Islands on the west side of Peninsular Malaysia The most popular islands of Malaysia can be found on the western part of the Peninsular Malaysia. As there is no real monsoon season on this side of the peninsula; you can visit these islands throughout the year. Accommodation varies from basic lodges to high class 5 star resorts. Langkawi Langkawi is nature-wise one of the most beautiful islands on the west side of the peninsula.
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Etymology[ edit ] Dataran Helang Eagle Square The name Langkawi is thought to have existed by the early 15th century, although in the 16th century the island of Langkawi was also marked on maps variously as Langa, Langka, Lansura, and Langapura.
According to one interpretation, Langkawi means island of the reddish-brown eaglea Brahminy kite in colloquial Malay.
The name Langkawi is also thought to be related to Langkasukaan old kingdom thought by some to have links with Kedah. Legend tells of a great snake ular besar, the custodian of the Langkawi Islands, to which a new king of Kedah must sacrifice a virgin daughter whenever he first ascended the throne, or when a war was declared with another state.
In the 15th century, it was known to the Acehnese as Pulau Lada "Pepper Island" as they came over to plant pepper.
Inthe French general Augustin de Beaulieu recorded going to the island of "Lancahui" Langkawi to buy pepper,  and de Beaulieu was required to obtain a license from Kedah's heir apparent then in Perlis before the penghulu or chief of Langkawi would sell pepper to him.
It had been thought to be cursed for a couple of centuries - according to local legend, in the late 18th century, a woman named Mahsuri was wrongfully accused of adultery and put to death, and she placed a curse on the island that would last for seven generations.
In the first attack, the locals decided to burn down the granary at Padang Matsirat to starve and drive out the Siamese army. The Siamese nevertheless finally captured the island in Maykilled its leaders, and many of the islanders were taken as slaves, while others were forced to flee. In —, the Sultan of Kedah, who went into exile after the Siamese attacks, was allowed to return by the Siamese, and the population of Langkawi islands recovered afterwards mainly due to settlement of immigrants from Sumatra.
However, the Orang Laut who fled after the Siamese attacks did not returned. The middle of the channel between Tarutao National Park and Langkawi would become the Siamese borderand Tarutao would be part of Siam while all the Langkawi islands to the south would come under British rule.
Langkawi had been a haven for pirates which affected the northern part of the Strait of Malacca. In a series of operations, between December and Marchthe British cleared the pirates' land base in Langkawi and Tarutao.
Langkawi remained as a quiet backwater untilwhen the then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to transform it into a major tourist resort, helping to plan many of the islands buildings himself.
The total land mass of the islands is 47, hectares. The coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains punctuated with limestone ridges. Two-thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills and natural vegetation. The oldest part of the formation is observable at Teluk Datai to the north-west of the island, where the exposed outcrop consists of mainly sandstone quartzite in the upper parts and shale and mudstone in the lower parts of the sequence.
Langkawi has a true dry season from December until February. March to November is a long rainy season. Langkawi District is divided into 6 mukimswhich are:Discover the best Malaysia & Brunei Travel Guides in Best Sellers.
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Just 30km south of the main island, it is about 45 minutes away from the Kuah jetty point and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get here.