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LANGKAWI’S TRENDY RESTAURANTS - by Kamila Delart
CAFÉ & RESTAURANT
Tel: +6 04 9552225
Operating Hours: noon - midnight
Conveniently located in the very middle of Pantai Cenang, Telaga Arabic Café & Restaurant is famous for its attentive service and delicious Arabic cuisine.
Surrounded by tropical plants, with Arabic music gently playing in the background, the canopied outdoor patio lures with a relaxed atmosphere. The air-conditioned indoors with built-in partitions offer privacy appreciated especially by Arabic guests and couples.
THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI
Tel: +6 4 960 6666
Operating Hours: noon - 11pm
Raised on stilts above the shimmering blue of the Andaman Sea and conceptualized by the renowned architect Bill Bensley as a vintage beach house, Kayuputi exudes an atmosphere of relaxed glamour while taking one’s breath away with panoramic ocean views.
Opening with a ritual creak, the antique entrance door from the grand Dutch embassy in Yangon reveals a spacious, airy interior. The sunlight entering trough French windows gently bounces off the white-washed wood paneling, creating such a unique atmosphere, the ‘white wood’ which translates as ‘kayu puti’ inspired the name of this exquisite dining venue.
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HAROO KOREAN RESTAURANT
KUAH - BANKING DISTRICT
(Map at the bottom)
Tel: +6 012 - 5140049
Operating Hours: noon - 10pm
Hidden in a tiny side street close to the bridge that leads from Kuah’s banking district to ‘My Hotel Langkawi’, the Korean Restaurant Haroo is a culinary gem just waiting to be discovered! Never heard of it? The regular guests who rarely skip a week without booking a table did make the impression they would rather keep ‘their’ small Korean restaurant a secret…:-)
Murals depicting scenes of the traditional Korean way of life set the tone for an experience that celebrates both - the authentic flavors of time-honored Korean dishes as well as the distinct Korean dining culture.
Help Belinda to find a NEW place
for the iconic ARTS Café in Kuah
The ARTS Café in Langkawi Fair is forced to close to make way for new 'Branded Outlet' and will have to shut its doors for good unless a new location in Kuah can be found (if possible before May 31st).
Belinda Koh, café owner has been told by her landlord, Langkawi Fair Sdn Bhd, that the Arts gallery cafe has to be relocated to make way for a new branded outlet. The management has offered a new location (at the far end of the mall) to relocate Arts Café, which Belinda feels is neither suitable nor appropriate that it should have to move at all.
Planning holidays in Langkawi? If looking for inspiration on where to stay, which places to visit and what activities you shouldn’t miss - read our detailed reviews or visit LAGKAWI GAZETTE’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL for a sensory journey across our island. https://goo.gl/AsCKXb
Video Production Kamila Delart
LANGKAWI REAL ESTATE MARKET
A busy professional keen to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city?! Only a short flight away from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Langkawi is your perfect weekend hideaway!
A foreigner in quest for the ideal place to retire? Langkawi may turn out to be just what you are looking for! While the 'Malaysia My Second Home' (MM2H) program catapulted Malaysia in the ‘Annual Global Retirement Index’ among the TOP 5 retiree destinations worldwide, Langkawi provides quite a few perks, you won’t find anywhere else in the country: pristine nature, slow-pace of life, good infrastructure, duty-free status and a lifestyle others get to experience only on vacation!
NEW CHILLOUT GUIDE
Ready to let your hair down?! Laze around in the shade of a colorful beach umbrella, play a round of darts or dance your heart out as if there was no tomorrow.
Holidays are all about having fun. So go and make the most of it! For inspiration - check out our NEW CHILLOUT GUIDE :-)
A gourmet?! Whether a resident or a traveler planning to visit Langkawi - make sure to check from time to time the website of The Datai Langkawi - the island’s most iconic resort, famous for its unique culinary events. http://www.thedatai.com/langkawi/
While you may have missed the culinary classes and exquisite 5-course dinner prepared by the 3 Michelin starred chef, Michel Roux - the next gourmet event is surely in the pipeline. And if you don’t want to wait - simply book a table at The Datai’s award winning dining venue, ‘The Pavilion’. An amazing dining experience even without a special event! http://goo.gl/8dc0y6
KALUT CAFÉ N BAR
Beachside of Mali-Mali Resort
Tel: +6 018 4080963
+6 011 29635565
Operating Hours: 11am - 1am
Happy Hour: daily 4 - 5pm
(buy 2 cocktails, get one free)
Free shots for ladies: Wednesdays
Live Band: Wednesday & Friday 6 - 9pm
Saturday 6pm – midnight
Barely opened and already attracting crowds of tourists, Kalut is just what the island was waiting for since the famous Babylon Mat Lounge shut down!
With Balinese umbrellas in sunny yellow, sky-blue, vibrant red and juicy green - an eye-catching sight from far away. And once you come close enough to hear the chill-out tunes and feel the vibe of the place, the decision where to spend the day is made! Regardless of where you were heading in the first place :-)
First floor above ‘ES-Darts’
Tel: 017 3425 077
Operating Hours: 11pm - 4am, Mo & Tue closed
Wednesday + Sunday DJ R&B + Hip Hop
Thursday + Saturday Live Band
Friday Guest DJ EDM / Trance Music
Wednesday until 2am
Unlimited Bacardi Breezer & house pouring
A nightlife enthusiast looking for the extraordinary?! If so, head to the newly opened Antero!
GOING WITH THE BUFFALOS…
By Kamila Delart
An expat living in Langkawi? Whether you arrived with a small backpack, spontaneously deciding to stay, or whether you spent months meticulously planning every detail of your relocation - chances are, becoming a ‘Langkawian’ wasn’t as easy as you imagined. The beginning is great. Sun and blue skies, the vibrant colors of the tropics, friendly smiles all around… But once the ‘holiday phase’ is over, and you get to unpacking that little box stuffed with personal views, fixed opinions and preconceived truths that we all carry around, things tend to get tough.