Friday, December 22, 2006


Ride "Lasah" across the fabled Seven Wells' brook or into the foothills of Gunung Machincang, Malaysia very own 500m year old rock formation.


Elephant Rides are now available on Langkawi Island. Experience elephant-back riding at the Orientval Village with "Lasah" around an open field next to Langkawi Cable Car.


Journey into in an adjacent secondary forest at the Oriental Village. The slightly more adventurous may opt for our Jungle Rides which take adventurers on a short, 10-minute trip into the adjacent secondary forests.


Ride "Lasah" into a secondary forest and across the fabled waters of the Seven Wells River. Be prepared to get wet, however, as our elephant may decide to splash water to cool himself (or you) down from ambient temperatures.


Participate in our ultimate adventure yet! Available by prior arrangements, elephant adventures may bathe "Lasah" as we prepare him for the day. Thereafter, "Lasah" will take you on a River Adventure


Not fancy a ride? Visitors may also participate in our feeding and/or photography sessions by giving "Lasah" a small treat of sugar cane, bananas or bread.
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Bangkok - Langkawi Flight Soon

Thai AirAsia will introduce four times a week Bangkok-Langkawi direct flights from next month, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said yesterday.

He said the airline would be making more announcements on this at the end of this month.
“For the Kedah Gover-nment, we support and welcome this direct flight service as it will help to increase tourist arrivals to Langkawi island,” he told reporters after presenting wings to 23 cadet pilots of HM Aerospace Sdn Bhd’s flying course 03/2005 here.

Mahdzir said the airline had requested for a one year landing fee subsidy at the Langkawi International Air-port in Padang Matsirat for introducing the direct flight service.
He said the state government and the Langkawi Development Authority had agreed to bear half the cost of extending the subsidy, and had requested the Tourism Ministry to pay the remainder.
“We are still waiting for the ministry's agreement on the subsidy,” he said.
To attract more tourists to Langkawi, airlines like Malaysia Airlines should increase their flight frequencies to the island, Mahdzir said, adding that in Thailand, the frequency of flights from Bangkok to Phuket was every hour.

TQ StarOnline.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Langkawi International Boat Exhibition NOV2006( LIBEX )
The Langkawi International Boat Exhibition – LIBEX – will take place in November 2006 on the beautiful tropical island of Langkawi. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Telaga Harbour Park, LIBEX is timed to coincide with the Grand Finale of the 2006 Darwin-Bali-Langkawi Yacht Rally and the 2006 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. LIBEX will bring together the key players of the region’s marine and yachting industry to provide an excellent business forum for exhibitors and an enjoyable and fruitful experience for visitors.


Friday 24th – Monday 27th November 2006Telaga Harbour Park, Langkawi, Malaysia, is an attractive Mediterranean-style development set in a sheltered harbour against the stunning backdrop of the lush Langkawi landscape and the tropical waters of the Andaman Sea.


LIBEX is Malaysia’s new international waterside boat show. The closing stage of the Darwin-Bali-Langkawi Yacht Rally will see some 70 cruising yachts arriving in Langkawi waters in time for LIBEX. Participants in the 2006 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, expected to number over 45 yachts in a variety of classes complete with full racing crews, will also be completing the third leg of their annual yachting leapfrog up the west coast of Malaysia as the show opens its doors.With national, regional and international exhibitors, the four-day event will feature on-water displays, luxury yachts, charter services, the latest marine equipment and technology, and all other services and products associated with the marine industry. There will also be a special section dedicated to property and lifestyle services
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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Langkawi International Fishing Tournament

TEAM EVENT(Heaviest total weight of 6 fishes)

1st Prize
RM 10,000.00 + Trophy + Challenge Trophy

5th Prize
RM 4,000.00 + Trophy

Wh Prize
RM 3,000.00 + Trophy



Dogtooth Tuna
RM 500.00

Yellowfin Tuna
RM 500.00

RM 500.00

RM 500.00

RM 500.00

RM 250.00

RM 250.00

Ruby Snapper
RM 250.00

Rusty (Kerisi) Job Fish
RM 250.00
1. Date: 6-10th December 2006
2.Background of the event: The LIFT is organized by tile Alu‑Alu International as part of its annual International Competitor ' The event is being‑ co‑organised with the Langkawi Development Autherity (LADA) and Langkawi Tourism Action Council (LTAC).

3. Competition Venue: Pulau Kedah (Tukun Perak).

4. Competition format: A mother ship with the assistance of the Malaysian Navy will escort all tile participant boats in a convoy format to the Pulau Kedah. The mother boat will be the communication base, first aid station, provide support and act as emergency supply depot for the participants. Media and oreanisers will be based at the Mother Ship.

5. Briefing and registration: All briefing and registration will be at the Telaga Harbour Marina. All team leaders are required to attend this briefing. Attendance is compulsory.

6. Participants boats: The or(yanizer will prepare a list of the boats available for the use participants. The participants may choose the boat. The boat is at first come first serve basis on full payment received by the organizer.

7. Marshals: Each boat will be assigned a marshal.

8. Hotels: Participants can make bookin for hotel either through the organizers or they can book direct with the hotels.

9. Weighing and display of catches: The weighing in ceremony will be done at the Telaga Harbour Marina.

10. Indemnity form: All participants are required to sign an indemnity release form and acknowledge that they are aware of the inherent risk and are participating at their own free will.

11. Insurance: All participants are required to purchase their own personal accidentinsurance.

12. Health: All participants must ensure that they are physically and medically fit to participate in this fishing tournament.

13. Contact person:
Alu‑Alu International Scin Blid
No 112. Persiaran Kelana Mas
Jalan Pekan Kuah,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Tel: +604 9665975 / +604 966 7291 / +603 4105 7291
Fax: +604 966 5976 / +604 966 6291 / +603 4105 2146
Mobile : +6019 5744713 (AM) / +6012 349 6239 (IDRIS)
More info :

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rebak Island

Named after the Rebak tree, Pulau Rebak Island measures around 390 acres and commands a magnificent view of the Straits of Melaka bordering the Andaman Sea. A privately owned island on the southwest of Langkawi, with a small marina that beckons passing yachts to stay for the season. Just just a 15-minute boat ride away from Langkawi, Rebak retains an unspoiled beauty and allure despite its easy access from Pantai Cenang.
Rebak Marina Resort

15 minutes away from paradise Powdery white beaches. Lush green forests. Inviting blue waters.
Marvel at the wonders of mystical Langkawi (lang-kah-wee).
One of the 99 alluring islands that make up this enchanting archipelago, Pulau Rebak Besar (puh-lau reh-bahk buh-sahr) is a privately owned tropical island paradise located east of the main island of Langkawi. All it takes is just a 15-minute ferry ride from Port Langkasuka to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come over and help yourself to some sun, sand and sea at the Rebak Marina Resort.
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Langkawi Waterfall

The Langkawi Waterfall is the highest man-made waterfall in the country at a height of 67 metres .The cool ,cascading waters of the 3-tier waterfall is indeed a refreshing sight.Situated along Jalan Datai ,the waterfall (Temurun Waterfall)is unique as it flows over a 50-metre road cave tunnel .
Driving through the tunnel ,you can also see fascinating mini waterfalls,which complement the surrounding natural flora.

Temurun Waterfall

Straight from having swim at Pasir Tengkorak Beach,do what the smart locals do -drive up a futher 1km a so and wash off at the Temurun Waterfalls.Its cool waters are truly invigorating .
The point where the cascading water hits the pool,after and almost vertical drop of about 50mtrs,is a granite ledge which resembles a bench ,get massage which a natural Jacuzzi .(Caution - during the dry season there will not be much of a cascade.

Durian Perangin Waterfalls

This is a unique waterfall.A pure and tropical paradise! Cool mountain waters that sooth in the tropical heat.
It is good spot to do a bit of bird watching(mean-the feather and flying variety).Hornbills are known to show up here ,frequently .Also ,a good spot to watch the rare migratory 'bitsy teeny weeny yellow plka-dot bikinis'!Bring a pair of binos.

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

Location at Mat cincang mountain.
Behind the Cable Car is a beautiful waterfall cascading over seven natural pools .The beauty of it not only attract mortals but fairies too,who take delight in the cool andinvigoratingmountin stream.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Laman Padi Langkawi

Laman padi Langkawi or Rice Garden ,the only one in Malaysia ,is Langkawi's eco-tourism attraction .Visitor can view all aspects of padi cultivation ,the oldest industry in Malaysia .Appreciate its rich heritage ,and chart its history to recall developments while viewing fascinating exhibits at the Museum .The more advanturous can actually experience rice planting by going through the flooded and silted fields in the Rice farm .

Linger a while in the Pavillion or multitiered rooftop Rice Garden ,and take in the breathtaking views of the feilds.There is also a Herbal Garden where traditional herbs are grown or view over unique floating rice garden .Take time to savour Malaysian delicacies made from rice at the restaurant,and leave room from the mouth-watering rice based desserts.
Located at Pantai Cenang, in the vicinity of the island's popular beach resorts and just 10 minutes from the airport .

Phone : 604-9554312
Fax : 604-9551819
Open : Daily - 10.00am - 6.00pm
Entrance fee : adult - RM2.00

Monday, October 09, 2006

Calendar of Events Langkawi 2006
(November - December 2006)
1. Langkawi Chocolate Fair 2006
1 November - 31 Disember
Location : Jetty Point Realty
- At this sweetest of fairs,the dreamy dark mossels known as chocolates are sold at quite a bargain .A fair not to be missed by both children and adults !
Tel: 604-9667530 / 8772
2. Langkawi Close Waiter Race
21 December
Location : Pelangi Beach & Spa Resort Langkawi
- Calling all waiters !This is your chance to win big prizes just by balancing a tray of glasses while run at the same time!
Tel : 604-9551001
3. Langkawi International Fishing Tournament (LIFT)
6 - 10 December
Alu-Alu International
- A challenging event held in the deep blue waters off the enchanting and mysterious Tukun Perak Island .Participant complete for three days and two nights in the open seas.The winning team brings home the HRH Sultan Abdul Halim Challenger Tropy and the fat cheque!
Tel : 604-9665975
4. Langkawi Arts And Craft Festivel (LACRAF)
24 - 31 December
Shopping Malaysia Secretariat
LACRAF is a much antiipated event highlighting the best of Malaysia Art & Crafts.The event also promotes cultural performances ,'Kampung' Games and demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship .
Tel : 603 -26981033

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Fairies Of Seven Wells

About a kilometer from the Oriental Village (behind Cable Car) is a beautiful waterfall cascading over seven natural pools.The beauty of it not only attracts mortals but fairies too,who take delight in the cool and invigorating mountain stream.

The memerizing beuty of these spiritual damsels is said to be a ssight to behold and puts one in immediate Valhalla .But unfortunately very few have sighted them .
There is a story of a mountain prince who lived near these waterfall ,who made great efforts to capture one of these beauties but failed .
It is said that these fairies usually bathe in this mountain stream in the wee hours of the morning .They sometimes leave behind their toiletries.Usually it is a couple of "limau purut" (a kind of sweet aromatic lemon,the juice of which used to scrub the body) and "sintok" (a kind of root used as a shampoo).If one finds these ,and bathes with them at the seven wells,it is said that bad luck is washed away ?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Vacation travel

Malaysia Map And Travel Guide

Try looking for the "perfect refence book" at the store before travelling ?Its always kind of hard to find one with both colourful pictures and satisying information.Either one is always lacking .
"Malaysia Map and Travel guide" is the very best the most information .
What else ?
Included the maps for drivers ,through as details as a street maps but they are good enough for guidelines .Many people have played a part in the making of this book ,but it is the support of Malaysia Tourism Board in providing most of the informationand picture .

For who ?...
For Driver ,Backpackers ,Adventurers,Shoppers and anyone going to Malaysia alone are with a family especially for the first timer

For detail ;

(Including Road Map of Thailand and Phuke Travel Pack )

Tuesday, October 03, 2006



As mysterious as the hidden treasure above ,are the case of Langkawi.
The huge outcrops of limestone that make upthe majority of the hills in Langkawi ,houses hundreds of cave ,well worth exploring .Sculptured and design by Mother Nature ,over million of years ,these geological masterpieces ,are legaciesof utter awe and wonder .
Of the hundreds of caves ,there are about 24 which have been designated adventure caves ,worth exploring .The Word for cave in Malay is "gua" .

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Named after its inhabitants,the Malaysian fuit bats, this cave is located along the Kilim River. Accessible only by boat, you can then walk along a wooden platform through a mangrove swamp, leading directly to the cave. The stalactites and stalagmites are of gigantic proportions, forming weird figures reminiscent of other-worldly creatures.GUA DANGLIEntered from the sea at low tide, the cave reveals a fabulous array of stalactites. Giant limestone curtains, umbrellas and mushrooms also spring out of the sculptured walls.The chamber tunnels up to a small hole, exiting into a bamboo forest where a second cave is located about 30 metres up a slope.


This cave is unique in that the Kilim River actually flows right through it, navigable by a small boat at low tide.View the limestone formations and colonies of bats,although the "buaya" or terrifring man-eating creatures of swamp no longer lurk.


Easily accessible by boat from Tanjung Rhu, the cave can be reached with a climb up a wooden ladder.Legend has Gua Cerita or "Cave of Legends" is linked with the mystical Battle of the Big Birds. It was here apparently that the Princess of China was Kidnapped and held captive. Faintly legible on the walls of the cave are some ancient inscriptions, said to be verses from the holi Koran


Nestled on the coast of Pulau Dayang Bunting,this cave is very accessible with the boat ride passing by some very echanting island.This is one of the most intriguing caves,with the stalagmites forming bizarre figures that boggle the mind.
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Around the cave is an abundance of trees,creepers, ferns and palms, providing a pleasant and serene environment.Stalactites and not stalagmites are predominant,with a huge serpent-like one hanging down from the roof.


Accessible from Kuah by land, the cave is dome-shaped and lined with oddly-shaped white and grey limestone, with a huge serpent-like stalactites hanging down as if guarding the cave's secrets.


A few minutes' drive from Kuah, this is the most accessible cave on the island. Its fairly large chamber contains an exquisite variety of stalactites and stalagmites with fascinating formations.


This cave has some of the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites in all of Langkawi, many of which are as attractive as quality marble.Thousands of bats roost within, shrieking through without hitting anything.


Located at Sungai Batu Gajah in the heart of a mangrove swamp, the cave rests in a limestone hill. Skeletal remains of humans, animals and primitive tools have been discovered here, although the age of the bones has yet to be ascertained.


On the western coast of Pulau Dayang Bunting, this "Cave of the Banshee" is recommended only to serious cavers with mountain climbing experience as the ascent to the cave demands great climbing skill and absolute physical fitness. Surprisingly, there is an absence of stalactites and stalagmites. Instead, the huge gloomy chambers are permeated with lurking shadows, reinforcing the superstition that the cave is haunted by the spirit of a woman who, like Dracula, lives on the blood of humans.


Located off a tributary at Kuala Kubang Badak, this cave is situated in an area which was under the sea thousands of years ago, as indicated by the abundance of ancient seashells embedded in the cave walls.

Sunday, October 01, 2006



Issued at : 5.30 am 02/10/2006

This is an update to the heavy rainfall warning issued at 7.30 pm last night(1st October 2006).
Present moderate rain occasionally heavy over FT Labuan, West Coast, Kudat and northern areas of Sandakan and Interior Divisions of Sabah is expected to persist until early morning(2nd October 2006).
These rain could produce flash floods, strong wind, rough seas and mudlsides along river banks, low lying areas and mountain slopes.

Issued by Malaysian Meteorological Department Ministry of Science, Technology & Inovation02/10/2006

Allow Only 200 Tourists A Day to Pulau Payar

Allow only 200 tourists to Pulau Payar in Langkawi at one time. That is the proposal by Sahabat Alam Malaysia (Friends of the Environment Malaysia) for the carrying capacity of visitors to the island, which is the only marine park on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.At present, 700 people visit the island per day. The State Government is considering to allow only 400 visitors into Pulau Payar a day.Sahabat Alam co-ordinator Mohd Nizam Mahshar said the big number of tourists to the island was worrying as it posed a threat to marine life."The recent proposal was to reduce visitors to 400, but considering that the natural condition is bad, we suggest that the limit be reduced further to between 100 and 200 visitors per day."It is better to reduce the number of tourists to Pulau Payar now. When the ecological situation has improved, then maybe the number could be increased," he said at a Press conference here.This measure was part of several steps, which included a study of the impact of tourism at Pulau Payar.


The Pulau Payar Marine Park is situated in the northern part of the Straits of Melaka, 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi and encompasses the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca which are surrounded by coral reefs. The marine park teems with a fascinating diversity of marine life and vegetation.Many endangered species of fishes and marine organisms live within the sanctuary. Measuring 2km long and 1/4 km wide, Pulau Payar is the most popular of the islands as its sheltered waters are ideal are for snorkeling, diving and swimming. Among the enchanting dive spots is the "Coral Garden", an area covered with bright, multi-hued soft corals.There are several sandy beaches on Pulau Payar island for picnics as well as hiking trails for those who wish to explore the island. Just off the beach, one can indulge in the thrilling experience of feeding baby sharks. Facilities include gazebos, picnic tables, barbecue pits and restrooms at selected areas. There is also a Visitors' Centre that provides information about the marine park


Situated towards the east of Pulau Payar are some easy wreck diving sites. Dozens of sunken fishing trawlers are found around Pulau Kaca creating an artificial reef. Depth is about 18 meters which makes it an easily accessible wreck to explore. Abundance of fish life, mollusks and nudibranchs can be found among the scattered vessels.


This rocky outcrop is located 13 km towards the west of Pulau Payar. It features steep rocky terrain plunging into the sea to a sandy bottom at 20 meters. Nurse shark, barracudas and jacks are very common here. Lobsters, moral eels and mollusks are also commonly sighted

Scuba Diving in Payar Island

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Welcome to the Legend of Langkawi Island.Langkawi is a fully developed bustling all - in - one tourist destination of international repute .There are now about 80 hotel,with some 7000 room ,including the biggest name in the business.Besides lazing around on the beach ,there are many 'once-in-a-lifetime' things to do and see for the whole family .As a matter of fact ,Langkawi is very much a place where you can bring the kid ,and grandma and granddad for that matter ,for a good affordable sleaze-free tropical vacation .

Langkawi ,derives its name from the words ‘helang’ ,which means eagle and ‘kawi’which is an ancient Malay word for ‘strong’.
It comprises of a cluster of emerald island that stand out from the edge of the Indian Ocean ,the Andaman Sea and the straits of Malacca .It is in fact an archipelago of about 99 islands . At low tide (or more so ,depending on how much duty free whisky you have been guzzling ),some say that the actual count stands at 102 – 108 islands .The main inhabited islands are Langkawi itself and Tuba Island .

  • Getting to Langkawi

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    1.By Road ;

  • Visitor traveling by road have to drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis ,the main take-of points by ferry to Langkawi . The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah take about 6 hours while Kuala Perlis is another hour away .

  • 2.By Air ;

  • Malaysia Airlines and budget carrier AirAsia ( ) provide direct air services from the Kuala Lumpur international Airport (KLIA) to Langkawi .

  • 3.By Rail ;

  • Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) or Malayan Railway provides economical and confortable rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar in Kedah and Arau in Perlis (north of Kedah) .From the point ,take a taxi or bus to Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis .

  • 4.By Sea ;

  • Express ferries provide regular daily service to Langkawi from both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis .The journey take about 1 hour 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively .From Penang to Langkawi the Ferry takes 2 hours 30 minutes .The island is also a stopover for Star Cruise,one of the largest luxury cruise lines in the world . One more … From Saturn (southern of Thailand) to Langkawi island takes about 1 hour 30 minutes .

  • Ferry contact;

  • a.Suria Intensif (K.Perlis / K. Kedah) * 604-9698303
    b.Langkawi Ferry Service (Satun) * 604-9661125
    c.Sun Power Ferry (K.Perlis / K.Kedah * 604-9660978

  • Places of Interest

  • Cenang Beach >- The most popular beach on the island with various types of places to stay and eat – busiest beach .It has many budget motels and elegant restaurants .It is about 19KM from Kuah .This beach offers lots of water sports.

  • Kok BeachA beautiful sweeping bay,ideal for swimmimg of picnic .This beach boasts of white and swaying palms .Its face the Andaman Sea . This was the location of the shooting of Hollywood’s ‘Anna And The King’

  • Tanjung Rhu
    Interesting scenic area with limestone outcrops ,a tidal river ,swirling currents and historical caves.This beach you must not miss in Langkawi .

  • Pasir Tengkorak Beach
    Lovely ,secluded little beach which a very saf for swimming .On the shores of the Pasir Tengkorak Tropical Rainforest Reserve,is this once a upon a time infamous beach used by pirates .Strategically, this beach does make an ideal pirates cove .Literally translated,it means ‘Beach of Sandy Skulls’. The water here are clear and its really scenic.

  • Dayang Bunting Lake
    Langkawi’s famous lake of the Pregnant Maiden .Enjoy water sport on the lake and swimming in its cool clean waters.Location on Dayang Bunting Island.

  • Gua Kelawar - ‘Cave Of Bats’
    the local dwelling place of the Malaysian fruit bat,all harmless ,as they all feed and fruits and insect.None of them ,are of the vampire type!Located along the Kilim River,and accessible only by boat through a mangrove swamp .

  • The Underwater World
    – Featuring one of the largest oceanariums in Asia .On the display are over 5000 marine and freshwater fish and others aquatic life .Of particular interestis the walk through tunnel which houses sharks!(New attraction – African penguin/Rockhopper penguin/3D theatre/fascinating rainforest )

  • Payar Marine Park
    – The Payar Marine Park situated on a Reef Platform ,off the island of Payar ,is reputed to be the best marine park in Malaysia .

  • Galeria Perdana
    – This magnificent gallery showcases all the memorabilia received by the Ex – Prime Minister Malaysia ,Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad from around the world ,from handmade craft ,Islamic art ,gold and silverware and even car .

  • Makam Mahsuri ( Mahsuri’s Mausoleum )
    – Located 12km north –west of Kuah,it marks the sport where Mahsuri ,a tragic legendary heroine ,is buried . In the vicinity are souvenir shops and a kampong house displaying ancient artifact .

  • Langkawi Cable Car
    – Langkawi’s newest attraction .Ride to the top of Mount Mat Cincang for spectacular views over islands and beaches .On clear days ,visitors can also see parts of Thailand towards the north and Indonesia towards the south-west . The cable car ride up the hill take about 20 minutes to cover some 2kms and is highly exhilarating.

  • All about Cable Car
    • If you fearful of heights then the cable car ride is not recommended .
    • Before you go ,it is advisable to make sure the cable car is operational, as operations may be curtailed in extreme weather.Call before you go.
    • Each gondola can take up to 6 persons.
    • Operating hours are 10:00 to 8:00 pm daily.
    • Admission Fee : The round-trip fare is RM15.00 for adults and RM5.00 for children .
    • For more information : call 6049594225