Langkawi Isle: The Eagle Square

The Eagle Square is a large area surrounding the gigantic eagle statue located just right beside the Langkawi jetty.  The giant eagle statue is located at a big open space area, surrounded by a stream of water with bridges crossing over it. There is a main walkway connecting to the eagle square from the jetty road. It is a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the jetty to the eagle square, or within a 10-minutes drive from the Kuah town.

Red brick bridge connecting the jetty to the square

The Great Eagle

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.

The Eagle Square (or Dataran Lang in Malay) is located within walking distance from the Langkawi Ferry terminal and jetty area. It is a sight to behold from afar, when one approaches the island by sea transportation. The area surrounding the gigantic statue is beautifully landscaped and features scenic ponds, bridges, covered terraces, restaurants and barrel vaults made of bricks.

According to local folklore, Langkawi derived its name from the eagle or “helang”. In old Malay, “kawi” denotes reddish brown, hence, Langkawi means reddish brown eagle.