Users' questions

What is Dayang Bunting?

What is Dayang Bunting?

Dayang Bunting is the second largest island in Langawi’s cluster of 99 islands. It’s located offshore and south of the main island, and can easily be reached by a boat.

How was marble in Dayang Bunting formed?

Most of Dayang Bunting is made of metamorphic marble rock, which was transformed from limestone after being exposed to heat from magma underneath the earth. The process is said to have occurred 220 to 200 million years ago.

How to get to Dayang Bunting?

Dayang Bunting Lake on Dayang Bunting Island is about 12 miles south of Langkawi’s main island. You can get there by boat from either Kuah Jetty or at Pantai Cenang, and the journey takes about 15 to 20 minutes. There are several island hopping tours that include the island and the lake.

Where is Langkawi?

Langkawi Island, Malaysian Pulau Langkawi, main island of the Langkawi group, in the Strait of Malacca, Peninsular (West) Malaysia. It lies just south of the Thai island of Tarutao. Langkawi, 18 miles (29 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide, rises to 2,887 feet (880 metres) at Raya Mountain.

How do you get to Pulau Tuba?

It’s also the only inhabited islet in the area, aside from the main Langkawi Island, and is reachable via a 20-minute boat ride from Kuah Jetty. Many island-hopping tours include a visit to Pulau Tuba, but be sure to check with the company before booking one.

What is the evidences of a high ancient sea level in Langkawi?

The most reliable sea-level marker is Saccostrea cuccullata which is found encrusted on the Setul Limestone. Radiocarbon ages of the two samples Saccostrea cuccullta are 6,970 ± 120 and 7,090 ± 100 yr. B.P. This indicates that the maximum Holocene sea-level reached 23 m above the present sea-level during 7,000 yr.

What is Singa formation?

Singa Formation is describe as the dark grey argillaceous formation, which overlying the Langgun Redbeds and other transitional units above the Setul Group (Lee, 2009).

Is Langkawi good for snorkeling?

Although beachside locations on the main island may not be ideal for snorkeling, there do exist beaches in the main island of Langkawi that are quite good for snorkeling and offer excellent view of colorful fish and marine life within a short distance from the beach.

Is Langkawi expensive?

Langkawi is relatively expensive if to compare with KL – a city with higher cost of living. My 1st visit to Langkawi was in 1989 and had been visiting the island for more than 10 times ever since and KL being my birthplace; if I were to compare the rising cost on food and hotel accommodation, Langkawi wins.

Why is Langkawi famous?

Constituting 99 islands in Malaysia’s west coast, Langkawi is famous for its mystical legends, exquisite beaches, pristine rainforests and superb duty-free shopping! Interspersed with lush tropical rainforests, the islets are also home to staggering cliffs that dramatically jut out of the turquoise placid waters.

Are there sharks in Langkawi?

Sharks and crocs are not in the waters of Langkawi anymore. At the area where you intend to go many people go for a swim directely from the beach and I would say it must be very safe.

Can you drink alcohol in Langkawi?

Drinking: Because Langkawi enjoys a duty-free status, alcohol is significantly cheaper on the island. Airport prices are the worst, so it’s best to wait to purchase spirits from smaller shops. Even with discounted drinks, Langkawi isn’t really rowdy—consider going to the Perhentian Islands if you want to party.