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Langkawi, Malaysia Travel Information

According to areacodesexplorer, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea of ​​Asia, consisting of 99 islands. Only the islands of Pulau Langkawi (main island), Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak and Pulau Dayang Bunting are inhabited. Langkawi is part of Malaysia. The capital of Langkawi is Kuah.

Langkawi is known for its beautiful valleys, mountains, jungles, waterfalls, rice fields and authentic villages. In addition, according to many people, Langkawi has the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia. Tourism in Langkawi is in full development, but the islands are still quieter than the mainland and the Malaysian / Thai islands nearby. Langkawi has good facilities, luxurious resorts and various diving and snorkeling opportunities. Another reason why the islands attract many tourists is the duty-free shopping. The inhabitants of Langkawi live largely from tourism and fishing. See printerhall for 7 stunning beaches in Asia.

Where is Langkawi located?

Travel information of Langkawi

Official name: Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah
Continent: Asia
Area: 478.5 km²
Capital city: Kuah
Country code: MY, MYS
Population: 94,777 inhabitants (2010)
Form of government: Federal constitutional monarchy (Electoral Kingdom)
Highest point: 880 m (Gunung Raya)
Distance (Amsterdam – Kuah): 9,797 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours and 45 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Langkawi that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Langkawi, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete tours and holidays to Langkawi. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Langkawi?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Langkawi at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Langkawi has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Langkawi can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Langkawi can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, June, July and August are the best months to travel to Langkawi. This avoids the months with the most rainfall.

Malay is the official language in Langkawi. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Malay for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Langkawi.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Langkawi for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia:
Embassy of Malaysia in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Langkawi it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Langkawi people pay with the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Langkawi can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices in Langkawi are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -44% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (74% cheaper), food (23% cheaper), imported beer in catering (9% cheaper), cigarettes (43% cheaper) and public transport (82% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Langkawi, tipping is normally already included in the bill. Nevertheless, an extra tip of around 5-10% is expected, especially in Western eateries.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours later in Langkawi.
During our winter time it is 7 hours later in Langkawi.
Langkawi has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Langkawi can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
You must drive on the left in Langkawi.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Langkawi.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Langkawi.

In Langkawi you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Langkawi can be found on our electricity page (see Malaysia).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 999
– Ambulance: 999

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Langkawi can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Malaysia (Langkawi) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Langkawi websites end
Langkawi official website:

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Langkawi is 0060 or +60.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Langkawi? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Langkawi.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Langkawi.

An overview of all public holidays in Langkawi can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Langkawi, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Langkawi?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Langkawi. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Langkawi can be found on Protected Planet.
Langkawi is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Langkawi? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Langkawi.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Langkawi, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Langkawi, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Langkawi.
– Alcohol: Buy from the age of 18, drink at all ages. Forbidden for Muslims.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.

Did you know that…
…A suspension bridge has been built above the rainforest in Langkawi?
…Only 2 of the 99 islands are inhabited?

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