Golden Buddha, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Langkawi and Penang

The west coast offers a perfect example of Malaysia’s multiculturalism including intriguing delights with the islands of Penang and Langkawi.

In the far north, just before reaching Thailand, lies Langkawi with its palm-fringed beaches and renowned accommodation, from the luxurious Datai to the more laid back Bon Ton – the perfect spot to relax. Alternatively, you could retreat to the privately owned island of Pangkor Laut and stay in a stilted, overwater villa amidst the islands 300 acres.

Amitabha Buddha, Kek Lok Si, Penang, Malaysia
Penang, Malaysia

A little bit more about Langkawi and Penang

The beautiful island of Langkawi, located in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, is a lush green island fringed with white sand beaches and the diverse setting offers the perfect getaway for nature lovers, marine and sea sports enthusiasts, as well as those purely seeking splendid solitude. Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a glistening amalgam of the old and the new with a bustling port, ancient streets, temples and wonderful cuisine offer an insight into Malay culture and history.


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Streetfood stall cooking local cuisine at night market

Penang Night Markets

Soak up the atmosphere at the night market in Penang and set your taste buds alight with the delights of Malaysian cuisine.

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The Datai, Aerial view, Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi Island

Fly to the jungle covered, beach fringed island of Langkawi and stay at the sublime Datai Hotel.

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Golden Buddha, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

UNESCO George Town

Visit the island state of Penang and soak up the colonial architecture and temples in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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