To get to the island of Langkawi you need to catch a bus to Kuala Perlis. The bus ride took only 7 hours to reach the jetty with only one stop at Sungai Perak. All Trans National buses stop here for 30 minutes for refreshments etc. Here a new driver took the wheels and arrived at nearly 6 a.m.
The bus terminal at Kuala Perlis is nothing to write home about but serve its purpose for the time being.Except that the shaded walkway need replacement due to its poor construction. There are many eating stalls around the jetty with every single one offering " Laksa Kuala Perlis. " This is a must try dish if you were here.
There a couple of good hotels around the jetty and most of them are budget ones starting room rates of RM 40.00 and a bautiful is being constructed by the sea front. The traffic system around the jetty seems workable but this cannot be proven at the wee hours of the morning.
The first ferry, Coral Island 1,was at 7.00 a.m but left at 7.20 a.m. with carrying capacity of 300 passengers but was only filled with about 100 people including me. I got the upper deck with 49 other empty seats. Ever so often I would run to the back of the ferry to catch the astounding view of the sea and enjoy the fresh air which you cannot get in Kuala Lumpur.
Exactly 1 hour later the Coral Island 1 found its way into pier no 10 at Jetty Point of Kuah. From here began my one day tour of the legendary island I last visited 5 years ago.