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

24. Live Action on the Island

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Langkawi has an excellent reputation as a world-class venue for international ­sporting events. Be one of the thousands of participants and spectators who drop by yearly to catch these pulsating events, live!

The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) is held in Langkawi every two years. The main attractions of this event are the high-tech military ­hardware and equipment on display. The exhibition is ­usually held in March and goes on for a week. For more information, visit www.limamaritime.com.my

The Royal Langkawi International Regatta is a ­prestigious sailing event that attracted some 60 yachts with 400 participants to the ­inaugural regatta in 2003. This annual event marks the end of the ­racing season on the west coast of Malaysia and Thailand. For more ­information, go to www.langkawiregatta.com

The Raja Muda International Regatta is Malaysia’s longest established yacht regatta that aims to provide a fun racing environment. The fleet races over seven days from Port Klang, near Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, stopping over in Pangkor and Penang on  the way. It is held under the ­auspices of the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA). For more information, go to www.rmir.com

Langkawi International Convention Centre
Situated in an idyllic cove on the southern tip of Langkawi, this 5,685 sqm convention centre offers facilities for conferencing, meeting and banqueting. Opened on 1 March 2015, this centre has hosted high-profile events such as Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2015, 26th ASEAN Summit and ASEAN Drug Matters Meeting. Langkawi International Convention Centre is located about 20 minutes from the airport and 3km from Kuah town.

Tel: +604 966 3576

Website: www.langkawiconvention.com

M.I.C.E (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) Facilities

The Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) is a popular venue for ­international events. It is also one of the largest exhibition and ­convention centres in Malaysia. It is strategically located in Padang Matsirat near the Langkawi International Airport.

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.