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Anchor in 4-5 metres on the east side of the island. Alternatively anchor closer to Langkawi Island, but well out of the main ferry channels that are marked.

Moving north from Pulau Bumbon Besar there are several small bays where anchorage is possible in 4-6 metres, depending on wind conditions. Most notable are Pulau Timun and its half-dozen small sandy south-facing beaches, assuring absolute privacy.

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Eastern Scenic Route

The most scenic and easily navigable passage north from Kuah up the east coast begins just past the flashing green light at the southern entrance to the harbour at 6°17.389N, 99°51.649E.

Turn northeast through the 100-metre-wide channel between the southern tip of Langkawi and Pulau Bumbon Besar.

Salet Pulau Balek, Selat Eanir and Salet Pangkor are the narrow channels leading to the northeast coast of the island.

Safe anchorage can be found virtually anywhere in the passage, which is well lit both port and starboard and has a minimum depth of 2 metres. We recommend Malaysian chart #5622 for more detail.

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