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

Ferry to Koh Lipe from Langkawi

by Mark

NEW FERRY TO KOH LIPE WITH A SPECIAL PRICE FOR LANGKAWI GAZETTE READERS! A passionate diver or fan of snorkeling? While the underwater visibility around Langkawi is limited, with the new ferry service run by TROPICAL CHARTERS, you can reach in only 90 minutes one of the Thailand’s most spectacular diving …

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Seven Wells Waterfall Langkawi

by Mark

SEVEN WELLS WATERFALL by Kamila Delart Located in the 450 – 550 million years old Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park with rock formations older than the Himalayas, the Telaga Tujuh Waterfall is one of the most magical places on the island. Formed at the boundary between a Cambrian sandstone and late …

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Event to honor Tun Dr. Mahathir in Langkawi

by Mark

Event to honor Tun Dr. Mahathir   in Langkawi   Mark in your calendar the 12. – 16. September when Pulau Langkawi will be playing host to LIMPAHAN KASIH LANGKAWI, an extraordinary event organized to honor the legacy ofTUN DR. MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD. With the former Prime Minister considered by local …

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Langkawi’s Geopark status is endangered

by Mark

Trouble in paradise: the endangered Geopark status posted by Mark This is the first time I read an article that was able to explain in details the exact status problem with the Langkawi Geopark and what would be requested and what is really going on. Thank you Leisa and Eric …

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