Langkawi’s dramatic mountainscapes, tropical flora and fauna and clear emerald waters can be enjoyed year-round, while an abundance of seasonal highlights combine the island’s intriguing cultural and ethnic diversity (as a centre for Chinese, Indian and Arab traders) with its more recent reincarnation as an adventure-seeker’s paradise.
GMT +8 hours
Langkawi is a tax-free archipelago, which means guests (of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi) are exempt from paying the 6% GST levied throughout the rest of Malaysia.
Bahasa Malaysia is the official language but English is widely spoken and understood.
Local voltage is on a 240 volt, 50-cycle system. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.
General store hours:
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Langkawi has its weekend on Thursdays and Fridays, however business and commercial enterprises operate throughout Thursdays and close on Fridays.
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- Ironman Triathlon Langkawi Malaysia
- Chinese New Year – Spring Festival
- The BMW Royal Langkawi International Regatta
- Le Tour de Langkawi
- Wesak Day – celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha
- Mu'adzam Shah Trophy Golf Tournament
- Rambutan Trail – nationwide native-fruit–picking festival
- Agong's Birthday – honouring His Majesty the King of Malaysia's birth
- Raja Muda International Regatta
- Hari Raya Puasa – marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
- Mega Sale Carnival – duty-free shopping paradise
- The Prophet's Birthday (celebrated with quiet religious reverence)
Public Holidays in Malaysia
|New Year's Day
|Spring Festival||18 February|
|Easter - Good Friday
|Agong's Birthday||6 June
|Hari Raya Aidilfitri||17-18 July|
|National Day||31 August
|Malaysia Day||16 September|
|Hari Raya Haji||24 September
|Awal Muharram||14 October|
|Prophet Muhammad's Birthday||24 December
|Christmas Day||25 December