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Penang or Langkawi

Guildford, United...
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Penang or Langkawi

I'm looking to go to lLangkawi with my family but was wondering if Penang would be better? I love beautiful beaches, lovely scenery and a bit of wildlife and not too built up which is why I thought Langkawi would be a good choice. However I've recently read that Penang would be a better choice. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Penang Island...
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for Penang, Penang Island, George Town, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi
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1. Re: Penang or Langkawi

How long are you going for, and what sort of wildlife are you after? Both Penang and Langkawi have monkeys, birds, monitor lizards, geckos and bugs. Sometimes the odd snake too. On Penang you might see a bit more wildlife in the National Park at Teluk Bahang.

Penang doesn't really have beautiful beaches, but there again many of Langkawi's beaches have become busy and overdeveloped.

There is much more to do on Penang if you are going for any length of time, particularly if you're going at a rainy time of year. See mypenang.gov.my for ideas.

If you like the sea and messing around in boats Langkawi would be better.

At the end of the day it's your choice, but do you maybe have time to do both? It's a 25 minute flight between the two islands.

Guildford, United...
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56 posts
2. Re: Penang or Langkawi

Hi

I was planning on going from Singapore fir a 10 day stay and would love to experience a rainforest. Thanks.

Norfolk, United...
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for Chaweng, Ko Samui
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3. Re: Penang or Langkawi

If you are in Singapore, I would fly to Kota Kinabalu - beautiful beaches, lovely scenery and a bit of wildlife and not too built up!!!!

Guildford, United...
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4. Re: Penang or Langkawi

Thanks for your reply. I have already been to Kota Kinabalu so wanted something different.

Penang Island...
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for Penang, Penang Island, George Town, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi
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5. Re: Penang or Langkawi

If you want to be amongst the rainforest on Penang, have a look at somewhere like this www.malihom.com

6. Re: Penang or Langkawi

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