Travelling up the West Coast of Malaysia- Penang & Langkawi Islands

After our time in Kuala Lumpur which you can read about here –A short stay in Kuala Lumpur? Our top three things to do whilst there, our Malaysian adventure took us to Penang Island. We based ourselves in Georgetown which is famous for the vast array of street art so much so that the town has been listed as a World Heritage site. We armed ourselves with a map and a camera and spent a day walking around the town and ticking off each piece of street art that we could find.

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Georgetown Street Art Collage

Nicole had also heard about a cafe in George Town that created 3D sculptures on your hot drinks so we took a break from street art hunting to go and find this place. Now it wasn’t really my cup of tea (no pun intended obviously) but Nicole did enjoy the milk frothed animals that had been impressively put on top of our drinks.

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How do they do it?

Whilst we were in Penang we also took a trip to the National Park. After a long and very sweaty walk through the jungle we arrived at monkey beach. Most people in Penang go to Batu Ferringhi beach but this place is far better. It was largely deserted and we spent an afternoon here taking it easy before we headed back to Georgetown.

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Monkey Beach

A friend of mine had suggested visiting Langkawi and so we heeded his advice and ventured there next. We stayed at a small guest house in Pantai Cenang and spent a few days chilling out on the beach. We also hired a moped one day and set off to explore the island. We took a trip up the Langkawi SkyCab and the various viewing platforms at the top are 1000 metres above sea level and provide for panoramic views all over Langkawi.

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View from the top of the SkyCab

As you have to buy a multi-ticket to use the SkyCab, you also get access to various other attractions. One of those is the recently opened Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum which provides for some really cool photos & an amazing 3D light show. You can read more about our trip there here –Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum.

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Nicole being eaten by a Panda

We then drove to the Seven Wells Waterfall and swam around in the various pools that can be found at the top of the waterfall before taking a scenic drive back to Pantai Cenang.

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Seven Wells Waterfall

So that was our Malaysian trip and you can watch our Youtube highlights below!

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