Langkawi's Fun Things To Do
Fun at the Beach
Spend a wonderful, fun filled time at one of the numerous paradise beaches on the island and enjoy the water sports, beach volleyball, kiting, beach football and many others.
Langkawi - The Regional Home to Water Sports
Yachting - Langkawi is a major destination for yachts from all over the world. The beauty of the isles, the sheltered waters, its infrastructure and its duty free statusmake Langkawi attractive. There are two main mariners here, being the Langkawi Royal Yacht Club andTelaga Harbour Park. Langkawi is home to the fun loving people who have a special place in their hearts for the waters sports. Further the calm seas throught most of the year, really encourages these activities.
Fishing - There are many shops around Langkawi dealing in fishing tackle. The usual spots is by the Trimula arae in Kuah, but there are hundreds of other spots. In reality the waters around Langkawi are teeming with abundant varieties of fish.
For more adventurous, you can always hire aboat and the boatman will take you to a spot, depending on what type of fish you are looking for. Boat hires are usually for about four hours.
Big game fishing is 20 kilometers off Langkawi towards the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean are the big game fishing grounds. This is the real stuff, meant for the experienced angler. Depending on the bait, try to bag a prize Marlin, Sailfish, Giant Barracuda or a Hammer Head. Boat hire is usually for a minimum of 5 persons and a minimum duration of 24 hours.
Langkawi boasts of three golf clubs. There is nothing like swinging your clubs in the tropics and breathing in pure fresh air.
With close to 200 local and migratory birds in Langawi, bird watching can be a source of excitement and relaxation on your holiday here. The usual places to do this sort of thing are anywhere on the island, which has a couple of trees, which means the whole island.
Some of the exotic birds seen commonly in Langkawi are :-
The Malayan Hornbill
The White-Bellied Sea Eagle
The Brahminy Kita
Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo
This is a very convenient way of seeing the island. Just mae sure you use lots of sun-shield and bring along a bottle of water. All you need is a map, careful planning of the routes and start paddling.
Paddy Field Excursion
Unlike in Europe, rice is the staple diet in this region. Thebotanical name for the species of rice grown here is Oryza Sativa or in layman's term the swamp paddy. The paddy fields are irrigated with water from nearby rivers. The young paddy is nurtured in nurseries and later transplanted to the paddy fields. The average time from sowing to harversting is about three and half to five and half months.
The paddy field is really something you should not miss in Langkawi. When actually in a paddy field, you will notice many interesting things. For instance the water buffalo which is actually the worlds biggest buffalo.
Here in Langkawi, these mighty creatures weighing up to two and a half tons or more, are a bit bigger than normal. These beasts of burden don't seem have any burden left as mechanized tractors have left them quite redundant. They are seen roaming the fields and eating day and night, hence their gigantic size.
These might animals despite their size are as timid as a shrew and usually shy away from humans. Cows nursing their calves sometimes turn aggressive. Another strange animal you would find is the Bangau Bird which is actually a kind of strok. Its best friend is the buffalo. You can normally see them perched on top of buffaloes. They pick on small frogs and insects that flee from the mighty animal's feet as they walk. This strok also picks on the insects that irritate the buffalo's hide.
Jungle Trekking in the Oldest Rainforest of the World
Take a trek in the virgin rainforests of Langkawi. Make sure you read the section on the rainforests as a prelude to this memorable adventure. Take lots of mineral water, mosquito repellent and most important get a qualified jungle guide to take you in safety. It's very easy to get lost in the forests.
This is one of the favorites for tourists. The usual trip last for about four hours and it will take you to three islands. The three islands are likely to be Pulau Beras Basah, where you can stop for a spot of swimming. There are restaurant to eat in as well. Next would be Pulau Singa Besar, the third island is Pulau Dayang Bunting, which is popular with its fresh water lake above sea level. You can go swimming inits cool waters, water paddle, solar boat, walk the bridge or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scnery.