Kedawang is a sub-district in the district of Langkawi, Kedah. It is the second smallest sub-district in Langkawi and located in the southwest part of the district. The geography of this sub-district is mainly made up of lowlands, hills and also a stretch of beach. Kedawang is a beautiful place with paddy fields, hills and mountains decorating the panoramic view. Kedawang also has some great beaches that are internationally known especially the Cenang Beach that always hold national events such as the National Beach Soccer and such.
Driving up to the ferry terminal in Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis from the mainland of Peninsular Malaysia before taking the ferry to get to the Island of Langkawi. A trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis will take about six hours and seven hours respectively. After crossing to Langkawi, the drive to Kedawang will take approximately twenty-four minutes from Kuah Jetty.
There is no bus that goes to Langkawi directly from the mainland. However, there are bus companies that have daily routes to the ferry terminals for Langkawi such as in Kuala Perlis and also Penang. The Penang’s ferry terminal, the Pangkalan Raja Tun Uda Ferry in Penang is by far the most popular choice for those who decided to take the bus in the mainland to go to Langkawi.
This is the easiest way to travel to Langkawi. Langkawi has an international airport, just nine kilometres from Kedawang district. Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Malindo Air are the airlines that cater for domestic flights while for international flights, there are SilkAir and Scoot from Singapore and Air Asia from China.
This is the largest aquarium in Malaysia with more than 200 species of marine lives with over than five thousand fishes. These aquatic lives are placed in about 117 specially designed tanks that are placed along the passageway. Apart from the astounding numbers of marine lives there, visitors also can see when the staffs are feeding the animals at the special area known as the Tunnel Tank. Feeding time at the Tunnel Tank happens daily at 3 pm sharp. Half an hour later, there is another feeding session, and this time it is for the otters at the Otter Pond. Other than that, this huge underwater world is also equipped with a 200-seater 3D cinema, three different ecosystems, cafes and restaurants, and last but not least, a merchandise centre. The ticket price starts from RM 26 for a MyKid holder, and RM 36 for a MyKad holder. For a senior citizen with a MyKad, the ticket is Rm 33. Other than that, the price will be RM 46 for adult and RM for the child. It opens daily, from 10 am to 6 pm and 9.30 am to 6.30 pm during public and school holidays.
A unique gallery that holds a collection of the history of rice cultivation in Langkawi. Here, there are artefacts, photos and even tools that are used to grow rice on the island. The museum is divided into several sections such as the Heritage Gallery, Paddy Gallery, Herb Garden and such. The place was opened in June 1999 and has been operating ever since. It is a great place to increase the knowledge on rice which happens to be a staple for most of South East Asians meals. The view at the Rice Garden Museum is also breathtaking with multi-tiered rooftop rice garden. The best thing about this place is the entrance is free.
This guesthouse is located just four minutes’ drive from the centre of Kedawang. It is a small guesthouse but has received impressive reviews from its patrons. People loved the place as it is very comfortable, cosy and also clean. Their staffs are also very friendly and helpful towards the patrons. With a view of an open field, the peaceful greenery greets its customers with a relaxing aura. The rooms are also equipped with a complimentary Wi-Fi connection. A standard queen room will only cost RM 88 per night. All and all, this is going to be a pleasant stay.