From a backwater peripheral district, Langkawi has now become a major touristic destination, attracting visitors from all over the world thanks to its pristine tropical beaches and natural attractions. In 2008, the archipelago was renamed "Langkawi Permata Kedah", which literally means "Langkawi, the jewel of Kedah" – an appropriate name, given that Langkawi truly is a jewel, a tropical paradise begging to be explored.
||Malaysian ringgit, RM1 = 100 sen (cents)
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||New Straits Times
||Most shops are open from 10.00 to 19.00, but some have longer opening hours like 08.00-22.00. Malaysia is a Muslim country, which means that shops generally close on Friday, but some (Chinese or Indian) may still be open.
||Langkawi Tourist Information Centre
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