CULTURAL EXPERIENCE ON TUBA ISLAND AND STOP ON THE BEACH

  • Havn

    Langkawi

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Moderat

  • Type

    Nature, Beach, Meal included

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR180.0

  • Varighed i timer

    6.5

  • Udflugtskode

    02ZH

Description An exotic excursion to Pulau Tuba island which is only a stone’s throw from Langkawi: a way to get to know and fully immerse ourselves in the Malaysian culture and traditions by visiting typical fishing villages, listening to local music and admiring the craft of carpet-weaving, without renouncing a bit of relaxation on one of the most famous beaches on the island, a true paradise of white sand and sea.

What we will see
  • Royal Langkawi Yacht Club: boat transfer for Pulau Tuba island
  • Tour of the island: fishing village, traditional activities, fishing, rearing
  • Carpet weaving demonstration in a Malaysian house
  • Malaysian musical performance with typical songs
  • Crafts Centre
  • Pasir Panjang beach: swimming, relaxation and barbecue lunch on the beach
  • Eagle Square (stop for photos)


What we will do
  • We leave the port behind us on a minivan/buggy headed to the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club on the south-eastern part of the island where we board a boat to the island of Pulau Tuba.
  • After a short transfer from the Kuah jetty, we reach our destination. The island is located approximately 5 km south-west of Langkawi, is mainly mountainous and it is the only one to be inhabited by natives in addition to Langkawi.
  • We start our tour on a small coach to discover the fishing villages with typical Malaysian-style houses as well as the traditional activities such as fishing, livestock rearing and agriculture.
  • Along the way, we make a few stops to learn more and immerse ourselves in the island’s Malaysian culture.
  • The first stop is a Malaysian house inhabited by an old lady, known as “Atok” who is rumoured to be 102 and attend a carpet weaving demonstration (“Tikar mengkuang” in the local language).
  • The next stop takes us inside another house where we listen to typical Malaysian songs performed by a local band called 'Kumpulan Seni Budaya Harapan Pulau Tuba'.
  • If we are lucky, we might spot the rare tuba plant which the island is named after and used as an organic insect repellent and fish poison.
  • We continue with a visit to the crafts centre where we find all kinds the weaving products that we can buy as souvenirs.
  • After a short rest, we return to the jetty and head to Pasir Panjang, a picture-perfect beach with fine white sand. We have all the time on our hands to swim or simply sunbathe and relax while we wait for our barbecue lunch on the beach.
  • We then return to the boat but, before making our way back to the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, we stop once more at Eagle Square: without getting off the boat, we take a few photos to capture the gigantic eagle sculpture towering over the Kuah seafront. Eagles are the symbol of the island whose name, Langkawi, means “eagle with a brown reddish colour” in Malaysian. The imposing sculpture overlooking the sea is particularly evocative.
  • Back at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, we board our coach to return to the port and our ship.