Here we go, this is our last day in Malaysia as we are heading towards Thailand by boat. We could have crossed the border by the road but it’s nice to take travel by sea sometimes. Once in Thailand, an hour and twenty minutes later, we had to cycle to the next town to get organised with money and phone number plus internet. We found easily the bank and then a shopping mall for the SIM card. Finally, we’ve just stayed in that same shopping mall and worked on our website until dark. Then we cycled few kilometres and stopped in a park where we spent our night.
Kuah > Pentai Cenang (38km, 2h25)
First day in Langkawi. From what I’ve heard until today, this island is the first tourist destination in Malaysia. That’s what I’m afroad of… Personally, I prefer Borneo with its adventurous side. Touristy places means to me, higher prices for anything, especially food in my case. I did not plan to go there at first but like Penang, everyone is talking about it. Even the Malay family we met in Kuala Lumpur, Amir told us about this island many times. Our goal is to find as much free things as possible. Fortunately, there is some like watching Parachutes, jungle walks, waterfall and cycling around the island :-)
Taman Setia Budi > Ferry (56km, 1h37) > Kuah, Langkawi island (83km, 4h40)
Today we keep travelling towards Thailand which is becoming very close. We left the village “Setia Budi ” this morning and cycled until Kota Kuala Kedah to catch a ferry to Langkawi. From Malaysia, there is three cities that operate this trip: Penang (the furthest), Kota Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis (the closest). Of course, longer the trip is, more expensive the ticket will be. One way ticket cost 23 ringgit plus an extra of 18 ringgit for the bicycle. There is several ferries during the day. We let go the 6pm and caught the one at 7pm, the last one, to have the time to eat something. Once in Kuah (Langkawi) we simply slept in a tiny park just outside the ferry terminal as it was already dark.