Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

Rubber Tapping

Bazaar Ramadhan

pasar_ramadan.jpg, The month of Ramadhan is not only a time of fasting for Muslim but also time where the best food is available at the Ramadhan markets
The month of Ramadhan is not only a time of fasting for Muslim but also time where the best food is available at the Ramadhan markets

The markets open in the afternoon where Muslims come to pack the food they will breaks the fast with later (around 7.30pm in Malaysia). Non-Muslims are welcome at the markets and travellers should check it out when they in Malaysia at that time of the year.

Ramadhan Markets in Kuala Lumpur



photo:
Islamic Civilisation Park, Bukit Besar and the Crystal Mosque
Islamic Civilisation Park
Bukit Besar and the Crystal Mosque