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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…
Park in Pulau Langkawi

Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman

A landscaped ‘folklore theme park’ that stretches along the waterfront. Bright statues dotted amid the lakes illustrate several Langkawi legends, with signboards in English. It’s a popular spot for joggers.
Zoo in Pulau Langkawi

Langkawi Bird Paradise

While there are plenty of animals around (with an emphasis on exotic birds), the fact that feeding is encouraged, coupled with the relatively poor state of the animals’ environments, compels us to include this listi…
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…
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…
Aquarium in Pulau Langkawi

Underwater World

With an imposing frontage that makes it something of a landmark on the main Cenang strip, this aquarium features 500 different species of marine and freshwater creatures as well as Rockhopper penguins. Some exhibits…
Farm in Pulau Langkawi

Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi

If you aren’t put off by the shop selling luxury handbags made from the skins of the farm’s former residents at the entrance to Crocodile Adventureland, the fact that the crocs are subjected to twice-daily ‘stunt’ s…
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 …
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Charlie’s Place

About 500m uphill from the jetty is this bar looking over the harbour. Yes, it’s located at the Langkawi Yacht Club, but it’s a friendly, unpretentious place that functions equally well as a restaurant (mains RM22 t…
International in Pulau Langkawi

Red Tomato

Red Tomato is run by expats who crank out some of the best pizza on the island. It’s also a popular breakfast spot; options include eggs cooked how you like them and served with homemade bread.