Thursday, December 13, 2007

Langkawi Island

Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands separated from mainland Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca, it is a district of the state of Kedah in Northern Malaysia and lies approximately 51km west of Kedah. The location of these tropical islands is where the Straits of Malacca meet the waters of the Andaman Seas.

On the northwestern shore of Malaysia is the archipelago of the Langkawi islands. Situated just where the Indian Ocean narrows down into the Straits of Melaka, it was once a haven for pirates. Today it serves as a retreat for visitors near and far.

Nestled against a dramatic backdrop of mountains are ancient lakes and forests, waterfalls and beaches, all of which enhance the wonder that is Langkawi. Blessed with a balmy climate that promises warm temperatures throughout the year, it beckons visitors seeking escape from day to day life.

The archipelago of Langkawi contains 99 islands awaiting discovery and that is when the tide is high! At low tide, the islands can number as many as 104. Sanctuary of some of the most ancient rainforests in the world, they are teeming with exotic flora and fauna.

The largest island of Langkawi itself, measuring about 478.5 sq km, is the only one with any real settlement. Almost as large as the island of Singapore, it is still very much undeveloped. Clad with jungles in the interior, it is fringed by lovely beaches scattered along its coast. The island is still very much a rural landscape with villages and padi fields. The island is steeped in legend, the favorite being the one of Mahsuri.

Most of the development is in the main town of Kuah and in isolated beach resorts around the coast. The airport is located on this island as well hotel resorts, restaurants and shops. The two main beaches, Pantai Cenang and Pantai Kok, are on the island's western coast, with Pantai Cenang being the most popular as the venue for hotels and restaurants. Dotted along the northern coast are the more luxurious resorts.

The main tourist attractions of Langkawi Island are its virgin white sandy beaches. The beaches have a very gentle continental slope and the water is crystal clear. Langkawi Island has many legends and myths associated with it and is therefore also called Pulau Lagenda ( Legendary Island).


Monday, December 10, 2007

Visit Malaysia

Welcome To Malaysia

Malaysia hotels, Travel guide, Resorts, Discount, Tours, Maps, Bookings, Online Hotel Reservation, Sabah, Sarawak, Pahang, Johor, Terengganu, Perak, Cameron Highland, Cherating, Fraser Hill, Kedah, Port Dickson, Pulau Redang, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Pangkor, Pulau Langkawi,Penang. There are a lot of places that are suitable for a holiday such as their beaches,waterfall,etc. Find a great location before u're planning to have unforgotten holiday in Malaysia.

Map of Malaysia

Malaysia is a country with a multi ethnic, multi culture and multilingual society. It comprises 3 major races that is Malays, Chinese, Indians, and the remaining are made up of other minorities and indigenous people, all living together in peace and perfect harmony.

The different races practice different religious beliefs. Islam being the official religion is the most widely practiced religion in Malaysia. Other religions which are quite widely practiced are Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism.

Malaysia is home to some of the most
prominent structures in the world. The Petronas Twin Towers as known as Kuala Lumpur City Centre(KLCC), the world's tallest twin towers and second and third tallest singular towers standing at 452m (1482.9ft) high is one of the structures that has helped put Malaysia on the world map.

The KL tower, standing at 421m high, ranked as the tallest tower in Asia and the fourth tallest communications tower in the world, is another prominent structure you will find in Malaysia!

Malaysia is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches and resorts in the world. With its equatorial weather, the white sandy beaches of Malaysia attract tourists from all over the world the whole year round.

Food in Malaysia is plentiful and of many varieties due to the diverse ethnic groups living together. Malay Food, Chinese Food, Indian Food, Western Food, Japanese Food, etc. From 5-Star Malaysian restaurants to street side local delicacies, one thing you can be sure of, your taste buds will definitely be tantalized.