Langkawi, Malaysia



Golf Club Datai Bay is an 18-hole (72-par) public course at Datai Bay. The golf course faces the Andaman Sea and surrounded by the scenic rainforest of the Manchinchang mountain range. Gunung Raya Golf Course is an 18-hole (72-par) golf course located at the base of the mountain of Gunung Raya. The golf course is beautifully landscaped with its lush greenery and rolling hills. 99 East Golf Club was the first golf course to be established on Langkawi Island and located nearby Kuah Town. The golf course has been extended from a 9-hole to 18-hole (72-par) course and has a scenic view of the Andaman Sea.

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Jungle Trekking
Langkawi's rainforest offers plenty of opportunities for hiking through the jungle. There are several jungle trails, lasting two to six hours and most geared to hikers with a reasonable level of fitness. Popular hiking destinations include the foothills of Gunung Raya and Mount Machinchang. The rainforest supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna. On some trips you might be able to see hornbills, sea eagles, herons, owls, geckos, monkeys, monitor lizards and gliding lizards. Wear good walking shoes, long pants, T-shirt and a hat when trekking and remember to bring sufficient drinking water. Guided tours through the rainforest are available and can be booked through many of the hotels.

Jungle in Langkawi by Duffey Thibaud

Go Karting
The Morac International Karting is located between Langkawi International Airport and Pantai Cenang. The racing circuit opened in 1996 and features an international standard track of one kilometre in length. Operating hours are from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. and a maximum of eight go-karts are allowed on the track at any time. The fee is MYR35 for 10 minutes on the
Swiss Hutless Fun Kart (maximum speed of 85 km per hour) and MYR100 for 15 minutes on the faster YamahaKart (maximum speed of 125 km per hour).

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
There are plenty of opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling around the waters of the Langkawi archipelago. Popular scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the waters around the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Kaca and Pulau Segantang. The waters of the Andaman Sea around the islands are crystal clear and visibility often exceed 30 metres. The sites are rich in marine life including groupers, barracudas, sting rays, reef fishes, molluscs, crustaceans and corals.  There are several dive centres in Kuah Town and many offer pick-up service from the hotels to the boats. An all-inclusive day trip cost around MYR250 for snorkeling and MYR350 for scuba diving.

Marine life from Langkawi
Marine life from Langkawi

Langkawi Mangrove Tour
You can take a boat tour and explore the mudflats and mangrove forests of Langkawi. There is a boat terminal on the Kilim River at Kampung Kilim, located on the northeastern corner of Langkawi Island. Each boat can easily accommodate 8-10 people and generally cost MYR250 per boat for a two hour tour, MYR350 for three hours and MYR450 for four hours. The first boat departure is at 9.00 a.m. and the last at 4.00 p.m. The tour itinerary includes visits through the mangrove, Bat Cave, Crocodile Cave, a fish farm and exit into the Andaman Sea. Remember to bring you own food and drinks, which you can purchase near the boat terminal.

Mangrove swamp by Cam Switzer

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