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About Langkawi

Langkawi – an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast – is the country’s best-known holiday destination. Surrounded by stunning turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free booze, 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. The island is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities.

Langkawi Economy

Until 1987 Langkawi, a drooping part of Malaysia, attracted no tourists. With the sole intention to promote tourism the island was granted a tax-free status. Government has come up with special ...

Langkawi Geography

Langkawi lies north of the Strait of Malacca in the southern Andaman Sea near the border between Malaysia and Thailand. A few kilometres to the north lies the neighbouring Thai island of Ko Tarutao. The ...

Langkawi Weather

Langkawi with its superb beaches, mountains and unique wildlife is a pleasant tourist destination in South East Asia. The curious fusion of Malaya, Chinese and Indian tradition that characterizes Langkawi ...

Langkawi History

Langkawi which means Reddish Brown Eagle in the Malay language is nestled on the Thai-Malaysian sea border and is the main island from a cluster of 99 islands during high tide and more than ...