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Langkawi, The Jewel of Kedah, an Eagle Island

Sunset in Langkawi, view from the front of Perdana Beach Resort

Sunset in Langkawi, view from the front of Perdana Beach Resort

Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago made up of 99 islands (an extra 5 temporary islands are revealed at low tide) in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. Situated at the West coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is part of Kedah’s state. It has been one of the most well known tourist destination other than the famous Georgetown and Penang, of the British Settlement. FYI, Langkawi is a duty-free Island!

There are many ways to reach Langkawi. Click here to find out the ways to get to Langkawi. You can take a direct flight by AirASia which is usually has got the most lowest price among the other airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Silkair.

Due to unplanned and last minute addition of me joining my friends, my air tickets by AirAsia was generally much costly compared to the rest of them. I manage to book the tickets exactly 21 days prior to the departure date, 7 June 2012. And the price I got? SGD $229 inclusive all fees, taxes and selected seats for return flight. That’s about $60 more than my friends who bought their tickets at least 3 months in advance for a price lower than $170 (all-inclusive).

Nevertheless, the little pinch in my pocket will not be able to stop me from having a week vacation off my busy schedule. I expect and wanted to cover more places during the 5 day week vacation as I’ve done my research of the Island. And so far we’ve covered most of the attractions places and eateries! True enough, Langkawi has great restaurants around! But I would really love to come back someday to do more activities and explore more of the village and learn something. Nevertheless, this vacation is still fresh in my mind. The Mangrove Tour & Island Hopping are awesome! The feeling of the wind blowing through your hair as you enjoy the view & smell of the Andaman Sea, is just beyond amazing. I have videos and photos to share!

FYI, I’ve break this post to different pages so that it won’t be such a long post here. Also, all the titles below will be linked back to the individual post for easy read and reference in case you do not wish to read everything. So go ahead read and comment as you like! Hope you enjoy this post as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you!

7 June 2012 – 12 June 2012

These are the places we’ve visited in Langkawi:

Day 1

  • Langkawi Parade MegaMall
  • Duty-Free Billion Hypermarket
  • Pantai Cenang Shop
  • Pasar Malam at Bohor Tempoyak

Day 2

  • Perdana Quay
  • Teluk Yu
  • Tanjung Rhu
  • Langkawi Craft Cultural Complex
  • Langkawi fair shopping mall

Day 3

  • Pantai Cenang Beach
  • Island Hopping
  • Oriental Village

Day 4

  • River Safari Mangrove Tour
  • Perdana Quay
  • Rentas Hutan Telaga Tujuh (Jungle Trails in Seven Wells)
  • Kuah Jetty (Jetty Point Shopping Complex)

Day 5

  • Lang (Eagle) Square
  • Ayer Hangat Village
  • Drive around Langkawi

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**PS** Disclaimer: The links to other page are based on my own research. I’m in no way linked or paid for. Thanks. Lia

2 comments on “Langkawi, The Jewel of Kedah, an Eagle Island

  1. great post
    we expect Langkwai will be very popular for us once we get settled in Penang. They tell us the beaches in Penang are crappy but compared to the cold Northern California beaches we live by now, we think they will be great. If we could only learn to pronounce the place !!

    • Hi Rodi,
      I’m so happy you like the post! Well, one thing about the beaches in Malaysia, the good ones are always off the islands. Where you will need to take boats to those Islands and you’ll find paradise! Langkawi seems to be a great option for your retirement considering that it’s duty free! And everything there is relatively affordable. You should try pastries & sandwiches at ‘La Chocolatine Restaurant’ located at No 3 Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Malaysia. It is owned by a French guy. Well, who knows, you’ll be having your own business there too someday!
      Don’t worry you’ll be able to pronounce the place in no time. -Lia

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