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ZAM and Mark from the Langkawi Gazette
have teamed up and are happy to care for you
when you
come to Langkawi

Zam is a local (lives on Langkawi since many years) and knows this island very well.
She cares for the needs of tourists since more than ten years.
Mark, a Swiss who has started the Langkawi Gazette some years ago and lives here since more than 10 years.

Your advantages in using our services are:

Zam and Mark from the Langkawi Gazette

Zam (Zamimah Ishak) knows the Tour Guides and does carefully chose those into 'her team' who offer ‘the Best’ in regard to what you would like to experience. She knows special guides who go to special places you might not find easily otherwise. 

If you need an accommodation, she will find a place for you, even if ‘everything is booked out’. She is aware of which hotel needs renovation and should not be promoted at the moment, or where the management is about to change and things are just ‘not optimal’ now.

Zam is not an ‘Agent’ You do not pay anything to us. You pay your tours, your hotel room etc. directly to the provider - to
the normal, or even a lower than normal rate.

Should anything happen – you can phone ZAM and she will do her best to help you.

ZAM and the Langkawi Gazette have a reputation. Not only because of that – but because of that too - we definitively want to see our guests happy !!

For your questions and /or bookings contact

Zam +60 17 541 9705   or if possible over email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Basic Transfers from Airport/Jetty to Hotel and back

For this we work together with Zahid, a local who has a company with a team of dedicated staff to handle indvidual traveller and groups (big and small).

We will arrange your arrival and departure transfers reliably and exactly when and as you need it. There is no public transport on the island - everything is done by taxis. - The rates will be based on the number of people and the places of the designated hotels.   

Read more: Basic Transfer


On Langkawi there is no puiblic transfer.

You can choose to go by Taxi or rent a Car or Motor Bike.

We do not recommend to rent a Motor Bike, as Langkawi has a high rate of accidents and it is much safer for you to be in a car.

As the taxi fares are a little pricey, you might as well rent a car. 

Deposits are compulsory, payable at the rate RM50.00 to RM100.00, once you agree to rent the car. 

The cars are under insurance coverage. 

The drivers must have a valid driving licence.

You can rent the the car on a daily or weekly basis. 

if you want to rent the car on a long term basis, e.g. monthly - the rate is negotiable

For a list with cars and rental process see here



Round Island Tour by car or van

This is a basic 5 hours tour round the island by road on which you will discover Langkawi  by exploring some of the island's main places of interest. 

You are guided by a knowledgable person who speaks English.

On the way you will come along white sand beaches, thick jungles, small villages ('Kampungs') and paddi fields.

Places you can choose to visit are the Cable Car and the Oriental Village, the Underwater World, Beaches, historic places, a museum and many more (see list below).

You can shop at Kuah town (the duty free alcohol and cigarettes are specially cheap here) and visit the Eagle Square with the giant bronze symbol of Langkawi.

Read more: Round Island Tour


Island Hopping by Boat

This trip is by a fast boat which will take four hours to cover 3 islands. 

One of the island that you will stopover is the Pulau Dayang Bunting (Island of the Pregnant Maiden) with the Pregnant Maiden Lake (a freshwater lake).

This beautiful island has a unique and interesting legend about the fairy princess who lost her child and decided to lay her child to rest in peace in the lake. And for that, she blesses all the childless and infertile women to be conceivable after bathing in the lake.

Then, the Pulau Singa Besar, the untouched island, being undeveloped to preserve its precious nature, with no basic amenities. The last island of the tour is Pulau Beras Basah - one of the most well-known islands, a perfect getaway with its white sandy beach and the lush green forest that surrounds the island for you to relax and clear all your tensions.  

Read more: Island Hopping by Boat on Langkawi


Fishing Trips

Fishing in Langkawi is still new to most tourists. Local fishing enthusiasts have many popular destinations for fishing around Langkawi Island - one of them is the Pantai Teluk Baru (for island fishing).  Langkawi deep sea fishing is most interesting as you can come across a big varieties of fish, such as tuna, barracuda, mackerel, blue spotted stingray, pipefish and many others. 

The local fishing enthusiasts have a big variety of baits used for fishing and some are using squids. You can fish all year round in Langkawi, but it is best in January to July and December (as August to November are monsoon months).  You can also fish squids in Langkawi, between late November and February - this is a seasonal activity.

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Mangrove Tour

This in an approximately 5 hours trip by boat to the mangroves of the 'Langkawi Geopark', (acknowledged by UNESCO in June 2007). Beside the beautiful views of unique limestone rocks and granite cliffs, we will visit different caves, like the Bats Cave, with their impressive populoation of bats. You will see the eagles in the sky and deeply enjoy this day in the nature.

We will also visit the modern, floating fish farm and a local fish farm and have lunch at the Floating Restaurant (Hole in the Wall)

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Mangrove Kajak Trip

Enjoy the mangroves of Langkawi with a taste of adventure and some exercise during this 5 hour kayak trip. Have a good close up to the ecology of the mangroves while gliding through smaller areas in the mangrove jungle away from the larger rivers. During this tour you might be lucky to see monkeys, snakes, eagles (we don’t feed them), otters, other special birds and monitor lizards.

Read more: Mangrove Kayak Trip

Nature Walks with Edo

Edo Van Pel is a Dutchman who lives in Langkawi since nearly 10 years years. He is a registered tourist guide and very knowledgable and experienced in his fields: geology, flora and fauna and trekking. 
His famous tours are the "Early Morning Walk" and the "Early Evening Walk", his "Seven Wells jungle trekking" and the "Gunung Raya jungle trekking".

Read more: Edos Nature Walks


Scuba Diving Courses

Langkawi, tourists are offered diving trips or scuba diving which can be done in Pulau Payar Marine Park. The trips are organized daily. Whether you are a licensed diver or a beginner, you will be guided and accompanied by professionals and expert divers.
Theory lessons are conducted in comfort in a private training centre located in the premises of  the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. They have their own swimming pool for confined water training.  Shower rooms with hot and cold water is available to all students at the training centre.
With multi-lingual teaching in English, Japanese, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin, they offer courses for BSAC, SSI, PADI and NAUI from Open-Water up to Instructor level.
With multi-lingual teaching in English, Japanese, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin, they offer courses for BSAC, SSI, PADI and NAUI from Open-Water up to Instructor level.

Read more: Scuba Diving Packages

Snorkeling at the Pulau Payar Marine Park

The Pulau Payar Marine Park is situated in the northern part of the Straits of Melaka.   It is a collection of four islands, comprising of Pulau Payar – the largest – Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang, which are surrounded by coral reefs. The park is Langkawi’s preferred diving and snorkelling spot.  

Read more: Snorkelling - Marine Park

Nature Cycling LangkawiNature Cycling Trip

Cycling through the paddy fields, forests and river banks will give you a glimpse of the daily local village life on Langkawi.  The total distance will be about 25 km and you will meet many friendly people along the way.  The guide will stop at any place of interest and you might encounter some nice bird species or smaller mammals; come and see Langkawi from a complete different angle!

Read more: Nature Cycling

Untold Stories of Langkawi

This new trip is a mix of culture, food, colonial history and its architectural influence. You will visit some interesting places like temples, mosques, Malay houses on stilts and the local night market. The guide will tell you a lot about the Malay culture, food, island legends and various religions. 

This is a complete different kind of adventure within Langkawi and highly recommended if you are interested in learning more about this island.

Read more: Untold stories of Langkawi - Discover Langkawi

Escorted Nature & Wildlife Photography

For the passionate nature and wildlife photographer we know when and where we have to be to put you in the best place to capture beautiful nature scenes. With this tour you will get higher chances to collect local wildlife pictures during your holidays on Langkawi.

This tour can be done either early morning or late evening - and each tour will give you a different scenario of wildlife to picture.

Read more: Nature & Wildlife Photography


Bird Watching Trips

Langkawi is home to approximately 200 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of September and April. This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast.

Read more: Birdwatching Trip

Canopy Adventures in Langkawi

Flying through Langkawi's Rainforest Canopy!

Another adventure tours that you would like to take part is this canopy adventure trips. Also known as "flying foxes", flying from tree to tree or in another word trekking in the air, swinging across cables connected between trees. This is a unique new way to see the canopy level of the rainforest where many unique and beautiful plants, birds, butterflies and animals live.

The setting is at  Gunung Raya, Langkawi's tallest mountain and home to some 400 tree species and an array of wildlife including the flying lemur, mouse deer, lorries, wild boar, civet cat and at least 40 species of snakes. A guided trek up the 890m tall granitoid mountain is a popular rough-it-out option, though a different sort of adrenaline rush can be found just a few hundred meters into the primary rainforest.

Read more: Canopy Tours

Helitours Langkawi

.....Simply Breathtaking!

If you have seen Langkawi by land and by boat, you still have missed the best views of all: you can enjoy a Helicopter ride and experience Langkawi from the sky - and see it as the Langkawi Eagles see it....

The Helicopter rides last from 5 to 45 min.

Daily departures          :   10.00 am to 6.00 pm (except during aircraft servicing)
Aircraft type                 :   Robinson Raven IR44
Maximum no                 :   3 persons
Transport will be arranged and charged at an additional fee if required.
Children below 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

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Yacht Charter

As Langkawi is an archipelago with 94 islands, it is a good idea to explore it from the water and enjoy the majestic scenery while eating some nice food and sipping a cold drink.

Different professional charter companies with well suited boats and well trained staffs have their base in Langkawi and offer you everything from  a day charter to a sunset dinner or cocktail cruise.  

There are two types of Yacht Charter: 'Private Charter' and 'Shared Charter'

Read more: Yacht Charter in Langkawi

JetSki Tours

Every tour is given a difficulty rating so that you can anticipate what to expect. 

A jet-ski tour is generally not for the faint-hearted, but this company has even created a jet-ski tour for families. They have also a tour for the not so experienced - and the experienced jetski lover.

Not only can you see the many islands from the sea, you can actually touch and feel the many splendours of the mystic islands that comprise the Langkawi archipelago.

Read more: JetSki Tours