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Langkawi is a single Malay island in the state of Kedah, located at the crossroads of the shipping lanes. Back in the old days, the village, which occupies the territory of the present city, was known for its extensive plantations of rice and pepper. Langkawy, like the rest of the island, is under the influence of a humid tropical climate. The greatest number of sprouts occur in the spring, as well as in fall in October and November. The most favorable time to visit is from November through May.

100 USD = 440.75 MYR

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  • Air quality: 33 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 65,000 people
  • GDP: $9,508 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 18 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Hotlink
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: In Malaysia, people don’t normally practise tipping. Meaning, you don’t have to tip unless stated otherwise. Of course, it is not wrong to give a tip, anyone will be more than happy to receive it. If you go to a restaurant or something like that, there will be a service charge of 10%.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
  • More hotels:
  • Best coffee 24/7: Jetpack Langkawi
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best hospital: Chenang Clinic
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air Asia
  • Best intl air carrier: Air Asia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $850
  • Monthly costs for family: $1700
  • Monthly costs for local: $480
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $2.5

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