Who is not familiar with the island of Langkawi? One traveler’s favorite island in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. Island in the Andaman Sea, dubbed as the “Jewel of Kedah” is capitalized in Pekan Kuah. Langkawi Island itself is a district that is geographically located in the northern tip of the Malaysian archipelago. It lies at the end of the country and separate from the main large islands may be the reason that here is free from excise duty since 1987.
Langkawi itself actually is the district with more than 100 islands, where the biggest island called Langkawi. The distance alone reached 480 km from the state capital in Kuala Lumpur and can be addressed with a direct flight. Yes, Langkawi has an airport located in Padang Matsirat, the west side of the island. In addition, it can also use the ferry from Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang, or from Satun, Thailand. The fares also vary from around RM 20 if from Kuala Perlis to RM 64 if from Penang.
As a tourist area, certainly not difficult and tedious to get around Langkawi. Very many accommodation facilities ranging from cost-saving to the exclusive. In addition, the quality of highways was also good and quite complete with supporting facilities.
Transportation could be an option is to use a taxi. As an illustration of the fare, for a distance of about 10 km, typically charge amounting to RM 20. In addition, you can also rent a car, motorcycle, or bicycle. There are many car rental services that you can encounter, including at airports. It costs around RM 100 for cars, RM 45 for motorcycles, and RM 20 for a bike per day. And tips to keep in mind is that you should always obey the road rules and safety while driving. Because if you break the traffic, you can be fined.
In addition, the other thing to remember is to always be careful in driving especially at night. Maybe this is because you’ll see animals such as monkeys or animals crossing the highway. However, for security, Langkawi can be quite safe, it’s probably because Langkawi is the island so it would be difficult for the perpetrators. But of course you have to remain vigilant.
Through every inch of Langkawi will always leave a distinct impression. Some interesting spots should be on the list for Langkawi is Eagle Square or Dataran Lang in Kuah Town Centre, Taman Legend which is a recreation area.
Gunung Raya as the highest point on the island of Langkawi, Laman Padi, which explore the landscape of rice fields, Telaga Tujuh waterfalls is about 45 km from downtown Kuah, Sky Tour Park with one of the attractions in the form of a giant blimp, Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum, The beauty of the Cenang beach, as well as the hanging bridges (Sky Bridge) and the cable car which is above the forest.