The mystical island of Langkawi in northern Peninsular Malaysia is one of the world’s top travel destinations. If you’re planning to get to Langkawi from Singapore, check out these five simple ways to travel:
- By air It takes about an hour and a half if you travel by air from Singapore to Langkawi. Silk Air, Tiger Air, Air Asia, and Malaysia Airlines offer direct flights from Singapore to Langkawi on a daily basis. If you’re on a tight budget or would like to save more, you can book the flight and hotel with Air Asia.
- By train There aren’t any direct trains from Singapore to the island, but you can take the KTM’s ETS (electric train service) from Singapore to Perlis. You can then take a bus or taxi and head to the Kuala Perlis jetty to take the ferry to Langkawi. If you’re taking a taxi, make sure they use the meter or buy a ticket from a legit taxi booth.
- By cruise ship Prefer something doing fancy while traveling to your destination? Take the cruise ship! You can wine and dine, enjoy the scenic ocean view, watch amazing performances or simply walk around the ship during your journey. Some of the cruise ships that are heading to Langkawi from Singapore include Costa Cruises and Star Cruise.
- By car If you prefer a long journey by the road, you can drive your car all the way to Kuala Perlis. The estimate travel time is between 11 to 12 hours. Take the North-South Expressway Northern Route once you’ve arrived in Kuala Lumpur. To reach the jetty at Kuala Perlis, you’ll need to exit at the Changlun-Kuala Perlis Highway (194). There will be plenty of tollbooths when you travel by car, so make sure you have enough cash with you (Malaysian Ringgit only). The charges vary depending on your location. To avoid long queues at the tollbooth, you can purchase a Touch N Go card or a smart tag, available at selected petrol stations and tollbooths throughout Malaysia.
- By bus There aren’t any direct buses to Langkawi, so you’ll have to take a bus that stops at Perlis, before taking a local bus ride or taxi service to the Kuala Perlis jetty. Some of the best bus operators operating daily include Sani Express, Konsortium Express, Transnasional, and Sri Maju.
The small, idyllic island boasts of fascinating myths and legends and interesting tourist attractions waiting to be discovered. Some of the most visited attractions in Langkawi worth checking out include Makam Mahsuri, Beras Terbakar, and Pulau Dayang Bunting.