Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Langkawi, the Island of Eagles, located at the north of Strait of Melacca, off shore of Kedah. We went there for 4 days 3 nights vacation around August 2005. It is a nice place for a short retreat, as well as a breathtaking adventure, or even a tour of discovering. You can go by air or sea- take a flight to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur International Airport or take a boat trip from Penang.

Photo taken at Commonwealth Park.

We like Langkawi very much. There are many places of interest to visit. Underwater World, Bird Park, Telaga Tujuh Waterfall, Tanjung Rhu Beach, Lagenda Park (Park of Legends), Gunung Mat Cincang's Cable Car and Lang Square (Eagle Square) are just few of them.

We stayed in Eagle Bay Hotel for the first 2 days. The hotel posted 3-star, which for us, not reaching the standard. However, the RM80++ stay per night is over-worthed, as the location of the hotel is right in the middle of Kuah Town, which tax free alcoholic drinks and chocolates are available everywhere. The Chinese food is remarkably nice as well.

Photo taken at Lagenda Park, Paddy Museum, and Underwater World.
Clockwise from upper left: Photo taken at Lang Park, Mahsuri Tomb, Air Hangat Village (Hot Water) and Durian Perangin Waterfall.

After that, we switched to Helang Hotel, which was a 4-star hotel. The hotel, well, was more than excellent in design, as well as the buffet. The most spectacular part of it- RM90++ per night! Without hasty and fussy, we visited a few tourists' spots a day. The complete island map (available free at the airport) and helpful villagers make driving own rented car possible. Oh, an 1.3 cc Iswara sedan is about RM75 per day (non-peak season), considerably cheap for us, of course. If you haven't visit the island, well, we suggest that you can plan for a few days trip there. Besides all the great spots and tax free shopping, don't forget to discover the mysterious Legend of Mahsuri, which according to the local villagers, effecting their life until today!

Great sunset scenery at Tanjung Rhu beach.

We like Langkawi in the aspect of the interesting tourists' spots, tax free shopping, nice scenery, well developed. We dislike the artificial (man-make) elements in some nature sites. You can find information about Langkawi at Langkawi Online and Langkawi info.

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