It is a haven where doing nothing is therapeutic and doing everything can be equally invigorating, especially together with your partner…
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on December 1, 2020
Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of its Doha to Langkawi route with a sparkling gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi on 17 October 2019.
By Qatar Airways on October 18, 2019
The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia touched down at Langkawi International Airport on Tuesday 15 October 2019. To celebrate the launch of the popular new destination, an extra special flight was operated from Doha to Langkawi on Wednesday 16 October 2019, in which a number of VIPS, international media and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker were on board.
By Qatar Airways on October 18, 2019
Staying true to its title as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi has long been one of Malaysia’s favourite destinations that offers wonderful natural wonders, world-class hotels and resorts, exciting water-based activities and happening events all-year long.
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on August 2, 2019
Malaysia Airports makes strategic partnership with Malaysia Airlines in the all-new Discover Langkawi Campaign to market and attract more international tourists to Langkawi.
By Malaysia Airports on July 8, 2019
LIMA19 Secretariat, in collaboration with Ministry of Transport Malaysia, organised a competition, ‘24 Hours Challenge #FuntasticLIMA19’
By Gaya Travel on March 21, 2019
PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), hosted by Malaysia, has attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations.
By Pacific Asia Travel Association on September 14, 2018
The Danna Langkawi, a luxury retreat for honeymooners, retirees, writers and sophisticated fellow travellers. Its southwest location of the island brings more serenity since it is away from the madding crowd in Kuah, yet not too distant from Langkawi’s main attractions: nature, adrenaline-pumping activities and of course, shopping!
By Shahida Sakeri on April 27, 2018
For those seeking an escapade that is lapped in luxury, Langkawi is definitely one of the places that travellers should consider to satisfy their wanderlust and sybaritic cravings. Being a lush tropical island, The island is home to rainforests, waterfalls and beaches, perfect to indulge in a wide range of recreational activities. At the same time, Langkawi’s duty-free policy means that travellers can purchase imported alcohol, cigarettes and chocolates at lower-than-average prices compared to mainland. Although according to legend Langkawi was previously cursed by the unjustly treated Mahsuri and had been unprosperous for seven generations, the island has bounced back to become one of Malaysia’s favourite tourist and vacation destinations, including as a hotspot for luxury travel. Aseania Resort & Spa Aseania […]
By Nadya Ryzal on April 24, 2018
24th November 2016, Langkawi, Malaysia – Malaysia’s leading luxury resort, The Datai Langkawi will embark on an extensive renovation from 4th September 2017, signifying the most substantial enhancement project since its inception over 23 years ago. To ensure the resort retains its much loved ‘Datai DNA’, the management has appointed renowned interior designer Didier Lefort of DL2A, who along with visionary Australian architect Kerry Hill, was responsible for the original designs at launch in 1993. The redesign will include renovations to the resort’s guestrooms, suites and villas; the construction of a Nature Centre; additional spa pavilions; a refreshed retail space; and a fitness centre by the beach as well as an overall enhancement of the landscaping. In order to fully execute and […]
By Gaya Travel on November 30, 2016
Take the time to actually understand the place that you are heading to, its people and culture, and see what positive aspects from that place that you can learn and apply back home – now that is what we call to travel with substance.
By Gaya Travel on November 28, 2016
Looking for value-for-money resort that serves your five-star desire? Resorts World Langkawi – formerly known as Awana Port Malai – is THAT kind of resort. Facing Langkawi’s turquoise waters, Resorts World Langkawi beckons not only with its Instagram-worthy surroundings but also world-class facilities, including newly renovated rooms. Resorts World Langkawi – which is only 10 minutes’ drive to the Chenang Beach and only 10 kilometres away from Langkawi International Airport – actually had undergone massive renovation that has given the resort a whole new lease of life. For guests seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, the resort is a tranquil sanctuary that offers modern amenities while at the same time allowing them to commune with nature […]
By Gaya Travel on November 17, 2016
Being the only resort nestled on Rebak Island, it literally felt like worlds away, even it was just a short boat ride from civilisation. Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island Resort is surrounded by emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, lush green jungle bursting with tropical plants and untouched beaches.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 27, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 27 October 2016 – Langkawi, a world-renowned destination for leisure tourism, plans to expand its horizon by inviting nature and sports lovers to its islands. Organiser E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd and supporter Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), expands the successful pilot project of Tuba Trail Run in April to a triple treat for eco-sport athletes around the world. Mountains, islands, beaches, forests and distinct inhabitants that create the 99 thickly forested topical islands located within the boundaries of Langkawi, will host a series of programmes under the umbrella of AkTION including the Tanjung Rhu SwimFest, Mount (Mt.) Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb, and the Tuba Trail Run. In 2007, UNESCO declared the Langkawi archipelago as one of 94 globally recognised Geoparks from […]
By Gaya Travel on October 27, 2016
After a year since our last visit to Langkawi, we managed to come back to this legendary island again. The main reason for our return is of course the Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC) 2016, which is already in its fifth year.
By Gaya Traveller on August 16, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2016 – The much anticipated fifth Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC) will be held from 27 until 29 May 2016 at Laman Padi in Langkawi, Kedah. LILAC’s aim is to share the significant taste of the local comestible that can be found in Langkawi in comparison to the other states in Malaysia. With the theme ‘I Love Laksa’, LILAC will also highlight the variety of authentic laksa, including various accompanying gastronomic offerings, across Malaysia and Asia such as Korea, the Philippines, China, Thailand and Indonesia. According to Tourism Division Manager Rosnina Yaacob, LILAC benefits the local laksa sellers because according to statistics, the income generated from the three-day event is equivalent to the sellers’ one week sales. The […]
By Gaya Travel on March 22, 2016
Built three years ago and owned by the Kedah State Government under the state’s Menteri Besar’s (Chief Minister’s) Office, Gaya Travel Magazine team finds that Adya Hotel Langkawi is one of the best choices of stay in Langkawi, especially for business travellers or groups of families that enjoy shopping. Strategically located in Kuah, close to various shops and eateries, this new 207-room 12-storey Shariah-compliant fuss free accommodation offers sweeping views of Kuah, the surrounding waters and lovely horizon where the sun rises, more advantageous to those who stay on the upper floors. Adya Hotel Langkawi’s sumptuous Executive rooms – located at the corner of each level – are highly recommended for its space and view. Since opening, Adya Hotel Langkawi has steadily […]
By Jeremy Khalil on February 25, 2016
Langkawi is the only island in Malaysia that has an international airport. This island welcomes a steady flow of local and foreign visitors throughout the year. It is especially crowded during the school holidays and whenever there are big international festivals happening on this enchanted island. One of the main attractions of Langkawi is its duty free status – shopaholics can never resist good bargains offered on the island. Besides its retail offerings, Langkawi is also home to many natural and man-made attractions. Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) – the body that is responsible in planning, promoting and implementing development initiatives on the island – helps in making the island into what it is today. It has been two years since Gaya Traveller […]
By Gaya Traveller on October 16, 2015
Seri Chenang Resort & Spa Langkawi is proud to announce that it has won two awards.
By Gaya Travel on January 25, 2014
The boutique resort consists of traditional Malay authentic kampung style villas overlooking Andaman Sea. Set amidst a lush royal Malay-inspired garden, the resort is complemented by facilities such as an infinity pool, gymnasium, reading room, resort boutique and of course, the spa.
By Gaya Travel on September 17, 2013
Blessed with 99 islands, Langkawi promises to be an unforgettable holiday destination. This island has been declared a duty-free island in 1987, and locals especially, flock to Langkawi to shop for chocolates and crockery! Langkawi is truly a tourist destination, so much so that the Government relocated all existing factories to the mainland, in order to keep the Langkawi air clean. So gone are the factories, except for one – the humongous Lafarge cement factory, which cannot be relocated due to the nature of its operations. We figured Langkawi has something for everyone – the laze around type, the shoppers, the business travellers, and even the adventure seekers. But no matter what type of traveller you are, The Gaya Travellers would like […]
By Gaya Traveller on August 13, 2012
Kembara Cuti Cuti 1Malaysia Langkawi is back again this year, bringing updates on the latest happenings on this enchanting island, made evident through many new developments and improvements on its tourism products. This year, Gaya Travel Magazine again collaborated with Tourism Malaysia, including Langkawi Development Authority, Firefly, Starbucks Coffee Malaysia and Yeo’s in bringing the KCC1M participants to Langkawi to explore and experience the mystical island’s latest offerings.
By Gaya Travel on July 25, 2012
The Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) will organize its first Langkawi International LAKSA Carnival (LILAC) on the 25th-27th May 2012 in Laman Padi, Langkawi island. Laman Padi has been picked as the location for this inaugural event because of its unique position as the mostcomprehensive exhibition center displaying artifacts, charts, photographs as well as actual rice planting tools.
By Gaya Travel on April 25, 2012