Part of the common boat trips around the smaller islands of Langkawi usually includes eagles sighting and feeding session.
The iconic giant eagle statue of Langkawi.
The sight of the giant eagle sculpture greets visitors who arrive at the island by ferry or boat. Langkawi can be reached via the sea route from Penang, Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis ports.
The gigantic reddish-brown eagle sculpture at Dataran Lang or Eagle Square was built as the symbolic landmark of the island. According to local legends, the name Langkawi originated from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi’ (reddish brown).
The great eagle welcomes as one reaches the island by boat.