Although the majority of islanders are
Muslims and the official religion is Islam,
the other races are free to profess and
practice any religion.
abundance of mosques and mussallahs all over
the Langkawi islands to cater for the huge
Muslim population, there are also Buddhist
temples, a church, a Sai Baba centre, and
Hindu temples located mostly in and around
Buddhists, a new temple has been
consecrated near Kilim. One of the most venerated monks
from Thailand travelled to Langkawi in June
2006, attracting a huge following of
Buddhists from Malaysia, Thailand and other
places for ceremonial blessing.
The main Hindu
temple in Langkawi, the Sri Subramaniar
Temple is located at Pokok Asam in Kuah
town. It is just a short distance from the
Langkawi Parade Shopping Mall. The temple is
contactable at this telephone number:
012-493 6546 (Mr. Sivamuni) or 012-4723116
(Mr. Gunasegaran -Secretary) or Treasurer,
012-4886930. The priest is Mr. Ubandran
Gurukal. There is another
Hindu temple on the south side of the island
where most of the Indian community live.
Comprising mostly of rubber plantation
workers, the community has been in this area
for a long time, hence the establishment of
a Hindu temple there.