Langkawi is located on the western side of the northern peninsular of Malaysia. For this reason, it has a very different climate and rainfall patterns to Sabah, the Eastern States and even Kuala Lumpur. Langkawi is approximately 500 km from Kuala Lumpur and 800 km from Singapore and is actually located closer to the Southern Thailand islands than mainland Malaysia.
Foreign visitors to Malaysia must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Most foreign nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please refer www.imi.gov.my
Most international flights come through the hubs of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or from Pulau Penang into Langkawi international airport. Moreover, there are many chartered and new schedule fligts to this favorite destination. Hence, kindly refer to your travel advisors for further option or latest mode of getting here to this island. Arrival via ferries are available from Penang, Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah and Satun or Koh Lipe from Thailand.
Taxis are plentiful and readily available and offer flat fee tarrifs (unless mentioned) at Langkawi Interntional Airport or in the town. Daily rental for car and motorbike are available although we recommend you use operators with the proper icenses and insurance to protect yourself in any event. Please ensure you bring along your license and/or passport in order to hire a car.
Emergency Facilities & Health Services
General Hospital, clinics and private practitioners are available in Langkawi. Pharmacies are available as well in Pantai Cenang. There is also an ambulance, fire brigade, local police, army and navy bases located on the island. Tsunami warning systems are installed and notification systems are in place.
Voltage is 220 - 240 volts AC at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets. Adapter is available for your usage.