Langkawi is one of the regions in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. Langkawi is an archipelago where the largest island of Langkawi. The island is rich in natural beauty and legends of the past. Langkawi as one of the most popular tourist destination in Malaysia. Langkawi island is given tax-free status such as alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate. Among the place that can visit is Art in Paradise, 5D Museum Cable Car, SkyBridge and Underwater World Langkawi. Other coastal and marine attraction such Cenang Beach, Tanjung Rhu Beach, Central Coast, Sit Skull Beach, Payar Marine Park Island, Island of Wet Rice. Besides that, a sightseeing places and natural attraction that can be visited such as Kilim Geoforest Park, Mountain Raya, The Seven Wells and the Beach of Black Sand. The mysticism of the legend can be found at Mahsuri’s Mausoleum where the famous legend figure is said to be buried. Be experience the peaceful landscape and the beautiful of island by renting a car and taking a leisurely drive around Langkawi Island. You can use boat tour to seeing the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, Cave of Stories and Curtain Cave. For beautiful scenery, great adventures and five-star convenience
Best time to visit
There are three season in Langkawi that traveller have to know before planning a vacation there. The high season in Langkawi means that this season has no rain ranging from January to March. With estimate temperature of 34 Celsius, traveller can experience a number of outdoor activities in this season. This season is expected with full or tourist and it is highly recommended to book your hotel or resort in advance.
Another season is Mid-season starts in April and end in august. Many returning tourist like to visit during this season. Although it is not a must-choice, but the best part is the rate fall down in this season and it is advantages on tour budget. This is because not many tourists will come during this season.
When September arrive, Langkawi will be at its worst season. The activity is limited as rain will be drop every day in low season. This is the season where most tourist want to avoid as boats tour and water activity are restricted. This season end in October and it certainly not the best choice.
Tourist can come to Langkawi by ferry or boats from Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. The express ferry takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Kuala Kedah and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi.
If you come by car, you can drive up to either ferry terminal in Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. If you are driving along the North South Expressway (E1), take the exit to Alor Setar Selatan and follow the signboard to Kuala Kedah. It takes 6 hours of journey to Kuala Kedah from Kuala Lumpur and an hour more to Kuala Perlis. Borth jetty provide paid car parking with minimum fee of MYR15 per day. Those who want to bring their car to Langkawi, can use ferries with cargo provision.
The easiest way to travel to Langkawi is by using the airlines. You can fly with Malaysia airline or Air Asia depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Firefly depart from Subang Airport. There also a direct flight from Singapore to Langkawi. Moreover, tourist also can come to Langkawi from other destination within Malaysia.
For those who want to experience the beautiful of countryside, try to take the train. The Malayan Railway Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) starts from Singapore and you can get into the train from various station at the west of Malaysia. Tourist can choose to drop off at Alor Setar or Arau Perlis. Both station require tourist to take bus or taxi to the jetty.
The cheapest way to travel to Langkawi is by bus depart from Bandar Tasik Selatan or Hentian Putra to the ferry port town in Kuala Perlis. The journey usually takes around 8 hours and will get you direct onto a bot put of Langkawi. For more information about bus departure from Kuala Lumpur.