"Langkawi - 99 Islands and Emerald Waters" Pulau Langkawi by myspices

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The Eagle has Landed ... in Langkawi

Langkawi which in the state of Kedah, is made up of 99 other tropical islands off the north-western coast of Peninsula Malaysia. It is about 30km from Kuala Perlis and 51km from Kuala Kedah. To get to Langkawi by road from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia , is a 6hours journey drive to Kuala Kedah and then another 1hour and 15minutes ferry ride from jetty to jetty.
The main island is Langkawi – “Lang” being the Malay word for “Eagle” – an island with many myths and legends of ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romances. It is indeed an island of sun and fun, sea and beaches amidst the fabulous tales and legends. Langkawi - a popular holiday getaway not only to the tourists but to many locals as well.

I have made 3 trips to Langkawi – each trip was as exciting and refreshing..........
1998 – family trip – drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis (3D/2N)
2004 – company trip – bus ride from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah (3D/2N)
2006 – family trip – flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi (5D/4N)

Must Do in Langkawi :-
1. Snorkeling in Pulau Payar Marine Park
2. Island Hopping – covering Tasik Dayang Bunting, Pulau Beras Basah and Pulau Singa
3. Langkawi Cable Car ride and the Suspension bridge
4. Oriental village
5. Shopping at duty free Kuah Town
6. Sunset at Cenang Beach
7. Visit beautiful beaches of Pantai Kok, Pantai Datai, Burau Bay, Tanjung Rhu
8. Dataran Lang/Taman Lagenda or the Eagle Square
9. Telaga Tujuh or the Seven Wells
10. Telaga Harbour
11. Galeri Perdana

Others :
1. Underwater World of Langkawi
2. Kota Mahsuri/Makam Mahsuri (Mahsuri’s Mausoleum)
3. Air Hangat Village (Hot Spring village)
4. Taman Buaya (Crocodile Farm)
5. Durian Perangin Waterfall
6. Temurun Waterfall
7. Kilim river - Mangrove trek

For more information :
www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my
email : enquiries@tourism.gov.my
tourism infoline : 1-300-88-5050
Langkawi Tourist Information Centre tel: 604-966 7789/7889

Pulau Payar Marine Park

This is definately a Must Do when you are in Langkawi.... The children will love it. Marine fishes so near to shore ... feed them, feel them..... Adults, put on your snorkeling gear - you get to see more... corals, napoleons and sharks too....

Take the cable ride , walk the suspension bridge..

Another Must Do in Langkawi. Take the cable ride up to Gunung Mat Cincang. You will get a spectacular view of the Langkawi island. Walk the suspension bridge: a-state-of-art!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:You will get the sun, sea, beaches, history and legend
  • Cons:bad roads and signages
  • In a nutshell:An island with a mix of everything ....
  • Last visit to Pulau Langkawi: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 7, 2007
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