Pulau Langkawi Things to Do

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    Galleria Perdana (1)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    Galleria Perdana is a museum dedicated to Malaysia's Longest serving prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad and his Wife Siti Hasman Ali as He was from Kedah State and at present, his son is even Chief Minister of Kedah State. It was dedicated to him as it was he who tought of promoting Langkawi as an eco tourism area of Kedah and Malaysia way back in 1984.

    The 6,000 square meter complex is divided into three interconnected two-storey, oriental-style buildings which displays the various exhibits of what the Prime Minister recieved as gifts from various dignitaries and Rulers of the world. One section is devoted to gifts made of wood, leather, crystal and lacquer, as well as musical instruments and stone objects. Another section comprises textiles, games, weaponry, ceramics, plaques and Islamic art. There are also gifts of silver, copper, brass and pewter. There is even an array of automobiles. Some of the exhibits are special awards received by the Prime Minister and his wife.

    The complex lies just near the entrance to the boat stations going to Kilim Geoforest Park.

    opens: daily from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm & 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (School / public holidays).

    admission fee is: Adult RM 10 Children RM 4

    you also pay RM 2 for bringing a camera and RM 5 for a videocamera but none for your smart phone.

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    • Museum Visits

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    Tanjung Rhu

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    Tanjung Rhu (,cape of pines) is a long stretch of fine white sand beach in Northern Langkawi and with views of the Northern Langkawi Islands and Ko Tarutao in Thailand, is a favorite among locals to do swimming and sports activities and even to eat out al fresco style (like we did) at the beach as there are hardly any tourists going here. It is just located about 2 kilometers north of Black Sand Beach and the fine white sand is coarser than in Pantai Cenang but the waters are clearer and there are hardly any people here. there are only a few road side stalls selling local food and snacks and coconit juice.

    you can go to tanjung rhu via taxi or private tour van and is about a 35 minute drive from Pantai Cenang.

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    Ayer Hangat Spa Village

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014

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    Ayer Hangat Spa Village on one of the stops of a Langkawi Whole Day Tour that lies along the road to Kuah and is near the Galleria Perdana and the main draw here is the 3 tiered hot spring fountain which has a salt water hot spring. The Spa Village now includes Jacuzzis (where you can soak up at RM 70) where natural hot saltwater is pumped in, small ponds & fountains in landscaped gardens, cultural shows, restaurant, selling souvenir and gift stalls etc. you can even have a massage here as they have massage rooms for tourists.

    admission rates is 5 RM per person

    Hours: daily 11am - 8pm

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    Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach)

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    if you are on a langkawi whole day tour, one of the stops is the famous Black Sand Beach of Pantai Pasir Hitam.

    one of the major attractions in Langkawi is the Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach) of which the black sands are mixed with regular coral white sands and the black sands are not volcanic in origin and there are legends of a Garuda (a big bird) that kidnap a chinese princes from her roman lover and war ensued and from the remains of the war, the black sand appeared. being a major tourist attraction. there is a wide concrere steps going down the beach with markers about the formations and legends of the beach.

    this beach has the obligatory souvenir shops and local stalls and even local warungs (eateries) where you can shop for all the kitschy touristy souvenir items and local foodstuff and delicacies. they are located just before the concrete steps going down to the beach. there is no beach changing facilities here.

    .the beach is open 24/7

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    Cenang Mall

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    this will be my things to do tips on cenang mall, I will have a separate shopping tips for it.

    this is the biggest mall in Jalan Pantai Cenang and is now the major hang out and destination at the center part of Jalan Pantai Cenang. The Cenang Mall is a Brand New Mall in Pantai Cenang and it was opened just in September 2012 by a local Malaysian Company, PL Soon Huat Realty Sdn Bhd. It is located in the Center of JL Pantai Cenang and the mall is composed of moderate sized two-storey complex which boasts 45 shop lots with an elevator and escalator. Among the biggest tenants here are Starbucks, Old Town Coffee, KFC, Chatime, Maybank, Wakara Japanese Restaurant and assorted stores, Drug Store, Convenience Store and souvenir stalls and export overrun stores selling branded clothes like Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Burberry, etc.

    Opens: 10:00 to 11:00 pm everyday

    there is a nearby taxi stand beside the exit road of the mall

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    Langkawi Crocodile Farm (3)

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    If you are book on a group or private whole day langkawi tour, the next stop after the Langkawi Sky Cab and Oriental Village will be at the Langkawi Crocodile Farm. It is on the way to Black sand beach and this 6 hectare attraction boasts of more than 1,000 crocodiles and even alligators that are being showcased in different ponds, which consist of the Periodical Pond, the Breeding Pond, the Bridge Pond, the Feeding Pond, the Jumping Pond and the Show Pond.

    you will see a lot of crocodiles and some alligators, including Bujang Kawi (crocodile of the Porosus species, the largest species in the world. However, this 20-year-old crocodile is handicapped where he was born with an abnormal jaw without teeth. Due to this abnormality, he needs extensive care and the personnel in the farm will have to take care of him like a baby), the oldest croc born without teeth and different species of crocodiles from around the world.

    The major attraction in Langkawi Crocodile Farm are the feeding show, stunt show and the crocodile wrestling show at different timeslots.

    they even have crocodile leather luxury shop, the Porosus, located near the exit.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    admission fees are RM 20 for adult tourist and RM 15 for childen tourist (3 to 12) and RM 15 and 10 for locals.

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Zoo
    • Safari

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    Langkawi Crocodile Farm (2)

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    If you are book on a group or private whole day langkawi tour, the next stop after the Langkawi Sky Cab and Oriental Village will be at the Langkawi Crocodile Farm. It is on the way to Black sand beach and this 6 hectare attraction boasts of more than 1,000 crocodiles and even alligators that are being showcased in different ponds, which consist of the Periodical Pond, the Breeding Pond, the Bridge Pond, the Feeding Pond, the Jumping Pond and the Show Pond.

    you will see a lot of crocodiles and some alligators, including Bujang Kawi (crocodile of the Porosus species, the largest species in the world. However, this 20-year-old crocodile is handicapped where he was born with an abnormal jaw without teeth. Due to this abnormality, he needs extensive care and the personnel in the farm will have to take care of him like a baby), the oldest croc born without teeth and different species of crocodiles from around the world.

    The major attraction in Langkawi Crocodile Farm are the feeding show, stunt show and the crocodile wrestling show at different timeslots.

    they even have crocodile leather luxury shop, the Porosus, located near the exit.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    admission fees are RM 20 for adult tourist and RM 15 for childen tourist (3 to 12) and RM 15 and 10 for locals.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Zoo
    • Theme Park Trips

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    Langkawi Crocodile Farm (1)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    this will be a three part tip with more pictures around.

    If you are book on a group or private whole day langkawi tour, the next stop after the Langkawi Sky Cab and Oriental Village will be at the Langkawi Crocodile Farm. It is on the way to Black sand beach and this 6 hectare attraction boasts of more than 1,000 crocodiles and even alligators that are being showcased in different ponds, which consist of the Periodical Pond, the Breeding Pond, the Bridge Pond, the Feeding Pond, the Jumping Pond and the Show Pond.

    you will see a lot of crocodiles and some alligators, including Bujang Kawi (crocodile of the Porosus species, the largest species in the world. However, this 20-year-old crocodile is handicapped where he was born with an abnormal jaw without teeth. Due to this abnormality, he needs extensive care and the personnel in the farm will have to take care of him like a baby), the oldest croc born without teeth and different species of crocodiles from around the world.

    The major attraction in Langkawi Crocodile Farm are the feeding show, stunt show and the crocodile wrestling show at different timeslots.

    they even have crocodile leather luxury shop, the Porosus, located near the exit.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    admission fees are RM 20 for adult tourist and RM 15 for childen tourist (3 to 12) and RM 15 and 10 for locals.

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Zoo
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Underwater World (4)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014

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    Underwater World was opened in August 1995 and is purported to be one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia and the area houses about 2 hectares of assorted marine life and is divided into 10 main areas namely: the Tropical Rainforest Section, Temperate Section, Sub-Antarctic Section, Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Mini Reptilian and Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous and Venomous Creatures Section. It houses about 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish and a 3D Theater. The Main draw of the Underwater World is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle and some Penguins. It also has the Neptune Cafe and a souvenir shop at the end, before exiting at the Zon and Coco World Duty Free stores.

    you can also feed the fishes and penguins and feeding times are:

    Feeding Times

    Otter Pond 3:30 pm daily

    Harbour Seals 10:30 am and 03:00 pm daily

    Rockhopper Penguins 11:00 am and 03:30 pm daily

    Entrance Fees are 40 RM for Tourist and RM 30 for locals; Children (tourist: 3 to 12 at 30 RM) and locals at 20 RM.

    opens:

    09:30 – 6:30 Monday – thursday
    09:30 – 6:30 Friday – Sunday and holidays

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Aquarium

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    Underwater World (3)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    part three of my tips with more pictures

    Underwater World was opened in August 1995 and is purported to be one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia and the area houses about 2 hectares of assorted marine life and is divided into 10 main areas namely: the Tropical Rainforest Section, Temperate Section, Sub-Antarctic Section, Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Mini Reptilian and Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous and Venomous Creatures Section. It houses about 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish and a 3D Theater. The Main draw of the Underwater World is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle and some Penguins. It also has the Neptune Cafe and a souvenir shop at the end, before exiting at the Zon and Coco World Duty Free stores.

    you can also feed the fishes and penguins and feeding times are:

    Feeding Times

    Otter Pond 3:30 pm daily

    Harbour Seals 10:30 am and 03:00 pm daily

    Rockhopper Penguins 11:00 am and 03:30 pm daily

    Entrance Fees are 40 RM for Tourist and RM 30 for locals; Children (tourist: 3 to 12 at 30 RM) and locals at 20 RM.

    opens:

    09:30 – 6:30 Monday – thursday
    09:30 – 6:30 Friday – Sunday and holidays

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    • Aquarium
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Underwater World (2)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    Part two of my tips with more pictures inside

    Underwater World was opened in August 1995 and is purported to be one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia and the area houses about 2 hectares of assorted marine life and is divided into 10 main areas namely: the Tropical Rainforest Section, Temperate Section, Sub-Antarctic Section, Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Mini Reptilian and Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous and Venomous Creatures Section. It houses about 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish and a 3D Theater. The Main draw of the Underwater World is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle and some Penguins. It also has the Neptune Cafe and a souvenir shop at the end, before exiting at the Zon and Coco World Duty Free stores.

    you can also feed the fishes and penguins and feeding times are:

    Feeding Times

    Otter Pond 3:30 pm daily

    Harbour Seals 10:30 am and 03:00 pm daily

    Rockhopper Penguins 11:00 am and 03:30 pm daily

    Entrance Fees are 40 RM for Tourist and RM 30 for locals; Children (tourist: 3 to 12 at 30 RM) and locals at 20 RM.

    opens:

    09:30 – 6:30 Monday – thursday
    09:30 – 6:30 Friday – Sunday and holidays

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Aquarium

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    Underwater World (1)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    this will be a multi part tip with more pictures

    Underwater World was opened in August 1995 and is purported to be one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia and the area houses about 2 hectares of assorted marine life and is divided into 10 main areas namely: the Tropical Rainforest Section, Temperate Section, Sub-Antarctic Section, Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Mini Reptilian and Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous and Venomous Creatures Section. It houses about 200 different species of marine and freshwater fish and a 3D Theater. The Main draw of the Underwater World is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle and some Penguins. It also has the Neptune Cafe and a souvenir shop at the end, before exiting at the Zon and Coco World Duty Free stores.

    you can also feed the fishes and penguins and feeding times are:

    Feeding Times

    Otter Pond 3:30 pm daily

    Harbour Seals 10:30 am and 03:00 pm daily

    Rockhopper Penguins 11:00 am and 03:30 pm daily

    Entrance Fees are 40 RM for Tourist and RM 30 for locals; Children (tourist: 3 to 12 at 30 RM) and locals at 20 RM.

    opens:

    09:30 – 6:30 Monday – thursday
    09:30 – 6:30 Friday – Sunday and holidays

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    • Aquarium
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Pantai Cenang

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    this will be my tips on the Beach (Pantai Cenang) I have a separate tip for the beach road (Jalan Pantai Cenangf).

    well, what could I say, Pantai Cenang is the ground zero of beach activity in Langkawi Island and is where the action is. the beach is about 1,5 kilometers long (about 1 mile) and has fine and powdery white sands and clear green beach with lots of people swimming, sun bathing and doing water sports activities (but be careful of the riptides, this is the Andaman Sea after all and is also a problem in Phuket up north). the center of activity will be at the Yellow Cafe Area, where lots of water sports activities abound. there is a lifeguard and public changing rooms here that charge a nominal fee for bathing, changing and rest rooms that is open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday.

    there are also nitespots at the beach like yellow cafe, Cliffhouse and more (but the nighlife here is blah as compared to other beach destinations in Asia).

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    Jalan Pantai Cenang

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    this will be my tips on the main Beach Road of Langkawi as Jalan means Street. I will have a separate tip for the Beach.

    'Jalan Pantai Cenang is the center of Activity of Langkawi and it has the greatest concentration of duty free shops, souvenir stores, restaurants, bars, the Cenang Mall, Underwater World and amny budget and mid range beach resorts and hotels. (the more high end can be found at Pantai Tengah) The Road Starts from roughly the northern end of Pantai Cenang Beach at the intersection of Jalan Bohor Tempoyak and ends at the intersection with Jalan Pantai Tengah at Aseana Resort, stretching for about 2.6 kilometers long.

    It maybe the center of activity of Langkawi but it pales in comparison to the beehive of activity and the very so so nightlife as compared to other beach cities of Asia like Jalan Pantai Kuta in Bali, Taweewong Road in Phuket or Beach Road of Boracay, to name a few.

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    Pantai Tengah

    by machomikemd Written Jun 10, 2014
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    this will be my review of Pantai Tengah (Middle Beach). I will have a separate tip for the Beach Road (Jalan Pantai Tengah)

    Pantai Tengah or Middle beach is actually longer than nearby Pantai Cenang but it is divided into two areas by a Rocky Cliff near the middle part. The longer, northen part is lined with budget to luxury hotels and is about 700 meters long and the shorter southern area has 4 upscale hotels and has less crowds and more privacy (although all beaches are public properties, most of the tourists go to Pantai Cenang). Pantai Tengah offers the tranquility and romantic ambience which is rare in Cenang. It is for this reason that this area is more favorite to young couples and families who are looking for quietness and at the same time access to a wonderful beach with water activities and other amenities. The water sports activites like parasailing, jet sky, banana boats, etc, are present here too but again less crowded.

    The sands are powdery fine like in Pantai Cenang and water have a greenish clear hue. Be careful of Rip Tides as it faces the Andaman Sea (like in Phuket in Thaialand).

    The have public changing rooms here which you can change and shower up and aslo rest rooms that charge nominal fees.

    Open 24/7 but no life guards after 7:00 pm

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Water Sports

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