The first couple of weeks of this 4-week trip to Malaysia involved island hopping from Phuket to Penang, stopping off in between in Langkawi. Despite their close proximity to each other, these are 3 very different types of island. Phuket is quite commercial, whereas Langkawi is much less-developed and laid-back. Penang is culturally the most diverse of the three. Something for everyone, then 🙂 .
Be sure to first check out our Plan, Maps and Budget for this 4-week round trip.
Following a few days in Phuket
, we planned to take a short AirAsia
flight south to the tropical island paradise of Langkawi
It was raining when we arrived at Langkawi's small international airport. We'd just taken 2 shuttle flights from Phuket
, with ...Read More
On a first visit to Penang, you could be forgiven for thinking yourself in mainland China
. As with the unbalanced demographics ...Read More
Following our island hops through Phuket
, we planned to spend 7 days on the southernmost island in our ...Read More
If you're planning a multi-destination road trip, then booking an open-jaw flight can be a godsend. Our Malay peninsula west ...Read More
Our Malay West Coast
journey started in Phuket
Thailand – just north of the Thai-Malaysian border. We wanted to use the ...Read More
Island Hopping from Phuket to Penang
Coming up next… Penang Malaysia: Over-hyped, Over-priced, Over-rated.
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