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Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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  About Langkawi Island
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  Getting To Langkawi
 
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  Langkawi Geopark
  The First In South East Asia
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  TOURIST ATTRACTION
 
  Kuah Town
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LANGKAWI : KEDAH - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

GETTING TO LANGKAWI

 
 

GETTING TO LANGKAWI

Moving around in Langkawi is fairly easy. A very good road infrastructure covers all the important sites with clear signage. If you do not want to go on guided tours, you can always self-drive (remember in Malaysia to drive on the left side

of the road).

 
 

BY ROAD

 

Visitors travelling by road have to drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis on the north-western coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the main take-off points by ferry to Langkawi. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah takes about six hours while Kuala Perlis is an additional hour away. Car parking facilities are available at both jetties.

 
 
 

BY AIR

 

The Langkawi International Airport at Padang Matsirat is about 20 km from Kuah and 8 km from the beach resort on Cenang Beach. Direct air services from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi are provided by Malaysia Airlines on a daily basis and budget airline Air Asia five times weekly. Silk Air flies four times a week from Singapore to the island. There are also direct international flights to Langkawi from Osaka and Taipei.

 
 
 

BY RAIL

 

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) or Malayan Railway provides comfortable and economical rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Star and Arau. From Alor Star or Arau, you can take a taxi or bus to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and then proceed by ferry to Langkawi.

 
 
 

BY SEA

 

Ferry Services Express ferries provide regular services daily to Langkawi from both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis. The journey to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis takes 1 hour 13 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. The journey from Penang to Langkawi by ferry takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.

 
 
 

BY CRUISE

 

A novel way to take a holiday to Langkawi is by cruise ship. Cruises are of varying duration depending on the ports of call en route to Langkawi. Embarkation points are at Port Klang and Singapore. For enquiries on cruise packages, contact your travel agent or the various cruise operators.

 
 
 

GETTING AROUND LANGKAWI

 

Self-Drive

The network of roads around the state make driving convenient and easy.

 

Buses and Taxis

Shahab Perdana in Alor Star, is the main terminal for local buses, outstation buses as well as taxis, The buses and taxis here connect visitors to various towns in Kedah as well as to major destinations in Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka, Kuantan and Johor Bahru. Tickets must be booked in advance during festive and holiday seasons. In Sungai Petani, the bus and taxi terminals are situated in Jalan Kuala Ketil (near to the Seri Malaysia Hotel).

 

Local and Outstation Taxi Services

Tel: +604 731 7464 (Perkasa Taxis) & +604 733 6843 (Pertek Taxis)

 
 
 

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 
Alor Star +604 731 2322 / 730 1322
Bukit kayu Hitam +604 922 2078 / 922 1249
Langkawi International Airport +604 955 7155
Kuah Town (Langkawi) +604 966 7789 / 966 5271
 
 
 

HELPFUL HINTS

 
  1. Banks, government offices and most businesses in Kedah operate from Sundays to Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are public holidays. Banking hours are from 9.15am to 4.30pm (Sundays to Wednesdays) and 9.15am to 4.00pm (Thursdays).

 

  1. The Muslim prayer time is from 12.15pm to 2.45pm on Fridays and mass prayers are held in mosques. Government offices will be closed during this time. Some places of interest are also closed during the prayer time. Visitors are advised to enquire before proceeding with their visit.

 

  1. When entering places of worship such as mosques or temples, shoes should be removed. Most mosques provide robes and headscarves for female visitors. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually permitted but always ask for permission first.

 

  1. Most locals dress modestly and refrain from displaying affection in public. It would be appropriate for visitors to do the same.

 
 
 
 
GETTING TO LANGKAWI
LANGKAWI : KEDAH - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA