Key Facts


Getting There

By far the easiest way to travel to Langkawi is by air. Langkawi International Airport is a small but modern airport that lies in the west of the island, next to the sea with all necessary facilities, numerous car rental companies, tour agencies and restaurants.


Dress Code

Smart casual attire is the dress code during the Start-Up Innovation Camp and for the evening social functions (11 & 12 September). The official dress code during the PTM 2018 business sessions is business attire. 



Standard Malay is the official language of Malaysia and is used in formal occasions. However, English is widely spoken and understood by the locals. Most natives speak a Langkawi variant of Kedah Malay with minorities speaking Chinese, Siamese and various Indian languages.

The official language of the Start-Up Innovation Camp and PTM 2018 is English. 



Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).



Langkawi is predominately made up of Malays who are Muslims. There is however a small percentage of Buddhists, Hindus and Christians on the island and most religious holidays are celebrated.



Langkawi receives more than 2,400 mm of rain annually and has a true dry season from December until February while March to November is a long raining season. 



No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of European Union, North America and all ASEAN countries except Myanmar. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six (6) months.

Please click to visit Immigration Department of Malaysia or the nearest Malaysian Embassy / High Commission Of Malaysia for more useful tips and information regarding entry requirements into Malaysia.