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Trouble in paradise: the endangered Geopark status

posted by Mark

This is the first time I read an article that was able to explain in details the exact status problem with the Langkawi Geopark and what would be requested and what is really going on.
Thank you Leisa and Eric !

Trouble in paradise: Langkawi struggles to hold onto Unesco geopark status
Having won Unesco geopark status, Langkawi is struggling to hold on to it, as the negative effects of tourism take their toll on the Malaysian archipelago's beauty. Words and pictures by Leisa Tyler

Read the full article here

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1577608/langkawi-victim-its-own-success

 


Tun Dr. Mahathir and Kamila DelartEvent to honor

Tun Dr. Mahathir 

 in Langkawi

 

Mark in your calendar the 12. - 16. September when Pulau Langkawi will be playing host to
LIMPAHAN KASIH LANGKAWI,
an extraordinary event organized to
honor the legacy of
TUN DR. MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD.

With the former Prime Minister considered by local residents ‘The Father of Langkawi’, the choice of location is truly symbolic!

For detailed information regarding the upcoming event, go to: www.pesonared.com

 

Read the narrative of our Editor, Kamila Delart, who had the privilege to interview Tun. Dr. Mahathir, tracing back the special bond between the visionary man and our tiny magical island…

 

THE FATHER OF LANGKAWI

By Kamila Delart

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad… The longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia. For 22 years one of the most influential leaders in Asia. A national icon and a personal hero of the people of Langkawi.

Tun Dr MahathirHow does one get ready for an interview with a man who is used to sit on a table with the most powerful people in the world, a man who steered the course of history?!

If I hadn't had the honor of a personal audience on two earlier occasions, I would be frantically checking my notes, trying to fight the growing tension as the time of our meeting approaches. But having experienced the warm, approachable nature of this brilliant man, I’m simply trying to clear my mind and focus.

 

Read more: Event to honor Tun Dr. Mahathir in Langkawi

Newest information regarding the Langkawi Link

The Langkawi Link (LL) was a promotional print-magzine that was issued every 3 months by Patrick Low and Aini Jantan since about 6 years now. It was the only print media exclusively for Langkawi and a big help for many businesses to make their services known to the tourists.
This LL as we know it, is dead. There is no July-to-September issue coming out anymore.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS:
The LL will be continued by EVA ZIMMERMANN (Captain Eva from the Damai Indah Luxery Cruise) who will - as we heard - give it a big facelift, with a new, bigger format, a streamelined content, better paper and a professional layout.

The first edition is promised for September. Eva will give a presentation of the planned new magazine and her future ideas for it on Saturday the 12th of July.

If you are interested in the project, plan to possibly advertise in it and with that not only promote your own business, but also help an important Langkawi media to a good restart, then Eva will certainly give you more details about this and invite you to the presentation.

Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE SEVEN STAR
GLOBAL LUXURY AWARDS

By Kamila Delart

Celebrating extraordinary achievements in the hospitality and lifestyle sector, The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards aim to highlight the most enticing destinations, luxury tour operators and iconic hotels & resorts - promising travelers the very best the industry has to offer!

The candidates are selected by a panel of high profile, well-travelled individuals who have experienced the finest in hospitality, lifestyle and luxury products.

Read more: THE SEVEN STAR GLOBAL LUXURY AWARDS

Initiator and one of the main sponsors of the KILIM KARST MASSIVE MANGROVE CLEANING that took place in March 2014, the ROTARY CLUB OF LANGKAWI does its best to encourage young Langkawians to take ownership and see themselves as the guardians of the island’s pristine nature.

Aiming to get young participants to reflect upon the event and share their thoughts and impressions with others, they organized with the support of LADA a literary and photography contest. As you can see and read below, their initiative was truly successful! We congratulate the winners and applaud the Rotary Club of Langkawi!

ESSAY CONTEST WINNER
Kelly Gray
17 years old, home schooled

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNER
Khairil Aliff bin Khairil Faizi
15 Years old, MRSM Langkawi

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 ESSAY of Kelly Gray:

16 March 2014

A Day With the Rubbish

Masses of people swarm around a few sign-up tables in the parking lot near the Kilim boat docks. Everyone is talking and I am just standing there, shocked. To see so many people gathered in one place for such a cause is amazing. I could hardly believe the crowds of people, young and old, who had come to help give back to the earth by helping to clean her shores. The lines trailed through the parking lot, and it was hard to find where one ended and where another began. After I got my number, I wandered around noting how many people had come from around the island.

To read the full essay - with pictures - go here

GOLFER’S PARADISE

Following two and half years of renovations, the ELS CLUB TELUK DATAI, newly designed by 4 times major champion Ernie Els, is ready for your swing!

With a backdrop of the marbled limestone peaks of the Mat Cincang mountain range, surrounded by 10 million years old rainforest, stretching all the way to the shores of the emerald green Andaman Sea, the golf course lures with truly captivating landscapes and enchanting serene atmosphere. For more information view:http://langkawi-gazette.com/lkwi-golfing

 

The Pier Restaurant and Bar in Kuah - Oh'The Pier Restaurant and Bar'
in Kuah is open again

Open from 11am to 11pm.
Closed on Friday.

Thanks to Oh, 'The Pier' which had been closed for many months is now open again. And if as nothing had happened, the old customers are back already and Oh is fully in her element, being again the happy soul of the place.

It has truly a relaxing atmosphere. The food prices for the western food are moderate (and the menu has even some local dishes for 5 and 7 RM).

Beer prices: Tiger Draft:  RM 5.00    Happy Hour  3.50     Happy hour is from 5pm to 8pm
                    Tiger Can:   RM 5.00    Happy Hour  4.00
                     Skol:           RM 4.00    Happy Hour  2.50

See 2 more pictures.

Read more: The Pier in Langkawi is open again

LANGKAWI’S TRIUMPH AT THE HOSPITALITY ASIA PLATINUM AWARDS

By Kamila Delart

Considered one of the most prestigious events in the hospitality industry, the price giving ceremony of the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) took place on 9th January at One World Hotel in Selangor, with the walls of the Imperial Ballroom echoing roaring applause earned by multiple Langkawi resorts!

As in the past 12 years, the nominees were chosen based on a first-hand experience of mystery guests and the winners selected by a panel of professional judges with in-depth expertise of the hospitality industry.

Wondering which Langkawi resorts impressed the jury the most?

♦ THE ANDAMAN
 THE DATAI LANGKAWI
 THE WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT & SPA

were among the Best 10 in two key categories:

RESORT OF THE YEAR - BEST DISCOVERY
5* RESORT - EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

It doesn’t come as a surprise that these resorts scored high also in other areas:

Read more: LANGKAWI’S TRIUMPH AT THE HOSPITALITY ASIA PLATINUM AWARDS

PREFERED VENUE OF THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

By Kamila Delart

Private jets, exclusive resort hideaways, tantalizing culinary creations, handbags from Hermès, exquisite Cartier jewellery…

Celebrating the finer things in life and inspiring with stories of excellence and outstanding achievements of today’s industry leaders, movers and shakers, THE PEAK magazine recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Having collected countless publishing awards over the years, and won the hearts of the Crème de la Crème in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia, the milestone called for a truly special event.

Read more: Seri Chenang Resort Langkawi

We would like to wish our readers and clients a 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

with luck und prosperity in 2014.

                  -------------

We use this opportunitu to inform about 

 

Interpretation:

Constantly updated, with a variety of themed Guides featuring all of the island’s leading businesses, Langkawi Gazette is meanwhile perceived as the most complex source of
information about Langkawi. The growing popularity is reflected in a significant
increase of visitors: + 21.5%

Read more: Happy New Year - Development of the Langkawi Gazette in 2013

FASHION SHOW IN LANGKAWI

By Kamila Delart

Passionate about promoting Asian talent, Stylo International paired up with Mercedes-Benz to bring together the most gifted fashion designers from across the region.

A stylish collaboration of glamorous couture and iconic cars, the MERCEDES-BENZ STYLO ASIA FASHION WEEK was a major success - attracting designers from China, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and, of course, from Malaysia.

Read more: FASHION SHOW IN LANGKAWI

Bird Nets in Langkawi

Marc de Faoite

It’s the time of year when birds flock in the padi fields, drawn by the nearly-ripened rice. It’s the time of year when young men and boys and cut lengths of bamboo poles and plant them in the ground. They span fine nets between the stakes, hoping to catch unsuspecting quail and water-hens as they fly in swooping circles, chasing insects through the air, above the nodding heads of grain-heavy rice.

Langkawi is home to more than 200 species of birds, some seasonal, like visiting retirees, most resident throughout the year. The birds are tempted by enticing rice, or by the host of insects, rodents, fish, lizards and even snakes that play their parts in the complicated eco-system of the padi fields. Some birds become entangled in the nets. The nets are equal opportunity traps – they ensnare any species, whether seasonal or not, whether common or rare. Almost all will die a slow death from heat, dehydration and exhaustion as they battle against the unforgiving mesh.

Read more: Catching Birds in Langkawi

BERNAMA

Closed system 'close season' proposal for Pulau Payar 

LANGKAWI: The Department of Marine Park Malaysia (JTLM) plans to create a closed system for the 'close season' in the Pulau Payar Marine Park here to help balance the ecosystem of the island.

Director-General Sukarno Wagiman said the reason JTLM wanted to create a closed system was to allow a 'respite' for the coral reefs from recreational activities such as diving and snorkelling.

He said if the system was implemented next year (2014), the closure process will be observed for a minimum of once a month to allow the corals a 'rest' and thus keep the balance of the ecosystem.

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/closed-system-close-season-proposal-for-pulau-payar-1.397940

MAKING A DIFFERENCE…
By Kamila Delart

Looking from afar, luxury resorts often seem to operate in a ‘parallel universe’, isolated from the reality experienced by ordinary people who live in surrounding kampongs. But first impressions tend to be misleading…

As John Donne said:’ No man is an island, entire of itself, but a tiny piece of a continent…’ And so, when Teluk Datai Resorts Sdn Bhd, the investment holding company that owns The Datai and surrounding land, learnt about the challenges experienced in one of the primary schools in direct neighborhood, they took initiative!

Read more: MAKING A DIFFERENCe - Datai - Langkawi

We knew since some time that the BERINGIN BEACH (Picture: TripAdvisor), the last decent public beach for the Kuah region, had been closed for the public.

Now it is official:

Langkawi To Have Two New Landmarks

Hotel St Regis Langkawi and
Langkawi International Convention
Centre (LICC).

LANGKAWI, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today officiated the groundbreaking ceremony for two new landmarks in Langkawi -- Hotel St Regis Langkawi and Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC).

In his speech, Najib said Malaysia will assume the ASEAN chairmanship in 2015 and he wanted the ASEAN Summit, expected in April 2015, to be held at LICC.

The projects, undertaken by Rajawali Group, were expected to be completed in 15 months.

Rajawali Group Chairman, Tan Sri Peter Sondakh, said the company started its investment in Langkawi in 2005 with the acquisitions of Westin Hotel Resort and Spa Langkawi.

Read more here: 

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=992116

CULINARY SYMPHONY AT THE WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT & SPA

By Kamila Delart

If you are a gourmet and lucky enough to be visiting Langkawi in the last week of October, dining at SEASONAL TASTES, a dreamlike venue with a mesmerizing ocean view, is sure to become one of the highlights of your holiday stay!

Participating in Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2013, the restaurant lures with a truly tantalizing four-course Festival Menu that will entice all your senses.

The globally renowned fine dining event revolves in its 13th year around the theme ‘Cool Chefs - Cooking with Attitude’, showcasing the most talented culinary artists from all over the country.

Read more: CULINARY SYMPHONY AT THE WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT & SPA


OCEAN WHITE PARTY

15 NOVEMBER 2013

GRAND BALLROOM
MERITUS PELANGI BEACH RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI
EMCEE: DATO’ YASMIN YUSUFF
GUEST APPEARANCE: SALAMIAH HASSAN

PARTY TICKET LUCKY DRAW - Win 3 days/2 nights in Deluxe Beachfront Room with
breakfast for 2 - donated by Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

Read more: All White Party - Langkawi Charity Club

EASTERN MEDICINE IN LANGKAWI

By Kamila Delart


Battling a chronic condition or suffering from acute pain? Rather than looking for reputed specialists and advanced medical centers based in KL or Singapore, head to Kuala Teriang, a tiny kampong halfway between Pantai Cenang and Pantai Kok. ‘Disguised’ as a traditional Spa, the ‘LGK ASHI’, located opposite a Mosque, is without a doubt the best address in Langkawi when looking for serious medical help.

Read more: Eastern Medicine

Ramadan1RAMADAN

By Kamila Delart

It’s still dark outside and I wake up hearing the melodic voice of a Muezzin calling to the morning prayer. As opposed to last year when I used to pull a pillow over my head in order to reclaim my sleep, I walk out on my terrace and wait for the sun to rise - hoping to absorb the unique energy that is all around. The holy month of Ramadan began…

I didn’t know much about Islam when I came to Langkawi a few years back. And I have to admit that apart from reading a couple of books on the subject, I didn’t make much effort to truly change that. But Muhammad’s teachings have a way to get underneath your skin - whether you are aware of it or not. Especially if you live on the outskirts of a traditional Malay kampong…

Read more: Ramadan by Kamila Delart - Langkawi


A new Star in Langkawi ?

“Syarmiemim Binti Mohamad Zul, Nickname Mimi, gets noticed as a new singing talent in Langkawi.

She is just 17 years old, but started to train herself to be a singer since she was 8. She has been in some singing competitions (“Bintang Kecil” competitions) like the Water Festival singing competition, and performed as a solo singer for her school Serdah Negeri Kerbangsaan, in Padang Matsirat.

Her favorite singers are Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, P. Ramlee, and Celine Dion. She loves the way Datuk Siti Nurhaliza is singing because she always smiles.

Her parents really support her so she has time for singing. She also likes to write and create new songs. Here you can hear her singing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQC7H5ew4B4

You can contact her here:  https://www.facebook.com/ain.syarmieminfull

New Straits Times  16.4.2013

BEACH GARDEN RESORT

Villagers take over resort, evict guests and staff

By SHARANJIT SINGH | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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

 

Sorry for all who commented here: as we have taken out the ability to comment in general, we lost these comments too.

We had to take out this feature becauswe we were hacked. Sorry !

 

THE MAGIC OF LANGKAWI

An introspective journey 
of an expat

By Kamila Delart
 

It was love at first sight! Pristine island surrounded by the emerald green Andaman Sea, breathtaking limestone formations, mangroves with a labyrinth of secret water channels, millions of years old rainforest with trees daringly reaching towards the sky. Bright orange heliconias, red ginger flowers, the tantalizing smell of jackfruit in the air…

Read more: THE MAGIC OF LANGKAWI by Kamila Delart

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.

To sign up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If people like to donate for the Raffle or the Auction, please contact:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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)

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Website:  www.rotaryclublangkawi.org
Secretary: Ria van der Hoff

 

To see this in big as a PDF, click here

Interesting INTERVIEW with our Editor and Spa Expert

Kamila Delart

Kamila has the ideas, the enthusiasm and the practical knowledge to deeply influence and boost the Malaysian Spa industry.

Listen to her interview.

http://www.mytourismtv.com/talkshow-210.html

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.

Read more: Lima 2013

Why not come along and enjoy something
different in Langkawi ?

CHRIS ARMSTRONG

Music from one of the worlds top flight pipers.

BIG BLOW LANGKAWI

LOCATION: Lada Building, Langkawi

March 7th 2013 at 8PM (prompt)

Free entry.

Pipe Major of grade one Scottish Power Pipe Band

Gold medal soloist - Prolific composer - Teacher/Leader

An example of his music you find here 

Seri Chenang Resort LangkawiNew 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.

Read more: SERI CHENANG RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI

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DANA HOME

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…

Read more: Dana Home - World Class Furnitures - Langkawi


 

GLOBAL AWARDS FOR LANGKAWI’S LEGENDARY

RAINFOREST RESORT 

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!

Read more: GLOBAL AWARDS FOR LANGKAWI

Please go to www.langkawicharity.com

 

 

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.

Read more: CCL_Treasurer

Korean Hand Accupuncture in LangkawiA STORY OF PERSONAL HEALING

WITH TRADITIONAL KOREAN HAND ACUPUNCTURE
AND CUPPING 
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.

Read more: Korean Accupuncture on Langkawi

NATURALLY LANGKAWI  

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.

Read more: Naturally Langkawi Branding in Langkawi

One Earth Music Festival in Langkawi

 

Friday and Saturday,

Nov 2-3, 2012


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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.

Read more: Langkawi Top World Music Festival

The ZUMBA Parties are still going strong in Langkawi

The idea of having FUN while working out seems to have catched on.

For more info click here !  

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

PhotoShop Classes in Langkawi

Advertising:

PHOTOSHOP LESSON

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AdvertPer Bo Jensen - Astrologer - Langkawiising:

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Langkawi Link

The new Langkawi Link is out.

Oct - Dec 2012.

Click on the picture to see it.

 

 

PEAT IN LANGKAWI - New Website for PEAT !

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' !

http://peat-polarity-integration.self-help-center-langkawi.com/

Founding meeting of the Rotary Club Langkawi

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.

Read more: Meeting about the formation of a ROTARY CLUB in Langkawi

Arts Cafe Langkawi Fair

The NEW ARTS CAFE

in Langkawi Fair

by Mark

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.

Read more: The NEW ARTS CAFE in Langkawi Fair

Gary Goldschneider Piano Recital in Langkwi

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.

Zumba in Langkawi

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NEXT ZUMBA CLASS:  FRIDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER, 6.30-7.15 PM SPORTS COMPLEX, KUAH.

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See  http://hdehaan.zumba.com/    for details.  

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Editor’s Viewpoint – some thoughts about the Langkawi Gazette

By Mark

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.

Read more: Editor

Anton Mosimann in Datai LangkawiAdvertising:

GOURMET TEMPTATION

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!

Read more: Anton Mosimann in Datai Langkawi

 

Backpacker's Guide to LangkawiI 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.

Full details and ordering info can be found here

 

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.    

Read more: BERBUKA PUASA CELEBRATION 2012 Langkawi

Datai Vip Treatment Langfkawi

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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.  

Read more: Datai VIP Treat Langfkawi

 

See  http://hdehaan.zumba.com/   for more details.  

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to book your place.

 

Wakaba LangkawiGRAND 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!  

Read more: GRAND OPENING AT WAKABA Langkawi

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

Read more: Global Spa Culture - The Spas of the Future - Langkawi

Revitacura News

RAMADHAN DINNERS

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REVITACURA NEWS - Read this PDF

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. 
From Jane

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.

Seri Cenang Resort LangkawiBLESSING CEREMONY
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. 

Read more: BLESSING CEREMONY