Top 10 Things to Do in Langkawi During New Year
Langkawi is an amazing choice when you’re deciding where to go for New Year celebration with your family. There are plenty of beaches to catch the amazing fireworks! Besides, it’ll also be a relaxing getaway while ushering in the New Year with plenty of fun things to do in Langkawi!
1. Ride the Langkawi cable car for sunset view
One of the best things to do in Langkawi is riding the cable car! Be taken all the way up to 2300 feet high up in the air above sea level and get a fantastic sunset view when you visit during the evenings. The top station (the highest) stands around 708 metres where you can even get a glimpse of Indonesia on a clear day!
Some of the other things you can check out at the cable car station would be the SkyBridge, SkyRex, Oriental Village, SkyBoutique, to name a few.
Time Required: 15 to 20 minutes
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am to 6.00pm
- Adult - RM43
- Child (Ages 2-12) - RM33
- Adult Express Lane (no queuing) - RM93
- Child Express Lane - RM83
- Adult - RM85
- Child (Ages 2-12) - RM65
- Adult Express Lane (no queuing) - RM135
- Child Express Lane - RM115
Address: Langkawi Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
2. Have fun at ESCAPE Langkawi
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Langkawi Royal Yacht Club! A 2-day new year party in Langkawi where you can have fun with your loved ones!
It's an Ibiza-style music festival where you can enjoy various live performances from international and local artists. There’s also a free flow of drinks and a buffet to feast on!
Time Required: 8 hours (4pm to 1am)
Ticket Price: View all the ticket prices here.
Address: Ground Floor, Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
3. Catch fireworks at the beach
Counting down to New Year’s isn’t complete without fireworks! If you’re spending your new year's celebration in Langkawi, the best beach to catch the fireworks would be Pantai Cenang. Plus, Pantai Cenang is where they will light up many sky lanterns and release them into the sky.
Time Required: 2 hours
Address: Pantai Cenang, 07000, Kedah, Malaysia
4. Shop like a local at Dataran Chenang Bazaar
Starting from 20th December 2022 to 1st January 2023, you can shop and party at the same time when you head to Dataran Chenang Bazaar! A great option for those who are planning to celebrate with families or couples looking to spend their new years at Langkawi.
Most people tend to party at night while mornings are usually quiet. During the weekends, you’ll be able to catch a few events and performances at night.
Time Required: 3 hours
Opening Hours: Daily, morning until late
Address: 27A, Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
5. Explore art at Paradise 3D Museum
Viewing the unique art at Paradise 3D Museum is one of the recommended things to do in Langkawi!
Take a bunch of pictures here with the 3D art where it c how do reates an illusion. The main highlight that makes this museum stand out would be the Egyptian theme zone.
Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 6pm
Ticket Price: Adult - RM38, Child - RM28
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah
6. Explore the Wildlife at Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
You’ll have a fun experience visiting this wildlife park as you can get a glimpse of various animals such as owls, ducks, and up to 150 species of birds! You can even feed the animals and view them up close.
Time Required: 2 to 3 hours
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Ticket Price: Adult (MyKad) - RM35, Child (MyKad) - RM25, Adult (Non-MyKad) - RM50, Child (Non-MyKad) - RM30
Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pechah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
7. Feast at Langkawi Pekan Kuah Night Market
When planning an itinerary of things to do in Langkawi, you should never miss out on the night markets, also known as ‘pasar malam’!
While welcoming the new year in Langkawi or spending time with your loved ones during Christmas, one of the best ways would be to indulge in the wide variety of local dishes at Pekan Kuah Night Market.
Time Required: 2 to 3 hours
Opening Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 4pm onwards until late night
Address: 165, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
8. View sea creatures at Underwater World Langkawi
Love aquatic life? You should include the Underwater World Langkawi as part of your list of things to do in Langkawi! You can even participate in the feeding times for animals such as seals, and penguins.
The main highlight would be the underwater tunnel which goes up to 15 metres long. Catch various sea creatures along the tunnel such as stingrays, turtles and sharks.
Time Required: 3 hours
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 6pm
Ticket Price: Adult (MyKad) - RM43, Child (MyKad) - RM33, Adult (Non-MyKad) - RM53, Child (Non-MyKad) - RM43, Senior Citizen (MyKad) - RM33
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
9. Go on a tour of Kilim Geopark to view mangroves
Another one of the recommended things to do in Langkawi would be to go on a tour at Kilim Geopark! Explore the beauty of limestone forests and gorgeous natural landscapes all around.
You can also get to go eagle watching, explore the various caves such as bat or crocodile caves, and a floating fish farm.
Time Required: 2 to 4 hours
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30am to 5pm
Ticket Price: RM120 for adults, RM100 for children
Address: Kilim River Tourism Jetty, Mukim Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
10. Bar hopping at Chenang
You should include bar hopping around Chenang area when you’re spending your New Year celebration in Langkawi! Some of the popular bars are Yellow Beach Cafe, Auchong Bar, Kalut Bar and One Love. Suitable for solo travellers or couples, grab a few drinks and party until late night while enjoying the gorgeous sea view!
Opening Hours: Sunset until late at night
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Start planning your New Year’s & Christmas celebrations!
Hopefully, with these ideas, you’ll be able to have a fun celebration with your loved ones in Langkawi! You probably need a mode of transport to travel to all these places right? Enjoy a stress-free experience and rent a car in Langkawi to travel around!