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[Asia Travel] Malaysia: Langkawi

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Langkawi is an island in northern Malaysia. There is an untouched mangrove, and a beautiful sight spreads out. The Malaysian government is focusing on it as a tourist destination, and it is a place that is drawing attention because the entire island is exempt from taxation. Therefore, this island has developed rapidly in recent years and is an area where the number of tourists is increasing rapidly. This island is less well known than Kuala Lumpur and Penang, but it has the potential to grow significantly in the future.

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Location

Langkawi is an island in the northeastern part of Malaysia.

History

Langkawi Island was designated as a free trade zone in 1978, and there are no tariffs or other taxes. With this as a trigger, tourism development has progressed, and the island has grown rapidly as a resort area where many tourists from all over the world come.

Climate

Langkawi is an everlasting summer island with an average temperature of 27-33 ° C and a minimum temperature of about 25 ° C throughout the year. Due to the influence of the monsoon, there is a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season is from April to November, and the dry season is from December to March.

Language

The official language of Malaysia is Malay. English is also designated as a quasi-official language and is widely used.

Security

Langkawi is a rural island, so it is relatively safe in Malaysia. Even so, misdemeanors will occur, so be careful of pickpockets.

Race

In Malaysia, 65% are Malays, 20% are overseas Chinese, and 8% are Indian. There are also immigrants and indigenous peoples.

industry

Langkawi has developed rapidly in recent years, but the tourism industry is very strong due to the tax exemption. Many tourists come from all over the world.

religion

Islam is the state religion in Malaysia. Others include Christians and Hindus.

currency

Ringgit is used in Malaysia.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Pulau Payar Marine Park

Pulau Payar was designated as the first marine park on the west coast of Malaysia in 1985. Snorkeling is very popular because you can see coral reefs and fish up close.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Tanjung Rhu Beach

It is a beautiful beach with white sand. It’s a beach with few people and it’s very vacant, so it’s a place where you can relax.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Kuah town

The huge eagle monument is a symbolic town. There are duty-free shops and shopping centers in the vicinity, and it is a busy place.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Pantai chenang

It is a representative beach of Langkawi. It is very convenient because there are many motels near the beach and there are many restaurants and shops on the road in front of it.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Cable car

The Langkawi cable car climbs over the Terraga Tujou waterfall and primeval forest. People with a fear of heights may be harsh, but they can enjoy the spectacular views.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Skybridge

It is a bridge over the valley of Mt. Machinchan in the northwest of the island. This bridge is 660m above sea level and has a total length of 700m. Enjoy the beautiful views of the small islands.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Oriental Village

A theme park created at the suggestion of former Prime Minister Mahathir. Admission is free and there are many facilities in the park, including souvenir shops, restaurants and hotels.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Underwater World

It is a popular aquarium. You can see as many as 5000 kinds of fish. There are a lot of fish, and there are also penguins.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Geoforest Park

Langkawi is now all certified as a Global Geopark. It is the first geoforest park in Malaysia in the area where the tropical rainforest, which is said to be the oldest in Southeast Asia, grows.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Night Market

A night market is held every night on Langkawi. You can buy not only food but also daily necessities such as clothing, which is very busy.

Hotel

Since Langkawi is a resort area, there are plenty of accommodation facilities. The nearest is Langkawi International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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