“Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. It is also known as the “City of Tourism” of Malaysia.
Langkawi means reddish brown eagle in colloquial Malay. The Malay word for eagle is helang – shortened is “lang”. Kawi means the colour reddish brown.”
It was a getaway trip to pause from our busy city lives to endure fresh air and shore sun.
We stayed in the luxurious The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa with the help of my auntie Brenda in Sacramento. We never thought that Langkawi is a hidden treasure somewhere in Malaysia. I have been to Desaru and Kuala Lumpur but nothing compares the special beauty of this island.
Spectacular sunrise and sunset, warm loving people, amazing views, delicious local cuisines that comes with a cheap price tag, the Andaman Sea at it’s finest and the scary but thrilling cable car ride that I never imagine myself doing it.
This is truly one of the best I’ve been so far and surprisingly we never met any other Filipinos on this trip.
All Photos taken using my first dslr Nikon D80.
Processed using Lightroom 3 X August 2012