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Things to do in Langkawi

Langkawi is an island of Malaysian state Kedah and near the border of Southern Thailand. The island is a popular tourist getaway for locals and foreign tourists. Hence, Langkawi is a duty free island and one of the few places in Malaysia enjoying such privileges.

Langkawi is also known as Jewel of Kedah while the name Langkawi was derived from “lang” (eagle) and “kawi” (brown). Lived up as its name, the island has many wild eagles and there are activities including feeding the wild eagles.

We have compiled some of the things to do in Langkawi based on our traveling experience, we hope you can find some of the tips useful.

Activities:

1. A Journey to the Underwater World, Langkawi

One of the main attractions in Langkawi to me, Underwater World, Langkawi. I still remember visiting this place when they first started in 1990s. More than a decade later, the place was still maintained. Read our accounts at this place below.

Read at: A Journey to the Underwater World, Langkawi

2. Bat Cave at Langkawi, MALAYSIA

This is the real deal, an actual Bat Cave at Langkawi, MALAYSIA. Imagine you are inside a dark cave and there are hundreds of bats on top of you, that’s the bat cave!

Read at: Bat Cave at Langkawi, MALAYSIA

3. Beras Basah Island, Langkawi

A direct translation of this Beras Basah Island, Langkawi means wet rice island. This is a small island off Langkawi and it was part of the island hopping tour I join. The island is popular with water sports and its sandy beaches.

Read at: Beras Basah Island, Langkawi

4. Pulau Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark, Langkawi

Imagine a lake within an island. That is the characteristic of Pulau Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark, Langkawi. It is one of the most popular small islands off Langkawi. If you spend half a day on this island and read our experience to know why.

Read at: Pulau Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark, Langkawi

5. Five Things To Do in Langkawi’s Mangrove Eco Tour

We did a small compilation on things to do in Langkawi’s Mangrove Eco Tour at 5 Things To Do in Langkawi’s Mangrove Eco Tour. Check out the full story including of Mangrove Sight Seeing, Wild Eagle Feeding, Bat Cave, Fish Farm and Crocodile Cave. Read if you are interested in this popular mangrove eco tour in Langkawi.

5 Things To Do in Langkawi’s Mangrove Eco Tour

6. Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi

The Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi gave us a very impression on our visit there. It has a very unique atmosphere for Langkawi and some of the restaurants there were recommended. Check our short post and collection pictures.

Read at: Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi

7. Langkawi GeoPark Cable Car Ride and Bird’s Eye View of Langkawi

Langkawi GeoPark Cable Car Ride and Bird’s Eye View of Langkawi says it all. The Geopark Cable Car Ride is a MUST visit attractions in Langkawi. Sadly when we were there, it wasn’t completed yet. However we did go up to the top.

Read at: Langkawi GeoPark Cable Car Ride and Bird’s Eye View of Langkawi

8. Wild Eagle Feeding, Langkawi

This was an eye opener. Wild eagles in numbers surging down to take their food as we watched from far. What more can we expect?

Read at: Wild Eagle Feeding, Langkawi

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Food:

1. Italian Pizza @ T-Jays Italian Bistro and Pizzeria, Langkawi

It surprised us to know that an English couple was running this place. Italian Pizza @ T-Jays Italian Bistro and Pizzeria, Langkawi might not sounded as Italian but they had decent food. Read our short review on this unique English-Italian place.

Read at: Italian Pizza @ T-Jays Italian Bistro and Pizzeria, Langkawi

2. The Loaf, Langkawi 

The Loaf, Langkawi was our ex-prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s first Japanese bakery in Malaysia. The idea was to bring quality Japanese bakery into Malaysia or a retirement hobby by our ex-prime minister. Amazingly, we bumped into him during our trip there. Read our memorable experience below.

Read at: I met Tun Dr. Mahathir at the Loaf, Langkawi 

3A Russian Affair at USSR Restaurant, Harbour Park, Langkawi

A Russian Affair at USSR Restaurant, Harbour Park, Langkawi. We never thought we will eat authentic Russian food in Langkawi. This was one of the most memorable yet unique dining experience in Langkawi. We were overwhelmed by the Russian menu. Highly recommended.

Read at: A Russian Affair at USSR Restaurant, Harbour Park, Langkawi

4. Chinese Kung Fu BBQ Restaurant, Langkawi

The sign board was catchy. Chinese Kung Fu BBQ Restaurant it says. This was my first time visiting a Chinese Kung Fu restaurant. Like its title, the restaurant has the ambience of it.

Read at: Chinese Kung Fu BBQ Restaurant, Langkawi

 

5. Thai Seafood @ Rose Tea 2, Langkawi

Reasonable Thai Seafood located in Cenang. It was not a luxurious or grand dinner that you might expect. A small restaurant with good services and decent Thai Seafood.

Read at: Thai Seafood @ Rose Tea 2, Langkawi

6. Harbour Steakhouse @ Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi

This is one of the restaurants in Harbour Park. We loved the ambience and the environment there, facing the yachts and occasionally getting cool breeze winds from the sea. Check out our tea time in this restaurant.

Read: Harbour Steakhouse @ Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi

7. Mare Blu Kafe @ Harbour Park, Langkawi

Another restaurants set in Harbour Park. This had a better presentation in terms of the outlet’s interior and exterior. They served delicious pastas and they had amazing deals on their set lunches.

Read:  Mare Blu Kafe @ Harbour Park, Langkawi

8. Noodle On Fire @ Restoran Fat Mum Seafood, Langkawi

They set the noodle on fire! That was the reason we dine at this restaurant. Not because to see Fat Mum but to try out their infamous noodle on fire!

Read: Noodle On Fire @ Restoran Fat Mum Seafood, Langkawi

 

Accommodation:

1. Aseania Resort, Langkawi Review

We stayed at Aseania Resort, Langkawi Review on our previous trip to Langkawi and we believed that we gave them a very honest review. It has the largest swimming pool in Malaysia but the resort itself needs more than that. Read our experience below.

Read at Aseania Resort, Langkawi Review

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