Langkawi Island The Curse for Seven Generations
The legend is that of Mahsuri who is said to have laid a curse on this island for seven generations. Mahsuri was unjustly accused of adultery and the legend holds that Mahsuri’s innocence became apparent at her execution as white blood flowed out of her chest after she was stabbed with a kris. In her dying breath she laid a curse on the island that it would hence forth not prosper for seven generations.
Whether it is a fact or really the legend. It has only been recently that Langkawi started to prosper again. The natural landscapes of the Langkawi Islands is a true tropical paradise. Besides its whites sandy beaches and limestone hills, its lush vegetation filled with exotic flora and fauna would attract natural lovers. Other islands in this group of 99 islands are Island of Pregnant Maiden (Pulau Dayang Bunting), Lion Island (Pulau Singa Besar) and Beras Basah Island. The smallest of these islands are roughly the size of an ordinary small house!
The Malaysian Government has declared the entire Langkawi Island as a duty free zone. Visitors are required to stay on this island for 48 hours, in order to purchase duty free goods sold in this island, is exempted from tax.
Night Market with Typical Malaysian Flair
The Night Market on Langkawi has not changed much it will give you the real Asian flair, that you might miss in the modern Malaysian Society. The hawker stalls sell very nice Malaysian dishes for very affordable budgets. Enjoy your stay.
God Bless Amen! by Cathy B Kaur, Houston, Texas