• Kuah Town • Stay-in Kuah • Dinning & Entertainment •
• Shopping & Night Markets •
Located on the south-eastern part of the island, Kuah is Langkawi's main town and and the transit point for ferries from the mainland
and Penang anchor.
Kuah Town is a couple of rows of rebuilt shop-houses with a decidedly sleepy feel. The name "Kuah" is a Malay word meaning "gravy" and is associated with an ancient legend of two battling giants who overturned a gigantic pot of curry at
the spot where the town now stands.
A former fishing village, the town is developing fast. In the centre visitors
will find new luxury hotels, business complexes, banks, duty-free shops,
small emporiums and large shopping malls. Kuah has no real beach, but in addition to the shopping there are also some interesting places to visit.
City Bayview perhaps the best “city” choice. It is close to shopping and
restaurants, has a decent pool and offers fine views. If you insist on a more
basic experience in clean surrounds try the two-star Eagle Bay Hotel
overlooking parks and close to Eagle Square
Dining & Entertainment
Kuah Town is worth a browse and it boasts many interesting restaurants.
If you want good Chinese seafood in casual surrounds, try the popular Restoran
Hi Liang or Rootian Seafood next to the Water Garden Hawker Centre.
Aquarium Seafood Garden offers delicious Thai and Chinese cuisine at affordable prices. If you are into fresh seafood, you can make your own selection at the huge tank filled with fish, prawns and
other marine delights.
Seri Indah Café is another popular spot that has an original and personal approach to its menu and offers excellent Chinese and Western cuisine.
This café has been around for quite some time and is popular with locals and visitors. Also worth checking out is the Captain’s Deck at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. For delicious and spicy roll-up-your-sleeves Malay-Indian curries and dosas get settled in at Dawood Nasi Kandar where two could have a hearty
meal for a trifling RM10.
Amidst the sizzle and steam of woks and the resulting aromas, patrons at
Phoenix Restaurant will be delighted at the combination of excellent food and
a welcoming atmosphere. If you are looking for live entertainment, stop by Woodpeckers Lounge where the band plays great music.
The beverage list is quite impressive and there is an extensive choice of
tropical cocktails, wine and beer.
Shopping is another Langkawi pastime. Shops are open about 10am to 10pm
and most are closed on Fridays (the Muslim weekend).
The place is a designated duty-free island and is a lot far cheaper than on the mainland. Langkawi Fair, just south of Kuah is as good a starting point as any.
The complex hosts Sunday Home Décor where you can pick up stuff for
the home and some antiques.
here is a factory outlet place here as well. Other shopping spots include Jetty Point (close to Langkawi Fair), Plaza Langkawi (near the City Bayview hotel), and Teow Soon Huat. Extra-keen shoppers may pop for a broad assortment of duty-free goods, Pisang Handicraft and Art Village or the more
up market De’Zone not too far from the
The bright stalls of the Night Market that shuttle around the island depending
on the day, offer another pleasant distraction. Some incredible bargains are
to be had. The Langkawi night market runs in Kuah 6.30pm to 9pm.
It also moves to Pantai Cenang (Thursday nights) and
Tanjung Rhu (Friday nights). .
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