Time For Some Vitamin Sea With Malaysia’s Islands

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The islands of Malaysia are truly a memorable paradise, offering world class diving sites, marine parks, turtle hatcheries, conservation sites and water parks. Imagine warm clear waters, colourful underwater reefs and fascinating aquatic life forms that await you.

In Malaysia, the avid diver will  find a fascinating variety of underwater attractions available nowhere else in the world. Gorgeous Malaysia’s islands you can visit even during monsoon season!

Langkawi Island, Kedah

Langkawi Island, the largest of a multitude of islands that lie off the coast of Kedah, comprising a cluster of 99 magnificent islands, boasting its natural beauty with world class infrastructure, majestic cultural heritage and a wide range of recreational activities.

The landmark of Langkawi, Eagle Square with the giant statue of a reddish brown eagle perched 12 meters above the star shaped concrete deck overlooking the Kuah Jetty, always a welcoming icon for every visitors coming into Langkawi.

Granted the status of duty free shopping zone in 1987, Langkawi Island offers an attractive range of duty-free goods from pewter and perfumes to handbags and gadgets, make your shopping in Langkawi irresistible.

Getting Here
By Air
Take a  flight to Langkawi International Airport (Langkawi) from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.

By Sea
Express ferry services are available from Kuala Perlis (45 minutes), Kuala Kedah (1 hour 15 minutes) and Penang (2 hours 30 minutes) to Langkawi Island.

Penang Island, Penang

One of the Malaysia’s most famous resort destinations, Penang consists of Penang Island and a strip on the mainland known as Seberang Perai.

Known as The Pearl of Orient, the beautiful state is a fascinating fusion of the East and West, which embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm as well as a beautifully preserved heritage enclave till today.

Penang also rated as one of Asia’s best street food destination, which offers a mix of traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes as well as Peranakan cuisine.

George Town, the historic city features more than 1700 historic buildings, which aligned on four main streets of Pengkalan Weld, Lebuh Pantai, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Lorong Love and several perpendicular streets of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Lebuh Light, lebuh Bishop, Lebuh Gereja, Lebuh China, Lebuh Pasar, Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Acheh.

Penang’s northern shoreline, characterised by extensive stretches of golden sand beaches and glittering waters, is a popular holiday spot for visitors and locals. Popular beaches are Batu Feringgi, Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong.

For more seclusion and tranquility, visit the island’s hidden gems such as Kerachut, Gretak Sanggul and Monkey Beach.

Getting Here
By Air
Take a flight to Penang International Airport, located at Bayan Lepas, is about 20km or a 45 minute drive to George Town. 

By Road
Drive into Penang Island via Penang Bridge from Butterworth or Second Penang Bridge-Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge from Seberang Perai. The North-South Expressway runs from Bukit Kayu Hitam at the Perlis-Thailand border to Johor Bahru in the south. The East-West Highway connects Kota Bahru in Kelantan on the east coast to Penang.

By Ferry
Regular ferry services from Butterworth to Penang Island as early as 5.30am and last ferry is at 1.00 am. 24 hours-service ferry is available during weekends. Return fares are paid at Butterworth terminal.

Pangkor Island, Perak

Pangkor Island is a beautiful resort island, will enchant you with its miles of white sandy beaches and charming  shing villages, lying off Perak on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.

Pangkor’s main attractions are absolutely the wonderful offerings of its pristine beaches on the western coastline. Among the popular sites are Golden Sands Beach, Pasir Bogak Beach, Nipah Bay and Giam Island.

The island is home to the Dutch historical ruins, where visitors can drop by and admire the picturesque Dutch Fort and Tiger Rock (Batu Bersurat) that located opposite of the fort. It is also filled with other attractions such as Foo Lin Kong Temple, satay factory and traditional boatyards.

Pangkor Laut, located just nearby Pangkor Island, is a world renowned tropical island destination that surrounded by rainforest and welcomes visitors with its serene, golden sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and refreshing breezes. Sunset cruises can be specially arranged upon request.

Getting Here
By Sea

  • Visitors can take a 30-minutes ferry ride from Lumut to Pangkor Island. There are departures every half an hour. The ferry makes two stops at the charming scattered  fishing settlements of Sungai Pinang Kecil and Sungai Pinang Besar. Lumut is a coastal town in Manjung District, also home to the country’s principal naval base and a commercial port.
  • Visitors can take a 10-minute ferry ride from Marina Island Jetty Complex, which offers four daily departures. Located nearby Lumut, Marina Island is a man-made island that houses the luxury Marina Island Resort.
  • Upon arrive Jetty, you can rent a motorbike or car to travel around and explore this beautiful island.

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