In reality, colonial life in Langkawi was never like this. Without air-conditioning, nights would have been fretful.
Walk along the one kilometre of white sands at the Meritus Pelangi and it’s hard to tell when the resort runs out and lively Cenang begins.
As young boys in the 1980s, Adam and Amran Ahmed enjoyed idyllic holidays on Langkawi, based at Teluk Baru. They explored the paradise island, made friends with the fisherman and joined them on fishing trips out to sea, sailing between some of the 99 islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago sitting in the warm Andaman Seas.