Pulau Singa Besar
Pulau Singa Besar is located at the southwestern tip of Langkawi, Malaysia. It is situated 17 km from Kuah, between the well-renowned Pulau Dayang Bunting and Pulau Beras Basah. The island is a wildlife sanctuary with wooden walkways and paths for visitors to trek around the island. Visitors will find lizards, deer mouse, macaques, eagles and hornbills.
A major attraction of the island is eagle feeding. The boatman or tour guide will first switch off the motor of the speedboat and throw pieces of chicken to the middle of the sea. Within seconds, you will get to see hundreds of eagles in brown and some rare ones in white flying above your head. Visitors can also picnic on the pristine beaches and enjoy swimming in the surrounding waters.
Things to See & Do
* Eagle feeding
* Wildlife viewing
* Island trek
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Land Area – 478.5 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Port Location – Langkawi’s main port is located at is located at the main town of Kuah.
Travel Links – Access to Pulau Singa Besar is via boat from the port of Kuah or a 20 minute boat ride from Pulau Dayang Bunting.
Langkawi International Airport is located at Padang Matsirat, on the northwestern part of the island. The following airlines offer service to/from Langkawi: AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Happy Airways, and SilkAir. Direct flights are available to Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hat Yai, and Phuket.
Langkawi Ferry operates fast air-conditioned boats from Kuala Perlis (75 minutes), Kuala Kedah (105 minutes), Penang (165 minutes), and Satun.