Tuesday, February 26, 2013

LIMA 13 - Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2013

Dont missssss .......

Date : 26-30 Mac 2013
Location : Langkawi International Airport & Awana Porto Malai Jetty ..

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....."Lima will be their opening event of 2013 and so the crowd can expect to see some exciting and dynamic flying by the display pilot, Flight Lt Jamie Norris," he said.
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.......  THE Indonesian Air Force aerial display team are set to mesmerise the public during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace show (Lima13) from March 26 to 30.
The team, known as the Jupiter aerobatic team, will be using six KT-1B Wong Bee aircraft during the aerial display.
The organisers have also invited the Red Arrows from the Royal Air Force and the Blue Angles from the United States Navy ....... The Malay Mail 

 .....The SME Pavilion at LIMA'13 offers platform for SMEs to discover international opportunities, exchange ideas and network. Marketplace for products and services offered by both defence and commercial shipping and aviation SMEs. The SME Pavilion also provides complete solution for SME marketers to meet business owners directly, and also to be the sourcing market for investors, fund managers and venture capitalists in the region.....

Follow the official twitter account LIMA 2013 - here 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Academy signs pact with hotels

 AS THE Government aims to make Langkawi a top tourist destination, a sizable and qualified workforce will be needed to cater to this goal.
In this regard, the Langkawi Tourism Academy recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 17 hotels in Langkawi to help produce fit-for-industry graduates.
The MoU formalised the hotels’ prior agreement with the academy to provide internship opportunities for its students.
One of the participating hotels is The Datai, Langkawi, whose general manager Anthony Sebastian said the project would address the shortage of local talents.

Saying thanks: Mohamed Khaled (front row, centre) receiving a token of appreciation from Prof Hassan, after witnessing the signing of the MoU. Looking on (next to Mohd Khaled) is Ab Rahim.
“I laud this initiative as it is a way to entice locals to remain within the island,” he said, adding that only 70% of the hotel’s workforce was made up of locals.
Previously known as Kolej Komuniti Langkawi, the academy was rebranded in an upgrading exercise carried out last year by the Higher Education Ministry and Taylor’s University.
The setting up of the academy is one of the 14 initiatives laid out in the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint 2011-2015, which maps out a plan to make the island a “global top 10 island and eco destination by 2015”.
Speaking at the event, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the ministry had appointed Taylor’s University in 2011 to act as project consultant to establish the academy.. more below