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New Straits Times 16.4.2013
BEACH GARDEN RESORT
Villagers take over resort, evict guests and staff
By SHARANJIT SINGH | email@example.com
RESORT REMAINS CLOSED: Police say it’s a civil dispute and they cannot do anything
LANGKAWI: GUESTS at the popular Beach Garden Resort at Pantai Chenang here were shocked when a group of villagers suddenly turned up at the place and started sealing the outlet.
The loutish group also threatened the resort staff to leave the place before placing barbed wire at the entry points and red plastic tape along the perimeter.
Read more: Villagers take over resort, evict guests and staff - General - New Straits Times
LADA organizes a cycling event called
Tuba Explore Bike Challenge (TUBEC)
on 27th April 2013 (Saturday).
The venue will be at Tuba Island.
All residents of Langkawi are welcome to join this cycling event. Transfer from Langkawi Tourism Jetty, Pekan Rabu, to Tuba will be provided starting at 6.45am until 7.30am.
This cycling and treasure hunt event will provide an excitement and enjoyable experience for the participants. There are 6 check points in the race. The bicycle should be in a safe condition and participant should wear an appropriate sports attire. There are prizes worth RM10, 000.00 awaiting the winners. A lucky draw will also be held and the prizes are an Ipad, smart phones and a hamper.
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The rotary is a service organisation, with
the motto: "Service above self" To see this bigger, click here
We like to announce
that the Rotary club of Langkawi was chartered on the 8th of March 2013.
We like to celebrate this with a Dinner & Dance evening
on the 21st of June 2013
start at 18:00 hrs, with the people of Langkawi.
We have a buffet, music, a raffle and an Auction.
The Price is RM 80 per person
For tickets please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If people like to donate for the Raffle or the Auction, please contact:
email@example.com or 0174694541
Donations, anonymous, can be made on our bank account:
Rotary Club of Langkawi, RHB Bank, Kuah, Langkawi, Account nr: 2-02117-0001785-9
The Board - Rotary Club Langkawi - (ID 84943 - 8th of March 2013)
Interesting INTERVIEW with our Editor and Spa Expert
Kamila has the ideas, the enthusiasm and the practical knowledge to deeply influence and boost the Malaysian Spa industry.
Listen to her interview.
Her new website is: www.spavisionaries.com
Open to Public
29-30 March 2013 10.00-17.00
Admission / Visitor Attire . . .
Public Visitors are required to register on-site at the registration hall. Admission fee is at RM10.00 per person whilst minors below 16 years of age, the elderly and the disabled will not be imposed any admission fees. Visitors are required to obtain entry badges at the registration hall before entering the exhibition. Badges issued are strictly non-transferable. Identity checks will be conducted. Please bring along your passport/NIRC for security checks on the day of your visit. Visitor without a valid badge or found to have gained access with another person's badge will be prosecuted.
Why not come along and enjoy something
different in Langkawi ?
Music from one of the worlds top flight pipers.
BIG BLOW LANGKAWI
LOCATION: Lada Building, Langkawi
March 7th 2013 at 8PM (prompt)
Pipe Major of grade one Scottish Power Pipe Band
Gold medal soloist - Prolific composer - Teacher/Leader
An example of his music you find here
New Resort & Spa in Langkawi
SERI CHENANG RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI
By Kamila Delart
Langkawi’s latest luxury hideaway, SERI CHENANG RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI, is ready to welcome on the 20th December first visitors!
Designed by the renowned Malaysian Architect, Dato’ Zainal Abidin, the boutique resort showcases traditional Malay architecture, featuring six villas inspired by the most iconic Malay houses of Terengganu, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Melaka and Kedah.
Recreational facilities include an infinity pool, gymnasium, and the charming Kayangan Spa.
WORLD CLASS FURNITURE FOR WORLD MARKET
Telaga Harbour Park
No. 8 Perdana Quay 2
Spread over two floors and 12.000 sq feet, DANA HOME is an upscale lifestyle store that sells exquisite furniture and beautiful decorative items.
On display is a large selection of colonial furniture, hand-selected antique pieces from across Asia, and high-class replicas of classical furniture from baroque and rococo to neoclassicism style…
GLOBAL AWARDS FOR LANGKAWI’S LEGENDARY
By Kamila Delart
Considered one of the most prestigious events in the hospitality industry, the TATLER TRAVEL AWARD 2013, held on 26th November at The Ritz Hotel in London, attracted hoteliers from all over the world. As every year, the winners were selected by an expert panel of Tatler’s editorial team that visited in the course of 12 months leading resorts on all five continents. Eager to find out who went home with the main trophy? YES!
Langkawi has a reason to celebrate!
The Charity Club Langkawi (Kelab Amal Langkawi) is committed to improving the day to day lives of underprivileged families in Langkawi. If you are not familiar with our activities please take a look at our website.
A STORY OF PERSONAL HEALING
WITH TRADITIONAL KOREAN HAND ACUPUNCTURE
AT LANGKAWI ASHI SPA
By Yvonne Warner
It all started when a very good friend took me to Ashi Spa, where she had started Korean Hand Acupuncture treatment with a Dr. Lee from Korea. I had never heard of Hand Acupuncture before, although I’ve experienced full-body acupuncture on many occasions. Hand Acupuncture, where the needles are inserted only into the hand, is unique to South Korea.
By Kamila Delart
Langkawi Video by LADA: see here
On Wednesday, October 31st, the LADA Auditorium was bursting at seams, with the audience eagerly awaiting the official launch of Langkawi’s New Brand ‘NATURALLY LANGKAWI’ that will showcase our breathtaking archipelago as a nature haven and the natural choice for tourists in quest of their next holiday destination.
One Earth Music Festival in Langkawi
Friday and Saturday,
Nov 2-3, 2012
By Paul Penders
The "Langkawi Chamber Music Festival"
We are going to put Langkawi on the map as one of the top music festivals in the world.
Some ask me why the huge buzz about Prof. Goldschneider's visit to Langkawi and Penang. Why do I (and many others) put so much energy in all this, and every day post on FB to update about this historic visit. Well friends, the answer is simple: THIS WILL BE GOOD FOR LANGKAWI.
The ZUMBA Parties are still going strong in Langkawi
The idea of having FUN while working out seems to have catched on.
Christmas Bazaar 2012
Nov 17th - 11am to 10pm at the Cenang Mall
This year the Christmas Bazaar will be held at the newly-opened Cenang Mall, Jalan Pantai Cenang (an not at the usual location at Pondok Keladi Guest House). This annual event has become increasingly popular among the expatriate community as well as the locals and tourists.
This will mark the fifth time such event is held. LADA has generously supported and sponsored this event for the past two years and hopefully will do so this year. There will be lots of goodies up for grabs including Christmas decoration, cakes, decorating lights, second-hand goods, food and beverages and many more. Also in the pipeline is live music by local bands. All are welcome. The all day event will also feature charity clubs selling items to raise fund for the needy.
All are welcome. For more info pls contact Rosidi at 0125369216.
To those who are interested in learning ADOBE Photoshop (Basic) with experience tutors but low fees may do so at LANGKAWI COMPUTER TRAINING CENTRE. Details as follows:
VENUE : LANGKAWI COMPUTER TRAINING CENTRE No 6A Upper level Taman Medan Berjaya (next to Taman Langkawi)
Date of commence: October 15 2012
The lesson is opened to those interested. Class will be conducted in two modes:
1. Weekends – 2 X Sunday – 9.30am to 12.30pm
2. Weekly – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8.30pm to 10.30pm - Note : we also offer flexible timetable option.
Fees : RM300 (October promo)
Maximum in a class : 10 students
Reach us at 012 453 8211 (Puan Salina), 017 394 0759 (Mr. Wan) or 04-966 0069 for further information and bookings. Limited space so hurry and make your way to us!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Per Bo Jensen
Clairvoyant and Professional Spiritual Astrologer.
Service: 0111 569 1736 Private: 0111 566 1471
Open: Mo - Sa from 11 AM to 6 PM.
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Langkawi Link is out.
Oct - Dec 2012.
Click on the picture to see it.
The Adventure of Balancing out your PRIMES
Do you want to do something NEW, something TRULY DIFFERENT, something 'MIND BOGGLING' ? Do you want to discover your secret goal - the one 'thing' which you are always looking for without knowing what it is - and confront your biggest fear ? Find your PRIMES - the hidden code of your life - and BALANCE them out. Free yourself and change 'compulsions into choice' !
PROPOSED ROTARY CLUB OF LANGKAWI
There will be a Second Interest Meeting for anyone who would like to be involved in the proposed Rotary Club in Langkawi.
It will be held at
Awana Porto Malai
on Saturday, 29 September
from 4 pm to 5 pm
along with a joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Alor Star, Bandar Sungai Petani and Kulim.
If anyone is interested in helping start a Rotary Club on Langkawi, please meet with Dr Baskaran on Saturday. This club will not only bring fellowship with other members in Langkawi, but also with members from other parts of the world. It will also bring much needed financial support to the community of Langkawi.
The NEW ARTS CAFE
in Langkawi Fair
Belinda Koh, the beautiful owner of the place - an experienced business woman and courageous entrepreneur - is in Langkawi Fair since eleven years. She has originally learned her trade in a Swiss 'Hotelfachschule' - and being an artist herself - she is the perfect person to create an ARTS CAFE that is more than just a 'normal business'.
She obviously likes what she is doing. The walls are full of colorful paintings from local artists - with only a few tables inside, creating an inviting open space. In future this space can be used for artists doing their painting there, making music or having a book reading, a birthday party (of artists or 'normal' people), etc., etc. The cafe has sliding doors toward the mall which can be closed for a private event if necessary.
Classical Piano Recital
Friday, 19 October 2012
Gary Goldschneider, a renowned classical pianist is visiting Langkawi and has offered to perform a programme of Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin together with one of his own compositions.
The event will be held at
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
and start with drinks from the CCL bar
at 6.30 pm, followed by a two course buffet dinner at 7 pm with the recital at 8.30 pm.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet the pianist.
Tickets are priced at RM 75 to include an RM 20 donation
to CCL and are strictly limited.
Please email, or contact: Sheila on 016 687 6600 or
Belinda on 012 489 6616.
Please note that this is an adults only evening - 16 plus.
The proceeds will be used to give underprivileged children the opportunity to pursue their career dreams through Tertiary Education.
FOR ALL OF SEPTEMBER, BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE. YES . THAT'S PAY FOR ONE , SECOND PERSON COMES IN FREE!
NEXT ZUMBA CLASS: FRIDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER, 6.30-7.15 PM SPORTS COMPLEX, KUAH.
EMAIL ME TO BOOK A PLACE. SEE YOU !
See http://hdehaan.zumba.com/ for details.
Email: email@example.com to book your place.
Editor’s Viewpoint – some thoughts about the Langkawi Gazette
Yesterday in the DOMINO in Kuah, I met an older Expat who is around here since a long time. He told me, that the Langkawi Gazette was a bit boring for him. He is not interested in SPA’s and ‘Trendy Restaurant’s’ (he doesn’t go to SPA’s and has found his favourite eating places already) – and what he misses, is news about ‘what is happening in Langkawi’ and with this he includes accidents, the death of an Expat and things like that – in short: Community News.
By Kamila Delart
Constantly looking for exciting ways to surprise and delight their guests, THE DATAI, Langkawi’s legendary beach and rainforest resort, invites as a guest Chef the CULINARY CELEBRITY, ANTON MOSIMANN.
Regarded the founder of ‘Cuisine Naturelle’, a culinary style highlighting the flavors of individual ingredients, Anton Mosimann earned the famous Dorchester two Michelin Stars, and became famous by opening Mosimann’s, a celebrated Private Dining Club in London. He catered for four British Prime Ministers, four US Presidents and most of Europe’s Heads of State, and was chosen to delight with his culinary art guests attending the grand reception of Prince William’s wedding at Buckingham Palace.
From 24thth to 27th SEPTEMBER, you have the opportunity to dine like a royalty yourself!
I am please to announce the official launch of my ebook,
The Backpacker's Guide to Langkawi.
For the last couple of years, marketing and promotions by the tourism industry here have been targeting mid-budget to upscale luxury travellers while hardly any effort has been made to provide useful information to backpackers and other low-budget travellers.
As a result, most backpackers going through SE Asia these days believe this island too expensive and are skipping Langkawi for Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
The Backpacker's Guide to Langkawi will hopefully bring this group of vital tourists back to these shores. This lavishly-illustrated 60-page ebook is stuffed with money-saving tips for flights, dining, do-it-yourself tours, shopping and much more. Also included are detailed directories of budget hotels, safety tips, maps and an activities list sorted according to personality and travel style. At only $7.95 USD, this book will pay for itself many times over.
BERBUKA PUASA CELEBRATION
By Kamila Delart
Ramadan. Time of contemplation, spiritual renewal and worship... Celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which Quran was revealed by angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad, Muslims all over the world retreat to reflect upon the holy words of Allah sent for the guidance of humanity.
The Ramadan is also a time of purification and practice of self-discipline. Turning away from worldly pleasures, Muslims follow from dawn to sunset sawm - a religious fast aiming at cleansing the body, mind and soul.
VIP FOR AN ENTIRE EVENING?
‘The Bespoke Culinary Treat’ at The Datai
will make your dream come true!
By Kamila Delart
Regardless where on the island you are staying, an E-Class Mercedes Limousine will pick you up at your doorsteps! Lean back, savor with your loved one or friends chilled Champagne and enjoy the view of the pristine rainforest along the winding road to the iconic Datai. Let the attentive hosts spoil you while you indulge in a four course culinary feast.
See http://hdehaan.zumba.com/ for more details.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
GRAND OPENING AT WAKABA
By Kamila Delart
Located on the second floor of the new Cenang Shopping Mall, the Japanese Restaurant Wakaba invited on Sunday, August 5th more than 100 guests to celebrate Grand Opening.
The Japanese owner, Mr. Masaki Nonomiya, is passionate about serving authentic traditional dishes of his home land. Created by a Japanese Chef, and utilizing the freshest ingredients available, the buffet with a variety of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies was excellent!
Dr. Bodeker, Part 2 –
The Global Spa Culture -
THE SPAS OF THE FUTURE
“The spa industry is currently the fastest growing segment of the hospitality and leisure industry with revenues exceeding those from amusement parks, box office receipts, vacation ownership gross sales and ski resort ticket sales.”
This is the second in a series of blogs based on conversations between Dr. Gerry Bodeker and Paul Penders
Every Saturday nite during the Fasting Month
6:00 PM - July 21st, July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th
Cost: 30 RM. By reservation only. Limited to 20 people.
Open to both Muslim and non-Muslim participants.
Please call 04 967 1870 or reserve by email to: email@example.com
Hello, you may like to put this following message in your Gazette.
I am a Canadian tourist visiting Langkawi for the third time. I have always felt safe & find the Malaysian people very friendly & helpful.
Sunday evening (1st July) around 8:30 pm walking on the street by the park North of Langkawi Faires shopping mall, a motorcycle with one man on it came from the playground parking area on to the street in front of me and snatched a small bag I was wearing round my neck as he passed me. Fortunately, it contained only my cell phone.
In future I shall not walk alone after dark. I hope this will be a warning to other tourists.
Thank you Jane for letting us know. We are sorry this happened to you, it creates such a frustration when sometthing so unjust happens! Luckily these things are not common here, as you know - but obviously possible. I myself - being here since more than 10 years - always wear a belly bag and feel safe with that and never had a problem. It's probably the safest way to go. Mark.
at SERI CENANG RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI
By Kamila Delart
Not even open yet, SERI CENANG RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI has been featured in countless international magazines, and there are already bookings all the way to spring 2013!
Designed by the renowned Malaysian Architect, Dato’ Zainal Abidin, the timeless art village celebrates the Malay heritage, featuring six villas inspired by the most iconic Malay houses found in various parts of the country. Equally unique is the hospitality concept of the boutique resort. With 1:1 guest : staff ratio, and butlers catering to each and every need, the discerning travelers will enjoy a truly personalized service.
HOTSPOT FOR BACKPACKERS
By Kamila Delart
Barely open, TUBOTEL in Langkawi became the hottest insider tip among budget travelers! A grand weekend getaway for the young and hip from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hongkong, and a cool place to spend holidays when backpacking from Europe and Australia, the unique hotel concept created a major stir.
Inspired by the Austrian ‘Park Hotel', designed by the architect Andy Strauss, TUBOTEL features futuristic barrel-like rooms made of giant drainage pipes, painted in various pastel colors. Going with the minimalist trend, the rooms with a diameter of 2.5 x 2.5 meter forego the bells and whistles, sticking to basics: king-size bed with ample storage underneath, comfy bedding, fan and a reading lamp. Full-size glass front provides an amazing view of the Andaman Sea, and a Sunset to die for!
A Langkawian falls in love with a green hotel - sorry, no - it is not one of ours - it is in Sri Lanka. Why we write about? Some of the hotels and resorts in Langkawi could use it as an example . . .
Have I Finally Found the Truly Perfect Hotel?
By Paul Penders
On the last day of my visit to Sri Lanka, I was met with a most wonderful surprise: a hotel of real quality that ‘walks its talk’ – the Jetwing Beach Hotel in Negombo.
My work has me traveling quite often. In over 40 years of travel, I may have stayed in perhaps a thousand hotels all over the world. Each hotel has its own specialty, character or uniqueness, and the experience can very good but it also can quite bad! I have learned that even if it is part of a big chain -- like for example, Hilton Hotels – that does not always guarantee a pleasant stay. Same goes for a huge price tag as well. I have also stayed in numerous small family hotels and most of them gave me a wonderful experience for an affordable price. However, out of them all, this one is the closest to a perfect hotel.
Chakra Awakening And Balancing With Sun Salutation
Posted by Dorothy Ang
WASTE MANAGEMENT IN LANGKAWI
Langkawi's Garbage Problem and the new INCINERATOR
We do not normally report again and again about a long standing problem.
But today there are new developments to report:
1. Meeting of LADA with the waste companies
2. PHONE NUMBER to call if a bin overflows
3. NEW INCINERATOR on Langkawi being operational ca. in August 2012.
CONNY & KEITH’S KICK - ASS COOKOUT
by Kamila Delart
THIS FRIDAY , 18th May, 5 - 9 pm
Poolside, fat-CUPID @ La Pari-Pari
Pantai Tengah, behind Sunba
A fan of Conny Andersson? The famous Chef who appeared in the past on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and co-wrote the ‘Morgan Freeman & Friends’ cook book, is teaming up with Keith Ng, the Chef of fatCupid, spoiling you one last time prior to leaving Langkawi! On the menu? Lip-smacking gourmet burgers and salads that will knock your socks off!
The event is limited to 100 guests.
Admission with pre-paid tickets only. For further info and reservation, please contact fatCupid at: +60175524223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10% of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Charity Club Langkawi, helping underprivileged families on the island.
2. May 2012 / Paul Penders
GARY GOLDSCHNEIDER PERFORMS
15 / 30 AUGUST IN PENANG / LANGKAWI
We made some important headway in getting the
great American pianist and world's best personology astrologer, Gary Goldschneider, to Malaysia.
Gary lives now in Amsterdam. He studied psychology and later became a concert pianist playing all over the world -
involving the characters of composers in his performances - but he has never been in Asia!
Now we make it happen in Penang and will also try to get him to Langkawi . . . We will keep you updated.
See Gary's website here
Distinguishing Marks On the Soles Of the Buddha
Posted by Dorothy Ang
Pranayama For Motion Sickness
posted by Dorothy Ang
18 April 2012
RE-OPENING OF THE LEGENDARY GULAI HOUSE AT THE DATAI
by Kamila Delart
Appointed in summer 2011 as the new management of The Datai, the Archipelago Hotels and Resorts set out on a mission to take the award-winning resort to yet another level.
Renowned for celebrating the fine art of hospitality, and for creating experiences out of the ordinary, the new management initiated in the short period of time a variety of exciting projects! While the construction of fourteen new beach villas is underway, and the Datai Golf Club, re-designed by renowned international golfer Ernie Els, is due to welcome guests in mid 2013, The Gulai House, Datai's legendary restaurant, has just re-opened its doors.
Please note that the date of our Mother’s Day Celebration
social dinner at the Westin Langkawi,
has been changed to Monday 21st May at 8.p.m.
Ticket are only RM90 (limited number) and available by phoning
04-966 7778; 966 2208 & 017 5600952
or you can drop into SK Intertrade in Kuah town.
Hope to see you there.
on behalf of Kelab Amal Wanita Langkawi
"I am Salina and this is the story of my dream of LaJeram - the sacred waterfall.......
Paul Penders from Langkawi plans to build a
new Wellness Center for Malaysia,
which will be called Salina's Dream Wellness Center..
It will be a non-profit org. in the mountainous jungle of Sayong, Malaysia, with about 3 acres of land surrounding a sacred water fall.
The mission statement of this center will be based on natural healing energy,
meditation, relaxation and charity.
For more information write to Paul Penders <email@example.com>
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !!!
SPRING FASHION SPECTACULAR
by Truly Boutique Cafe
Location: M1 -M3 Ground Floor,
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Come and join us for a fabulous few hours at our Champagne High Tea. - Be entertained with a show of the most up to the minute fashion in Langkawi while you enjoy a sumptuous high tea of gourmet sandwiches and other yummy delights.
A selection of beverages will be available including a range of teas and coffee or for those who enjoy something a little stronger champagne wine and beer will also be available.The first glass is included in the ticket price ! - There will be live music and a fabulous assortment of lucky ticket prizes that will be drawn at the end of the event.
Tickets cost RM 35 and seats are strictly limited. For booking & esquires:
Belinda : 0124896616 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Kuah)
Nasah: 0125628034 or email@example.com (Cenang)
Richelle Soliano: 0122151895 (Cenang)
28 Jetski riders from 12 teams from Malaysia, France,
UK, Japan, Philippines will vie in the
Langkawi International Formula Jet Ski Super Series 2012
at Taman Lagenda Langkawi, which will be held from
12 to 14 April, 2012.
3 April 2012
fatCUPID @ La Pari-Pari
NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
by Kamila Delart
A group of friends and selected guests were invited to celebrate the launch of La Pari - Pari, a new boutique hotel and the resident Restaurant fatCUPID. Hidden behind the Sun Block in Pantai Tengah and surrounded by nature, the place has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. The 12 rooms are built around a patio with beautiful old trees and a small swimming pool. Rates start at RM 275 with 20% discount until the end of April.
The restaurant is run by three cousins who share passion for food. Selecting the name fatCUPID, the owners are determined to prove the theory that ‘once struck by cupid’s arrow, you will fall instantly in love’ - trusting that once their guest taste the casual Australian cuisine, they will keep coming back for more. With fun atmosphere, delicious culinary creations of Keith Ng, the restaurant’s Chef, and Jeremy Liew’s friendly service, their vision could become quickly a reality. Although part of the La Pari-Pari hotel, the restaurant is open to public. Curious? Give it a try and if love-struck, post a like on their facebook: facebook.com/fatcupidlangkawi
31.3.2012 / Mark
The sad story of the factual closing
of the best beach of Langkawi:
by the Tanjung Rhu Resort
Letter to the Langkawi Gazette
I want to tell you about my adventures with Tanjung Rhu.
One day i came there 5.30 and i was not allowed to go on the beach.
After 5 your not permitted to go on the beach??
What about the nice sunset??
Other time I went with my daughter and children about two o'clock.
We went on the beach and I was shocked to see the fence.
We sad down and then this guard came and said we have to move.
We were sitting about 5 meter next to the fence and this guy said we can not because we need space when there is a emergency at the resort beach.
So they take the beach and turned it into a prison.
Embody The Present & Mindful Communication
by Breeze Yoga Studio
The Three Teachings - Third : Mindfulness
by Tenzin Palmo
LANGKAWI: The Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) has issued a list of fares for taxi drivers here, which must be complied by them.
Its chief executive, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said the list covered fares for over 30 destinations.
"The list is important to ensure that tourists know the actual fare for each destination. This is an effort to improve the quality of public transport services in Langkawi," he told reporters after launching the sticker for rented cars and the list of fares today.
Pulau Langkawi currently has more than 1,000 taxis. "We hope all taxi drivers will comply with the fares listed for the convenience of tourists," he said.
Lada held a discussion with taxi drivers before the list was issued, he added.
See: Lada issues list of fares for taxi drivers - Latest - New Straits Times
Read about the LASSie Campaign and other interesting articles here
Langkawi Cable Car steps back
Despite their detailled announcement of price changes to massive higher prices (from RM 30 to RM 50 ) - the Cable Car obviously backs off and per an undated announcement which we got today after enquiering, the old prices are valid again until 'further notice'.
These prices are: Children (2-12 years old) RM 20 (MyKad Holder RM 10.00 )
Adults RM 30 (My Kad Holder RM 15.00 )
As we do not know when or if they will change the prices again, and if we will be notified or not, please use their info line at 04 – 959 4225/1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org for future price enquieries.
The DOMINO Restaurant in Kuah, in a new look
Can you remember the old 'Domino" with the filthy green carpet on the floor?
Dee, the new owner, has transformed it step by step into a nice, fresh and friendly place. This and Western Food specialities, like his famous 'Shepherd's Pie' and many others, together with the fact, that he charges only moderate prices, are the reason that his restaurant is doing very well these days.... This is not a paid advertisement, but a thank you to Dee from me, one of his frequent customers. Mark
Monday, 13 February 2012
Archipelago Hotels and Resorts announce that
The Datai Langkawi has been honoured in TripAdvisor's 2012 Travelers' Choice Awards.
The iconic Malaysian resort was named as the overall winner in four categories including Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Malaysia as well as Top 25 Hotels in Malaysia, Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in Malaysia, and Top 20 Hotels for Service in Malaysia.
The Traveler’s Choice Award is the highest honour a hotel can receive from the TripAdvisor community.
Franz A. Zeller, Managing Director for Archipelago Hotels and Resorts, commented on the recent honours, “we are absolutely delighted to be recognised by our guests with such coveted honours. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of our hotels and resorts' continued commitment to excellence by creating truly memorable experiences for our guests, Zeller added.
Opened since 15th Dec 2011, this is a venue that you would really feel cool and comfortable. At Green Village Resort, Pantai Tengah Langkawi, Budaba is fully air-conditioned with sofa seatings, bar stools and wooden bar tables with an asian ambience - including a cool Valley Billiard Table and 2 Dart Boards for the sporty types.
A projector screen and a 52" LCD TV are showing Live Sports via Astro and also the latest MTV music and YouTube Music HD Videos. Its all here - including even a swimming pool with a Poolside Tavern. Light meals are available. So, come check us out.
Thilak Narayan Acharya - BUDABA World Music Bar - [Lounge/Sports Bar/Poolside Tavern]
Please check us out at facebook