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Pulau Langkawi

  • Cable Car, Langkawi, Malaysia
cable car overlooking the archipelago of Langkawi
also known as:
Langkawi
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Destination
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands located about 30km off coast of Peninsular Malaysia near the border to Thailand. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island of the archipelago and a duty free island.

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Climate

Pulau Langkawi, Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Pulau Langkawi
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Pulau Langkawi.

average humidity: 80 %
annual rainfall: 1600 mm


Quick Info

  • Pulau Langkawi is a duty free island
  • Langkawi Water Festival is held annually in Cenang: April
  • Activities available include: water sports (jetski, diving, snorkeling), beach sports,  kayaking, jungle trekking, sailing, yoga, golf, duty free shopping, go-karting.
  • The cable car is a popular attraction, once on top of Gunung Mat Chinchang, one can walk along the 700m Sky Bridge and look at the view of the islands and Thailand.
  • There is a Langkawi Tourism Office on the route from the ferry to Kuah which can be very helpful. It next to the mosque and is open daily, except Fridays. 

Tips, Trick & More
  • For cheap and good food, check where the locals are eating.
  • There are small food stands along the side of the street, especially in Cenang area. The food is good, and cheap!
  • Shop around before buying: the airport is probably the most expensive place to buy anything.
  • Shop in Kuah town for batik, tobacco products and chocolate confectioneries.
  • Alcohol is significantly cheaper than in the rest of Malaysia.
  • Other duty free items include- cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco, portable electronic items, and souvenirs.

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Wikipedia - Langkawi

Pantai Cenang, Pulau Langkawi
Pantai Cenang

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. On July 15, 2008, Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah had consented to the change of name to Langkawi Permata Kedah in conjunction with his Golden Jubilee Celebration. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as the capital and largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island.

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Wikitravel - Renting a car / motorbike

Sunrise in Langkawi
Sunrise in Langkawi

Renting a car or motorbike/scooter is highly recommended. This can be done at the airport, the port complex, or from shops on Pantai Cenang. Do not rent from touts, as many are operating illegally without permits and usually without insurance. But they don´t care. Renting an air-conditioned mid-sized sedan costs RM70-RM150 per day (depending on model, condition and length of stay) and a 150cc motorbike/scooter costs RM40 to RM45 per day. Cheaper but usually very used and older are the semi-automatic 115ccm bikes for RM25 a day. Remember to have sufficient fuel in the tank as gas stations are far from one another. However, rental agencies do not care how much fuel is in the tank when the vehicle is returned so do not spend more on fuel than you have to. Fuel only costs about RM 1.80 a litre and you should return the bikes with the same filling level as you picked it up. Some rentals do check the level and mark it when you sign the slip. Remember to drive safely and slowly on the island and on the left side of the road. There are tourists, children and animals like chickens, cows and even buffaloes crossing. Take care not to run over the beautiful snakes or monitors. Cattle and snakes like to lie on the road at night; the blacktop radiates heat.

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