Pulau Sibu is a small island off Malaysia's eastern coast, facing the South China Sea. It is actually made up of several islands namely Sibu Besar Island, Sibu Tengah Island, Sibu Kukus Island and Sibu Hujung Island.
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.
Sipadan Island. The late Jacques Cousteau, the world-renowned oceanographer, described Sipadan Island as ‘an untouched piece of art’, while divers around the world voted it as one of the top five dive sites in the world.
Tioman Island. According to legend, this island is the final resting place of a mythical dragon princess. The warm waters and good visibility make Tioman a paradise for divers. Discover astounding sights such as colourful Gorgonian sea fans, Staghorn corals, nudibranchs and beautifully sculptured sea sponges. Snorkellers can delight in swimming alongside huge Napoleon Wrasse, Golden Striped Trevally, Bumphead Parrotfish and shoals of Fusiliers.
Kapas Island. Is a small island, just over 2km long and 1km at its widest point. Since it is so close - only 6km from the mainland, visitors seldom stay overnight. For those who prefer to spend a longer time on the island, there are a variety of accommodations available on the island best suited to most travellers although non rivalling exclusive resorts such as 'Banyan Tree' or the 'Aman' resort establishments.
Aur Island. The island off Mersing, along with Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang, are rated among the best diving destinations within the Johor Marine Park Area. The deeper waters around the area ensure good visibility and a large variety of marine life, the island is popular among weekend divers.
Payar Island. The island off Mersing, along with Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang, are rated among the best diving destinations within the Johor Marine Park Area. The deeper waters around the area ensure good visibility and a large variety of marine life, the island is popular among weekend divers.
Pulau Perhentian, meaning 'stopover island', is not to be missed. Situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu, it consists of the islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Covered by unspoilt jungle, windswept palms, powdery white beaches and surrounded by sapphire blue waters, Pulau Perhentian is a sanctuary for fishermen, migratory birds and of course, discerning holiday-makers.
Redang Island, located 45km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu, is the largest of a group of nine protected islands dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. The island offers crystal clear waters and numerous dive sites for enthusiasts.
Tiga Island, is the largest of the three islands that make up Pulau Tiga Park. Its beautiful landscape and unspoilt natural environment has attracted CBS TV Network of the USA to use this island as the main location for the popular 'Survivor' Programme, dubbing it the 'Survivor Island'.
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Author: Yew Chuo San
In Penang, there are wide array of foods choice abound in every nook and corner of the island; food stalls along roadside, coffee shop, restaurant and mamak stall. Penang has described as "Asia Best Street Food" at Time magazine. You can serve foods from others country as well; English style, French, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Indonesian, foods in this small island.
It is so proud for Penangites as in year 2009, the New York Times readers poll the Penang as one of the foodies' paradises among 44 places to go in year 2009. Penang hawkers from differ ethnic groups, it made differential from other countries at Malaysia and Then Penang became Malaysia food paradises and food fare as well; as it gathered Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nyonya , Asian, western food.
However, major of Malaysian food lover pointed out Penang is the foodie's paradises. The best popular foods were:
Siam Laksa and Assam laksa
What is Asam Laksa? " Assam" is a Malay word for tamarind. The tamarind is one of importance ingredients by giving laksa soup sweet and sour flavor and the main ingredient is debone shredded fish; a mackerel. Laksa is served with ingredients; rice noodles, shredded fish, tamarind, shallots, onions, cucumbers, chilies, pineapples, lettuces, mint leaves and shrimp paste.
The laksa soup is the most importance dish and it cooked around 2 hours in perfect sour and sweet flavor.The lemak laksa is blend of Assam laksa and lemak curry (coconut milk cook with curry powder). This flavor is follow by those like the coconut milk taste; it is so nice to have it
Penang Fried Koay Teow
Fried Koay Teow is local food for Malaysian and Singaporean. Char Koay Teow is a Penang hawker dish of flat rice noodles called Koay Teow stir fried with high heat hot pan with prawns, chicken or duck eggs, bean sprouts , chives, cockles and fish cakes. For delicious flavor, crispy pork lard is added. If you like spicy, chilli is the optional char Koay Teow ingredients.
You can chose the ingredient if the ingredient mentioned not your flavor. The hawker will fried as your need. That why Penang Char Koay Teow version is the enjoys great popularity.
Char Koay Teow content high fat, it suitable for fulfill stomach. It was a cheap source of energy providing among the working class.
Personally, Penang hawker able to serve you delicious and tasty Char Koay Teow, with lower price, which hardly can be found in other area at Malaysia and Singapore. One special thing about Penang Char Koay Teow is the taste never strong and ingredients mix just well and it guarantees brilliant aroma plus taste.
Nowadays, Char Koay Teow had become a dish for all classes of the community, and even more some of the most famous Char Koay Teow stalls are dishing it out at premium prices such at hotel.
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The Mantanani Islands form a small group of three islands off the north-west coast of the state of Sabah, Malaysia, opposite the town of Kota Belud, in northern Borneo. The largest island is Mantanani Besar; the other two are Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan. It is a popular site for recreational diving as there are three nearby dive wrecks dating from the Second World War, as well as being known for its dugongs (wiki).
The fact, that this thin island has never been commercialized, secures its hidden secrets from great number of divers and thus giving you a private but full enjoyment to the tropical island.
The island promises the most diverse marine life with visibility up to 40 meters. Many species of rays flutter around like blue spotted ray and marbled sting ray amongst large schools of fish. Besides that muck diving is excellent with the quiet existence of imperial shrimps, jaw fish ribbon eels, seahorses, pink-eyed gobble and the jaw-dropping blue ringed octopus, amidst nudibranch of all sorts.
One of the main reasons that the Mantanani Islands have recently attracted many visitors, local and tourists alike is because of a special creature called “Dugong” or “Sea Cow” that resides around the islands. Pro Diver offers a day-trip package for an unforgettable experience to swim with the dugong!
How to get there
To get to Mantanani, one would have to take a direct flight from KLIA to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. From Kota Kinabalu, make your way to Kota Belud by road, which takes about an hour. Once in Kota Belud you would have to take a speedboat, which can take up to another hour to get to Pulau Mantanani.
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Top Beautiful Island Destinations in Malaysia
By: Ahmad Abdullah
If you're travelling to Malaysia during this summer holiday, you don't want to miss visiting some of the most beautiful islands in South East Asia located in Malaysia itself. Those sandy beaches and palm trees that you would normally dream of can become a reality once you set your foot on the paradise islands.
Visiting these beautiful islands can be a perfect breakaway from your daily hectic office life. If you want to move away from visiting big cities and watching skyscrapers, Malaysia has more than enough islands to complete your dream vacation.
One of the top islands that you don't want to miss is the Tioman island located in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is rated as one of the world's most beautiful islands and the biggest and most impressive one in the east coast. The west section of the island is covered with a brisk jungle filled with many kinds of flora and fauna, waiting to be explored by visitors from all around the world.
There are quite a number of villages in Tioman island, each offers different kind of activities for tourists and the likes. Snorkelling in the island's crystal clear water is the most popular activity, together with diving and exploring the underwater world. If you fancy playing golf on the island, you should book a room in Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort where it has its own 18-hole golf course for you to enjoy your time there.
Langkawi Island is another great destination, popularly known for not just its beauty and charm but also its legendary myths and stories. Talk to the locals and they can tell you all the legends you need to know. What more, the island is full of places said to be related to these mythical stories for you to check out and see for yourself.
If you instead fancy for a bit of shopping, you'd be happy to know that Langkawi is a duty-free island, which means that most of the items in your shopping list would be cheaper than when you buy them outside the island. There are so many things to do in Langkawi as well other than the usual stuff such as snorkelling or scuba diving.
Its Geopark status means that there are plenty of wildlife attractions that you can explore such as its waterfalls and caves. Art and craft activities can be seen a lot in Langkawi island too so if you're into it, it's a nice place to admire the beauty of the locals' masterpiece.
Other great islands in Malaysia including Pangkor Island on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia and Redang Island on the east coast. Pangkor has the advantage of not being affected by the north-eastern monsoon, generally occuring between November and March each year in Malaysia. There are also a lot of fishing settlements in the island where you can watch the fishermen bringing back their catch which includes cuttlefish and anchovies.
Redang Island is well known for its marine parks and marine sports such as wind surfing. The pearly white sandy beaches along the coast is one of the main attractions but there are more that Redang Island can offer that makes your trip a worthwhile visit.
These are just some of the paradise islands that Malaysia can offer. Visiting these islands will surely make your visit to Malaysia the most memorable one. If you have the time to spend, move away for a while from a typical trip to city full of skyscrapers and enjoy the breathtaking experience at these beautiful islands of Malaysia.
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Fine Range of Malaysia Hotels
By: Nancy Eben
A Malaysian holiday tops the list of travelers and why not when the country that is so beautiful, modern, diverse, and culturally rich. Moreover, there is in line number of attractions and activities that a traveler can enjoy during his trip to this part of land. It not only caters to the shopper buffs but the historical lovers, cultural enthusiast and nature lovers also find Malaysia a fantastic destination. a friendly country that is modern as one expects and yet full of natural beauty and rich traditions that captivate you. On a Malaysian tour, enhance the pleasure of your holiday by indulging is some activity that is so truly Malaysian. Go for diving trips in the tropical waters in some of the best diving sites or undertake a caving tour in the world’s largest cave chamber in Sarawakas. This is just some of them and the list can go on. Some of the activities are worth mentioning:
Malaysia’s famous rainforests provide opportunities to get in touch with the nature. Trekking along the well-marked trails is the best way of getting to know the rainforests and indeed a rewarding experience. Exploring the deep forests, rolling hills, steep slopes on foot is an amazing experience. Country’s lowlands majorly comprise of dipterocap forests and walking through the forests does not require much but the spirit for adventure keeps you going. The rainforests are home to number of animals and a real treat for animal lovers.
Malaysia is considered an ideal place for bird watching as country’s pristine forests are home to more than 600 species of birds. The rich birdlife here attracts visitors both the domestic and foreign. The lowland forests of Malaysia have untouched, undisturbed forests that have rare an exquisite birds. Peninsular Malaysia has excellent bird watching sites, which are within easy reach from Kuala Lumpur. The most popular and favorite mountain bird watching sites are at Fraser Hills in Pahang, Bukit Larut in Taiping, and Cameron Highlands in Pahang and Kinabalu Park in Sabah. The bird watching sites offers good hotels in Malaysia for accommodation, besides other facilities.
Malaysia’s natural wealth is one of the biggest draw for the nature lovers here. Anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature will find his way to Malaysia. The region’s primal forests, which range from the mangrove to mountain top oak, are very rare that today’s world only has heard about. A walk will take you to hundred of miles of green cover, with a wealth of plants and animals, that no other place can equal it.
Malaysia’s geographical surface is such that the expedition of rock climbing can be easily undertaken. The mountainous region of the Peninsular Malaysia is made up of granite boulders and monoliths. While the Sarawak region contains the limestone crags and Sandstone Mountains, and the Sabah, area is alpine granite. Sabah region hosts the South East Asia’s highest mountain, while the Sarawak Chamber in Mulu Caves is the world’s largest cave chamber. The routes for climbing are mostly conventional and the peaks are at 4,000m above sea level, perfect for starting on an expedition. Climbing can be carried out all through the year with all the facilities available right from hotels Malaysia to the climbing kits.
Malaysia has some of the most stunning caves and thus sees thousands of visitors heading to Sabah and Sarawak regions in the country, home to the biggest cave chamber in the world. The caves are biologically rich and inhabit numerous unique creatures such as spiders like the whip and trapdoor spiders, centipedes, cave crickets and blind catfish. The Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak has number of wonderful caves, amongst them is the largest natural cave chamber in the world. Caving has attracted number of tourists here that the scientists have suggested of putting a control on tourism to save the effect on the caves fauna and formations.
Off road driving
Off road driving is fat catching up with the sports enthusiasts who want to take the thrill of driving in the rugged mountainous terrain. Malaysia offers a wide range of opportunities for off road driving, right from beginners, intermediate to highly skilled drivers. The best time is the dry seasons, which falls between March and October but for that extra thrill and challenges, even the monsoon months can be tried between November and February. Some of the best off road driving in Peninsular Malaysia can be found in the interiors, and Gua Musang in Kelantan is a popular site.
For whatever reason you are planning to visit Malaysia, the fine range of accommodations would be a complete delight. The Malaysia hotels range comprises of world-class resorts, five star hotels, and budget hotels to even youth hostels. Hotels in Malaysia suit the needs of luxury travelers, business guests, and romantic getaways to backpackers.
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Scuba Diving Malaysia
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Scuba Diving Malaysia Sea Dragon Malaysia Sdn Bhd is an independent, wholly Malaysian scuba diving training center conveniently located near Time Square in Kuala Lumpur.
Scuba Diving Malaysia is a member of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world's largest recreational diving membership organization. The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkelers and other watersports enthusiasts.
We recognize that our strength and competitive advantage is in performing outstanding service and developing excellent programs. We pride ourselves in listening to the need of our markets and exceeding their expectations.
The instructors and team that make up Sea Dragon Malaysia have amassed a wealth of experience and skills from teaching and servicing a diverse clientele range over these past 10 years. We are proud to offer the same limitless dedication and commitment to you.
We also offer diving or snorkelling Equipment to buy and rent, dive trips and can even sort you out with accommodation with a wide range of resorts throughout Malaysia.
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The Tunku Abdul Rahman park comprises a group of five islands located only 20 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's capital. The park is spread over 4,929 hectares, two thirds of which is sea.
The five idyllic islands, Manukan, Mamutik, Sulug, Gaya and Sapi have soft white beaches and are teeming with fish and coral, perfect for beginner divers as well as snorkellers and picnickers. Gaya and Sapi Islands also have hiking trails through their pristine jungles.
These islands are home to a variety of flora and fauna, including one of the most intriguing birds, the Megapode or Burung Tambun, a chicken lookalike with large feet and makes a meowing sound like a cat. source Tourism Malaysia
Manukan Island has the best infrastructure. This includes lovely chalets where you can spend the night, as well as a small dining facility and barbecue pits near the beach.
By Sea (How to get there)
Take a boat from the Central Market Harbour jetty in Kota Kinabalu.
The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is accessible via 15 – 20 minutes speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu. The departure and arrival point for the boat transfers is at the KK Ferry Terminal, situated next to the Malaysia Royal Custom Department. Boat transfers to the islands are available daily from 7.30am to 5pm.
Who to contact
For more information, please contact Sabah Tourism Office Tel: +6088-248 698 / 211 732
There are a couple of very nice eco resorts on these islands, but most day-trippers opt for accommodation in the nearby capital of Kota Kinabalu, just 10 minutes away.
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Its a "Surfers' Haven" has long been the description of old Cherating Village since the 70's. Each year, surfers from around the world return to Cherating to test out the surf and catch up with local acquaintances. Cherating beach is immaculate and breath-taking. So much so that Club Med decided to build its first Asian base right here. And surfers take the opportunity to have local friends take them through some of the most charming rural villages along the coast and soak in the gorgeous scenery along the way.
The best time to wind surf and surf is between November and December.
How to get there
Cherating is a 3.5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via the scenic route to the east coast. There are buses to Kuantan departing daily from Kuala Lumpur. From Kuantan, there are regular bus and taxi services to Cherating. Alternatively, take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Dungun or Kemaman in Terengganu, which is north of Pahang, and disembark at Cherating.
Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights to Kuantan. From the airport, Cherating is just 45 minutes away.
Who to contact
For more information, please contact Pahang Tourism Action Council. (Majlis Tindakan Pelancongan Negeri Pahang). Phone : +(609) 517 1111 / 1112. Fax : +(609) 514 6900. Website: www.pahangtourism.com.my
Cherating started off as a backpacker's haven many years ago. These days, however, the range of accommodation has widened considerably to include everything from basic backpacker's hostels to 4-star hotels.
Club Med at Cherating
The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition is the premier destination for aerospace and maritime manufacturers targeting the Asia Pacific growth markets. For nearly 20 years, LIMA has been serving exhibitor needs by assembling key decision makers from the defence, enforcement and civil sectors.
LIMA series of exhibition has proven to be an excellent platform for aerospace manufacturers and related industries to display and promote the latest aerospace technology to senior Government officials, both civil and military and leaders of industries from Malaysia as well as the Asia Pacific region. A unique showcase for both the aerospace and maritime industries in the fast-expanding Asian commercial aviation, airport and defence markets.
Almost at every LIMA, business deals were clinched as well as memorandum of understanding was signed. The LIMA '07 exhibition for example generated business totaling RM 13 Billion (USD 3.9 billion) through numbers of contracts, letter of offer and acceptance or intent and memorandum of understanding.
The 21,321 sqm Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre will be the venue for both the maritime and aerospace exhibitions for 2009, moving away from a two venue, two organizer structure. HW LIMA Sdn Bhd, the organizer of the maritime component since LIMA ’97, is selected by the Government of Malaysia to spearhead LIMA ’09.
This change is aimed at value creation and will establish an exceptional setting in which to network, achieve sales and facilitate business deals. A single venue will deliver increased visitors to the exhibition, presenting a more cohesive delegates programme, maximising delegates’ time at the exhibition by merging common facilities and abolishing travel time between venues and importantly, reducing cost of participation for exhibitors with dual participation.
The 10th edition of the LIMA Exhibition, which will be held from 1 – 5 December 2009 in Langkawi.
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Pulau Tiga is the largest of the three islands that make up Pulau Tiga Park. Its beautiful landscape and unspoilt natural environment has attracted CBS TV Network of the USA to use this island as the main location for the popular 'Survivor' Programme, dubbing it the 'Survivor Island'.
This island was formed through the eruption of several mud volcanoes. The last explosion happened in 1941 and since then the volcanoes have remained relatively passive.
Several small mud volcanoes spewing cool, mineral-rich mud can still be found near the summit of the island. The notion that this mineral rich mud is good for your skin makes mud-bathing a must-do activity on this island.
The island's lush green jungle serves as a soothing backdrop, while the fine, white sand beaches and the clear unpolluted water are a wonder for nature lovers.
The coral reefs encircling the island are home to many species of fish and other marine life. Among the activities that await you here are diving, non-motorised water sports, trekking, bird watching and mud bathing.
The Park Headquarters is situated on the southern side of the island, not far from Pulau Tiga Resort, the only resort facility available on the island.
Pulau Tiga Map
Pulau Tiga and Pulau Kalampunian offer great snorkelling just a short distance from the beach.
How to get there
From Kota Kinabalu, drive 140km south to Kuala Penyu at the Klias Peninsula, then board a boat to the islands.
The islands are 18km away and about 45 minutes by boat. Some tour agents also organise tours and ferry services to the islands.
Who to contact
For more information, please contact Sabah Tourism Office Tel: +6088-248 698 / 211 732
There is one resort on the island, but basic accommodation and camp sites are available as well. The resort accommodation facilities ranges from Standard to Superior air-conditioned rooms with either twin or double beds and all fitted with ensuite bathroom facilities. For cost conscious travelers the triple sharing long house accommodation offers a comfortable alternative.
The late Jacques Cousteau, the world-renowned oceanographer, described Sipadan Island as ‘an untouched piece of art’, while divers around the world voted it as one of the top five dive sites in the world.
Malaysia’s only oceanic island, it is very small – only 12ha. in size. A 25-minute walk is all that is required to circle the island on foot. As an oceanic island, it rises about 700 metres from the sea floor, attracting diverse marine life from the blackness of the open sea. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, this crown jewel is a treasure trove of some of the most amazing marine animals.
Declared a bird sanctuary in 1933 by the Colonial Government of North Borneo and re-gazetted in 1963 by the Malaysian Government, the dense vegetation on Sipadan Island supports a large variety of tropical birds which include sea eagles, kingfishers, sunbirds, starlings and wood pigeons. Exotic crustaceans including the amazing coconut crab roam the beaches and scurry among the undergrowth.
When diving here, encounters with turtles, resident schools of jacks, bumphead parrotfish and barracudas are almost assured around the tiny coral island.
Try to be part of an early-morning dive to Sipadan at the famous Barracuda Point. In the early hours of the morning, you are most likely to swim amongst big schools of swirling barracuda.
Diving is possible throughout the year with visibility at 20m and above most of the time. The best time is from April to June, with visibility above 30m and up to 50m around Sipadan. From May to August, you may also be lucky enough to spot turtles laying their eggs on the beaches of Sipadan.
Equatorial with fairly uniform temperatures year-round, ranging from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Humidity is high (85-95%). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm and most rain can be expected between November and February
How to get there
The jump off point to Sipadan Island is Kota Kinabalu or Tawau.
Continue the journey by a 1-hour drive to Semporna town.
A 30-minute speedboat will take you to Mabul, which is the jump off point for Sipadan Island explorations.
Who to contact
For more information, please contact Sabah Tourism Office Tel: +6088-248 698 / 211 732, Tourism Malaysia
Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 2,000 feet or 600m from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea east of the major town of Tawau and off the coast of East Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem.
Normally rare diving scenes are frequently seen in the waters around Sipadan: schools of greenback turtles and hawksbill turtles nesting and mating, schools of barracuda & big-eye trevally in tornado-like formations, pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.
A mysterious turtle tomb lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that have become lost and drown before finding the surface.
More photo shots of Sipadan Island
Departing from the Sipadan Mabul Kapalai
Water Village Resort
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Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125m-long curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge. It is located 700m above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi, an island in the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah, Malaysia. The Langkawi Sky Bridge is accessible through the Langkawi Cable Car. (wikipedia)
Langkawi its a cluster of 99 islands with the best of many beautiful beaches, world-class infrastructure, mangroves rich in flora and fauna.
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Pulau Payar is a jewel on an island. The real attraction of this platform lies below sea level. Step into the underwater observation chamber to view the marine life surrounding a reef. Want to get even closer to the swirl of fishes that make these corals their home? Grab a mask, a snorkel and fins and join the spectacle.
How to get there
Ferries usually leave the port of Kuala Kedah on the mainland on the hour from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm. The ride lasts 1 1/2 hours. There are also ferry services from the mainland port of Kuala Perlis and the Thai port of Satun, both are just 45 minutes from Langkawi.
Both Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia have twice daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur which land at Langkawi International Airport. There are also direct flights from Penang and Singapore.
Contact Tourism Malaysia
For more information, please contact the Langkawi Tourist Information Centre at 604-9667789.
There is every kind of accommodation on the island from beach chalets to 5-star hotels.
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Langkawi on Sunset and Cable Car
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