Langkawi

The Jewel of Kedah

Introduction

5. LANGKAWI – YOUR FIRST STOP, KUAH
8. BEACHES & CRUISING
10. NATURE’S BEST IN LANGKAWI
14. RICH ISLAND CULTURE
16. THINGS TO DO, SIGHTS TO SEE
22. SAILING IN LANGKAWI
24. LIVE ACTION ON THE ISLAND
25. SHOPPING & DINING
26. ACCOMMODATION
28. GETTING TO LANGKAWI
30. USEFUL CONTACTS

14. Rich Island Culture

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LANGKAWI CRAFT COMPLEX is located on the northern coastline of Langkawi in the vicinity of Teluk Yu, about 30 minutes’ drive from the airport or 45 minutes from Kuah Town. Nestled on a hillside ­­­ over­looking the sea, this ­magnificent complex offers  a wide range of Malaysian handicraft such as delicate hand-drawn batik.

Opening Hours: 9am-6pm (daily)
Admission Fee: Free
Tel: +604 959 1913

ORIENTAL VILLAGE Overlooking beautiful Burau Bay, it is one of the region’s most unique ­shopping, ­cultural and ­culinary destinations. Specially designed to  ­provide a new concept in resort duty-free shopping, the Oriental Village also houses fine-themed ­restaurants, reflecting Asia’s culinary delights. Located at Burau Bay, it is a 15-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport. While the Village is accessible 24-hours, most tenants operate between 10am to 7pm daily.

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (daily)     
Admission Fee: Free
Tel: +604 959 3099

6D CINEMOTION @ ORIENTAL VILLAGE Oriental’s Village latest attraction is the first outdoor entertainment 6D cinema in Asia. A unique combination of 3D stereoscopic movie and 5D special effect seats, it takes the movie-watching experience on a whole new level. 

Opening Hours: 9am-8pm (daily)
Admission Fee: √

AIR HANGAT VILLAGE ­ is situated on four acres of land about 14 km north-west of Kuah. This modern ­complex is constructed around a 3-tier fountain believed to spring out warm curative waters, next to a riverstone mural depicting the legends that enshroud this location.

Opening Hours: 9am-7pm (daily)     
Admission Fee: √
Tel: +604 959 1195

ATMA ALAM Batik Art Village, Langkawi’s original art ­village in Padang Matsirat highlights Malaysian art and culture. Individuals or groups are welcomed to be a part of the batik ­workshop. Original batik and oil paintings are for sale and can be specially requested.    

Opening Hours: 9am-6pm (daily)     
Admission Fee: Free
Tel: +604 955 1227

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.

Perlis

Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.

Kedah

Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.

Penang

The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.

Perak

A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.

Kelantan

Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.

TERENGGANU

Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.

Pahang

The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.

Selangor

Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.

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Sarawak

Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.

Labuan

Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.

Melaka

The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.

Johor

Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Dining & Entertainment

Find the coolest, trendy spaces to hang out while you tickle your tastebuds with the best delights.

Fun & Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!

Great Fishing Great Country

Get your rod ready to reel in the best catch in Malaysian waters.

Malaysia - A World of Luxury

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Malaysia is the place to indulge in sheer comfort and sophistication. Luxe Malaysia takes you beyond your expectations.

Dive in Paradise

Enjoy exploring the South China Sea, Andaman Sea, Celebes and Sulu seas for incredible sights from pelagic species, sea turtles to reefs, wrecks and more.

Homestay Experience

The best way to engage with the locals, a homestay programme gives a peek into the lifestyles, customs, cultures and pastimes of a local family.

Culinary Delights

What better way to explore Malaysia than  through its food! Follow the aroma to track down lip-smacking delights found around the country, together with interesting snippets on its culture and origins.

Malaysia a Preferred Cruise Destination

Get your complete info on cruising, yachting, anchorage facilities and land excursions around the country.

National and Marine Parks

Blessed with year-round sunshine and rain, Malaysia has a wealth of tropical flora and fauna. Visit its national and marine parks to enjoy the captivating sights both on land and underwater!

Malaysia Exotic Ethnic Heritage

Get a glimpse into Malaysia’s rich mosaic of ethnic communities and indigenous people.