Langkawi Island Tourism

Fondly called as Jewel of Kedah, this archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea is one of the tourist’s favourite beach destinations. Take an island tour of Langkawi and you are definitely mesmerised! This Malaysian group of islands has exotic beaches, yummy Malaysian food and adventure sports like snorkelling for the likes of the hobos. A nature’s priced enclave, Pulau Langkawi has abundant natural beauty, the beaches, waterfalls, marine parks and geo parks that safely behold natural gems. Travel to Pulau Langkawi is must for nature lovers. You can add many things to do and attractions in your trip to Pulau Langkawi.

Once, a haven for pirates, Langkawi is a heaven for tourists across the world, today! There is a lot to explore and experience in Langkawi as it has a treasure of attractions. Kids, newlywed couples, senior citizens, backpackers, families, Langkawi will surely keep everyone engaged. The World Geopark is iconic in its own sense and is already an UNESCO World Heritage List. You can also indulge in some water sports with numerous activities like deep sea diving. You can also live some lavish moments by hiring a cruise. So, what you’re waiting for? Plan your travel, book your tickets and moreover, go this fully fledged trip guide of Langkawi Island.

Essential travel information and Langkawi Island tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: MST (UTC+8)
  • Currency:  Malaysian Ringgit
  • Electricity and Internet: Voltage: 220-240 Volts. Primary Socket Type: British BS-1363. The average internet speed is 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and it is considered as one of the slowest and expensive internet in the world.


  • Police / Ambulance : 999 / 112
  • Fire and Rescue Department: 994 / 112
  • Civil Defence: 991
  • Tipping: There is no tipping culture followed in Malaysia. You can leave some change behind but it is not compulsory.

Other tips:

  • If you are renting a drive-yourself car or a motorbike to get around, beware of the traffic, drive carefully and carry your driver’s license at all times.
  • Stay hydrated to beat the heat.
  • Always carry mosquito repellents and medicines for curing Jellyfish stings.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Langkawi Island

  • Know the pollution level of Langkawi Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Langkawi Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Langkawi Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety Index 70.47 (High)
    • Climate Index 55.71 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Langkawi Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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