Langkawi

Langkawi, a cluster of 99 islands Langkawi is a district of Kedah state, separated from mainland Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca. The islanders still tend to fishing, rubber plantations, rice fields, buffaloes and other traditional ways of life, although, tourism is the largest industry.

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Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of themain island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, Nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.

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Langkawi is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities. From the expansive Underwater World Langkawi along Pantai Cenang to the soaring Cable Car in Pantai Kok, Langkawi is an electrifying locale that keeps visitors coming back for more.

Langkawi is very warm and humid temperatures ranging from 25c to 35c. Prickly heat sometimes happen – to avoid it, keep cool, bathing often, dry the skin using prickly heat powder or resorting to air-conditioning.

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Langkawi is 8 hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of US Pacific Standard time.

Cars in Langkawi and Malaysia are right hand drive. When driving on the road, always keep to the left side of the road. Roads in Langkawi are good and well maintain. Do not forget to fasten your seat belts as it’s mandatory to do so for the driver and front passenger. For motorcyclist, you are required to wear helmets. Do be careful of Buffalows while on Langkawi road as buffalos tend to cross the road or walk along the streets.

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LANGKAWI TOURS & EXPEDITIONS

ISLAND TOURS, MARINE TOURS, YACHT CRUISES

From Underwater World’s undersea action to exploring the ruins at Makam Mahsuri, Langkawi caters well to visitors. The island’s almost untouched limestone outcrops, mountainous jungle and verdant vegetation make exploring the inner mainland a treat. Even if the weather doesn’t permit outdoor activities, there’s so much to do, from visiting the Galleria Perdana to the Atma Alam Batik Village. Whether you’ve come to Langkawi to indulge – tanning on white sand beaches and enjoying luxury spa treatments – or if you’ve here to experience its watery attractions – diving, island hopping and more, we’ve got it covered.

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LANGKAWI ISLAND TOURS

DISCOVER LANGKAWI

Discover the magic and enchantment of Langkawi’s legendary past and experience the rich tapestry of its customs and traditions. This tour first takes you on visit of the Atma Alam Batik Art Village – a treasure trove of Batik creations – the unique fabric painting and dyeing technique that is simply every collector’s dream.

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LANGKAWI CROCODILE FARM TOUR

The tour takes you on a journey to visit some of the island’s best known sightseeing attractions. First up on the itinerary is the Langkawi Bird Park – an enormous aviary housing an impressive collection of feathered creatures. Then the tour continues on with a visit to the Crocodile Farm – located along Pantai Kok – where you can see thousands of crocodiles, comprising several species on this eight-hectare farm.

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LANGKAWI CROCODILE FARM TOUR

The tour will also include a trip to one of Langkawi’s most renowned beaches – Pantai Pasir Hitam – also known as Black Sand Beach. This shoreline is a great photo opportunity with its glittering opaque sands. The next stop on the itinerary is a visit to Galeria Perdana – a museum that plays host to an enormous collection of gifts once endowed to former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohammed. Various global leaders have sent these gifts which range from a series of automobiles to a collection of plants in the outdoor greenhouse. The tour concludes with a visit to Air Hangat Village where you can soak in the hot springs and let all your cares slip away in the comforting waters.

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LANGKAWI DAY DISCOVERY TOUR

LANGKAWI ISLAND TOURS

Langkawi – one of Malaysia’s west coast superstars – is an archipelago of 99 islands surrounded by turquoise waters. Dominated by Langkawi Island, it is one of Malaysia’s most-visited corners, with white-sand beaches and thick jungles. Featuring a striking landscape, the island also plays host to an assortment of historic sites as well as several attractions.

The Langkawi Discovery Day Tour is a good way to explore the main island’s offerings; start the day with a visit to Eagle Square - Langkawi’s sprawling 19-acre landmark with a giant bronze eagle statue. Afterwards, take a short walk over to the Jetty Point where you can find kiosks selling souvenirs; later explore Kuah’s duty-free shopping scene.

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The next stop on the itinerary takes you on a relaxing drive down to the Galleria Perdana, a museum dedicated to Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir - it’s a really good way to see symbols of the country’s multilateral ties. Next you’ll be brought to Oriental Village, home of the cable car – gondola-style cabs that take you from the foot of Gunung Machinchang to its apex; it’s an excellent means of viewing Langkawi’s thick greenery and also to get a bird’s eye view of the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls and outlying islets. The last stop on the tour is Underwater World - this manmade giant fish tank is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest aquatic and freshwater aquaria as well as an indelibly popular Langkawi attraction – especially for families with children.

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LANGKAWI HIGHLIGHTS LIMOUSINE

LANGKAWI ISLAND TOURS

Take is easy as you spend the day being chauffeured to some of Langkawi’s most fascinating sights in a private luxurious limousine and enjoy the sights and sounds of the legendary mystical isle as you visit its amazing attractions.

First you will be taken to the Field of Burnt Rice, the site where the Siamese army invaded Langkawi. The local chief ordered that all the rice in the land be cut and burnt to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. To this day you can purportedly still see the burnt rice on the ground during heavy rain-fall.

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Next you will be taken to the Atma Alam Art Village – a treasure trove of Batik creations – the unique fabric painting and dyeing technique that is simply every collector’s dream and then you will be taken on a tour of Mahsuri’s Tomb. Mahsuri was a beautiful local maiden of olden days who was unjustly accused of adultery and unfairly condemned to death. In order to prove her innocence Mahsuri took a knife and stabbed herself. As her innocent blood spilled to the ground she laid a curse on Langkawi Island – with her dying breath – that it would be barren for 7 generations. However those 7 years are long over now as Langkawi thrives as one of Malaysia’s preeminent tropical getaways.

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Subsequently you will visit the Prime Minister’s Museum before you get a chance to visit the Tanjung Rhu Beach with its virgin white sands before heading on over to ‘Pantai Pasir Hitam’ with its unique and intriguing almost-opaque black sand. At long last you will visit the Handicraft Center where glass crystals are made before a stopping in Kuah Town for a typical Chineselunch and a bout of much-deserved shopping.

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Variety is the spice of life… that’s our attitude when it comes to food. So, choose from the following cooking styles: Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Western and more

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Kuah Town

Variety is the spice of life… that’s our attitude when it comes to food. So, choose from the following cooking styles: Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Western and more

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

 Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia. An archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a tropical paradise of lush foliage and dramatic cliffs. Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island’s best beaches, Four Seasons combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Langkawi Island

Langkawi Island is located just off the coast of North Western Malaysia, about 30 km from Kuala Perlis and 51 km from Kuala Kedah and close to Thailand. The archipelago of Langkawi contains 99 islands during high tide whereas during low tide, the number of islands can be as many as 104. Sanctuary of some of the most ancient rainforests in the world, they are teeming with exotic flora and fauna. the island itself is the largest among the archipelago, measuring about 478.5 sq km, is the only one with any real settlement. It fringed by lovely beaches scattered along its coast. The island is still very much a rural landscape with villages and paddy fields.

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Langkawi Island

Langkawi By Road

Drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis, the main take-off points by ferry to the island. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah takes about six hours while Kuala Perlis is another hour away.

Langkawi By Air

Malaysia Airlines and budget carrier AirAsia provide direct air services from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). There are direct flights to the island from London twice a week.

Langkawi By Rail

Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or Malayan Railway provides economical and comfortable rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Star in Kedah and Arau in Perlis (north of Kedah). From these points, take a taxi or bus Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis for your ferry to the island.

Langkawi By Sea

Express ferries provide regular services daily from both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis. The journey takes about 1 hour 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. From Penang to the ferry takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. The island is also a stopover for Star Cruises, one of the largest luxury cruise lines in the world.

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Langkawi island is a shopping haven for shopaholics as you can pretty much get everything from liquors to cigars, chocolates to fashion apparels and many more at tax-free lowest prices. In terms of population, majority of the folks here are Malays (up to 90 percent) while the remaining 10 percent comprise Chinese, Indians and Thais. The island has a population of around 65,000 people and most of the other islands of the archipelago are inhibited apart from Pulau Tuba. Besides well-known as a shopping haven, the Island has also been named World Geopark by Unesco in June 2007. The three main conservation areas are Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park.

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All the 99 islands in the Langkawi archipelago have been designated as the Langkawi Geopark, South East Asia’s first Geopark with a land area stretching 478 square kilometers.

Board the Langkawi cable car for some breathtaking views of the islands, rural lowlands and the seas as far as Thailand. Take in the hillside flora, a bird’s eye view of the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls and the occasional glimpse of the wildlife, including some high-flying birds.

Buffs of mystical tales will enjoy exploring the local sites, which are steeped in ancient legend.  See the shimmering waters of Tasik Dayang Bunting, said to be the favourite bathing pool of a celestial princess. Experience Gua Cherita, a cave steeped in a fabled story of mystery and romance. Or, stroll through Makam Mahsuri, a mausoleum erected in honour of a beautiful maiden unjustly accused of adultery. There are as many stories as there are sites in this magical part of the world.

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For those craving city sights, Kuah is the place to be. Once a rustic town with a few streets, it is today a thriving centre with modern hotels, shopping, and business complexes. It’s also a duty free shopping haven with a tempting range of local and luxury goods, and plenty of restaurants offering various culinary delights—especially fresh seafood. And don’t miss the Pasar Malam—the night market—where locals gather to sell handcrafted goods and traditional Malay foods.

A five minute distance from the resort you find “Telaga Harbour”, a spanking new gateway and destination for yachts plying the region that’s accessible by both road and sea. A safe and sheltered harbour, it evolved from a small, idyllic fishing villageinto a self-contained township with its own bank and postal service; shops, food outlets, as well as fuel and bunkering service.

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langkawi hotels

Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi

Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

Langkawi Seaview Hotel

Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort

The Andaman Luxury Collection Resort

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Berjaya Langkawi Resort

The Datai Langkawi

The Danna Langkawi 

Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi Resort 

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