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Langkawi - SE Asia

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marc and meng foong

Co-founders of Yoga Now Malaysia, Meng Foong and Marc first met in an ashram in India in 2005 while studying yoga. A year later they ran into each other again in the same place. Then Marc moved to Malaysia in 2007 to be with Meng Foong. Now they are married and teach yoga together. In 2009 they moved their yoga studio from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. They are both Vipassana meditation practitioners.

Lai Meng Foong first came in contact with Yoga as a child and much later was blessed with the chance to study Yoga in India under different teachers. She blogs on yoga here.

Marc de Faoite is originally from Ireland and has spent more than twenty years practicing and studying Yoga and Meditation.


The beautiful tropical paradise island of Langkawi is the perfect place to practice yoga. The warm climate, the sea air, the slow pace of life and the tranquil natural environment make Langkawi the perfect yoga destination.

Langkawi is the largest island in an archipelago of 99 islands set in the Andaman Sea off the western coast of the border between Malaysia and Thailand.

Langkawi Island is classed as a World Geopark by UNESCO for its natural beauty and geological uniqueness. Langkawi boasts long sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, caves, waterfalls, mountains...

Getting to Langkawi

Flights to Langkawi

Langkawi can be reached by many daily flights from around the region, as well as international charter flights.

Click on the logos to find flights to Langkawi.

Tiger Airways fly to Langkawi from Singapore Air Asia fly to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Firefly flies to Langkawi from Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Subang) Malaysia Airlines fly to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur Silk Air flies to Langkawi from Singapore

Ferries to Langkawi

Ferries from Malaysia leave from Kuala Perlis (1 hour 15 minutes), Kuala Kedah (1 hour 45 minutes) or Penang (2 hours 45 minutes).

There is also a regular ferry service to Medan in Indonesia.

Visitors travelling from Thailand can arrive in Langkawi by sea from either Satun (1 hour 15 minutes) or Koh Lipe (1 hour 30 minutes). Koh Lipe can be used as a hub for island hopping onwards in Thailand with regular ferries to Koh Tarutao, Trang, Satun, Koh Lanta, Koh Bulon, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket.

Visitors who wish to extend their stay in Thailand often visit Langkawi for a few days before re-entering Thailand. If you plan on doing this, why not take the time to join us for some yoga classes or a yoga retreat.

Use these links to find ferries to Langkawi

  • Koh Lipe ferry
  • Other ferry times