Cycling in Langkawi: a cycling paradise Part 2 of 2

Chris Froome needs no introduction. He’s the winner of this year’s Tour de France. He once said that Langkawi was a cycling paradise.

On the cusp of Visit Malaysia Year 2014, this is a big boost to the country. And if you have been to Langkawi, you’ll agree whole-heartedly with him.

Compared with Phuket or even Koh Samui, Langkawi is thankfully less crowded.

However, its allure is spreading. On my recent visit, I spotted many PRC visitors. In fact, they swarmed the island.

I’d like to end with a quote.

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle”.~ Ernest Hemingway
A cyclist would understand this.

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Kampung (village) tranquility: swaying coconut trees, crashing waves…

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That’s life: Malay villagers epitomise the ideals of kampung life.

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Street food: a welcome sight for the weary cyclist especially the coconuts!

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Paradise.

Full disclosure: I am not in any way connected with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.

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