Came across an interesting article on Langkawi today via Star Online (where else?!) Nation "Langkawi could become only geopark ringed by 99 isles". The article states that the island is on the list of becoming a geopark in the Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Global Network. If successful, it will be the first geopark in the world to be surrounded by 99 isles (wow, never knew there are so many islands around it!).
"A geopark is an area with significant geological heritage."
Besides that, the island will host Malaysia's biggest water festival, according to Star Online Nation "Langkawi to host water fest" from 6th to 8th April 2007.