Welcome to Langkawi Island!

Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, nature lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.

Do & Don’ts in Langkawi Island


  1. Use the services of responsible local guides
  2. Respect the right of animals
  3. Use less plastic
  4. Lead by example – if others litter, clean up after them
  5. Minimize noise and activity in natural areas so as not to disturb nature
  6. Support the effort of local environmental organization like the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWFN)
  7. Enjoy yourself and tell others about Langkawi’s wonderful natural assets
  8. Drive cautiously to avoid road accidents
  9. Enjoy nature in the wilderness


  1. Litter – especially plastic bottles or bangs
  2. Change, destroy or move plants, nests, shells, limestone and coral
  3. Disturb animals or other nature lovers
  4. Feed animals – they consume natural not human products
  5. Try to pat animals (especially monkeys) as they are wild
  6. Buy seashells or coral products as this only encourages unsustainable practices
  7. Talk loudly in caves


  • LANGKAWI is known as the Jewel of Kedah (Langkawi Permata Kedah)
  • The name LANGKAWI means island of the “reddish-brown eagle” in colloquail Malay.
  • The capital of LANGKAWI is Kuah
  • It has a tropical climate of between 25 – 32 Celcius
  • It was bestowed duty Free status in 1989
  • Recognized by UNESCO as a World GEOPARK in 2007
  • Population : 65,000
  • Total area : 47,848 hectares (478.5 km2)