by Mark

Langkawi location

Langkawi is located on the northwestern peninsula of Malaysia and is an archipelago of 99 islands at high tide and 104 at low tide. Situated closer to Thailand than to mainland Malaysia (just 25km away), its waters are where the Indian Ocean narrows to meet the Straits of Malacca.

Langkawi is located only 800km from the Equator and is blessed with year-round warm temperatures and warm waters. The archipelago is famous for its white beaches and the relaxed and its slow paced island life. However, the jewels in our tourism crown are also the Langkawi Geopark and its natural treasures of serrated mountains that are home to a vast array of birds, butterflies, reptiles and animals.

Langkawi is a duty free Island that makes for a great value holidaying.

Langkwi Topography

Langkawi Island is covered by 60% forest, mountains, mangroves and shrubs with 20% being agricultural land and 20%, developed areas. Of all the islands, approximately 90% is forest and only three of the islands have some form of development.

The topography varies from flat coastal plains of Pantai Cenang to the mountainous peaks of Gunung Raya (880m) and Gunung Machincang (713m). There are also many sandy beaches on the main island numerous deserted beaches on the other islands within the archipelago.

Langkawi Gazette

CHARLIE’S BAR & GRILL – Langkawi

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CHARLIE’S BAR & GRILL ROYAL LANGKAWI YACHT CLUB KUAHJalan Dato Syed Omar Tel: +604 966 4078Email: office@langkawiyachtclub.com www.langkawiyachtclub.com  Operating HoursDaily 7am -11.00pm Located between the Jetty Point and The Westin Langkawi, the famed and recently re-opened ‘Charlie’s Bar & Grill’ is without a doubt THE dining venue with the most …

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Time For Romance In Langkawi

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TIME FOR ROMANCE Planning to spoil your loved one? If looking for romance, Langkawi Island is without a doubt the perfect destination! Long sandy beaches invite to leisurely strolls, stylish yachts tempt with dreamy cruises in-between spectacular limestone cliffs, and the nightly sky sprinkled with shining stars is so intoxicating, …

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HAROO KOREAN RESTAURANT – Langkawi

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HAROO KOREAN RESTAURANT  KUAH – BANKING DISTRICT (Map at the bottom) Tel: +6 012 – 5140049Email: harooinlangkawi@yahoo.comOperating Hours: noon – 10pmSunday closed 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 …

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The ARTS Café in Langkawi

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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 …

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Michel Roux in Datai Langkawi

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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 …

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GOING WITH THE BUFFALOS… in Langkawi

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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 …

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TOURISM BOOST FOR LANGKAWI

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TOURISM BOOST forLANGKAWI By Kamila Delart While the number of arrivals tends to be presented by the authorities in a very positive light, those involved in tourism business have another story to tell. And that despite a currency exchange rate that should make Malaysia a top desti-nation for foreigners while …

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