The Legendary Island
The enthralling Langkawi island or sometimes known as Legendary island as it is enshrouded with legends and myths is an archipelago of 104 islands overlooking the panoramic Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca. This island derived its name from the abundance of eagles on the island.
The main tourist attractions on the island are idyllic white sandy beaches with swaying coconut trees and crystal clear blue water. Langkawi is declared as a duty-free zone and more recently 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.
One can get to Langkawi by plane. Carriers offering flights to and from Langkawi are Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly and SilkAir. The airport is located at Padang Matsirat, on the north-western part of Langkawi. One can take direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.
Fast air-conditioned boats are also available from other point of origins such as Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang and Satun, Thailand. Ticket prices vary starting from RM18 (departing from Kuala Kedah) to RM60 (departing from Penang). All these fast air-conditioned boats are operated by Langkawi Ferry. The journey is between an hour and 15 minutes (Kuala Perlis) to 2 hours 45 minutes (Penang).
Langkawi is a shopping paradise for duty-free goods. Its main town, Kuah, is located on the southeast corner of the island and is the arrival point for most of the ferries. Kuah is not without its charms – the town has many excellent duty-free stores selling almost everything from all around the world, from fine wines to hard liquors, perfumes, tobacco & cigars, confectionery, handicrafts, branded apparel and more are easily found.
Underwater World Langkawi is one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia. Since the start of its operation on 26 August 1995, it has become one of the must visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.
10.00am to 6.00pm
9.30am to 6.30pm (Public & School Holiday).
RM38 per person (Adult) RM28 per person (Child)
2.45pm to 3.30pm - Saturday & Sunday only
Tel: +604 959 1357
Fax: +604-955 6103
The most beautiful but bloody legend of Langkawi has to be the story of Mahsuri.
She was said the most beautiful woman who has ever lived on the island but was unjustly accused of adultery and executed by stabbing. It was said that her blood was white colour proving her innocence.
Her final resting place was built centuries after she was unjustly killed at Padang Mat Sirat and then rebuilt from the earlier one constructed under the supervision of Malaysia's first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who had served as the island's District Officer in 1936.
9.00am to 6.00pm
From RM5.00 per adult
From RM2.50 per child
Literally means Hot Springs Village, the Air Hangat Village is one of the world's only four saline hot springs, and it is located about 26KM away from The Danna Langkawi.
The main attraction of this place is the impressive 3-tiered hot spring fountain and the 18-meter high long hand-carved river stone mural depicting a local legend.
Air Hangat Village houses 4 small hot water pools, it is believed to contain therapeutic water with curative properties. The village also hosts offers other interesting activities like cultural dance shows, batik painting, wood carving and elephant performances.
9.00am - 6.00pm (Daily)
The Langkawi Craft Complex is a one-stop arts and crafts centre filled with various craft works. Here, you would be able to find forest-based products, local fabrics, ceramics, metal artifacts and beautiful objects representing the various ethnic groups in Malaysia.
10am to 6pm
Laman Padi Langkawi showcase the history, heritage and development of the nation’s ricer growing industry. At the Roof Top Garden, you can see the different sorts of rice growing in mini fields. You can also enjoy the aroma of the cultivated fragrant rice with a bird’s eye view of rice planting activities in paddy fields from the rooftop.
10am to 6pm
This crocodile farm covers an area of 8 hectares and is home to more than 1,000 crocodiles of various species. Among the attractions at Langkawi Crocodile farm are feeding pond, breeding pond, show pond and bridge over pond.
10.00am to 6.00pm
RM15 per adult
RM10 per child
Show Time (Daily)
11.15am and 2.45pm
The Dataran Lang or Eagle Square is one of the icons of Langkawi. Sprawled across 19 acres on reclaimed land, the 12-meter tall brown eagle statue is located to the front left of the Jetty Mall Complex in Kuah.
For a more comfortable and enjoyable experience, visit the Eagle Square in the evening when the eagle statue and the entire area are brightly lit as it could be very warm during the mid day.
The Eagle Square is also nearby other attractions including the Lagenda Park, Geo Park and the Jetty Point Shopping Mall
The Galeria Perdana is a unique gallery displaying the various awards, souvenirs and gifts presented to the former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah binti Haji Mohamad Ali from world leaders, statesmen as well as Malaysians during his tenure.
Initiated by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad himself, he believed that whatever he received while in office was on behalf of all Malaysians, hence the country should have access to the extensive collection.
8.30am to 5.30pm (Daily)
8.30am to 6.00pm (School / Public Holidays)
From RM5.00 per adult
From RM2.00 per child
The Taman Lagenda, literally Lagenda Park, is an unusual park to be found on the beautiful island of Langkawi. Located within a walking distance from Kuah Jetty, it is actually an open-air museum spread in 50 acres of land.
9.00am - 7.00pm (Daily)
This is a place where all the locals gather, selling daily use goods and local Malay foods. This kind of night market is available 5 nights a week but in deferent locations such as Kuah Town, Kedawang, Ulu Melaka, Air Hangat, Padang Matsirat. The best part of it, is the food, there are variety kind of local and traditional foods.
Kuah Town - Saturday & Wednesday
Padang Matsirat - Sunday
Ulu Melaka - Monday
Kedawang Village - Tuesday
Temoyong Village - Thursday
Air Hangat - Friday