|Duration||Approx 3 1/2 hrs|
|Tour Fees||Adult RM120|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 person(s)|
|Note||Driver cum guide|
|For 7 person above, we have driver with guide|
Major Scenic Point:
(1) Makam Mahsuri
There could be no legend more popular in the whole of Langkawi than the Mahsuri legend which has been handed down across the generations, immortalised in writings and even in films.
It tells of a beautiful local woman who lived about 200 years ago. Because she was beautiful, many envied her looks.
When jealousy got the better of the village folk, they accused her of adultery. As punishment, she was stabbed to death by her family’s keris (other accounts tell of a much more gruesome death by sula, or impaling). Just before she died, Mahsuri cursed the island to have seven generations of tragedy and bad luck.
According to the legend, as further testament to her innocence, the blood that flowed out from her was white. Makam Mahsuri, or Mahsuri's Tomb, was built to commemorate her. Here, you can also find Mahsuri’s Well.
(2) Kuah Town
Kuah Town is where the main jetty is to Langkawi. It’s not a very big place, but is spread out along the bay and includes a yacht club and ferry terminal. This is also where the famous eagle sculpture is located, at Dataran Lang.
Much has changed in this small town over the years. Now, the square is filled with arcades selling souvenirs and food. It is a very popular place especially during the evenings when there is usually a cooling breeze.
(3) Galeria Perdana
The brainchild of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Galeria Perdana is a unique gallery built to showcase the many awards and gifts that were awarded to the Prime Minister and his wife from other world leaders as well as Malaysians. These gifts were collected during his tenure as Prime Minister.
This architectural wonder is well thought out and sports an oriental design. The method in which the exhibits are displayed is both creative and harmonious.
The exhibits are separated into different categories such as materials (ceramics, leather, crystal, etc) and type (art, games, musical instruments, etc). Several automobiles are also on display here.
(4) Dataran Lang
One of the most photographed landmarks in Langkawi is Dataran Lang which features a huge, majestic eagle sculpture that can be seen by every visitor to the jetty, especially those arriving by boat.
The eagle is a symbol of Langkawi Island and in fact part of the island’s name is derived from it (eagle is helang in Bahasa Melayu).
This sculpture can be found near the Kuah jetty. Poised with wings spread, the eagle is an awesome sight, especially at night when the square is colourfully lit.