(File pix) The toilet on the left is being upgraded and the middle one is the only usable toilet at the Teluk Baru jetty.

A FAMILY who went on holiday in Langkawi early this year was put off by the lack of basic amenities at a jetty on Teluk Baru beach.

Farah Liyana said she visited Langkawi with eight family members and stopped by the jetty after a tour around the island.

“We wanted to freshen up after the trip, but to our surprise, there was only one toilet at the jetty and it was run-down.

“We had to use the toilet at a nearby petrol station to wash up.” Farah said the food stalls at the jetty were in poor condition.

She said since Langkawi was listed as one of the top destinations to visit in 2017, the authorities should ensure the basic amenities for tourists were well kept.

“The present situation will not leaveagood impression,” she said.


Langkawi district officer Isahak Murat apologised to Farah and her family for the inconvenience.

He said the jetty was managed by an association of boat operators who offered island hopping services.

He said the district office had allocated RM31,000 to upgrade facilities at the jetty, including building better toilets for visitors.

“We expect the upgrading work to be completed by the end of this month,” Isahak added.

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