the island

Langkawi the majestic Island

The name Langkawi is thought to have existed by the early 15th century, although in the 16th century the island of Langkawi was also marked on maps variously as Langa, Langka, Lansura, and Langapura. 

In 2008, the then-sultan of Kedah, Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, conferred the title of Langkawi Permata Kedah (meaning “Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah”) upon the island as part of his golden jubilee as an affirmation of Kedah’s ownership over the island.