A place out of a travel magazine, Langkawi is the ideal location for you to get in touch with nature and learn about traditional art and culture.
Langkawi—the jewel of Kedah—is an archipelago of 99 tropical islands surrounded by azure waters. It is one of the top travel destinations in the world and for good reasons, too. The island is rich in natural bounties and cultural heritage; peppered with historical sites that are well-preserved and numerous attractions that would have you feeling rueful for only allocating a few days to fully explore the island.
Prepare to be transported back in time as you listen and learn about Langkawi’s countless folklore and enthralling legends. Your first stop will be at Atma Alam, a place where you get to observe the meticulous process of traditional batik printing. Watch as the medley of art and culture is reflected through wax and dyes; giving the piece of cloth life. Go ahead and take the opportunity to purchase some hand-drawn silk and local cloth handicraft to commemorate your visit.
Next up is one of Langkawi’s best-known attractions, the Langkawi Underwater World. This 6-acre complex is situated at the popular Cenang Beach and is home to a treasure trove of marine life, featuring an approximate 5000 types of aquatic life including sharks, stingrays, green turtles, penguins and even the huge Amazonian arapaima—the world’s largest freshwater fish. If you are looking to learn more about the aquatic creatures, head towards the Educational Resource Centre or the 3D theatre to learn about prehistoric fishes.
The excursion to discover Langkawi is not complete without a visit to Eagle Square and Kuah town. Whip out your camera or smartphones and start taking pictures of the iconic landmark—the statue of a great Eagle—that symbolises Langkawi. Then, proceed to Kuah town (just a 10-minute drive away from Eagle Square) to shop for as many duty-free items as you want. From tobacco and alcohol to fancy perfumes, this is the best location to get all that you need and more.