• Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman is an open-air garden park museum in Kuah, Langkawi, Malaysia featuring 17 folklore sculptures.

    The Lost Legends of Lagenda Langkawi

    Lagenda Langkawi isn’t your typical historic site. It’s actually not really all that old. Built in 1996, the park isn’t even 20 years old yet, but the inconsistent upkeep on the site has made it appear a bit older than it actually is. I imagine that when the park was first created it was magnificent and drew crowds of people. The 17 massive stone sculptures depicting scenes from legend and folklore were probably a sight to behold in their shiny new glory. But 20 years of neglect and apathy have taken their toll on the once-grand monuments. It’s not decrepit, but you’d think that after spending RM37 million ($9.5M) on the park that…

  • Al-Hana Mosque is also known as Masjid Al Hana. It was built in 1959 in Kuah Town on Langkawi Island, Malaysia. The structure combines Islamic motifs from Uzbekistan with Malay-style architecture and follows conventional mosque design.

    Al-Hana Mosque

    When we went to Langkawi for New Year’s, the only thing we planned out was a day of snorkeling and then watching the fireworks on the beach. Other than that we had no set plans. This was probably our most relaxed trip and we ended up having a good time just wandering around Kuah, the town we stayed in, and checking out other parts of the island. The first thing we did after our day of snorkeling and swimming was to visit Al-Hana Mosque. We’d only been living in Malaysia for about two months and hadn’t visited any yet, so when we saw a mosque just down the street from the…