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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…
Cable Car in Pulau Langkawi

Panorama Langkawi

Panorama Langkawi encompasses a befuddling number of attractions with individual entrance prices (packages are available). But the star of the show, and one of the island’s most worthwhile attractions, is the SkyCab…
Shrine in Pulau Langkawi

Kota Mahsuri

The story of Mahsuri, a Malay princess who was unjustly accused of adultery and put a curse on Langkawi in revenge, is commemorated at this historical complex that includes Mahsuri’s shrine as well as a recreation o…
Museum in Pulau Langkawi

Galeria Perdana

Established by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was born in Kedah and is credited with transforming the fortunes of Langkawi by granting it duty-free status, this museum displays the sort of bizarre gi…
Museum in Pulau Langkawi

Laman Padi

This somewhat abandoned-feeling ‘ecotourism’ complex comprises rice paddies populated by water buffalo and ducks. Call in advance to arrange a tour to learn about, and even have a hand in, planting rice. There’s als…
International in Pulau Langkawi

Nam

At Bon Ton resort, Nam boasts a well-executed menu of fusion food, from chargrilled rack of lamb with roast pumpkin, mint salad, hummus and tomato jam, to a nine-dish sampler of Nonya cuisine. There are plenty of ve…
Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi

Llawa

First impressions of the ‘dining lounge’ at Llawa – low lighting, generously sized chairs with colourful cushions – are promising, and fortunately the ambience is matched by the flavoursome Malaysian food served her…
Thai in Pulau Langkawi

Wan Thai

A reminder that Langkawi is geographically closer to Thailand than the Malaysian mainland comes in the form of this buzzing restaurant serving excellent traditional Thai cuisine in a large dining room where the deco…
Arts & Crafts in Pulau Langkawi

Kompleks Kraf Langkawi

An enormous handicrafts centre where you can watch demonstrations of traditional crafts and buy any traditional Malaysian product or craft you can imagine. There are also a couple of on-site exhibitions devoted to …
Malaysian in Pulau Langkawi

Privilege

The intimate, jazzy dining room here has great views over Telaga Harbour. On the menu are international and modern Malaysian dishes and some excellent deserts including steamed gula melaka (sugar from the coconut tr…