Langkawi, often known as the Jewel of Kedah, is a duty-free island and an archipelago of 99 islands located 30 kilometers off the coast of northern Malaysia, close to the Thai border. It is a Kedah administrative district, with Kuah as its largest town. Pantai Cenang is the island’s most visited beach and popular tourist destination. The only four inhabited islands are Langkawi, Tuba, Rebak, and Dayang Bunting. The population is roughly 99,000, with approximately 65,000 on Langkawi, and 90% of the people are Malays. The other ethnic groups are mostly made up of Chinese, Indians, and Thai people. Malay is the official language but residents generally speak and understand English.