We have settled into our housesit on Langkawi Island in northern Malaysia. Not to give you the wrong idea, but one of the most attractive things about the island is it is a duty free zone. As Malaysia has the 3rd highest tax on alcohol in the world, this is a wonderful perk. There are limits on how much you can purchase a month, but they are fairly reasonable.
The heat here is pretty brutal. The coolest time of the day is about an hour before sunrise when it is just 25 – 26C. During the day it gets up to 31 – 33C, the killer is the 65 – 95% humidity which adds another 10C of perceived heat. Thank goodness for air conditioning. This may not have been the best place to decide to start increasing my running mileage.
As the home owners have been incredibly gracious in allowing us to use their vehicle we have also started exploring the island and look forward to seeing even more of it before we leave.
Stay tuned for more sights from Langkawi, as well as a report on the scuba diving here.
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Oh, the alcohol tax! Hah, yup, the price is a bit crazy in South East Asian countries. Sometimes I have to bring a bottle or two bottles of wine when visiting friends/family in Indonesia and Singapore just because the price there was too high. – it is always a good gift anyway 🙂 Enjoy your travel in Malaysia.