Langkawi is a premier tourist destination, although it's relatively unknown yet on a global level and, if you hurry a purchase a package from Malindo Holidays today, you can get there before the crowds of tourists from all over the world start flocking to this amazing place. Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands although five more can be counted when the tide is low. Most of these are not inhabited, allowing for the natural splendor to flourish undisturbed. In fact, you can find towns only on two islands, one of them being the eponymous Langkawi, where Malindo Holidays can help you find the best accommodations for your vacation.
A Curse That's Just Been Lifted
Langkawi remained relatively unknown to the world, despite its immense potential, until the end of the 20th century, when it received tax-free status. Ever since then, the tourism industry boomed spectacularly, and, in 2008, the archipelago was even granted the official name of Langkawi Permata Kedah meaning Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, in recognition of its amazing beauty.
Coincidentally or not the end of the 20th century was also the moment when a 7-generation curse was lifted. As the legend goes, during the 18th century a woman by the name of Mahsuri was, unjustly, accused of adultery and executed. She cursed Langkawi to experience nothing but bad luck for 7 generations and, sure enough, soon after her death the island was invaded by Siam.
But the 7th generation has been born, and the curse has been lifted allowing the world to discover the beauty of Langkawi. Is there some truth to this spooky legend? You be the judge of that. Book your tickets from Malindo Holidays right now, and you could visit the well-preserved grave of Mahsuri and witness the importance that locals still put on this legend.