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  • 1. Cuti-cuti Malaysia: LangkawiVisit Kuala Lumpur http://klsentral.orgDonna asks…langkawi….?this march im planning to go langkawi.any fun place or shopping complex that i should go.never been thereKaki Cuti Cuti Malaysia answers:Hi Xee..I will be going for my holiday to Langkawi too on this coming school holiday! And i’m so excitedabout it!Anyway, any fun things to do in Langkawi is basically got nothing to do with any shoppingcomplex coz shopping in Langkawi is best done at its duty free shops and souviner shops alongthe roadsides..Langkawi Island is located just off the coast of North Western Malaysia, about 30 km from KualaPerlis and 51 km from Kuala Kedah and close to Thailand. The archipelago of Langkawicontains 99 islands during high tide whereas during low tide, the number of islands can be asmany as 104. Sanctuary of some of the most ancient rainforests in the world, they are teemingwith exotic flora and fauna. Langkawi Island itself is the largest among the archipelago, 1 / 11
  • 2. measuring about 478.5 sq km, is the only one with any real settlement. It fringed by lovelybeaches scattered along its coast. The island is still very much a rural landscape with villagesand paddy fields.Nature TourismTelaga TujuhLocated in the north-western corner of Pulau Langkawi, Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) is ageological marvel. The waterfall is so named because its cascading water is broken by a seriesof seven natural pools. The lush green forest that surrounds the waterfall adds a mystical touchto the natural splendor. Legend has it that fairies used to come down to the waterfall to batheand frolic.Tanjung RhuTanjung Rhu lies on the northern cape of Pulau Langkawi. Aptly named for its abundance ofcasuarinas, its enchanting beach affords magnificent views of nearby islands which can bereached at low tide on foot, an experience that is not to be missed.A short journey by boat from Tanjung Rhu brings you to the doorstep of Gua Cherita (Cave ofLegends). As its name implies, the cave is steeped in a fabled tale of mystery and romance. Onthe walls of the cave can be seen ancient writing which has yet to be deciphered.BeachesPantai Kok, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Datai and Burau BayIdyllic beaches such as Pantai Kok, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Datai and Burau Bay offercarefree sun-filled days and quiet evening strolls. First-class accommodation in modern hotelsor captivating chalets is available. A wide range of exciting water-sports provides fun and thrillsfor the energetic. Restaurant outlets in the hotels and outdoors serve a variety of appetizingcuisine.Tasik Dayang BuntingNestled amidst lush forested hill on an island south of Pulau Langkawi is Tasik Dayang Bunting(Lake of the Pregnant Maiden), the largest lake in Langkawi. The outline of hills and rockyoutcrops on one side of the lake resembles the shape of a pregnant maiden lying on her back.However, the name of both the island and lake is attributed to the legend of a lovely fairyprincess who married an earthly prince. Her first child died shortly after birth. She was so sadand depressed that she buried the child in the crystal clear waters of the lake. Before shereturned to her celestial abode, she blessed the waters so that any childless maiden whobathed in the lake would conceive thereafter.Legend of Tasik Dayang Bunting – The favorite bathing pool of a celestial princess namedMambang Sari was said to be Tasik Dayang Bunting (lake of the pregnant maiden). A prince,Mat Teja, fell madly in love with her and tricked her into marrying him. It did not take her long toreciprocate his love and so could not bear to return to her celestial home. Sadly, their child diedfrom a mysterious illness at the age of seven days. Distraught, the grieving Mambang Sari leftthe child’s body in the lake and returned to her heavenly abode. Today, some believe barrenwomen who bathe in this lake will be endowed with a child. Many have claimed to be 2 / 11
  • 3. successful.Go upPulau Payar Marine ParkThe Pulau Payar Marine Park is situated in the northern part of the Straits of Melaka, 19nautical miles south of Langkawi and encompasses the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu,Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca which are surrounded by coral reefs. The marine park teemswith a fascinating diversity of marine life and vegetation.Many endangered species of fishes and marine organisms live within the sanctuary. Measuring2 km long and ? Km wide, Pulau Payar is the most popular of the islands as its sheltered watersare ideal for snorkeling, diving and swimming. Among the enchanting dive spots is the “CoralGarden”, an area covered with bright, multi-hued soft corals.There are several sandy beaches on Pulau Payar Island for picnics as well as hiking trails forthose who wish to explore the island. Just off the beach, one can indulge in the thrillingexperience of feeding baby sharks. Facilities include gazebos, picnic tables, barbeque pits andrestrooms at selected areas. There is also a Visitor’s Center that provides information about themarine park. Visitors can get to Pulau Payar from the Kuah jetty point by catamaran or speedboat. The catamaran takes about 45 minutes to get to Pulau Payar while the speed boat takesan hour. It is advisable to book the catamaran service a day before trip. Go upMan-made TourismKuahKuah is the main town located on the south-eastern tip of Pulau Langkawi. It is the take-off pointto the neighboring islands. The name “Kuah” is a Malay word meaning “gravy” and isassociated with an ancient legend of two battling giants who overturned a gigantic pot of curryat the spot where the town now stands. Once was a rustic town with a few streets, present day,Kuah is a thriving center of modern hotels and shopping-cum-business complexes, but withoutthe overcrowding and bustle of modern cities. Kuah is a duty free shopping haven with a widevariety of goods sold at attractive prices and its restaurants offer excellent culinary delights,especially fresh seafood.Go upMakam MahsuriWith its fabled and historical past, Langkawi is a treasure trove for visitors. Among manysignificant sites on the island that have been preserved for posterity is Makam Mahsuri(Mahsuri’s Mausoleum) about 12 kilometers from Kuah. This shine was erected in honor ofMahsuri, a beautiful maiden who was unjustly accused of adultery. According to legend, shebled white blood at her execution as a sign of her innocence. In her dying breath, she laid acurse on the island that it would remain barren for seven generations. Fact or fiction, sevengenerations have since passed and today, Langkawi is a flourishing tourist destination.Opening hours: Daily, 7.30 am – 6 pm go upAir Hangat VillageThe Air Hangat Village is sited on four acres of land about 14 kilometers northwest of Kuah. 3 / 11
  • 4. This modern complex includes a 3-tier hot spring fountain, an 18-meter long hand-carved riverstone mural depicting the legends that enshroud this location and souvenir shops. Visitors canwitness the making of local handicrafts and cultural performances.Opening hours: Daily, 9 am – 6 pm go upAnna & The King GallerySituated amidst lush tropical greenery at Oriental Village the Anna and The King Gallery is oneof the island’s latest attractions. In 1999, 20th Century Fox commissioned the construction ofthis magnificent and expensive movie set for the making of the film “Anna and the King”.Oriental VillageOverlooking beautiful Burau Bay in Langkawi, the Oriental Village is one of the region’s mostunique shopping, cultural and culinary destinations. Specially designed to provide a newconcept in resort duty free shopping, the Oriental Village also houses fine themed restaurants,reflecting Asia’s culinary delights. Go upThe village offers shopping buffs a bewildering range of international designer labels and localproducts. Bold displays of culture and fashion and fascinating handicraft demonstrations byskilled craftsmen add to the enjoyment of shopping here. A delightful Inn completes the villageconcept while cultural and theatre performances enhance the Oriental theme that encompassesthe village. Indeed, a blend of the traditional and modern intertwine with the local culture willprovide a unique experience for the visitor. Apart from excellent restaurants, a speciallydesigned food court offers a variety of local fare. The Inn and the Club Bar provide an excellentrest stop for refreshments.Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 10 pm go upKampung Buku MalaysiaKampung Buku Malaysia in Langkawi is the first and only book village in South East Asia. It ispart of the International Book Villages and Book Towns Movement.It is located just 20 minutes from the Langkawi International Airport and 15 minutes from theFerry Terminal. Situated amidst a lush green forest at the foot of Gunung Raya, the highestpeak on the island, the book village provides book lovers a tranquil setting to indulge in theirhobby.The various houses in the village are stocked with a great variety of new books on numeroustopics and languages as well as second-hand, rare and antiquarian books. Go upUnderwater World LangkawiThe underwater World Langkawi, a marine showcase featuring both fresh and salt water fishand other forms of marine life, is a must-see attraction. Located at Pantai Cenang, a popularbeach on the island, this aquarium features more than 5,000 types of marine life, exhibited inmore than 100 tanks of different sizes. The highlight is a giant tank housing large marinespecies such as sharks, stingrays, groupers and green turtles, with a 15-metre tunnel for visitorsto walk through and enjoy a spectacular view of the exhibits. Underwater gardens of weeds andsea plants together with exotic fishes and exhibits of fossils and shells add to the range of 4 / 11
  • 5. interesting sights. Latest actraction is their penguins.Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 6 pm go upIsland CruisesGoing on island cruises is a great way to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery of Langkawias your boat weaves through the watery passageways between the islands. A round trip, whichtakes about four hours, includes Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Beras Basah and Pulau SingaBesar. Boats can be taken from Marble Beach and Pantai Cenang. Go upTaman Buaya LangkawiTaman Buaya Langkawi (Langkawi Crocodile Farm) located at Kubang Kdak, some 32 km fromKuah, has more than 1,000 crocodiles of various species. Here, one can witness andphotograph crocodiles and alligators playing and feeding in a controlled environment thatclosely resemble their natural habitat.Opening hours: Daily, 9 am. – 6 pm.Dataran LangDataran Lang (Eagle Square) is Langkawi’s most prominent landmark for visitors arriving bysea.Situated near the Kuah jetty, the main attraction of the square is the magnificent statue of thereddish brown eagle majestically poised for flight. According to local folklore, Langkawi derivedits name from the eagle or “helang”. In old Malay, “kawi” denotes reddish brown, hence,Langkawi means reddish brown eagle! Go upThe square is beautifully landscaped and features scenic ponds, bridges, covered terraces,restaurants and barrel vaults made of bricks. Its close proximity to the sea and the soft breezesmake it an ideal spot for leisurely walks and a tranquil setting for dining in the cool evenings.The square is beautifully illuminated at night and presents a dramatic scene as you approachthe island by sea. Indeed, the majestic eagle is strategically positioned to welcome visitors toLangkawi. Go upGaleria PerdanaThe Galeria Perdana at Kilim, about 11 km from Kuah, houses an impressive collection of over2,500 state gifts and awards presented to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr.Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, YBhg. Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah bt. Mohd. Ali. The exhibitsinclude fine crystal ware and gifts fashioned out of wood, leather, silver, copper, pewter,ceramics and glass. There are also musical instruments, Islamic art and craft, textiles andweapons. A part of the display includes various prototype cars and 4-wheel drive vehicles. GoupThe Galeria Perdana comprises of two-story buildings set within a beautifully landscapedgarden. Photography is not allowed inside the gallery. Pictures of exhibits are available for saleat the souvenir shop. Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 5 pm; Public/school holiday, 9 am – 6 pm;Friday, 10 am – 2:15 pm & 3 pm – 5 pm. Go up 5 / 11
  • 6. Laman Padi LangkawiLaman Padi Langkawi is Langkawi’s latest attraction that should not be missed for theagro-tourism lovers. Located at Pantai Cenang, in the vicinity of the island’s popular beachresorts and just 10 minutes from the airport, Laman Padi Langkawi showcases the history,heritage and development of the nation’s rice growing industry. Go upAmong the attractions is a rice museum displaying artifacts, charts and photographs showingthe significance of Padi cultivation to the country. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a bird’seye view of the fields from a roof-top garden. For the uninitiated, try your hand at Padi plantingusing both traditional as well as modern methods of cultivation. There is also restaurant offeringpopular traditional Malay recipes and local delicacies which are prepared using rice as the mainingredient.Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 6 pm. Go upTaman LegendaThis scenic park with its beautiful gardens of vivid local blooms, plants and fruit trees provide apicturesque and fitting backdrop for buildings showing Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage. Withinthe park, there are some fine examples of traditional Malaysian handicraft and cultural objects.Opening hours: Daily, 8 am – 11 pm go upCraft Cultural ComplexThe Craft Cultural Complex is located on the northern coastline of Langkawi Island in the vicinityof Teluk Yu, about 30 minutes drive from the airport or 45 minutes from Kuah town. Nestled ona hillside overlooking the sea, this magnificent complex offers a wide range of Malaysianhandicraft such as delicate hand painted batik and intricately carved silverware. Opening hours:Daily, 9 am – 6 pm. Go upFaizy CrystalLocated at Craft Cultural Complex Faizy Crystal offers an attractive and exquisite range of glassproducts. Visitors will find a wide choice of skillfully crafted crystal items to suit every occasion.There are also special collections for those who demand exclusiveness. Go upAt Faizy Crystaal you will be mesmerized by the extraordinary glass blowing skills of craftsmendedicated to producing glassware of the highest standards and quality. Take the opportunity totest your glass blowing skills here.Opening hours: Daily, 9 am – 5 pm. Go upLangkawi Yacht ClubSituated within walking distance from the Kuah Jetty Point, the Langkawi Yacht Club is anexclusive establishment with a beautiful clubhouse and a fully equipped marina, comprising 51berths that can accommodate a variety of vessels including sailing keels, deep hull boats andeven 60-meter mega-yachts.Langkawi Yacht Club offers impressive facilities such as a waterfront swimming pool, Jacuzziand sauna, deep-sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and speedboats, and yachtchartering service. Your can hire the Club’s luxury motor yacht, “Puteri Maimunah”, for a 6 / 11
  • 7. discovery or sunset tour of the beautiful Langkawi islands. Go upFor dinners, Langkawi yacht Club is the perfect place to enjoy a long cool drink and a delightfulmeal in relaxing surroundings. Breath taking views of Langkawi’s beautiful islands and sunsetcan be enjoyed from its beachfront restaurant called “Charlie’s Place” or from the “Captain’sDeck”, its fine dining restaurant. The above facilities are open to public.LegendsLegend of the Gua CeritaMuch local literature has been written based on the legends of Langkawi. The Hikayat MerongMahawanga tells a story about Garuda (a giant eagle taking a half-human form) and a princessfrom China. One variation of this tale involves the emperors of Rome and China who planned tomarry off their children. Garuda felt that this union would threaten the smaller kingdoms and hispower over the islands, so he flew to China, kidnapped the Chinese princess and her maid andhid them in a cave believed to Gua Cerita. In a battle against Garuda, the Roman prince wasswept ashore on Langkawi and finally reunited with the Chinese princess. When Garuda learntthe truth he disappeared, never to return.Legend of Tasik Dayang Bunting go upThe favorite bathing pool of a celestial princess named Mambang Sari was said to be TasikDayang Bunting (lake of the pregnant maiden). A prince, Mat Teja, fell madly in love with herand tricked her into marrying him. It did not take her long to reciprocate his love and so couldnot bear to return to her celestial home. Sadly, their child died from a mysterious illness at theage of seven days. Distraught, the grieving Mambang Sari left the child’s body in the lake andreturned to her heavenly abode. Today, some believe barren women who bathe in this lake willbe endowed with a child. Many have claimed to be successful.AccommodationBudget Nice – http://www.sunsetbeachresort.comLuxury – http://www.pelangibeachresort.comsuper luxury – http://www.westin.comhappy holidays!Http://langkawi-info.com/ 7 / 11
  • 8. James asks…How to travel to Langkawi by Coach from Singapore?I have planned to travel to Langkawi very soon. Thing is, I would like to take a coach there fromSingapore. I am aware that there is no direct coach so I have planned to take a coach toPenang and then take a ferry to Langkawi.1) What is the name of Penang Ferry Terminal?2) Most of the coaches terminated at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal, how do I travel from there toPenang Ferry Terminal and how long is the trip from the bus terminal to the ferry?Kaki Cuti Cuti Malaysia answers:Ask your coach to send you there or you will not play for tonite’s game.Lizzie asks… 8 / 11
  • 9. How easy is it to travel from Singapore to Langkawi and backwithout flying?We are hoping to rent a car and drive from Singapore to Langkawi. Or is that a crazy idea? Isthere a ferry or even a car ferry to take you over to Langkawi? How long will it all take?Kaki Cuti Cuti Malaysia answers:Does not worth the effort and cost. It may take one whole day to reach Langkawi, in additions tothe highway toll which may cost you a bomb, Fly there then rent a car there is much wiser.Enjoy your holiday.Http://www.abclangkawi.com/Richard asks…How is April end period in Langkawi, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur ?Hello,I am from india. 9 / 11
  • 10. How is the weather during April 21 to April 30 in Langkawi, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur .I am planning a honeymoon trip in all the 3 places. Are they recommended during April endperiod ? If not what are the alternatives ?Kaki Cuti Cuti Malaysia answers:Since Langkawi (Malaysia) and Phuket (Thailand) are both islands, maybe you can try Malaccaor Penang (the world heritage site) to see and feel the different thing. Kuala Lumpur is a mustgo place to see the capital city in Malaysia.Sandra asks…Which is the most affordable and good hotel in Langkawi?I have been planning to take a little vacation to Langkawi in January 2009 and at the sametime, celebrate my 21st birthday. I intend to stay in Langkawi for 3 days, and I would like toknow which are the best hotels (value for money) on the island. It would also be helpful ifsomeone could tell me how much the airplane tickets would cost, I am thinking of taking AirAsia, but I have no idea what the approximate price would be.. Anyone cares to enlighten me?Btw, I am located in Singapore. 10 / 11
  • 11. Kaki Cuti Cuti Malaysia answers: If that time is not a peak season. Places like jetty or airport there are many angents that can introduce you the hotel according to you budget.. Powered by Yahoo! Answers Cuti-cuti Malaysia Hotels http://cuti-cutimalaysia.org Cuti-cuti Malaysia Vacation Cuti-cuti Malaysia: Langkawi 11 / 11Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)