Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Langkawi Island – Shopping …shopping at Langkawi .

Langkawi is an ideal destinationto do some shopping as it offers an attractive range of duty –free goods . Most of the island’s shopping establishments can be found in and around Kuah . A good place to start one’s shopping spree is the modern Langkawi Mall , Langkawi Parade ( Teow Soon Huat ) ,Langkawi Fair Shopping Complex and Jetty Point Duty Free Complex offering a wide selection of items such as perfumes ,cosmetics ,leather wear ,sports gear, ladies’ accessories ,confectionery ,liquor and cigarettes .The Langkawi International Fashion Zone (LIFZ) at the Oriental Village offers a one-stop shopping experience for brand-conscious visitors . Browse through a range of chic apparels and accessories from leading designer labels .
Those who want a taste of shopping – local style , should head to the bazaars in the main town as well as Cenang and Black Sand Beach .Here , visitors can mingle with the jostling crowd and join in the excitement of haggling .Pick out a dainty batik outfit or select a fancy handicraft piece for your loved ones .Remember to sample the delicious local spread on sale before heading elsewhere .
Visitor to Langkawi UnderWater World and Langkawi Cable Car may also get their hands on some great buys such as pewter , crystals and glassware at the shopping outlets located in the vicinity . Visitors are allowed to bring back to the mainland one bottle of liquor and one carton of cigarettes after staying at least 48 hours on the island . Credit cards are accepted at most outlets in Kuah .

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Langkawi Craft Expo - 19 - 28 Dec 2008
Free Entry !
Venue : Langkawi Craft Complex , Teluk Yu ,Langkawi
Time : 10am - 6pm
The activity ;
1. Trade and Sale Local Craft ;
- Silverware and pewterware,Clay products,Crystals products,Pearl product,hand-drawn Batik,weaving cloth and Songket,Screw-pine,Bamboo and Rattan plaiting,wood carving Keris(Malay Dagger) and ship replica.
2. New Local Craft products.
3. Traditional games
4. Traditional Music Performance's
5. Traditional Dance Performance's
6. Traditional Biscuits,Cake's
7. Interactive Craft Free ;
- Coloring Canting Batik,Coloring Craft Product Surface,Design Own Cloth Miniature size,Decorate Craft picture frame,Draw and make 'wau' maniature size.decrate Batik 'Ikat and Celup' sachet.
8. Contest ;
-Doll Decorative for Kids,Coloring Canting Batik,Congkak,Dam Aji,Traditional Singing Contest,Tepak Khas,Takraw .
9. Lucky Draw ;
for craft buyers >Rm100 , >Rm200 .. Lucky visitor , Mystery Visitor .
Trasportation service - for tourist and group from hotel,office,school and etc to Langkawi Craft Complex FREE !!
Any Inquiry please contact : Zhariff - 013-6716660 / Azman - 012-666429 / (For Activity call Jamilah - 017-4098800 - (transportation)

Monday, December 08, 2008

Langkawi Info - Dec Activites
Langkawi Craft Culture Promotion
19 - 28 Dec - Langkawi Arts & Craft Festival (LACRAF)
- See raw ,artistic talent at its finest .Participants from all over Malaysia and beyond converge on the island o demonstrate their creativity and showcase their products .For most arts and craft lovers,this is one opportunity to change upon real unique pieces ,be they jewellery ,batik paintings,sculptures,pottery,

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Langkawi Island – December 2008 Activities

Langkawi Geopark Art Exhibition

A group of 9 local painters express their love of the Langkawi landscape through art .Your chance to see the depth of local artistic talent in this free exhibition.For more info call
04-9591498 or 04-9691863
Venue : Galeria Perdana , 9am to 6pm daily .
Date : 1 – 31Dec 2008

Malaysia Savings Sale – At Langkawi Island

Location : Big empty lot between Plaza Langkawi and Maybank in Kuah .This exciting outdoor sale featuring local merchants offering big discounts is part of the nation – wide year – end Malaysia Savings Sale .
Time : 5 December 2008 ( 2.30pm – 10pm )
Time : 6 December 2008 ( 9am – 10pm )

World Tourism Day Bicycle Ride For The Environment

All bicycling enthusiasts take note : Langkawi Tourism Action Council is organizing a 30km bicycle ride from the LADA building to Kampung Keda to raise awareness about global climate change . Food and refreshments will be served at the finish . Please call LTAC at 04-9698080 a few days before the event to confirm date and registration details .
Date : 20 December 2008

Langkawi Car Rental ..... Kia Picanto = RM60/24hrs

Monday, December 01, 2008

Enquire Now About Our Corporate Training At Langkawi Island

Wilderness Malaysia is currently running corporate training in Langkawiwith great curses available to improve the performance of your staff .Our programs provide a stimulating and motivating learning environment enriched with captivating practical activities and multimedia presentations that will ensure participants are engaged and retain information well after the course is over .

Course Available (Malay / English) :
ommunicating with Confidence
Effective Leadership
Train The Trainer
Team Building Programs
Facilitating and Managing Groups
Water Safety Program

Phone : 604 – 9668000
Web :

Langkawi Car Rental ..Click Here

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Langkawi Kick Boxing Free Style Full contactNow open at Langkawi Sport Complex

Time : 8.30pmFrom now untill December 2008
Video - Knock out
For more info click here

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Langkawi International Airport
Langkawi International Airport , is an airport situated on the duty-free island of Langkawi in the state of Kedah in Malaysia. The airport is located at Padang Matsirat and is about 25 minutes of driving from the town centre, Kuah. Flights from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to the airport take about 60 minutes.

Passenger Airlines operating in Langkawi International Airport

The Langkawi International Airport is a tourist attraction because it serves as a venue for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition or LIMA which is an international aerospace event for aviation industry and aero performances for the public.
In 2007, the airport handled 1,122,911 passengers and 43,234 aircraft movements.
Taxis, car rental services, restaurants, shopping arcade and banks are available at the airport.

Malaysia airport web :

Friday, November 14, 2008

Languages Course At Langkawi Island

What languages you can learn at Langkawi Island ?
Mandarin – for primary student every Friday .

Sponsored by Langkawi Tourism Action Council .

Contact DJ Ray for registration : 012-2633454
Location : Persiaran Bunga Raya , Lngkawi Mall

Web :

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Langkawi Car Rental - Place you should to go ..
Langkawi Eagle Square or Dataran Lang is Langkawi's most prominent landmark for visitors arriving by sea .Situated near the Kuah Jetty ,the main attraction of the square is the magnificient statue of the reddish btown eagle majestically poised for flight .According to local folklore ,Langkawi derived its name from the eagle or helang .In old Malay ,kawi denotes reddish brown ,hence Langkawi means 'reddish brown eagle' .
The square is beautifully landscaped and features scenic ponds,brigdes,covered terracces ,restaurants and barrel vaults made of bricks.The square is beautifully illuminated at night and presents a dramatic scene as you approach the island by sea .

if you want to rent the car like ..MPV (innova + kondo Istana for 3d2n ) we give you special price RM760 ..for low peak ........and RM980 for peak season ..not included b/fast .

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Langkawi Atma Alam Art Village

The birthplace of Langkawi’s art of hand made Batik founded by Aza Osman (oil painter) and Roshadah Yusof (batik/designer) is a treasure trove of local art and culture .Here ,all element are pooled together to showcase the true products of local talents in the world of Batik .
The half acre floor space consisting of a Batik Workshop ,Batik Showroom ,Art Gallery and handicraft section offers high quality local product affordable even to the domestic visitors.Come experience the difference . Atma Alam Art Village is recognized by the Malaysian Ministry of Culture ,Art and Heritage .

Tel/Fax : +6049551227
Email :
Web :
Specialities : Batik Painting courseand special orders
Languages : English , Italian , German
Location : Padang Matsirat ,Langkawi Island ,Malaysia .

Open daily between 9am and 6pm .
Entrance free .

( They accept Visa,Master Card,JCB,American Express )

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Langkawi Island - Kota Mahsuri
A visit to this magical island will not be complete without a visit to this significant site .Situated about 12 km from Kuah ,this memorial was arected in honour of Mahsuri,a fair maiden who was unjustly accused of adultery.According to legend,in her dying breath ,Mahsuri laid a curse on the island,that it would not prosper for seven generations.Fact or fiction ,seven generations have passed and Langkawi is today a flourishing tourists destination.Visitors can view a recorded interpretation of her legend at the museum here .

Opening hours : 8:00am - 6.30pm daily
Admission fee : Malaysians: RM5(adults) RM2.50(children)
Non-Malaysians : RM10(adults) RM5(children)
Tel: 04-9556055

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Langkawi Island - Snake Expert .
Need for Help
If you stay in Langkawi island ,at your place ,house,hotel,room,car,boat,toilet,jungle or beach and see the dangerous snake ,what you want to do ? run ? say ? – you can call them .They can help you to catch the dangerous snake .Trust me .Some happen at my place located at Housing B Lafarge Cement Factory Langkawi – see the video below ..
It happen in your place call them ;
Pak Sani : 012-4597524
Zamri : 012-4667553

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Langkawi information – Langkawi International Fishing Tournament (LIFT) 2008

“ Mackerel Run”
Awana Porto Malai – 8-9 November 2008

Mackerel Run takesadvantage o the active migration season of pelagic fish especially mackerel,passing Langkawi waters from the Northern Hemispere .RM35000 cash prizes are up for grabs !!
What you waiting for !!

Event program

7 November 2008 ( Friday ) ;
2000hrs : Final Registration and briefing

8 November 2008 ( Saturday ) ;
0800hrs : Registration
0930hrs : Flag off
1830hrs : Day o ends

9 November 2008 ( Sunday )
0800hrs : Registration
0830hrs : Day 2 starts
1000hrs – 1600hrs : Beach fishing ( Awana Porto Malai )
1830hrs : Competition ends
2000hrs – 2100hrs : Dinner
2100hrs – 2200hrs : Prize giving ceremony

Registration fee at RM300/team/boat/inclusive of insurance ,t-shirt and food on board !

For more information ,please contact ;
Langkawi Tourism Action Council
P.O.Box 109,LADA Complex ,Jln Persiaran Putra ,
07000 Kuah,Langkawi Kedah ,Malaysia .
Tel : 604-9698080 Fax : 604-9698081
Email :

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Langkawi Spa – Bellis Health & Beauty

Speciallized in ;
Body Treatment ;
Foot reflexology ,Head,Shoulder and Back Massage , Full body massage ,Aromatherapy Massage ,Body Scrub ,Traditional Thai massage ,Herba steam bath ,Body slimming .
Facial Treatment ;
Evitalizing facial treatment ,Aromatherapy facial treatment , whitening facial treatment , Purifying facial treatment , Rejuvenating and Anti-aging .

Experience Medicinal Herbal Therapy and Health – beautification Treatment .

Thai-Style Herbal Stream Bath ;
It help s to relieve sinusitis,bronchial asthma , circulatory stimulation , clearing the skin , relaxation , weight reduction and quick recovery for those receiving physiotherapy and ladies whom has just given childbirth .

Thai Herbal Body Scrub ;
It helps to to remove impurities and slough off dead surface skin cells while encouraging circulation and helping the skin’s natural purification system to flush away toxins . It also contains Vitamin E to further soothe and nourish the skin .

Traditional Thai Herbal Compress Massage ;
It is very good for wide variety of injuries,proven to give quick pain relief ,improve blood circulation and suffering from muscle spasms , pulled muscles and joint , rheumatic pain and promotes healing of the womb after child’s birth .

Herbal Oil Massage;
It helps to soothe away tiredness ,tension,anxiety,aches,pain, and muscular stiffness .

Open Daily : 11.00am – 11.00pm
Tel : 012-4868219 ( Mdm Chong ) / 012-4718062 (Anniess)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

News : Langkawi Coming soon

A Heli-Medic For Langkawi

Both Langkawi residents and visitors need not worry about having critical medical emergencies that the local hospital can't handle.CIG Global Enterprise ,a new company that's just starting aerial tours of the island has kindly offered helicopter service for such emergencies .

Starting 26 sept ,CIG has confirmed that it will fly patients to hospitals in Alor Setar,Penang or even Kuala Lumpur in the event of drastic life-or-death emergencies.At this time of writing ,details are still being worked out on how to finance this potentially costly programme .
..from langkawi link info

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Dive in Paradise – Payar Island , Langkawi .

Pulau Payar
and its adjacent islands are some of the few locations for good diving off the West Coastof Peninsular Malaysia .Divers flock here during the monsoon season in the East Cost ,making Payar but one example of Malaysia’s year-round diving destinations. Large number of coral species lie embedded here ,both hard and soft.Their colour and variety provide good opportunities for photography ,comparable to some East Coast destinations .

A large ,permanent pontoon offshore is a great stopover for its many amenities is a great stopover for its many amenities and the panoramic view.From here ,traveling to the dive sites is a matter of minutes .At Coral Garden ,you will be enthralled by the colourful soft corals and many reef fish varieties .Next to it is Grouper Farm ,a site renowned for its many groupers,snappers and even barracudas .

Futher out to the west ,limited wall-diving opportunities also exist around to tiny Pulau Segantang .Reef life here range from the many anemones at Anemone Garden to the snappers ,jacks ,and barracudas at Tyre Reef .

How to getting there ? You can buy ticket at Kuah Jetty counter .Many packaged there and many agent .

Day trips are the only way of discovering Payar,although limited accommodation not available here .However ,nearby Langkawi ,the main island ,makes an ideal launch pad .Journeys take from 45 minutes to an hour,depending on the sea conditions.With Langkawi’s duty-free status and multitude of activities ,there will be plenty to see and do to spice up your holiday .

Climate and Water Temperature
Malaysia has an equatorial climate with fairly uniform temperatures ranging from 32°C during the day to 22°C at night .Humidity is about 85 to 95 per cent . Water temperature is 27 - 28°C and during the dry months the temperature may rise to 30 - 31°C . Divers will not require thick wet suits . A wet suit of between 1.5 to 3 millimetres is appropriate .
Best times to Dive
West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia – December – May
East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia – March – October
The island around Sabah and Sarawak are reasonably well protected and can be dived all year round . However ,water visibility is better during the months of April to August .

Monday, September 01, 2008

Langkawi Island - Lakes of Langkawi

A lake is generally interpreted as a water body of considerable size surrounded entirely by land. Lakes can be formed naturally or can be artificially formed .Tasik Empangan Malut is an artificial lake created by flooding the Malut drainage system for purpose of domestic use .There are several naturallakes in Langkawi .Tasik Dayang Bunting ( Lakes of The Pregnant Maiden ) is the Largest one,followed by Tasik Langgun and several smaller and unnamed lakes around Tanjung Rhu – Kisap area .All natural lakes in LAngkawi are associated with limestone landform and thus their origin was interpreted as a formation of sinkhole in limestone .

There are number of natural processes that can form lakes.Newly tectonically uplifted terrains create mountain range with bowl-shaped depressions that could accumulate water to form lakes.The advancement and retreat of glaciers can scrape depressions on the ground that could contain water to form lakes .Lakes can also be formed by means of a landslide or by glacial blockages.Small ,crescent shape lakes called oxbow lake can be formed as a result of a eander cut-off . Some lakes lie along continental rift zones, and are created by subsidence of the areas in between two plates that are pulling apart .

These pull-apart lakes are among the oldest and deepest in the world ,and may be destined over millions of years to become oceans .Th Red Sea is thought to have originated as a rifted valley or a pull-apart lake .Crater lakes are water body trapped within volcanic calderas or meteor craters .Some lake come into existence as a result of sinkhole activities and the collapse of large underground caves .

Visitor taking a dip in the cool waters of Tasik Dayang Bunting

Sinkhole ,also known as do line is one of the common landscape features on limestone bedrock .It usually formed due to the collapse of the cave roof .The result in this case is a depression on the surface topography .This may range anywhere from a small ,gentle earth-lined depression ,to a large ,cliff-lined chasm.Most often there is a small area of rock exposure near or at the bottom of a sinkhole,and an opening into the cave below may or may not be visible .In the case of exceptionally large sinkholes, there may be a stream or river flowing into the floor of the sink from one side and flowing out from the other .

Not all of the dolines in Langkawi are filled with permanent water body. Some are just ephemeral lakes,which is water-log only for a few days following heavy precipitation.Tasik Jantan, which is located next to the Tasik Dayang Bunting is one of them,and some others are in Tanjung Rhu .There are some underground cracks that possibly allow water to seep out of the lake .Such lakes often form important isolated wetlands that are very rich in biodiversity .

Only Tasik Dayang Bunting and Tasik Langgun are fresh water lakes ,whereas others smaller lakes are intermittently connected with sea-water during the spring tide and thus contain salty sea water .Water from the sea enters the lake through large cracks,underground coves or tunnels . ..By Kamal Roslan Mohamad

Sunday, August 24, 2008


A legendary circuit on a legendary island the Langkawi Morac International Karting Circuit/Fast Track Speedzone has seen many international class races, and witnessed many dramatic, tense and suspenseful moments. A pioneering track completed in 1996 and located in Padang Mat Sirat, the 0.96km Langkawi track is ideal for those who wish to experience driving on an international standard track. With an upgraded computerized timing system, the track promises even more thrills for it drivers especially in the heat of full-fledge international class race.
Morac was incorporated on 5th of April 1997 and its first track was built in Langkawi in year 1996. In year 2000, a second track was built in Bukit Lanjan but it was then closed down to allow for the construction of the new Wisma Mofaz building.

A third track was built in year 2001 on a piece of land belonging to Elite Expressway Lingkaran Tengah. An agreement was signed on November 2000 for a duration of 5 years which was valid till 30th November 2005.Morac’s activities are mainly on managing go-kart tracks and providing go-kart related services. It offers go-kart and track rental for walk-in customers and even for corporate event functions.

Occasionally, Morac also provides other services including go-karting classes and lectures especially on go-karting skills.
Track Rental :
Special introductory rate: RM70 per driver per admission (surcharge applicable for night sessions)
Fun Kart = RM35.00 Swiss Hutless Kart Running approximately 85km/h (Maximum of 8 karts at one time) The fastest individual can run in 10 minutes with funkart will be approximately 6 to 8 laps (2 laps free) on 1000m track length.

YamahaKart KT100 = RM100.00 Running approximately 125km/h (Maximum of 8 karts at one time) The fastest individual can run in 15 minutes with Yamahakart will be approximately 10 to 15 laps on 1000m track length.
Corporate RatesAvailable upon request.
Contact NumbersSpeedzone Langkawi / Mofaz Motorsport Langkawi: +60 4 9555827 / 9555792

Friday, August 22, 2008

Minyak Gamat Langkawi – Langkawi Sea Cucumber
The Malay word gamat means sea cucumber and it refers to medicinal remedies made from any of several species of the animal. The golden sea cucumber (Stichopus horrens) is commonly used. Gamat is usually the dried, powdered bodies of sea cucumbers made into a lotion or other topical salve. It is sometimes mixed into clay and applied as a facial mask, or put in tea and consumed for stomach complaints. Users believe that a solution of sea cucumbers can heal cuts, skin eruptions, and ulcers, and claim that it has a beneficial effect on the immune system. Click Here

What Is Gamat ( Sea Cucumber ) ?
Gamat Emas is rather a more interesting marine sea cucumber, which can rarely be seen in the open seabed. Although can be classified under holothurians, unlike most of the sea cucumber, this marine species is very rich in mucopolysaccharides and chondoritins and other soft tissues resembling soft cartilage, explaining for the facts that it melts when exposed to the sunlight.

Our analysis also shows that it is rich in other natural nutrients such as protein, vitamins A and C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium and zinc.Gamat Emas is widely known among the Malays in Malaysia as a wound healing. Villagers wonder of nature and reaping its benefits; obviously firm believers that gamat emas is the perfect remedy for cuts, sores and inflammation.The research on 'air gamat' - the name for the water extract derived from the golden sea cucumber of Malaysia took a long time to materialize. Locals have used this marine substance for about 500 years. In fact, Malays swear by the usage of air gamat as a remedy for cuts, peptic ulcers, chest pain, sores and inflammation.After 10 years of research in University of Malaya and the Japanese Universities, we have now discovered the active substance and the mechanisms of its actions.

Beside it's proven efficiency in enhancing the body's resistance towards various diseases, from common flu to more problematic conditions, including diabetes, cancer, it is also known that it contains a cell growth factor which has the ability to accelerate the regeneration of biological cells, bone, collagen and rejuvenates skin. We have now refined the extract and come up with new generations of scientifically prepared products based on this purified polypeptide substance.
Benefits Of Gamat ( sea Cucumber )
-Promotes Cell Growth and Rejuvenation.-Reduce Incidence of Degenerative Diseases.-Accelerates Wound Healing and Suppresses Pain.-Anti-Aging and Enhances Skin Beauty.-Boots Body and cellular Metabolism.-Enhances Body Resistance.-Increase Blood Resistance.-Increase Blood Supply (Dilation of Blood Vessel)-Reduce Cholesterol Levels.-Maintains Blood Glucose Level.-Prevention of Heart Problems.-Induce Fertility In Human.-Improve gastric sickness.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rent a car At Langkawi Island – Langkawi Car Rental .

Two ways to get around the island of Langkawi are taxi and cars rental .Both have their own distinct advantages .
You can get a taxis or car rental at Langkawi Jetty or Langkawi Airport .Taxis are the only convenient form of public transportation available . Most of the time (aside from early mornings and late nights) rides do not need to be pre-arranged. There are many taxis making regular loops around tourist destinations, whose drivers are very eager to make money.
The best option is to hire a car or a motorbike. Hiring a car can be anywhere between RM50 to RM250 based on the season. Its a small island and getting around having your own mode of transport is a great option as you can pit stop several times to enjoy the view of the sea and the beautiful landscape.

Kia Picanto ( RM60/24hrs)

Nissan Serena ( RM130/24hrs )
There are numerous car rental agencies available on Langkawi, many of which will have agents located Langkawi Jetty Kuah and Langkawi International Airport. Cars are fairly cheap during the low season, ranging from RM50 – RM150 per day. During the high season expect to pay substantially more. Driving is fairly laid back on the island because of the scarce traffic, with the main hazards being muddy roads, the occasional water buffalo crossing and motorbikes. Reserving a rental ahead of time is not necessary, as there are plenty available year round. Prices for car rental are often negotiable locally. Bargaining is recommended.

Kancil ( RM50/24hrs)

Wira (RM60/24hrs)
Langkawi is a great place to explore by car. The island can easily be circled in a day, but to visit all the beautiful beaches, different shopping areas, great restaurants and dozens of attractions at leisure and discover your own Langkawi, recommend a hire car for at least three days. Langkawi is a duty free island so cars are cheap to buy, and also cheap to rent. Cars can be picked up and dropped at the Langkawi Jetty Kuah or airport or at your hotel.
Link for Langkawi Directory :
Link for Car Rental (Bahasa) :

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Langkawi Craft Complex

Langkawi Craft Complex was built in 1996 with a total built-up of approximately 98000 square feet in a 32 acres of land .This magnificient complex is surrounded by lush green and beautiful landscaped gardens and nestled on a hillside overlooking the sea .It is accessible easily via northern coastline of Langkawi Island which is in the vicinity of Teluk Yu about 30 minutes drive from the airport or 45 minutes from Kuah town .
As one of the largest one-stop craft shopping spot and must visit centre ,it houses local craft outlets and stalls offering a wide range of Malaysian handmade crafts and souvenirs such as batik ,songket ,bamboo,rattan,ceramic ,intricate carved silverware,,pewter ware ,carved wood,native craft traditional musical instrument ,traditional herb products and many others .
The complex also housed heritage/wedding/historical museum as well as incubator workshops where visitors are able to witness and learn the most famous historical legend of Langkawi namely Mahsuri ,indigenous craft of the oldies,wedding customes and its accessories used by Malaysian in their their wedding as well as the live making by extraordinary glass blowing skills of craftsmen and delicate hand-drawn batik for free of charge .

Apart from that ,daily live demonstrations on viewing of songket and pandanus leaves being display to show our visitor how these crafts masterpiece are produce .Adjacent to the building is a restaurant that offers a delicious traditional Malay delicacy and beverages at the reasonable price .

The complex also organize a program namely craft education program for locals and foreigner where they can have the opportunity for a hands on experience at making some local handicraft such as batik painting .
How to get there :
Access to it is either by taxi or car .The car rental service are available in Jetty or Airport .

Open daily from : 10.00am – 6.00pm
Tel : 604-9591913

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Langkawi Snake Sanctuary - Othman and Ayu will stay for 88 hours in a glass cage with 8 different types of poisonous snakes !

Situated in a beautiful parkland opposite Kampung Tok Senik Resort in Langkawi, the Snake Sanctuary is another fascinating venue for tourists. It is home to venomous and non-venomous snakes from all over the world.

…Othman is a nature guide at the Andaman who is one of the most knowledgeable snake experts in Malaysia .From Dec 6 ,1998 to Jan 2nd ,1999 ,he staged a publicity stunt so daring that those who witnessed it still talk about it with disbelief .Almost exactly 10 years ago,Othman locked himself up for 27 continuous days and nights with 150 deadly cobras at Lagenda Parks ,surviving 3 snakebites and earning himself a listing in the 1999 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. To celebrate ( if that’s the word for it ) the 10th anniversary of the event,Othman is planning to lock himself in a glass enclosure at the Langkawi Snake Sanctuary with 8 types of poisonous snake for 8 days on the 8th day of August 2008 ( 08/08/08 ) .This time when snakes are most likely to bite with them .

“ My aim this time is not to go for a record,” He explains.” Now I am just trying to give real information about snakes.” …..
….Besides being a snake expert ,Othman is a trained practitioner of the art of snake charming .For those who have not seen the incredible daily performances at Langkawi Snake Sanctuary ,the Malay version of snake charming is much more spectacular and risky than the Indian flute-playing version .There is no basket and no flute between man and snake .The snake are not defanged or drugged .,and charmer uses his whole body ( in particular the hands,knees and feet ) to tease ,tame or provoke the snake ,finally lulling the snake into a trance so that it can be kissed at the head .

Othman eventually found a master snake charmer to train him not just in snake charming but also in herbs and traditional Malay snakebite cures . Today ,due to a previous accident that put a charmer into a 3-day coma, Langkawi Snake Sanctuary will not allows their charmer to perform with king cobras unless Othman is around to administer treatment should someone get bitten …..
….Othman has just been reinstated as the consultant for Langkawi Snake Sanctuary .After he left the post in 2002 ,the eye-catching giant snake ribs that lined the entrance walkway were dismantled and the herd garden where he grew his snake bite remedies was removed .But Othman now has big plans to revitalize Langkawi Snake Sanctuary and make it a topnotch attraction for both locals and tourists alike . He is submitting proposals for there to be guides to explain the exhibits to guests,for the exhibition hall to be darkened and jungle scenery installed ,for his herb garden to be replanted ,and for a wildlife research and rescue centre to be built on the land next to be parking lot . He hopes that the 8-day event in August will generate enough publicity to convince Langkawi Snake Sanctuary management t fund his proposals . ...Info from langkawi link - by Patrick Low

From August 1 to August 8 ,come to the Langkawi Snake Sanctuary and hear Langkawi’s most fearless snake handlers Othman and Ayu lecture about venomous snakes – While Locked Up In A Cage Full Of Deadly Snakes !

Location : Snake Sanctuary Langkawi .Phone : 604-9557288 Fax : 604-9557257
Snake Show times : 11.30 am , 3.00pm
Ticket : From RM3.00 – RM15.00