Langkawi, known officially as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago consisting of 104 islands in Andaman Sea, around 30 kilometers off the mainland coast of Malaysia's northwest. The islands are part of Kedah state, which is adjacent to Thai border. On July 15, 2008, Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah consented to the change of the name to "Langkawi Permata Kedah" in connection with his Golden Jubilee Celebration. The largest of the islands is Palau Langkawi Island which has a population of around 64,800 and is the only other inhabited island except nearby Tuba. Langkawi is an administrative district with Kuah as the largest town. Palau Langkawi Island is duty-free.
Island's agro-based economy of rubber and paddy cultivation and fisheries is being overtaken by tourism, taking into consideration the unspoiled beauty and governmental emphasis. On June 1, 2007 Palau Langkawi was awarded a World Geopark status by UNESCO. 3 of its main conservation regions in Langkawi Geopark include Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park (Island of Pregnant Maiden Lake), Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. These three parks are the major tourism area within Langkawi Geopark. UNESCO issued a 'yellow card' warning in 2014, threatening the Geopark's status. In 2015 the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark status had to be renewed, of which upon inspection by appointed Geopark Inspectors, Langkawi was issued a Certificate of Membership dubbed Green Card by Asia Pacific Geoparks Network, under auspices of Global Geopark Network (GGN).
Tourists can enter Pulau Langkawi Island via ferry from Penang, Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. Or by domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), or Subang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB). International connection is available from Singapore and Guangzhou.
Langkawi Cable Car takes cruisers up to Gunung Mat Chinchang peak, where Langkawi Sky Bridge is situated. In 2012 the Sky Bridge was closed for maintenance and upgrading, but opened again in February 2015, even though work on it is still ongoing. The beginning of the cable car ride is located in Oriental Village where there are several attractions, including the Art in Paradise, a 3-Dimensional art museum.
Highlights: Tropical beaches, fish & waterfalls
Pulau Langkawi Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Langkawi Island dock (anchor) at Kuah - port town located on the southeastern coast. The port is also utilized by most of the ferries from mainland Malaysia or Penang Island. The Langkawi Island is a duty-free zone.
The Pulau Langkawi Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia.
If you lose the Pulau Langkawi Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Pulau Langkawi Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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