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

Kuah – RLYC

by Mark

In the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club(click above for website & more details)Latitude 6.18.2′ NLongitude 99. 51.1′ EVHF Channel 69Call sign: “Royal Langkawi Yacht Club”. Tel. + (6)04 966 4078Fax + (6)04 966 5078 Email: office@langkawiyachtclub.com Sample of berthing fees in the RLYC: Price in RM per day   per week   …

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Marinas, Moorings and Anchorages:

by Mark

To clear in, there’s a choice of two locations. #1. ‘Jetty Point’ on the SE side of the island, beside the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, or  #2. Telaga Marina, on the NW side, which is part of the Telaga Harbour Park complex. (See full details in “Clearing In and Out”). At  both locations …

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Welcome aboard – Come in and relax.

by Mark

If you came here with a boat, here are things to know.  If you have any questions, please ask us. Sailor’s Corner will then grow and help everyone.  We have also added Joke Corner, to which you are invited to send your jokes and anecdotes.  Please send questions/jokes/stories to me on our contact form. Only first names will …

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Important Phone Numbers and Addresses

by Mark

All numbers are local. To dial from overseas, first dial your international access code then “60” for Malaysia then “4” for Langkawi. From a Landline to a Landline in Langkawi, you only dial the 7 digits (without the 04) BUT: on a Hand Phone, you have to dial the 04 …

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Discussion Forum on Alloexpat:

by Mark

Malaysia My Second Home (MMSH), Retire in Malaysia: Malaysia My Second Home program related questions and advices. Information about the application, how to import a car, and all the MMSH specificities. http://www.alloexpat.com/malaysia_expat_forum/about-living-in-malaysia-expat-general-forums-c1.html Note: The Alloexpat Forum is not ‘Langkawi-Based’ – but many of the people active there are based in …

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About living in a ‘Lonely’ House

by Mark

If you decide to live in a ‘stand-alone’ house – with no other houses nearby, you might encounter a phenomena you had not thought about. No – I don’t mean security… I am now living in such a house and enjoy the incredible peace and quiet of nothing other than …

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Medication

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Ther are 3 Pharmacies in Kuah (and a 4th that doesn’t realy deserve this name) and one in Pantai Cenang. See in the Directory under “Pharmacy” to get their address and phone Numbers. Things might be ‘out of stock’ –  and a phone call could be a good idea. You can get most medicaments …

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In our Experience you DO need an Agency to help you to get the ‘Malaysia my 2nd Home Program’ to the best, latest conditions, hassle free and within a reasonable time frame. We are lucky to have an agency in Malaysia, which has procured the MM2H to many expats living on …

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