Pulau Langkawi Travel Guide

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Pulau Langkawi Things to Do

  • Langkawi Beaches compared to Boracay

    Pulau Langkawi beaches are both good and panoramic and the best beach in Langkawi they say is the Pantai Cenang which is less congested and is powdery white sands but the boracay beach in Aklan philippines definitely better in beach quality and the type of powdery white sands and there are no large waves pounding the shore and definitely no rip...

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  • Kilim Geoforest Park: Bat Cave

    this will be my tips on the Bat Cave (Gua Kelawar) which is located 400 meters south of the Kilim Jetty and where your boat will dock on a wooden jetty and you go up along an alternate wooden and concrete foothpaths along the mangroves and into limestone caves having stalactites and stalagmites and the star attraction are the bats! there are...

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  • Kilim Geoforest Park: Mangroves near Bat...

    this will be the tips on Mangrove walking near the Bat Cavelocated near the Kilim Jetty, the Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) is located about 400 meter south of it where there is a wooden jetty for boats to dock and from the jetty, you will walk along the alternate wooden & concrete foothpaths to the mangroves to see various animals living in the mangroves...

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Pulau Langkawi Hotels

  • Casa Del Mar Hotel

    Small personable 34 room boutique hotel with all sea facing rooms Small, friendly and personable

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  • The Datai

    We head to this resort out of curiousity to find out how exclusive it is. Yes, it's really exclusive...

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  • The Andaman

    Located on Datai Bay in the northwest corner of Langkawi is the Andaman Hotel. It is a lovely resort...

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Pulau Langkawi Restaurants

  • Restaurant w/ Live Seafood and More in...

    according to our local private tour guide, the Fish Farm Restaurant in Kuah is the best among all the seafood restaurants in Langkawi so we ate a really late lunch here as a continuation of our whole day langkawi Island Tour. the concept here is similar to other seafood restaurants around asia, like having live fish tanks housing assorted fishes,...

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  • Food Stalls at Pantai Pasir Hitam

    Black Sand Beach (Pantai Pasir Hitam) being a major tourist destination in Northern Langkawi has many souvenir stalls and food stalls that sells assorted local snacks and drinks like satays, mee sotong, assorted nasi rice dishes and the famous kelapa (coconut) juice. you can have a food trip here after a stroll at the beach and taste the local...

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  • No.1 Fried Chicken Company In the World

    hey, since malaysia is a muslim majority state, pork is not allowed except for other religious groups hence chicken restaurants are very popular here (both local and international chains) and the international chain of Kentucky Fried Chicken is no exception. Like in other areas, they add local flavor to their popular meals like the lemak chicken so...

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Pulau Langkawi Nightlife

  • Irish Bar and Live Band in Pantai Cenang

    like what I said, The Nightlife in langkawi is very drab as compared to other Beach Destinations in Asia and even the number one Irish Pub in the Island, there are not that many people and I've been to Irish Pubs everywhere in Asia and they are usually packed with people. Debbie's Place Irish Pub is one of the famous Hotspots in Pantai Cenang area...

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  • Number 1 Coffee Chain in the World

    Do I need a thorough Introduction on Starbucks Coffee? Starbucks is the most popular coffee house chain in the world and it has many branches around Malaysia and about 4 branches spread around the Pulau Langkawi area and the Branch we Tried is located at the Ground Floor of the Cenang Mall, which is a perfect Nightspot Area as this branch is open...

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  • Beach Side Bar & Restaurant of Holiday...

    One Advantage in Having a hotel at Pantai Tengah is that it has less crowds than Pantai Cenang and that the Cabanas and Beach Beds are Umbrellas are free to be used by hotel guests and you can order some food and some brewskies at the Beach Bar. Tropical Beach Bar is one of the 3 bars of Holiday Villa Resort Hotel and is situated at the Pantai...

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Pulau Langkawi Transportation

  • Private Tour Vans

    the best way to do a day tour around Langkawi island is via a private van or AUV as prices here are cheap since gasoline prices are subsidized in Malaysia, where a liter of premium unleaded gasoline is ony RM 2.15! There are many Tour Companies around Kuah, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok, that offer these Private Tour Vans. there are two...

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  • Langkawi Sky Cab (Cable Car)

    i've included the langkawy Sky Cab Cable Car in my Transportation tips as it is a mod of transportation going up the Gunung Machincang (Mountain). the sky cable is puported to be the longest and Steepest Cable Car in South East Asia. there are 3 stations, the base station at Oriental Village where you pay the 30 RM fare and then travel from the...

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  • Speed Boats

    there are various sizes of speed boats that take you on island hopping tours of some of the islands around langkawi island group or the famous Kilin Geopark Mangrove Tour. some are small and some are large, having single or twin engines and seats from 6 to 20 people You can ride th spped boats if you are on a island hopping tour or in the mangrove...

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Pulau Langkawi Shopping

  • Cenang Mall

    this will be my shopping tips on cenang mall, I will have a separate things to do for it.The Cenang Mall is a Brand New Mall in Pantai Cenang and is the Biggest Mall in Pantai Cenang Area 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...

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  • Souvenir Stalls at Dataran Lang (Eagle...

    Eagle Square in Kuah Town is another Major Attraction in Pulau Langkawi and it has quite a number of shops and snack stands that line both areas of the roman style half arch that lies at both sides of the main pathway going to the eagle statue and these souvenir shops sell everything from clothes, eyeglasses, post cards, fridge magnets, shot...

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  • Langkawi Bird Paradise and Wildlife Park...

    Being one of the tourist attractions of Langkawi, the Langkawi Bird Paradise and Wildlife park has it' own souvenir store, actually in 2 areas! at the middle of the park in the huge aviary area (and also has it's own jewelry store) and at the exit of the park. it even has it's own duty free store which sells mostly perfumes, alcoholic products and...

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Pulau Langkawi Local Customs

  • Satay

    the Satay is the Malaysian and the Indonesian Version of Barbecue and since both are Muslim Majority Countries, you would hardly see pork satay in these countries except for the chinese living in these countries and in the Hindu Dominated Bali Island where there is the Satay Babi (skewered pork) which is actually the most delicious of them all...

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  • Naan Bread

    the Naan bread is a northern Indian food flat bread cooked in a tandoori oven that became popular in Malaysia due to the influx of Indian Immigrants and is now available everywhere and one of my all time favorite breads ever. The typical naan bread recipe involves mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to make a smooth,...

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  • Roti

    Roti is a flat bread that originated from North India and Pakistan and brought here in Malaysia by Indian Immigrants and is available everywhere here in Langkawi. the roti is also an unleavened flat bread unlike the Naan Bread which is leavened but it is cooked in a flat pan instead of a tandoori oven in the Malaysian and the Singaporean Version...

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Pulau Langkawi Warnings and Dangers

  • Be Careful of Wild Monkeys

    as having been victimized by a wild monkey who snatched our food in Maya Bay in Ko Phi Phi Le in Thailand, we are now wary of these monkeys and the wild monkeys of Langkawi is the same species as in thailand as they are both in the andaman sea. the wild sea monkeys will attempt to grab your food and even things when you are walking at the bat cave...

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  • Rip Tides

    Langkawi and the Andaman Sea may have some of the beautiful beaches in the world but the problem here is that during the monsoon season (from may to october), the beaches facing the Andaman Sea like Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok etc, experience strong waves and rip tides. Langkawi Authorities usually place red flags at the beaches to...

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  • Jellyfish Stings in Pantai Tengah

    there are warning signs posted around Pantai Tengah beach area that alerts you that there are jellyfish in the beach and you better be careful when having a dip at the beach and be sure to scan the waters fronting you if there are jellyfish floating around. if you happen to be stung by a jellyfish, call for help from your friends immediately and...

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Pulau Langkawi Tourist Traps

  • Souvenir Plates and Photo Frames

    some attractions in Pulau Langkawi take photos of you and your group and then put these photos in souvenir plates or souvenir photo frames, to entice you to buy them as a remembrance to to your visit like in Langkawi Sky Cab, Langkawi Bird Paradise, Mangrove tours and Island Hopping tours. prices are not inflated that much as compared to other...

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  • Eating Live Seafood from the tanks is...

    if you are planning to eat at the various seafood restaurants along langkawi and you are a budget traveller, don't try to order the live seafood that you see in various fish tanks and aquariums like lobsters, tiger prawns, regular grouper fish, special grouper fish, clams, mud crabs, etc. since THE PRICES ARE CLEARLY MARKED AS PER 100 GRAMS!...

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  • Buying Crocodile Eggs and Meat

    if you browse along the front store in the Langkawi Crocodile farm, you would see that they sell crocodile eggs ar 3 RM a piece of which you can consume al fresco and also they sell assorted frozen cuts of crocodile meat and dried crocodile meat for willing guests. while a tourist trap you ask? if you have a weak stomach for exotic foods like me,...

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Pulau Langkawi What to Pack

  • Bring Powerbank USB Chargers, Extension...

    In today's world of power hungry point and shoot phones, smart phones and tablets, batterty life is a big deal when travellin moreso if you are in the business of taking many shots and videos of you travels and hence, the solution is the USB powerbank storage device (preferably the 8,400 mAH up to 15,000 mAH variety so that you can do multiple...

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  • Bring Extra Medicines

    Again, when travelling away from home, do carry extra medicine since they might become handy if there will be an emergency that arise like food allergy so you must have anti-allergy medicine or if you have a loose bowel movement due to the food you eat or you are lactose intolerant hence having an anti bowel medications are handy. also bring...

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  • Bring Light Colored T-Shirts and Flip...

    Malaysia is a tropical country and langkawi is included with just two seasons, the summer season and rainy seasons and since the area is humid, I would suggest you just bring T-Shirts more so the light colored ones as to somewhat deflect the heat instead of the dark colored ones which absorb heat. Also Bring Jeans and or walking shorts or cargo...

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Pulau Langkawi Off The Beaten Path

  • Bird Watching

    Langkawi is rich in natural flora and fauna, and you can find many kinds of bird species lying along trees and even going at the beaches to search for food and they are quite tame. some will even go near you if you throw some food pieces at them while you are just hanging out at the beach and eat them and there are various species of birds near...

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  • Kayaking at Kilim River in Kilim...

    if you booked a Mangrove Tour with the Kayaking option, you be in a large speed boat loaded with kayaks and beside the various tours around Kilim Geoforest Park, you will be given 30 minutes to 1 hour kayaking along the Kilim River and this option will cost RM 250 (including the 5 hour tour and lunch).The half day tours usually lasts 4 to 5 hours...

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  • Koh Tarutao

    Pulau Langkawi is the Northern Most Island Group of Peninsular Malaysia at the Andaman Sea and Koh Tarutao is the Southernmost Island of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and both these Islands are only separated by 5 kilometers of sea. you can even see Koh Tarutao at a distance from the Viewpoint of Langkawi Sky Cab or the beaches of Tanjung Rhu and the...

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Pulau Langkawi Sports & Outdoors

  • Various Beach Activities

    you can have many things to do at the Beaches of Langkawi besides swimming and sunbathing ang water sports. you can do sun tanning or bathing, read a book while on a beach bed or cabana, play beach voleyball, jog around the beach, make sand castles, take photos and selfies, eat and drink and a lot more.'if want to all these activities in a less...

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  • Parasailing

    Parasailing is actually an illegal activity in Langkawi as the island council has banned them but still there are beach side kiosks that offer 10 minute Parasailing Adventure where you start and land on the beach (skilled parasailing means starting and landing at the speed boat. they charge 100 RM and more for the 10 minute ride at Pantai Cenang...

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  • Beach Kiosks for Water Sports Activities

    along the beach in Pantai Cenang and in Pantai Tengah, you would see several kiosks along the beach offering various water sports options like speed boats, banana boats, island hopping, scuba diving, fishing, water ski adventure, speed boat joyrides and more options. a caution though, sone of them are not licensed, have poor quality equipment and...

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Pulau Langkawi Favorites

  • Sunset Watching at Pantai Tengah, Cenang

    if you just plain hanging around on a vacation to a beach paradise with no worries and no time pressure to do anything then try hanging around Pantai Cenan and Pantai Tengah during the sunset as you would see wonderful views of the sun setting down slowly and the color of the beach sand turning from white to gray and what better thing to do it...

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  • Malaysian Cigarettes

    Malaysia has no local brand of Cigarettes, however, International Cigarette Brands have a major prescence in Malaysia as you can find a proliferation of Marlboros. Winston, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Dunhill, Salem, even the Japanese Mild Seven (now Known as Mevius) and even the Indonesian Cloved Cigarettes like Gudam Garang are being sold here. They...

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  • Malaysian Beers

    the only truly malaysian and singaporean beer is tiger beer but since the owners of the tiger beer are now owned by foreign conglomerates, the proliferation of many kinds of beers, lagers and ales abound in Malaysia and all of them are brewed by one company, the Guiness Anchor Berhad, based in Selangor and they brew Tiger Beer, Guinness, Heineken,...

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