Padang Matsirat is a small town in Langkawi Island, Kedah Malaysia. Initially it was known as Beras Terbakar in reference to a place nearby where an incident happened right after the legendary Mahsuri was killed in 1821.
Padang Matsirat is located on the western part of the island. On this side of the island there are no beaches. However it is vastly covered with green land, paddy fields and also small villages. It is however mostly dedicated to the shrine and tombs of the legendary Mahsuri.
One can take a local flight such as Air Asia or Malaysia Airlines and Firefly and fly directly into the island of Langkawi. There will be plenty of taxis waiting outside the airport to get the visitors to their hotels.
One can drive their own car into the Island of Langkawi. However there is certain fee that needs to be paid if they wish to bring their own car. Registration and documentation needs to be done prior to their visit to the island. This is suitable for those who have a bigger family. Then their car will be transported to the island using a ferry. Once reached, they may use their car to get to any part of the island.
This is a common transportation used by many who comes to Langkawi. From Kuala Perlis, there will be a jetty that constantly makes a trip to the island. The fares are rather cheap and the journey to the island takes roughly 1 hour. There is a choice of a big ferry or a smaller and faster ferry. This will vary on the price paid. Usually the smaller ferry will be air conditioned and takes a shorter time to reach the island.
Mahsuri is a legendary Princess. She was accused of adultery when her husband was away for war. She was then stabbed to death while tied to a pole. Before her death she cursed Langkawi for seven generations. Once stabbed, white blood flowed from the wound proving her innocence. Here is where visitors would come to pay respect to her.
Here is where batik is created in Langkawi. Visitors may come to see the process of batik making as well as try on their own piece of batik from a piece of white cloth to a beautifully decorated fabric. It is something that non Malaysian will not be able to try in other countries.
This hotel is relatively close to the Langkawi Airport. It is also quite near to many public facilities. They offer great services together with decent facilities. However they still maintain as an accommodation under a budget price. They are a great place for a long term stay.
This hotel has various entertainment facilities to accommodate their guests’ stay. It is also a perfect choice for golfers. They have a pool where guests may have a swim as well as other facilities. On top of it all it is very affordable.
This is a hotel suitable for those under budget. Nonetheless, it has a spa treatment to help their guests to relax. They have Wifi in the hotel to ensure their guests are connected all the time. They also have 24 hours reception.
This hotel offers great services on top of their affordable accommodation. It is a peaceful hotel away from the noise of the city. Suitable for those who wants to get some rest. They guarantee great comfort together with excellent service.
This hotel is close to a night market which makes it interesting for those who stays here. It is suitable for those who plan to have a long term stay in the area. Not to mention this hotel is very affordable and also comfortable.