Langkawi trip report
A big tower comes to Cenang Beach, an inappropriate Dubai-like development, and yet another mediocre urban development that Malaysia does so well
Langkawi is one of the largest islands in Malaysia, known for its natural beauty and eco-activities. The island has been recognised as a UNESCO World Geopark, so it would usually be an island that I leave off this site about urban development. There is one project though that looks completely out of place for this island, so I wanted to have a look for myself.
I wasn’t expecting to have enough to report about for Future Southeast Asia. I was island-hopping from Koh Lipe to Penang, and Langkawi is the island in between this hop. As is usually the case, a boots-on-the-ground visit turned up more information than I expected.
I’ve made a list of the major projects at Future Langkawi, and this is my trip report for Langkawi in March 2023.