Camiguin vs. Langkawi – two islands of equivalent sizing in two various south-east Asia nations around the world. Philippines vs. Malysia. We’ll write about our 2 months expertise in a sequence of articles.
Why compare Camiguin vs. Langkawi ?
We are dwelling in Camiguin due to the fact 2008 and imagine that we know our wonderful very little island quiet well. In this time we also realized that there are normally about 8 months of unpleasant wintertime weather in Camiguin. This gray and very rainy weather conditions generally lasts both from start off of December until finish of January or from finish of December to stop of February. Exceptions do exist.
This is why we commenced to escape this awfully chilly temperature (only 24°C on the beach front) for 2 to 3 months. Very last yr we decided to discover Kuala Lumpur. But staying 2 or additional weeks in a mega-metropolis isn’t my style. Butch may possibly be capable strolling all working day as a result of marketplaces and purchasing malls.
So we seemed for an escape from the city and stumbled about some islands and some nice seashores.
We uncovered that Langkawi has about the exact same dimension as our Camiguin, so we decided to see how another island misplaced in the sea experienced made in one more tradition and underneath a different governing administration. You should uncover under a geographical overview.
In advance of we start off: All images can be enlarged by clicking on them. The maps are courtesy of Google maps. All other shots are our individual intellectual assets.
The two islands
The overlap map image under will allow to compare the measurements of the two islands. Langkawi is a little bit greater, but the severe western aspect of Langkawi is not available since of non-public residence. The northwestern section is Mangrove swamp and only accessible with approved boats. Go through extra about accessibility in a further portion of our comparison.
In this article are the two maps in separate illustrations or photos.
The distinctions commenced by now in Cebu
Our quick flight with Cebu Pacific Air had been freezing cold as usual. I am now used to don long trousers, lengthy sleeves, sneakers and socks when I fly with 5J. Any where in the Philippines air-affliction is either not doing the job or on whole freezer temperature.
The flight with AirAsia from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur experienced been a lot additional comfy for what belongs to temperature. However the seat-rows were about 1 inch nearer, so I got some issues with me knees throughout the 4 hrs flight.
Arrival in Kuala Lumpur (KLIA-2)
On board we didn’t get any paper variety to fill in – no arrival card, no well being declaration type, no customs declaration variety. The wander from KLIA-2, gate 20 to the arrival hall had been awfully prolonged. We walked about 15 to minutes. But there is a thing we experienced by no means noticed ahead of. Wherever in the entire world passengers have to go underground to attain the primary terminal setting up from a satellite terminal. In Zurich (ZRH) there is even an underground practice. Not so in KLIA-2: We have been strolling above the “Sky-Bridge”. Planes were passing beneath us. A actually exciting sight.
Picture courtesy of www.klia2.information
Immigration experienced been a enjoyment. The officer said howdy, scanned our passports and our two index fingers for fingerprints. No ink with no cleaning soap and water and towels – simply just two shorter flashes from the scanner. Customs officers do not inspect your luggage manually. They pass your checked luggage by an X-ray scanner. That’s speedy and relaxed. Your hand-have products ordinarily are not inspected.
A massive downside is the extensive distance amongst KLIA-2 and Kuala Lumpur middle. For our 1st ride we opted for the pay as you go coupon taxis. For the 1 hour journey, about 60 kilometers, we paid MYR 150. This corresponds to PHP 1,900. The 4 lane highway was of excellent high quality.
Welcome to Kuala Lumpur
Which is all for now. Tomorrow we ideally will tell you a little bit about KL and our continuation to Langkawi. Ideally – simply because we do not know if we’ll have electric power and obtain to the Internet tomorrow. It is a lot more exciting in … very well, you know!