MORE ABOUT THE NIGHT MARKETS
PASAR MALAM - NIGHT MARKET
The weekly highlight of community life are the night markets with meet and greet. On every week day a night market is held in a different village.
At every mouth of a river you find this little fishermen harbours… and usually a village next to it… Check out the colorfull boats and the original life style of Langkawi fishermen.
Malay are family people and the family means everything to them: family=keluarga, child(-ren)=anak(-anak), husband=suami, wife=isteri, brother=abang (older), adik (younger), sister=kakak (older) adik (younger), uncle=pak cik, aunt=mak cik, cousin=pupu, grandfather=datuk, grandmother=nenek, grandchild=cucu
TRADITIONAL WOODEN HOUSES
All around the island you can find those traditional wooden houses. Rumah kayu playing a big part in local culture and malay identity. Concept and its making is fitted to climate, family structures and lifestyle.
Simply a beautiful look and atmosphere… Just grab a bike and cycle around the padi fields of Langkawi. We love it!
Happy free cows al over the island… But be aware when you drive around they can be dangerous for traffic… Water buffalo are even worse, at night you hardly can see them…
Huge part of Langkawis culture are its legends. And those are plenty. At Taman Lagenda (Legend Park in Kuah, nearby the harbour) was a good place to learn about those (unfortunately not in a good condition now).
Even if you don't feel like buying fresh seafood or vegetables, it is always interesting to check out the local markets and the business of mongering the freshly caught fish.
At this climate a sarong is still the best thing to wear… You should do it too, at least when you stay at your place. And why not bring some home as gifts for your friends.
Those Macaque monkeys are funny fellas, but you need to be carefull … they are hooligans and organised in gangs… likely to steal your handbag or other items… therefor don't bring any food to places where you can expect them.