Friday, July 18, 2008

Langkawi - Underwaterworld Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi is one of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia. Since the start of its operation on 26 August 1995, it has become one of the must visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Knowledge, Education and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.
Unique to Underwater World Langkawi is the gigantic 15-meter long walk-through tunnel consisting of 500,000 liter seawater which houses many big fishes and sea creatures including the Giant Green Turtle.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Galeria Perdana – Langkawi Island .

Over 7000 collection of Tun Mahathir’s gifts and arwards .
Galeria Perdana Langkawi showcases various awards,souvivners and gifts received by the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister The Honourable Tun Dr.Mahathir b. Mohamad and wife The honourable Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt.Mohd.Ali from world leaders and statesmen as well as Malaysians in his tenure as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

This is the line with Tun’s belief that the collection belong to the people of Malaysia. Through these gestures of friendship from all over the world,visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the uniqueness and diversity of various arts and culture potrayed.
Galeria Perdana Langkawi also serves to express Tun’s appreciation and acknowledgement of the generousity from various donors.

Galeria Perdana consists of 3 interconnected two-storey oriental architectural design building in Kilim,11km from Kuah Town .The exhibits displayed are diversed in nature to achieve the ambience of a harmonious and creative interaction among the various artistic ,cultural values and aesthetics potrayed by the numerous exhibits from all over the world .

Block A – Ground floor .
Exhibit unique gifts and souvenirs made of wood,lacquer,crystal and glass .An interesting array of beautiful gemstones and music.

First Floor .
al instruments also from part of the display .
Houses items made of porcelain and luxurious textiles.As islam is the official religion of Malaysia ,one may also view gifts presented to Tun Dr.Mahathir that are Islamic in nature.

Block B .
As the beloved and respected wife of Tun Dr.Mahathir ,Tun Dr.Siti Hasmah also received many finely crafted gifts both from Heads of States as well as members of the public .All of them are exhibited in the first floor .Also exhibited on the ground floor are gifts made from silver,bronze ,pewter and copper .

Tributes .
Leading from Block B to block C is a connecting corridor ,where one may read various tributes paid by the public to their respected and well-loved Tun Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr.Siti Hasmah .
Block C – First Floor .
On this floor is a collection of exquisite paintings,jewellery and other gifts received by the former Prime Minister from all over the world .
Ground Floor .
Vehicles and miniature models of vehicles as well as structural models are exhibited here on the ground floor of the newest block of Galeria Perdana Langkawi .
Visit Hours ;
8.30am – 5.30pm (Daily)

Entrance Fee ;
Adults - RM10.00*
Children – RM4.00*
Camera – RM2.00
Video Camera – RM5.00

*Special rate for Mykad Holders

Phone : 604-9591498
Fax : 604-9591819

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Langkawi Island- Dataran Lang

Dataran Lang (Eagle Square) is Langkawi's most prominent landmark for visitors arriving by sea.Situated near the Kuah jetty, the main attraction of the square is the magnificent statue of the reddish brown 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, bridges, covered terraces, restaurants and barrel vaults made of bricks. Its close proximity to the sea and the soft breezes make it an ideal spot for leisurely walks and a tranquil setting for dining in the cool evenings.

The square is beautifully illuminated at night and presents a dramatic scene as you approach the island by sea. Indeed, the majestic eagle is strategically positioned to welcome visitors to Langkawi.
Open : Every day