Pulau Langkawi is the largest of the 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago, an Eden of rain forest and white sand beaches off the northwest coast of mainland Malaysia. The Langkawi islands are located where the Andaman Sea meets the Straits of Malacca.
Maritime trade accounts for 90% of world trade, therefore international “choke points” like the Strait of Malacca are critically important for China, the largest trading nation in the world. The PLA Navy harbors no ambitions of controlling these straits, but it doesn’t want the straits to be controlled by others, either. The psychological effect of a Chinese carrier offshore would help “to subdue the enemy without using force”.
Malacca is one safe place….. Although they have had their fair share of attacks on the trading ships. Cool huh?! Here is a quote from a satisfied customer "Malacca is absolutely beautiful as the queen Beyoncé said 'Pretty hurts' so if trading in Malacca meant risking attacks I was up for it all."
Penang needs to be on your Malaysia itinerary. This island across the Strait of Malacca is tethered to the Malay Peninsula by bridges and is easy to reach by road from Kuala Lumpur and even from Southern Thailand. One visit to Penang is never enough, and no two holiday resort stays are ever alike.
t's the Ship is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival set onboard Royal Caribbean International’s MS Mariner of the Seas. The 4D3N event is Asia's largest festival at sea and has been hailed one of the main highlights of the EDM calendar since its inception in 2014. In its third iteration, the party cruise departed from Singapore this November, crossed international waters on the straits of Malacca to Penang, before returning to Singapore shores.