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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

Discussion Forum on Alloexpat

by Mark

Malaysia Jobs, Expat Hunting, Malaysia Employment Search Looking for a job or need to advertise for a job position? Post them here and discuss about employment issues in Malaysia. 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 Penang, the …

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Renting

by Mark

Renting an apartment or a house can still be relatively cheap, although the prices have practically doubled in the last few years. Buying a Land is pretty expensive. With this stressed relation between renting and buying it does not – financially – make much sense to buy anything. One way to find a …

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Property

by Mark

There are different kinds of ‘land’ in Langkawi. There is ‘Bumiputra Land’, There is ‘Free Hold Land’ and there is ‘Government Land’. The ‘Bumiputra Land’ cannot be sold to a Non-Bumiputra. So you need to have a Bumiputra in between. These deals are done by lawyers and property brokers. In …

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Getting a License for your company

by Mark

All the above is not yet enough. There are many special licenses for special companies. If you want to open a restaurant, you need a license to operate a Restaurant. If you want to print certain materials, you need a license to print. These licenses or the implied things allowed and not …

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  Registering a Company in Malaysia Updated July 2010     There are many wrong beliefs among expats about the dangers involved in registering a business, such as the  ‘one has to have a Bumiputra Partner and he will have the majority of shares, and can then command over the company’ and things like that. …

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The Ferry Adventure to Satun

by Mark

  Normally everything goes fine…. But you should go for your visa run 2 or 3 days before the visa expires. The Ferry you want to take might have technical problems and not run at all, it might be full and you don’t get a seat, or the weather might …

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