Langkawi Island Destination
Overlooking beautiful Burau Bay in Langkawi, the Oriental
Village is one of the region's newest and most unique shopping,
cultural and culinary destinations. Specially designed to
provide a new concept in resort duty-free shopping, the Oriental
Village also houses fine themed restaurants that reflect Asia's
With over 470 brands and 17,000 products, the village offers
shopping buffs a huge range of international designer labels
and local products. Bold displays of culture and fashion and
fascinating handicraft demonstrations by skilled craftsmen
add to the excitement of shopping here.
A delightful inn completes the village concept while cultural
and theatre performances enhance the oriental theme that defines
the village. Indeed, a blend of the traditional and modern
intertwined with the local culture provides a unique experience
for the visitor. Apart from excellent restaurants, a specially
designed food court offers a variety of local fare. The Inn
and the Club Bar provide an excellent rest stop for refreshments.
Open: 10 am to 10 pm (Daily)
Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market) is a bazaar, so named because
it was usually held on Wednesday. The bazaar is open every
day from morning until night and is one of the main attractions
for visitors to find all kinds of local farm produce, handicrafts,
local delicacies, fruits, and garments.
Perched on a strategic location near the sea at Teluk Yu,
the Craft Cultural Complex was set up to maintain and promote
the nation's rich cultural heritage. Beautiful and intricate
handmade crafts can be found here, reflecting the skill and
creativity that have been handed down through the generations.
The Langkawi Craft Cultural Complex sales gallery is a great
place to pick up some handmade mementos of your stay in Langkawi.
Open: 9 am to 6 pm
In 1996, Langkawi Crystal was established on the north-western
Malaysian island of Langkawi. Over time, what began as a humble
glass-blowing house has grown into a highly reputable crystal
ware production centre. Langkawi Crystal pieces are sought
and collected for their unique design and uncompromising quality.
Shunning the mass-production moulds of many major European
producers, every one of the products is handcrafted, giving
it an exciting free-form appearance rarely encountered in
Open: 9 am to 6 pm
Getting to Langkawi
Drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis, the main take-off points
by ferry to Langkawi. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala
Kedah takes about six hours while Kuala Perlis is another
Malaysia Airlines and budget carrier AirAsia provide direct
air services from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
There are direct flights to Langkawi from London twice a week.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or Malayan Railway provides economical
and comfortable rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Star
in Kedah and Arau in Perlis (north of Kedah). From these points,
take a taxi or bus Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis for your ferry
Express ferries provide regular services daily to Langkawi
from both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis. The journey takes
about 1 hour 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. From
Penang to Langkawi the ferry takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.
The island is also a stopover for Star Cruises, one of the
largest luxury cruise lines in the world.
Kuala Perlis Ferry Counter: 04-9852690 / 0-49851899
Kuala Kedah Ferry Counter: 04-7626295 / 04-7626296
Kuah Jetty Ferry Counter: 04-9663988 / 04-9668988
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