Langkawi’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by waves of domestic coronavirus travel restrictions in Malaysia and the closure of the country’s borders. Photo: Thomas Bird Langkawi’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by waves of domestic coronavirus travel restrictions in Malaysia and the closure of the country’s borders. Photo: Thomas Bird
Langkawi’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by waves of domestic coronavirus travel restrictions in Malaysia and the closure of the country’s borders. Photo: Thomas Bird

‘This year is about survival’: on Langkawi, Malaysian holiday island, tourism staff and businesses stretched by Covid-19

  • Malaysia’s border closure and domestic lockdowns to combat Covid-19 appear to have revived an ancient curse cast by a beauty who drove islanders wild
  • As tourism businesses and their staff face lean times, a businessman suggests it could be time for the ‘jewel of Kedah’ to develop medical tourism and education

Topic |   Malaysia
Langkawi’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by waves of domestic coronavirus travel restrictions in Malaysia and the closure of the country’s borders. Photo: Thomas Bird Langkawi’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by waves of domestic coronavirus travel restrictions in Malaysia and the closure of the country’s borders. Photo: Thomas Bird
Langkawi’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by waves of domestic coronavirus travel restrictions in Malaysia and the closure of the country’s borders. Photo: Thomas Bird
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