City Scoop: Langkawi

7 November 2015
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Langkawi is an archipelago that is an almost perfect reflection of the paradise we dream about. Although a relatively small destination, there is plenty to see and do, aside from the obvious island activities.

You just need to know where to look.

We've got that covered, with this insider's scoop on 'the Jewel of Kedah' from Richard Millar, executive chef at The Datai Langkawi, including information on where to eat, play and venture out.

 Langkawi has blossomed as one of the world's most sought-after island destinations (Image: Getty)


Unkaizan Unkaizan in Pantai Tengah is wonderful. It is set high in the treetops with sunset views, serves authentic Japanese cuisine, offers excellent service by very friendly staff and is always consistent.

After Dark

The Verandah – The Verandah at The Danna Resort is an elegant lounge in a luxurious setting. It has a magnificent interior with great live music and charming service.


Langkawi Canopy Adventures – Gunung Raya is Langkawi’s tallest mountain. Try the obstacle course with zipline, abseiling and tree climbing or simply enjoy the mountain air.

 Sailing is one of the best ways to explore the archipelago (Image: Getty)

Day Trip

Sail the Langkawi archipelago – Our boat at The Datai Langkawi is a traditional Malaysian junk, and our daily packages take in the Langkawi archipelago.

Secret Tip

Insider info – Night markets are a regular across Langkawi. The best ones are Saturday in Kuah Town, Sunday in Padang Matsirat and Tuesday in Kedawang.

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on travelling to Langkawi.

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