Langkawi. For more pictures see bottom of page
The nearby island of Penang is a completely different story. In my eyes it represents a worst case scenario for the future of Langkawi. It is a heavily urbanised, overpopulated and polluted island which comes from a similar background as that of present day Langkawi, as a friend of mine informed me. This once tropical paradise was exploited to the point of no return. Grey tower blocks dominate the skyline and litter is the not so pleasant focal point of the beaches. However, like Yang, Penang may hold some good. It will hopefully act as a good example of what can happen when tourism gets out of control, acting to dissuade the government from allowing over development on Langkawi. I hope that at the time of writing this, several years after my visit to Malaysia, Langkawi remains the tropical paradise that i remember, and i hope to revisit sometime soon.
Rising through the clouds on Langkawi
A view of Thailand from Langkawi
A sunset on Langkawi
Just offshore from one of Langkawi's neighbouring islands