Langkawi Island Malaysia
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 45,000.
The only other inhabited island being nearby is Pulau Tuba.
Langkawi lies north of the Strait of Malacca in the southern Andaman Sea near the border between Malaysia and Thailand. A few kilometres to the north lies the neighbouring Thai island of Ko Tarutao. The island group's main town, on the main island, is Kuah. The island's highest point is Gunung Raya, rising to 890 m above sea level in the main island's central-eastern area.
Go Local for Breakfast
For a budget-breakfast and a taste of simple Malay style breakfast, just walk to one of the small stalls in the mornings and feast on the famous freshly-prepared banana leaf-wrapped "nasi lemak" (steamed rice in coconut milk). The price is most affordable at less than 60 American cent for a pack. Go local and enjoy this with a glass of hot "teh tarik" or really good local coffee.
Langkawi Island Resources
Langkawi International Airport
Airport Code: LGK
The airport is located at Padang Matsirat and is about 25 minutes of driving from the town centre, Kuah. Flights from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to the airport take about 60 minutes time.
How to Get to Langkawi Island
Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia operate daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. Flights are frequent and take a minimum of fifty minutes.
The Langkawi International Airport, LGK, is, located at Padang Matsirat, about twenty kilometers from Kuah town and it has direct connections to Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, plus some long-haul international flights in the high season. The modern terminal building provides basic facilities including ATMs, money exchange, and a range of transport services.
The Express Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur promises a comfortable and economical journey up to Alor Setar (Kedah) and Arau(Perlis). From Alor Setar or Arau, buses and taxis are available to Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis respectively, from where the Ferry Services take you to the island.
The journey by road from Kuala Lumpur takes approximately six hours to Kuala Kedah and approximately seven hours to Kuala Perlis.
Tourist car parks allow you to leave your cars safely behind for a minimum charge of USD 4.50 a day, while you board the Ferry Service to Langkawi, whether it is for a day trip or a couple of days.
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