Cable Car Views Of Langkawi Island, Malaysia

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The official translation of Langkawi is “The Jewel of Kedah.” I find the built up area of Pantai Cenang can get extremely crowded, especially during the peak season (November – February) and so what’s the best way to get away from it all, to see a bit of a paradise island? It is without doubt – on a motorcycle.

‘FE Holidays’ are a motorcycle rental place situated on the front street of Pantai Cenang’s hustle and bustling road and there are many motorcycle companies – but not all of them have a 24-hour service, in case your motorcycle breaks down. Imagine breaking down at 3am in the morning, miles away from your place of stay – not a problem if you went with these guys. However, you might want to get the correct type of Travel Insurance before you decide to burn some rubber!

And so off I went with my friend on a journey to see what Langkawi had to offer, I felt like I was creating my own film “Motorcycle Diaries”, the Malaysian version….

The most famous touristy thing to do in Langkawi is to visit the cable car; an absolutely orgy of breathtaking views is available as you go higher and higher, taking in the lush greenery of the hills, complimented by the blue sunny sky. Go as early as possible as the queue gets very long in the late morning. If you were to get public transport, you’d be paying over the odds and you’d also be too far away from the other sights when  you’re done with the cable car – hammering home another tick in the box for the motorbike rental.

Photos Of The Cable Car Views In Langkawi



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  1. Kae Lani | A Travel Broad Reply

    This seems like a trip well done! The one part that struck a chord with me was when you found “Tiger, Tiger”. I had a similar experience when I went to Edinburgh, Scotland and found that bar called “The Last Drop”. I’m from Philadelphia, where we have a tea shop called “The Last Drop”. It’s the Mecca of Philadelphia hipsters. Hipsters make their pilgrimage by bike from all over the city and purchase overpriced and overrated coffees and teas.

    Needless to say, I love having those moments. It’s like an inside joke with yourself.

  2. crazy sexy fun traveler Reply

    Yeaaaah, cable car, miss the views! I wish I saw a tiger, too 🙁

  3. Waegook Tom Reply

    The cable car looks amazing – and can’t believe there was a tiger right behind you!

    Also, I’ll have you know that I spent pretty much every Monday night of my first year at Northumbria in Tiger Tiger…and you’re right with your analysis haha!

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  6. Paul Iveson Reply

    Hey Anth

    Another great post as always. The photographs you took from the cable car were amazing. Totally breathtaking. Are they the final cut, or are there others kicking about? Would love to get some copies 😀 I know i’m a bit behind on your posts (a few to catch up on) but so far my opinion on TigerTiger has improved…not just a crap nightclub in Newcastle!

    Mucho Cousin Love xx

  7. Moataz Elbialy Reply

    Was you stopped dynamic a policeman to check if you had a bike driver license?