Langkawi, Malaysia


Langkawi is an island of legends. Its name is believed to have originated from the abundance of eagles on the island: helang (eagle in Malay) and kawi (marble in Sanskrit), begets the moniker helang-kawi which was eventually toned down to Langkawi. The main settlement of locals is in Kuah, a dusty town noticeably beloved for its array of duty-free stores and Chinese seafood restaurants. Other popular areas include the Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah stretch, the quiet strips of Pantai Kok and Padang Matsirat and the exclusive beaches of Datai Bay and Tanjung Rhu. No matter where in Langkawi, myths and legends permeate its culture and history.  
 
Of course, there are many accounts on Langkawi’s origin, including those from legends and folklore, but officially (and according to history books) it is surmised that the island was under the rule of the Sultanate of Kedah for a very long time. Eventually, it came under British rule during the colonial century and then, for a brief period during World War II, it was controlled by the Thai monarchy. This has resulted in some Thai influence on Langkawi’s culture, evident by the number of Thai restaurants and Siamese-inspired sights.  
 
After the war, the island became known as a nesting ground for pirates. The many islands and dense, verdant jungle provided much-needed cover for their dubious activities while providing an excellent hide-out. Meanwhile, the island’s inhabitants continued to live a sleepy life in wooden villages, pushing bullock carts and harvesting paddy fields. Life was simple and easy, simply too peaceful for modern change.  
 
For further information please contact the Feast Coordinator, Mr. Rajan Moses. 
 
If you are considering international travel, it is your responsibility to understand the restrictions of the country that you are travelling to. 
 
Please continue to check this country’s current restrictions for US citizens, such as from this US Embassy link: COVID-19 Information | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Malaysia (usembassy.gov) 
 
Festival Coordinator
Mr. Rajan Moses 
Phone: +60123131875 
Email: rajende7@gmail.com

 


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