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“Does the job...just”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Langkawi Ferry

Langkawi Ferry
Ranked #39 of 91 things to do in Langkawi
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Wellington, New Zealand
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96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Does the job...just”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Took the Langkawi ferry from Kuala Perlis in January 2012. Do not come expecting a brand new, clean ferry (as advertised). Chances are what you'd get is a small and barely comfortable seats. Most seats are ripped and the overall interior is due for an upgrade.

The reason for this is perhaps due to the fact that this ferry is the main transportation to Langkawi for most. Perhaps demand for service hasn't been adequately met by supply of good quality, clean boats.

At the end of the day, it gets you to Langkawi safely and within reasonable time - relatively organised and the will put on a dvd international or local movies for entertainment.

I however, would prefer to fly next time.

Visited January 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Okay to get from A to B”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

I wouldn't class this as an attractation, but it was an okay way to get from A (Penang) to B (Langkawi) and back again for a day trip, but is is definately not an attraction.

Visited November 2011
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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69 reviews
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“terrible experience”
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Went there with the illusion of something comfortable , nice and clean but no!
It is small, seats are terrible looks like it was ripped out of an old airplane.
It felt like scene out of a bad scary movie, been dizzy and most of the passengers were seasick which was really disgusting.

Visited November 2010
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australia
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“It gets you there,nothing more”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

Thats all i can say,it gets you there.If it went down,no escape from the hull area,an eerie experience.I have been on worse boats,but it was a long time ago.

Visited August 2011
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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“Unsafe and Disgusting”
Reviewed 18 July 2011

The ferry is a horrible experience. Being in the downstairs section you feel totally trapped if something bad happened where people had to get off quickly there would be no chance! exiting by ladder into an already cramped exit area would leave most people dead. The placing of vomit bags just above my head was already a concern... an hour into the journey 15 people had come to grab one, the whole section smelled of vomit. The toilets were disgusting!

Visited July 2011
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