: Arriving to Langkawi : :
Langkawi is easily accessible by air, land and sea.
There are several points of departure including Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
That said, the two major entry points to Langkawi are the
Langkawi International Airport located at Padang Matsirat
on the western side of the island and Lembong Habour along
the central southern coast.
From the beginning Malaysia's government has been eager to
develop (and promote) the island of Langkawi as a 'green'
destination. That said visitors are prohibited from driving
their own motor vehicles to Langkawi in an effort to reduce
pollution & traffic congestion.
As such, most visitors end up relying on taxis and public
buses. However renting a car or motorcycle is also an viable
option (and usually less expense) for a day trip around the
island. Roads are well maintained with clear signage. As well,
bicycles can be rented for short scenic trips around your