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SAILING / YACHTING / BOATING
The Andaman Sea
 
 

THE ANDAMAN SEA

While water buffaloes still wallow in Langkawi's rice fields, the 99-island archipelago has recently been discovered by travelers who are attracted by its year-round sun, deserted islands, tranquil waters of the Andaman Sea, superb resorts, excellent sailing conditions and duty-free shopping.

 

Visitors can discover nature on guided jungle treks or totally rejuvenate in luxurious spas. Langkawi offers the perfect island holiday destination for those seeking a tranquil setting under the sun. Langkawi in the far northwest of the peninsula is one of Malaysia's premier island destinations with many alluring qualities that appeal to sun seekers and nature lovers. While Langkawi is a 99-island archipelago, many tourists only visit the main island also known as Langkawi.

 

The archipelago's natural charm is evident as only three islands in the group are settled with the remainder blanketed in untouched forests. Langkawi has quickly made it mark as a world-class destination promoted as an exotic and alluring island group where tourists can enjoy undisturbed natural surroundings, beautiful beaches, limestone caves, extensive mangroves, peaceful evenings and its fascinating culture. Nearby, Pulau Payar Marine Park is popular for diving and snorkeling. It is a mystical island rich in folklore but adventurous tourist are now discovering its many natural attractions.

 

Most of this mythology relates to several scenic areas that are leading tourist attractions.  One such location is the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden located on Dayang Bunting Island. The suspended freshwater lake is one of the distinguishing features of the limestone topography found in much of northern Malaysia. Seven Wells Waterfall or Telaga Tujuh attract many tourists. The steep path to the falls weaves its way through ancient rainforests while Mount Machincang looms overhead. Langkawi Cable Car ascends 700m to the summit and offers spectacular island views.

 

Malaysia Sailing Paradise - Langkawi, Sail The Andaman Sea

 

Isolated islands of mangroves in undisturbed inlets support many unique plants and animals including scores of sea eagles that soar down from the skies to feed.  These inlets were used as a backdrop for the movie, Anna and the King.  Langkawi has many luxury resorts plus affordable family accommodation.  Langkawi's duty-free status is a big attraction for many with the shops in Kuah and Oriental Village at Burau Bay being the main centres of activity.

 

Langkawi's water are perfect for sailing as distances between the islands are short, waters are warm, winds are favourable and there are many quiet sandy bays for mooring, swimming and picnicking. The islands also offer sailing in sheltered inlets as well as an open seas. Because the favourable winds sailing is best from November to April. Recent developments, marina expansions and the establishment of a boat repair, servicing and building industry have further advanced the island as a sailing destination.

 

The development of a residential estate, commercial outlets and marina at Telaga Harbour Park Langkawi, Pantai Kok will further enhance tourism and sailing for the island group. Langkawi is the venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) held every two years.  Usually held in early December it attracts worldwide buyers and sellers. Langkawi is also the starting point in late January for the annual Le Tour de' Langkawi, one of the region's more challenging cycling events. Langkawi's annual Ironman Triathlon held in February is growing in popularity with local and international athletes. Iron man is the world's most prestigious triathlon, a multi disciplined grueling race covering a 3.8km swim, 180.2km cycle and 42.2km run.

 

 
 

Port Dickson - The Home Of Sailing

PORT DICKSON - THE HOME OF SAILING

NEGERI SEMBILAN

The coastal stretch around Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan, just south of Kuala Lumpur is a popular holiday and weekend picnicking destination for locals escaping the city.  While the beaches may not be as idyllic as others in Malaysia, the shaded beachfront, shallow waters, proximity to Kuala Lumpur and delicious seafood, combine to attract thousands of local holiday makers.  Resort hotels, apartments and golf courses add to Port Dickson's relaxed atmosphere.

 

Further south, at Tanjung Tuan (Cape Rachado) there is a historic lighthouse. Twice a year, migratory Honey Buzzards, arrive and depart from here on their flight to and from the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra and beyond. Seremban, the capital of Negeri Sembilan is jus 45-minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur. The main tourist attractions here are the State Museum Cultural Complex, Minangkabau architecture (originally from Sumatra, Indonesia) and Taman Tasik (Lake Gardens). To the south is the small settlement of Sri Menanti is the heart of Minangkabau culture and the state royal capital.

 

The town is noted for its distinctive architecture and the old palace, Istana Lama. To the south is the small neighbouring state of Malacca a significant and historic seaside port along the Straits of Malacca. The old buildings and traditional trades and crafts make this one of Malaysia's most visited cities..  Many buildings reflect the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial periods. The old parts of the city are ideal for walking and exploring and there are many museum to visit.

Port Dickson - The Home Of Sailing

 
 
 
The Andaman Sea
SAILING / YACHTING / BOATING