Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur are available via Malaysia Airlines (Tel: 1 300 88 3000 or 603-78463000 for outstation calls ). Optionally Air Asia (Tel: 1 300 88 9933) also has regular flights to Langkawi.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) connects Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau towns in Kedah. From these towns, you can catch a taxi or a bus to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and catch a ferry to Langkawi. Please contact KTMB at 603-22747435 or visit www.ktmb.com.my.
Ferries are also available from Penang (Tel: 604-2631943)
By Road From the North South Expressway (NSE), head north to Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) onto the highway headed to Teluk Kechai and on to Kuala Kedah where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi island. Alternatively, you can also catch ferries from Kuala Perlis further north, accessible via the Jitra Selatan exit (Interchange 181) via Kodiang and Kangar on trunk road K3. This route is longer, at 48km from the NSE exit. Lubuk Semilang is located within compartment 9 of Gunung Raya Forest Reserve, about 8km from Kuah town.
This is a Dipterocarp Lowland Forest, which is found at a height of 100m above sea level. This recreational park also offers a convenient track up Gunung Raya."
Lubuk Semilang is located within the Gunung Raya Forest Reserve in Langkawi. The same road that also leads to the Malaysia’s Book Village links this recreational park. The park is is covered with a lowland dipterocarp forest, which are found about 100m above sea level.
There are other interesting aspects of Lubuk Semilang, such as the 2km river that runs into a multi-tiered waterfall, which is ideal for a picnic, a swim or as a spot to spend your holiday just lazing around. If you are in for a taste of adventure, there is a 5km track of mostly steps leading up to the peak of Gunung Raya known as the Tangga Helang Seribu Kenangan. The 5km journey leading you down where you will end up at the Durian Perangin Forest. The entire track consists of 4,287 steps that run over a distance of 3.1 km. Your climb to the mountain will be filled with encounters with mesmerising species flora and fauna, many of which is endemic only to Langkawi.
For more information, please contact the Langkawi Tourist Information Centre at +604-9667789.