The Air Hangat Village (right) is built on
four acres of land about 14 kilometers northwest of Kuah. This modern complex
includes a 3-tier hot spring fountain, an 18 metre-long handcarved riverstone
mural depicting the legends that enshroud this location and souvenir
As the legend goes, two feuding families fought
to keep their romantically involved son and daughter apart. On that fateful
night, the two families hurled not just insults but jugs of gravy and hot
water at each other. Suddenly, lighting bolts pierced the skies and the moment
was forever frozen as the heads of both families were transformed into two
Today, the spot upon which the gravy landed is called
Kuah (or gravy). And where the hot water splashed, hot springs emerged, the
exact spot upon which this place was built.
water from the hot springs bubbles up to this fountain-like structure at
the Air Hangat
Visitors can witness the making of local handicrafts
and cultural performance or even indulge in an invigorating traditional foot
Open Time: Open: 9:00am to 6:00pm (daily)
Admission: RM4.00 (adult) RM2.00 (child)
Cultural Show time: 3:15pm to 3:45pm (at the park)
8:00pm to 9:00pm (at the restaurant)
Tel: 04-959 1357
The Galeria Perdana at Kilim, about
11 km from Kuah, houses an impressive collection of over 2,500 state gifts
and awards presented to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Seri Dr.
Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, YAB. Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah bt. Mohd.
Ali. The exhibits include fine crystal ware and gifts fashioned out of wood,
leather, silver, copper, pewter, ceramics and glass. There are also musical
instruments Islamic arts and crafts, and weapons. A part of the display includes
various proto-type cars and 4-wheel drive vehicles.
The Galeria Perdana comprises of 2 double-storey
buildings set within a beautifully landscaped garden. Photography is not
allowed inside the gallery. Pictures of exhibits are available for sale at
the souvenir shop.
Open: 10:00am to 5.00pm (daily); 9:00am to 6:00pm
(Public/ School Holidays); 10:00am to 2:15p.m./ 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Friday)
Admission: RM3.00 (Adults) RM1.00 (Child).
Tel: 04-959 1498
Tanjung Rhu lies the northern cape
of Pulau Langkawi. Aptly named for its abundance of casuarinas, its enchanting
beach affords magnificent views of nearby islands which can be reached at
low tide on foot. An experience not to be missed.
A short journey by boat from Tanjung Rhu
brings you to the doorstep of Gua Cherita (Cave of Legends). As its name
implies, the cave is steeped in fabled tales of mystery and romance. On the
walls of the cave can be seen ancient writing which has yet to be