From Penang the bus journey was supposed to take 3hrs, but due to traffic jams (I haven’t witnessed since my days commuting to work) it took 6.5 hours!
However there are plenty of tea plantations; & strawberries, roses, honey, scones, lavender (& curry houses) for those of us wanting a reminder of good old UK.
What to do
There are 10 routes & we were looking forward to these. However, after meeting a girl in Langkawi who was robbed at knifepoint (the hostel had signs indicating the dates & routes of latest victims); the way they were advertised ‘overgrown & strewn with rubbish’ & had little described on scenic opportunities; we decided against it.
Instead we decided on a half hour walk to the Cameron Valley tea plantation (nice cuppa then back).
We visited two… The Cameron Valley & BOH (the largest set up by a Scottish family 80 years ago). If interested in the history see http:// www.boh.com.my
We spent 3 nights here which is ample to experience everything.