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Backpacked across Malaysia in winter 2019

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Asia > Malaysia > Langkawi > Langkawi International Airport (LGK) > Useful Info
Submitted on Dec 28, 2019 Useful Info

How to buy a prepaid SIM card at Langkawi International Airport

  • Langkawi has a very small airport with only one terminal building. From my recent trip there, I saw only one SIM card provider at the airport that's very conveniently located close to the arrival door
  • Telecom provider: the only SIM card sold at the airport is offered by Hotlink, which is a brand owned by Maxis Communications, the largest telecommunication company in Malaysia. I looked around the entire airport for other providers (like Axiata and Digi), but did not see any of their stores. You can check out Hotlink's website at https://www.hotlink.com.my. This is Maxis' network coverage in MalaysiaUser submitted photo of Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
  • Prices: the only tourist plan offered by Hotlink costs 36RM ($8.75USD) cash payment only and offers the following features:
  • 8GB of LTE data
  • 60 minutes of local calls
  • 60 minutes of international calls
  • Unlimited Whatsapp and WeChat messaging
  • SIM card is valid for 15 daysUser submitted photo of Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
  • Where to find the SIM card store at the Langkawi airport:
  • When you exit from the arrival area (both domestic and international), go straight ahead in front of you down the corridor where all the currency exchanges are located. This picture shows you what you see as you exit the arrival area (follow the red arrow):User submitted photo of Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
  • After walking for about 30 meters (to where the red square in the picture above), you will find the store with red sign simply called "Telecommunication", like this:User submitted photo of Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
  • That's it. This "Telecommunication" store is where you can buy the SIM cards from
  • Store hours: 7am to 10pm everyday