Visitors walk up to the lookout point near the Langkawi Skycab cable car. Photo: AFP
Visitors walk up to the lookout point near the Langkawi Skycab cable car. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Malaysian conservatives clamp down on bikinis, booze, gambling as tourists return

  • Kedah is banning gambling and alcohol in a blow to Langkawi’s tourism recovery, while Melaka says bikinis are ‘only suitable for the bedroom’
  • The states are governed by conservative Muslims, who won big in Malaysia’s recent general election and are seeking more dominance in state polls

Visitors walk up to the lookout point near the Langkawi Skycab cable car. Photo: AFP
Visitors walk up to the lookout point near the Langkawi Skycab cable car. Photo: AFP
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