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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Not Enough Rooms For Visitors In Langkawi

LANGKAWI, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- The arrival of too many foreign and domestic tourists to the resort island of Langkawi during the Chinese New Year has left many of them with no place to stay.

An estimated 50,000 tourists arrived on the legendary island to spend the Chinese New Year holiday resulting in all hotels, resorts, chalets and homestays being fully occupied.

Those who have no place to stay slept in their vehicles, at the beach and also in mosques.

A few ferry operators when met, said last Thursday was the busiest day as they had to handle about 20,000 passengers.

A spokesman for the Baron Group, which owns a resort and hotel chain in Langkawi, said all rooms at their hotels were booked for the Chinese New Year holiday.

He advised those wishing to go to the island, especially during the holidays, to make early plans, including room reservation.

A manager of a passenger ferry service, Wong Sie Kiong, said there was enough ferry service to ferry visitors from Kuala Perlis and Kuala Kedah to Langkawi.

He said there were more than 40 ferries operating the routes between Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah and Penang to Langkawi.

Besides being a shopping heaven, as Langkawi is a duty-free island, other attractions on the island are the cable car, the Under Water World and its beaches, especially Pantai Cenang.


AL :-
Good news or bad news? Should we control the arrival? Or should we welcome more?
There's a lot to think about. But in other hand langkawian benefited from large turnout.


gaung said...

betul tue..memang crowded amat sangat dengan tourist. payah jugak kami yang jenis tak booking awal nk cari bilik .walk in pun gagal..hahah.pengalaman

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anaklangkawi said...

Hhehe.. Kesian.. biasala langkawi. Takpa2.. turun lagi bagitau jelah..
Paling teruk masjid kan ada.. hehhe