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Top Choice Mosque in Alor Setar

Masjid Zahir

The Kedah state mosque instantly impresses with its richly decorated arches and five broad domes, which represent the pillars of Islam. Built in 1912, Moorish-style Masjid Zahir is one of the oldest and loveliest mo…
Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi

Siti Fatimah

Possibly Langkawi’s most famous destination for Malay food – and it lives up to the rep. Come mid-morning, dozens of rich curries, grilled fish, dips, stir-fries and other Malay-style dishes are laid out in a self-s…
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu

On the north coast, Tanjung Rhu is one of Langkawi’s wider and better beaches, fronted by magnificent limestone stacks that bend the ocean into a pleasant bay. On clear days, the sunsets here give the word ‘stunning…
Bar in Pulau Langkawi


Perched on a wave-lashed rocky outcrop between Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, the Cliff is an exhilarating spot for a sundowner. Expect a full bar, a good wine selection, and cocktails a class above those mixed on…
Cafe in Pulau Langkawi

Smiling Buffalo

Superb coffee and freshly pressed juices are served in shady grounds at this idyllic, friendly cafe.
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Yellow Café

The best bar on Pantai Cenang has a mellow soundtrack, shaded seating and swinging yellow hammocks (don't spill your margarita). Come between 4pm and 6pm when beers are buy one get one free. Cocktails from RM20.
Cable Car in Pulau Langkawi

Panorama Langkawi

The highlight of this family-friendly amusement park is the SkyCab, a cable car that whisks visitors to the top of Gunung Machinchang (708m). For an extra RM5, you can walk along the 100m-high SkyBridge for knee-tre…
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Pantai Cenang

The busiest and most developed beach is the 2km-long strip of sand at Pantai Cenang. The beach is gorgeous: white sand, teal water and green palms. There are water sports on hand and the water is good for swimming, …
Beach in Pulau Langkawi

Pantai Tengah

Head south and Langkawi gets a little more polished; the road loops around a rocky headland, taking you to upscale Pantai Tengah. It’s a slightly smaller, narrower beach, with less noisy water-sports activity than o…
Malaysian in Alor Setar

Nasi Lemak Ong

This efficient, family-run canteen is the most popular nasi lemak place in Alor Setar. At the counter, select your rice and choice of accompaniments from the wide array of dishes laid out, including rich, spicy samb…