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The largest island of the Langkawi Archipelego is the Main island of Langkawi, known to locals as Pulau Langkawi. It’s about the same size as Singapore. There are many places of attractions and resorts. Pulau Langkawi can be easily accessed by sea or air, it’s airport located at Padang Matsirat and the Ferry jetty is located at the Kuah town. The infrastructure of the island is well establised with smooth asphalt roads.
Kuah, the capital town, is the island’s most developed and populated place. It is here that most of the island’s shopping complexes, offices and restaurants are based.
Beyond Kuah town, much of Pulau Langkawi remain (surprisingly) unspoilt. The island’s centre is a picturesque composition of Malaysian countryside where brooding, rainforested mountains tower over vast expanses of paddy fields and traditional villages, while sandy white beaches hug the coastlines.
Much of the island’s character is that of a rustic malay countryside, much reflected by the relaxed lifestyle of local villagers as they saunter to work or hang out with their buddies at the nearby warong1. Another prevalent sight in this pastoral scene is that of water buffaloes nonchalantly basking in the paddy fields, their dark hides contrasting with the fertile green fields. One wonders if modern harvesting machinery have rendered them redundant, but this benevolent creature remains a charming sight to behold.