My travel bucket-list: Langkawi, Malaysia

The Malaysian island of Langkawi is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad getaway, located at the very bottom of the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Almost the size of Singapore, Langkawi is surrounded by turquoise sea with its shoreline fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees and is one of Malaysia’s best-known and most popular beach destinations. It can be reached both by regular air and water way connections but no road connection.

The island is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities but is also home to historical attractions, great fare, exciting nightlife and dirt-cheap shopping. Its natural landscapes, expansive parks, and iconic structures cannot be skipped from your travel itinerary. While the beach areas have developed along moderately tourist lines, the interior of Langkawi remains more traditional, both in lifestyle and outlook.

Langkawi’s pristine beaches such as Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, and Tanjung Rhu are also rated among the best in the world while vast roads provide easy access to its vibrant beach towns.

Due to the size of the island, Langkawi’s best attractions are best explored by rented vehicle. A few of the must see attractions: Langkawi Sky Bridge, a 125 metre-long curved pedestrian bridge that offers an exhilarating and at the same time terrifying view of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several islets surrounding Langkawi, set at 700 metres above sea level; Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, a striking 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight displayed atop an elevated platform; the cable car; Underwater World which houses more than 500 species of sea creatures including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, seahorses, as well as flamingos and mandarin ducks.

When:

Also Langkawi has its dry and wet season but also a mid season. The dry season begins in late November to early December and continues through the end of March and is the most crowded as tourist are looking for clear blue skies and little or no precipitation. The temperature ranges from 28 to 32 degrees Celsius during the day. Endless days of tropical sun, perfect to relax by the beach. The wet season and the less crowded one, starts in September and can last until November and sometimes until beginning of December. The temperature during the wet season can sometimes drop to 24 degrees. The rains and, sometimes, heavy storms that mark this season are balanced with days of sunshine and cooler temperatures. The mid season from April to August, is the season of cloudy sky, occasional rains and sometimes thunderstorms, but they are short. It usually showers in the late afternoon or evenings, helping to push down the temperature down below 30 degrees Celsius. The best part of the mid season is that there are fewer tourists so everything is easily accessible, beaches are clean and you won’t have to queue up for anything. Oh yeah, this sounds pretty good. I think mid season is mine 😉

Langkawi beach-Popsicle Society
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55 thoughts on “My travel bucket-list: Langkawi, Malaysia

  1. Hello Riby 😊 another beautiful destination and hope you will visit it soon 🙏🏻
    Mid season is my season as well, the fewer the people better the experience and the mood 😁
    This is a beautiful eagle and it’s certainly a great place and lot of things to do! I will skip the diving for now until I learn how to manage in the water 😆
    Have a great Sunday and thank you for sharing 😊💕💕

    1. Thank you dear Huguette! Very appreciated as always! Yes, definitely I prefer mid season or even low season…when I’m in vacation I do need to feel good and not stressed because of the crowd 🙂 I think Langkawi is a beautiful place for relax 🙂 Diving I would skip it too for now, maximum I can do snorkeling 🙂
      Wish you a lovely week my dear 😊💕

      1. I never asked you, when is your birthday? The day of course hahaa
        snorkeling sounds good for people like me haha
        I wish you the same and it’s always a pleasure seeing a new post from you 😊💕💕

      2. Oh how lucky I am! Scorpio hardly like people hahah they are very selective and have high standards 😊 my little brother on 11/11 he doesn’t speak with 90% of people, I’m probably his only friend in the family
        The honor is all mine 💕😁

      3. Exactly, the few ones are selected after careful considerations 🙂 But that few ones will always know that I’ll always be there for them :)💕Your brother knows well on whom he can rely on 🙂

      4. Yes, I guess I have many traits from Scorpio as per the people who do these stuff, my ascendant is Scorpio, means the horoscope you have many traits from that people this you are from this horoscope when they first meet you! well not a believer in horoscopes but there’s something in the character that is true, maybe it’s not horoscope, maybe it’a another name but it’s true…when I read about virgo-scorpio combination I was surprised, I’m like that! I test people and they often fail, I can be very tough with them when they wrong me but I’m loyal until the end with the loyal ones…This is not Virgo certainly… Virgo are more peaceful I guess hahaa 😀 Yes he knows and this is the main reason he trusts me so much <3

      5. I’m not a believer either but I do think a few traits are quite accurate, for example I do know what I want and of course I’ll work hard to get it and to not forget that Scorpio has its distinctive venomous sting and I definitely have it too 🙂 ah and seems that Scorpio likes the truth and hates dishonestly, hmmm….I would have never say that 😀….Yes. I definitely can find myself int this sign.
        So you are a Virgo…well from the traits I believe is quite you 🙂
        Strengths: Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical;
        Weaknesses: worry, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play;
        Virgo likes: Animals, healthy food, books, nature, cleanliness;
        Virgo dislikes: Rudeness, asking for help, taking center stage;
        From a lot of your posts I can see very clearly these traits 🙂

      6. Ohh look at this analysis hahaa
        Yes I have many of these traits but I work on myself because to be honest I hate typical virgo they are annoying haha so I’m not, plus I have this venomous sting and I’m extremist in my feelings this is why I believe I have some scorpio traits because virgos are not like this and I smell lies 100 miles away and this is more a scorpio 😁
        Hope you’re good today, it’s Fitr holiday here and my mother has reserved this day to go to hometown and I didn’t mind because I love here 😊🌳🌳🌳

      7. Welcome to the club of venomous people 😁
        Singapore is very quiet these days due to Hari Raya. Tomorrow one day public holiday 😁
        Enjoy the day my dear Huguette and have fun! 😊

      8. Oh yea I dream to walk around and apply instant Karma 😂😂 I have many scenarios in my mind 😂
        Hari Raya 🤔 great then enjoy the holiday
        I am cultivating fruits with my mother 🌞🌞😁

      9. Great! I wish I could be in the nature right now…Enjoy and eat some fruits also for me 🙂 What fruits by the way? It’s spring time so maybe cherries? 🙂

      10. Yes it’s great! Our hometown is well known by Janerek and khokh: it’s a kind of peach but round and red (don’t know the name in English😕😕) also apricot and peaches and green almonds 😁
        Cherry in different villages in Lebanon, each village produce different fruits

      1. Haha yeah I can even take a ferry there ☺️ I live on Penang Island and if you haven’t been here, you definitely should! 🌴🥘☀️

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