Porto Malai, Langkawi, Malaysia
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Approximately 5½ hours
Meals not included
Langkawi is a beautiful tropical island paradise and is renowned as the Isle of Legends. While the lifestyle here has changed since it became a duty free port in 1987, it has managed to retain its own identity through the ages. Langkawi is still very much the land of kampungs (villages), beaches, rice fields, legends and friendly people with intriguing lifestyles.
The Craft Cultural Complex is a major attraction dedicated solely to showcasing Malaysian handicrafts. An exclusive assortment of craftwork items ranges from forest-based products, batik fabrics, ceramics, metal artifacts to beautiful art objects, wood products, baskets, rattan-based products, and costume jewelry. Also housed inside this complex are two galleries.
A heritage museum houses a number of handicrafts and musical instruments representing the various Malaysian ethnic groups and the Wedding Gallery features the colorful traditional wedding costumes worn by the various communities of multi-ethnic Malaysia.
Don't miss a stroll through Eagle Square with its monumental sculpture embraced by the seafront of Kuah. This huge monument is a tribute to this island, which is named after the brown eagle.
Proceed to the Underwater World -- a 32,700-square-foot facility with more than 5,000 examples of colorful marine life and tropical fish in 100 specially designed tanks. The most impressive and unique interior architectural concept of this magnificent aquarium is the gigantic hexagon tank and walk-through tunnel tank. The hexagonal tank, with a capacity of 21,000 gallons of water, houses shoals of exotic queen angelfish, damselfish, clownfish and butterfly fish. Keep an eye out for sharks, huge turtles, stingrays, moray eels and giant groupers. The Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem display includes a spectacular 'penguinarium' with an underwater tunnel for visitors to view penguins at work and play.