Saturday, January 03, 2009

7th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Date : 4-10 january 2009

New for this year : tha brand-new Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Trophy for best team .
Confirmed at time of publication are 11 Longtze and 6 Platu boats in the Sports Boat Class .The remaining 5 confirmed participants are Firefly catamarans which will complete in the Multihulls category .
The events is also likely to see the participation of a women’s team from China and a youth team .Look out for champion of previous RLIRs Yo!2 skippered by Peter Aherm . For info ,please go to

Program Of Events 2009 Regatta Langkawi ;

SUNDAY - 0900 – 1700 - Registration and Sail Measurement at RLYC

0900 - 1700 - Registration and Sail Measurement at RLYC
1400 - Practice Race
1730 - Skipper's Briefing
0930 - RACE DAY 1 - Racing All Classes
1930 - Opening and Prize Presentation Dinner at RLYC
0930 - RACE DAY 2 - Racing All Classes
1930 - Prize Presentation Dinner

0930 - RACE DAY 3 - Racing All Classes
1930 - Free Night
0930 - RACE DAY 4 - Racing All Classes
1930 - Prize Presentation Dinner
0930 - RACE DAY 5 - Racing All Classes
1930 - Prize Presentation & Closing Dinner at RLYC

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 .