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“to be avoided unless you go to the cable car” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Langkawi Oriental Village (Restoran Kelong Seri Melayu)

Langkawi Oriental Village (Restoran Kelong Seri Melayu)
Burau Bay | Padang Matsirat, 07000, Langkawi, Malaysia
04-959 1855
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Singapore, Singapore
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“to be avoided unless you go to the cable car”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

the oriental village is nothing but a collection of souvenir shops.
Food is not really good. The offering is only about snacks.

Many people working there have low service standard: I tried the Segway there, as this machine intrigued me for some time and it was an opportunity to try. The staff convinced me to take the tour of the village (about 10 mn). It is a guided tour. I told the guide that i wanted to meet my wife on the way, he didn't answer, and was more interested in sending sms. Then at the end of the very short tour, they told me, that the tour is fixed, so no freedom to decide where i want to go, even if it is a corner away.
Beside doing snowboard, i was able to quickly "master" the segway - the result: the tour duration is shorter ...

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“Go only for cable car..”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Worse village i ever visit in Langkawi.. Theres practically nothing but all local shops selling shirts and tourist stuff and a few cafe... They kept just ONE elephant for people to ride...80RM just for a FEW TURN around the grass..COMPLETE RIP OFF...the elephant keeper was SO RUDE, when my gf asked him question he dont even bother to smile and look at us.........THE 80RM INCLUDE FEED THE ELEPHANT WITH CHEAP WHITE BREAD......POOR ELEPHANT......its obvious the elephant its not well taken care of, i been to many zoo and they normally feed elephant with fresh fruits and walk around with many more of their kind which will make them happy... OVerall, TERRIBLE...

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“Tourist Trap!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

Please don't waste your time. Of course, if you want to take the cable car, you have no choice.

I was in Langkawi during Chinese New Year. Took a taxi to the cable car for 35 RM- way too expensive. Walk around looking for cable car entrance. Was astonished to see the looooong line of people waiting to buy tickets for 25 RM- another rip off! Decided not to waste my time in a long line under the scorching sun. Walked around the tourist trap called Oriental Village. The people that run this place keep an elephant as an attraction. Poor animal. That is abuse. Elephants are herd animals. They are miserable when they are alone. Please don't ride the elephant.

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