Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Malaysia plans to boost cruise sector

Hasan Malek, Malaysia’s minister for domestic trade, cooperatives & consumerism, told a conference recently that that in order reach its target of 36 million tourist arrivals and MYR168 billion (US$52.4bn) in tourism revenues by 2020, Malaysia needs to attract higher yield and luxury tourists, which brings the cruise market into the frame....
..The Southeast Asian country is well positioned to tap this sector, having extensive coastlines along the east and west of Peninsular Malaysia as well as Sabah and Sarawak. Its rivers and lakes are also navigable.
A number of cruise ships currently sail in Malaysian waters, stopping at ports including Penang, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu and Port Klang, the gateway to KL. But Hasan suggested this was not enough.
“We have six cruise ports namely Langkawi, Penang, Port Klang, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching with customs, immigration and quarantine complex[es], but none could cater for larger cruise ships that could bring in thousands of tourists,” he said.
This year, Malaysia plans to welcome 28m international tourists and generated MYR76bn in revenues. But only a tiny fraction of this will be generated by cruise visitors.  .. more > Malaysia plans to boost cruise sector

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stay 7 nights for the price of 4 at Four Seasons Langkawi Malaysia

Valid from: 23/06/2014
Valid until: 07/07/2014

Stay 7 nights for the price of 4 (a saving of £825pp) at Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia with A&K and receive complimentary half board.

An archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a dramatic tropical paradise of endless white sand beaches, backed by limestone cliffs and hills verdant with rainforest foliage. Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the region's best beaches, Four Seasons Langkawi combines authentic indigenous architecture and a high level of service to deliver a resort experience that is said to be unmatched in Malaysia. 

The Four Seasons Langkawi is perfect for families, with a main family pool which is located near to the complimentary Kids For All Seasons programme. While parents enjoy some well-earned time off, children can learn to spot tropical animals or  learn the benefits of yoga with the resident yogi.  If you want to make the most of your 'me time', relax by the adult quiet pool, savour the fabulous beach or set off on intrepid explorations into the tropical rainforest.
 But don't miss out on a bit of pampering at the spa, where the signature Malaysian Mist and Earthlight treatments are out of this world.
more.. Stay 7 nights for the price of 4 at Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia with Abercrombie & Kent | Hot Travel Offers | Wanderlust

Friday, May 23, 2014

Langkawi heats up with third laksa carnival LILAC 2014

THE Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) will hold the third Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC), which showcases the different takes on the popular dish across Malaysian states.

The carnival will be held at Laman Padi  will also feature rice noodles from around the region such as Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia.

According to LADA’s CEO, Khalid Ramli, LADA is targeting 28,000 visitors, or a 12 per cent increase over 2013’s figures, during the three-day event.

Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC 2014)

Date: 30 May - June 1
Venue: Laman Padi ,Pantai Chenang, Langkawi
Free admission

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Laksamana Cheng Ho - Langkawi dine and cruise

The arrival of Laksamana Cheng Ho into Langkawi gives an alternative experience of Sunset Dinner Cruise. My Laksamana Cheng Ho will cruise around the Lagendary Langkawi Island ...
Daily sunset cruise are available for individual bookings.
This majestic Chinese Junk can be themed for private parties, corporate meetings and dinner cruises.



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