of a village which they had to burn the whole field in order to keep the enemy from acquiring their food. History much.

 

The Cable Car station is located in the Oriental Village. There’s really nothing much interesting in the village =X Bought our Skycab tickets for the cable car. Tickets are priced at RM30 for adult and RM20 for children.

#proudtobeMalaysianmoment: Get 50% discounts off the entrance fee upon presenting MyKad for Langkawi Cable Car ride. Only paid RM15 per person (Adult).

 

The Cable Car takes us up to Mount Mat Chinchang. There are two stops before we reach the top where the Langkawi Sky Bridge is located. We got off at the Middle Station to catch a glimpse of Langkawi.

 

There’s nothing much at the Middle Station except this one observation deck where ou can overlook the island, mountain and the peak of the mountains. Can clearly see the Sky Bridge too. Hop back into the SkyCab and went up to the last stop.

 View of the top station

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 metres curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia, completed in 2005. It is located 700 metres above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, an island in the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah. Wikipedia

The Sky Bridge was completed in 2005 and there is no access to it at the moment as it was closed for maintenance. Like seriously?? There were no signage saying that the Sky Bridge was closed at the ticket counter, but a huge poster promoting the Sky Bridge =..= #sohateful

End up just snap a few pictures of the surroundings but didn’t get a great view as the weather was not favourable. All I managed to capture were these:

Really nothing much up here and the view was not that spectacular as well. I guess the best time to get up here is during sunset. At least can enjoy the sunset view from up high. But then again, all depends on the weather.

We went back to the Oriental Village in hope to find a decent place for lunch but we didn’t find any promising eatery that we’d like to step in to, so we left and headed straight to The Andaman Resort to check-in and took lunch in the resort instead.

Our home for 3 days

Upon checking-in to The Andaman Resort, we ordered lunch from the room service. It didn’t take long for the food to reach our room and everything was served hot! The food came in a special food trolley that keeps our food warm. Everything is delicious, but very pricey. Heh..

Nasi goreng with chicken satay, tandoori pizza, ground beef tenderloin burger & fresh juice

After feeding our hungry self, we rest for a bit and headed out to the city for some shopping and dinner.

We went to Teow Soon Huat Duty Free Supermarket for Chocohol (Chocolate + Alcohol) shopping. This is one of the most reliable and cheapest stop for chocohol shopping! Everything is dem cheap compared to any shops in Malaysia. T3T Why only Langkawi and Labuan is tax free…….

All the chocolates they have here are rarely found in KL. They are all so dem cheap! Like more than 50% cheaper than the ones back home. Compare this, I bought a medium pack After Eight for RM18.50 from Ta Kiong (Kuching), for the same size in airport is around RM20-30. The large pack here in Langkawi is RM19 =..= I am speechless, just grabbed a few pack and put in the basket.

Langkawi is a booze haven. Be it beer, whiskey, vodka, gin, wine, etc.. you name it. There are so many types of beer you can find here, what more to say the other alcohols. Beer is very cheap here. For some beer, you can buy them from RM1.50 and most of them are below RM5 a bottle. German beer included. *grabs a few dozens*

Done with our first day chocohol shopping, we went to a seafood restaurant for some Lobster sashimi………which I’ll write on it more in the next post.

So, stay tuned..

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