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

10 Reasons to visit Langkawi / Malaysia rather than Thailand Langkawi where I live now for over 12 years – and Thailand where I have lived before for some time (especially Phuket, Patong), are both wonderful countries with wonderful people and a great nature. So why do I now live …

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Irshad – The Jungle Walla of Langkawi

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IRSHAD – THE JUNGLE WALLA OF LANGKAWI By Kamila Delart Until quite recently, Langkawi was only a tiny dot on the map, completely unknown to the world. That things have changed and people from all across the globe come to admire the island’s breathtaking nature is not a coincidence. Let’s …

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English Teacher

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Advertisement English Teacher (female) residing at Cenang Beach area would enjoy to coach in English language. Preferable in exchange for Bahasa Malay lessons or very affordable hourly rate of 20 MR. 2-3 sessions per week.   Contact Sonja on mobile phone or SMS 017 223 5420.    

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Malaysia’s Games and Past Times

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Malaysia’s Games and Past Times Wau Festivals – The Kites Intricate floral cutouts are pasted on, building up the design until the kite is ready for the bright paper tassels that complete its decoration. Kite construction is an ancient art passed down from the nobles of the Melakan court. Over …

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Who Are Malaysians?

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Who Are Malaysians? Cultures have been meeting and mixing in Malaysia since the very beginning of its history. More than fifteen hundred years ago a Malay kingdom in Bujang Valley welcomed traders from China and India. With the arrival of gold and silks, Buddhism and Hinduism also came to Malaysia. …

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The Malaysian flag or Jalur Gemilang

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The Malaysian flag or Jalur Gemilang consists of 14 horizontal red and white stripes of equal width; a dark blue canton occupying the upper left quarter of the flag; and within the canton, a crescent, and a 14-pointed star. The stripes represent the equal status in the federation of the …

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The Charity Club Langkawi Fundraising event on 12 September 2014 with Guest of Honour: Her Highness Tunku Panglima Besar of Kedah, Member Kedah Council of Regency. Guest Appearance by: Ning Baizura. Please see poster for more information and join us for what will be a great evening to help us …

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Mark

by Mark

Mark After having lived on a big old Sailing Yacht, a 52 ft Cat for 7 years, and the last 4 years on a beach of langkawi, I finally settled down on this island. This was 2008. So what to do – la?  What project could I work on that …

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