‘this-year-is-about-survival’:-on-langkawi,-malaysian-holiday-island,-tourism-staff-and-businesses-stretched-by-covid-19
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Langkawi’s sole historical site, surrounded by glistening rice paddies, is easily missed.The Mahsuri Tomb is a relic of a 19th century tragedy, the final resting place of a beauty who – according to legend – drove the islanders wild with her good looks. She married a warrior but when he went to serve in a war, a jealous village chief had her framed as an adulterer. Mahsuri was executed and, with her dying breath, cursed the island for seven generations.The curse appeared to ring true – Langkawi…