Top 5 Fun Places to Visit in Langkawi During The School Holidays
What does every student love most? School holidays! Why? Because it’s the time of the year students are free from their ‘commitments’. It’s also the time where parents (working adults) usually use their saved-up annual leave. And what better place for a school holiday vacation in Malaysia than the beautiful island of Langkawi. It’s rich with natural landscapes, which is something you can never find in bustling cities. Best of all, the attractions and fun places in Langkawi are family-friendly! You can have a relaxing vacation to recuperate or go all out and scream and shout! It’s your call. To make your planning easier, we created this list of fun school holiday activities you can do in Langkawi, Malaysia. Read away.
Langkawi Cable Car
Have you heard of the famous Langkawi Sky Bridge? This is the transport that takes you there. Also known as Langkawi Skycab, the Langkawi Cable Car is the only easy way up to the peak of Gunung Machinchang, which is the location of the sky bridge. Otherwise, you will have to hike up the hill in order to experience the breathtaking view it has to offer.
Firstly, head to the Oriental Village at Teluk Burau, which is the base station, the starting point of the 15-minute cable car ride. After travelling 650m above sea level, there will be a station in the middle. You may disembark to take photos of the amazing view there. Continue travelling to the top and you’ll arrive at a 360° twin viewing platform and gain access to the sky bridge.
The price of the ticket will vary, depending on your age, nationality, and the lane you prefer. Here’s the price range:
|Regular Lane||Express Lane|
|Price (RM)||RM33 – RM85||RM83 – RM185|
Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Subject to weather conditions and wind speed)
You may visit the official website for more information about their other packages.
Underwater World Langkawi
Underwater World Langkawi is the home of hundreds of gorgeous marine mammals and fish. Its glass tunnel walkway lets you stand alongside the aquatic creatures, experiencing what life’s like under the sea. To make things interesting, they have broken up the Underwater World into various sections. Here are those we recommend going to first:
This section features some of the most beautiful freshwater fishes in the world, namely Arapaima, a Jurassic fish and the largest freshwater fish in the world, “Tapah Fish” (Wallago Catfish) and Freshwater Stingray.
Tropical Rainforest Section
Yes, there are also birds here! This beautiful enclosure is created to emulate a Tropical Rainforest environment. Over here, you’ll spot birds like Pheasant, Cockatoo and more. Also on display are the Knifefish, Arowana and more.
The name probably gave it away; over here you’ll find adorable penguins. The Rockhopper Penguins are the stars of this section.
Arguably the main section of the Underwater World, this section features a 15-metre long tunnel. Stand right under Giant Stingrays, Olive Ridley Turtles and other magnificent fishes.
Here are the ticket prices:
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm every day
For more information about the other sections and and ticket bookings, visit the official website of Underwater World Langkawi.
All the Islands! (Island Hopping)
In case you didn’t know, Langkawi is actually a cluster of 99 different islands, which is why island hopping is a thing here! Here are some of the islands we recommend you include when island hopping:
Pregnant Maiden Island
Also known as Pulau Dayang Bunting, when this island is viewed from afar, it resembles the silhouette of a reclined pregnant lady, hence the name. It’s also the first UNESCO Geopark in Southeast Asia.
Pulau Beras Basah
This island is perfect for sunbathing. It’s pristine beaches and crystal-clear water is a dream come true for beach lovers.
Pulau Singa Besar
This island is a massive wildlife sanctuary that’s filled with mangrove plants, beautiful beaches and unique rock formations. Don’t let the name fool you; you won’t find any lions there. You will, however, spot eagles, monitor lizards, peacocks and more.
Island hopping in Langkawi will cost you around RM85 or more, depending on the season and the tour operator.
Langkawi Wildlife Park
The Langkawi Wildlife Park lets you get up, close and personal with various wildlife. There are five main activities in this wildlife park:
Interaction with Raccoon
Every day from 10am to 3pm, you can interact and feed adorable raccoons! Don’t worry, they won’t bite. As a matter of fact, some of them would love to mingle around with you.
Budgerigars are adorable parrots. The budgerigars at this wildlife park aren’t afraid of people at all! They will fly up to your palm to enjoy the bird food on it.
Conquer the Fear of Snakes
If you’ve always wanted to tackle your fear of snakes, this activity is for you. From 11am to 4pm every day, you can feel, touch, hold or even place a Burmese Python or a Reticulated Phython on your shoulder.
Photos with Brahminy Kite
The Brahminy Kite is a bird and the symbol of Langkawi. No trip to Langkawi is ever complete without a photo with this majestic animal.
Be surrounded by adorable rabbits at Langkawi Wildlife Park’s Rabbitland. If you would like to feed them, you can always purchase rabbit food at only RM3.
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 6pm every day
The price will depend on the package you opt for. You can find more information here.
Upsidow Langkawi Upside Down House
Don’t be alarmed, everything’s upside down in Upsidow Langkawi. Instagrammers will definitely love being here, as the photos can really mind-blowing at times. Everything inside this double-storey upside down house is made of recycled, up-cycled and unwanted materials. It’s also the only upside down attraction that’s inside shipping containers.
Here’s the ticket prices:
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm every day
Start planning for your vacation!
After reading through this thorough list of school holiday activities you can do in Langkawi, Malaysia, we’re pretty sure you’re all excited and want to start planning for your vacation. Going on a trip of more than a day means you will require accommodation. Now, comfort is key, which is why we recommend The Smith House. This boutique hotel offers ultimate comfort alongside amazing amenities and facilities.
Book a room and start planning your holiday today. It’s now or never.