Malaysia side trip from Singapore

Jan 8th, 2017, 05:55 AM
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Malaysia side trip from Singapore

I have from March 10-March 16 (need to be in Delhi on 16th) for trip from Singapore.
Looking now into Malaysia and was impressed by reviews on Penang, Georgtown (E&O) and Langkawi
Is it feasible to do both? what are people's thoughts on ferry?
How many nights each place?
or should I just do 1 place?
If I do both, where would you fly to from Singapore...Penang? or Langkawi?
Will fly back to singapore and then onto Delhi!

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Jan 8th, 2017, 08:39 AM
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If it was me (and your preferences might well be different) I'd choose just one place. That way, you get a chance to settle in and get to know a place. And I'd choose Georgetown. We love the E&O and the wonderful food at the hawker centers. Langkawi is an international beach resort.
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Jan 8th, 2017, 11:42 AM
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I think you are right about one place, plus are moving around alot. How many nights in Georgetown would you suggest?
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Jan 8th, 2017, 12:15 PM
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We spent a week there. So I'd say 5 or 6 nights.
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Jan 8th, 2017, 12:57 PM
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I like both places, in fact my wife and I got married in Langkawi and have returned a few times since. There are some fantastic hotels there. The Datai, Four Seasons, Tanjung Rhu. It may be mostly about the beachs but there is a thriving food scene, mangrove walks, hiking etc. and it would provide a nice contrast to Penang which too has a lot going for it - street food, temples, graffiti, but the beaches are not good.

Some photos and info of our time in Penang @ https://accidentalnomads.com/2014/11/22/penang/

We took the ferry between the two islands which was a nice way to get around. I think it took around 4 hours.

I don't think it matters to much which one you fly to or from. Just go for the most convenient flight.
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