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At various times throughout the year, the usual peace and tranquillity of Langkawi is abandoned in favour of vibrant celebrations of sport, culture, art, religion, and food, with a range exciting festivals and events. Iconic annual sports events include the gruelling Ironman Malaysia Triathlon held in February, the wonderful Royal Langkawi International Regatta in January, and Le Tour de Langkawi, taking place in April. This is also around the time of year when the main island is taken over by the Langkawi Water Festival, featuring kayak races, sandcastle-building, fishing, treasure hunts, and more. Art is celebrated at Langkawi Art Biennale, a non-annual art festival, held sporadically every several years, with each event focusing on a different theme through the work of artists from all over the world. Whatever your interests are, check the Langkawi calendar to discover a thrilling event to partake in or cheer on competitors from the sidelines.