Langkawi: Scenes from Dayang Bunting Island

The scenic and tranquil Dayang Bunting Island and its mythical lake. Known as Pulau Dayang Bunting (or Pregnant Maiden Island), the island near the south of Langkawi, is well known for its pristine freshwater lake at the center of the island, surrounded by lush hills. The lake is also known as Lake Guillemard and has a local legend involving a tale of a princess.

Langkawi Isle: The Langkawi Falls

The Langkawi Falls is a man-made waterfall built along the road to Datai Bay, northern tip of Langkawi. The waterfall, which was also accorded as the highest man-made waterfall in the Malaysian Book of Records, was built under the former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. With natural flora surroundings, the waterfall blends nicely into the landscape as it also flows over a road cave tunnel.

Langkawi Falls is made up of three tiers and using water from the Sungai Temurun River, is diverted and channelled manually to flow across the tunnel with the final tier levelling out to form a beautiful cascade.

Road Cave Tunnel through the Waterfalls

Langkawi Isle: Pantai Kok (Beach)

Pantai Kok beach is located at the western coast of Langkawi Island, and houses several resorts along its long stretch of beach including the Telaga Harbor Marina, a popular yacht gateway. Pantai Kok is usually much quieter and more secluded than Pantai Cenang beach with palm trees dotted along the shores of the beach, providing shades for beach-goers.

Langkawi Isle: Burau Bay (Beach)

The Langkawi Burau Bay is located at the north-western end of the island, nearby to the Mat Cincang Mountain. Burau Bay or Teluk Burau is a fairly secluded beach in Langkawi. While Burau Bay is regarded as a public beach, the crowd mostly consists of the patrons coming fromĀ  either Mutiara Burau Bay Resort or Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort. Both of these resorts are located at the opposite end of the bay.

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.