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Seven travel safety tips for Langkawi


Langkawi, 17 November 2020: Once travel restrictions lift travellers starved of vacation time will be searching for destinations that are close to nature but safe to visit.  Here are seven tips from the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) on how to enjoy this popular island resort in northern Malaysia. Located in the Andaman Sea south of Phuket island, Langkawi is just a ferry ride away for visitors visiting South Thailand’s Andaman Sea beach resorts.

Stay safe! Adopt the new travel norm

While having a fun time in Langkawi, remember to practise 3W:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Wear your mask at all times except when you’re eating or drinking.
  • Warn self and others to follow guidelines such as physical distancing.

We can make travelling at this time safe but don’t let travelling keep your guard down.

Be careful during your road trip

Going on a road trip is a must in Langkawi. However, you wouldn’t want to pull a fast-and-furious car stunt during a relaxing trip, don’t you? Drive slow and look out for wildlife, pedestrians and other drivers. Also, remember to keep your steering steady even when you’re enjoying the scenery.

Keep your belongings safe

Langkawi is one of the safest cities in Malaysia. You can pretty much travel worry-free here. Still, be aware of your surroundings. Keep valuable close to you and never leave your belongings unattended.

Go cashless

Many places in Langkawi are now open for payment without cash. Just tap your credit or debit card, and you can consider various types of e-wallets as well. Paying cashless can also reduce contact and protect you and others better, especially during this time.

Prepare insect repellent

Mosquitoes and sandflies can be a bummer for your holiday, especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are especially active. Spraying insect repellent from time to time will help you keep mosquitoes away.

Do not feed wildlife

There is plenty of wildlife in Langkawi, but the Long-tailed macaque can get aggressive if you are feeding them and they want more food. Avoid the conflict and keep everything in your bag. On the same note, do not feed any wildlife on the island as this act will disrupt the food chain and animal behaviour.

Drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen

Sunshine Langkawi welcomes you with all its warmth, including the big hot sun! Remember to hydrate all the time and get enough water during your trip. Protect your skin with sunscreen, wear a big hat, get as touristy as you can but don’t compromise your wellbeing.

About Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)

Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) was established by the federal government to plan, promote and implement development on the island of Langkawi.LADA was officially established on 15 March 1990 under the Langkawi Development Authority Act 1990 (Act 423) and placed under the authority of the Ministry of Finance.

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Langkawi Development Authority
Email: [email protected]

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