Burau Bay is on the island of Langkawi which is the largest of a group of around 100 islands some 30 km off the coast of Malaysia, most of the other islands are uninhabited. Langkawi has a population of 45,000 with the town of Kuah as the capital. One of Langkawi's claim to fame is it is a duty free island which has helped promote tourism since duty was abolished in 1987.
Sheltered by mountainous mainland Malaysia the monsoon season does not affect the island although a choppy sea can lead to island tours being cancelled between July to September.
Langkawi has some of the best beaches in Malaysia with Burau Bay being one of the best.
Langkawi is also the site of the Mahsuri legend. The legend speaks of a young woman who was accused of adultery and was executed by the public despite her pleading innocence. Mahsuri, before her death, made a curse on the island for seven generations of bad luck. Langkawi eventually came under the influence of the Sultanate of Kedah, but Kedah was conquered in 1821 by Siam and Langkawi along with it.
The Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 transferred power to the British, who held the state until independence, except for a brief period of Thai rule under the Japanese occupation of Malaya during World War II.
Thai influences remain visible in the culture and food of Langkawi.
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