A product of
West Aspiration Sdn Bhd
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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
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 )
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
The Babylon Music Festival
On the 31st of march 2012, Babylon champion sound will hold a musical gathering in Babylon grove on the sweet island of Langkawi.
The will be performances from fellow musicians from neighboring countries Indonesia and Thailand, from Australia and also home baked musicians (Malaysian).
There will be performances by other artists such as fire dancers and eaters, painters, conscious healing tents, local Malaysian food tents and such.This gathering is made from the passion for art and culture and for spreading the awareness of taking care of Mother Nature. We are hoping to kick this off as an event to promote tourism and awareness for a recycling system to the island as we are worried about the rubbish on the island.
WITH PARISIAN FLAIR
By Kamila Delart
Whatever comes to your mind when picturing the perfect holidays - some sweet indulgence has to be part of it!
‘La douceur de vivre’ - ‘The sweet life’ as the French call it, becomes reality the moment you step in the atmospheric
LA CHOCOLATINE. The French Pâtisserie, Salon de Thé, and Bistrot may have opened only a year ago, but a random passersby will show you the way. That is - if he doesn’t decide on the spot to walk you over - looking for an excuse to allow himself a little treat…
Tourism industry concerned by lack of action on beachfront abuse, safety and upkeep of island
THE authorities may like to think of it as "Langkawi Permata Kedah" (Langkawi the pearl of Kedah), but the goings-on at some of the major attractions on the island are putting off visitors.
Even the people involved in the tourism sector have voiced concern that the island's allure as a premier destination was going downhill as reflected in the many negative comments posted on tripadvisor.com.
Wildlife Murders In Langkawi
Of all the diurnal primates found on Langkawi, they are the shiest and gentle among all. They usually mind their own business and take off when you get close to them. Their shyness and gentleness are the unique traits that draw other primates to admire them and perhaps getting as near as possible to shoot them - with cameras.
This particular gentle diurnal primate is one our island's wildlife attraction, the Dusky Langur (Trachypithecus obscurus), which mostly can be found at the edge of the rainforest, in plantations or even nearby housing estates.
THE BEAUTY OF LANGKAWI
By Kamila Delart
It was love at first sight. Pristine island surrounded by the turquoise Andaman Sea, ancient rainforest with trees rooted in the depth of thousands of years, and their branches daringly reaching towards the sky. Bright orange of wild heliconias, and deep red of the ginger flowers. The tantalizing smell of a jackfruit in the air…
As per definition, ‘Love at first sight’ is the phenomenon of an instant attraction, inexplicable romantic feelings bordering on madness… A description implying that this state of sensory intoxication is far too intense as that it could last.
NewStraitsTimes, February 3rd 2012
German couple’s holiday marred
An elderly German couple were attacked by machete-wielding robbers on Saturday night, all for a handbag containing RM280.
Hubert Heiler, 70, and his wife, Mariah Hease, 66, were slashed on their arms and all five of Hease's fingers on her left hand were almost severed while Heiler also suffered similar injuries on three of his fingers.
PIMEX 2012 - the Phuket International Maritime Exhibition -
will be held on 29th March to 1st April 2012.
PIMEX is targetting 'High Net Worth Individuals' - in other words people who have tons of money and know no better way than throwing it into the water... :-)
More and positiver comments you can read here:
Langkawi Yoga Newsletter January 2012
Three Natures Of Karma
The Three Teachings - First: Retreat
Posted by Dorothy Ang
In response to the numerous ticket requests for its fundraising Ball on 3 March, The Charity Club Langkawi is now taking advance reservations.
Langkawi January 20, 2012 :
Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)
has been selected to receive the “37th International Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry (New Millennium Award)” by Trade Leader’s Club, Madrid; as a recognition for Tourism Promotion and Development in its area for the year 2011.
The Chief Executive Officer of LADA, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli received the awards during the Gala Dinner at Melia Castilla Hotel, Madrid on 19 January 2012. This recognition is to acknowledge and recognize the continuous promotion activities and tourism development in Langkawi by LADA in the year 2011.
First Tourism Industry Golf Gathering
On Sunday, the 12th Feb at 3pm there will be the first Tourism Industry Golf gathering which is arranged by 99 East.
The event is basically a relaxed fun 9 holes.
Our aim is to hold this monthly to improve and build relations within the industry as the golf course is often an ideal place to do this.
Director of Golf
99 East Golf Club Bhd
If you are a player in the Langkawi Tourism Industry and would like to take part, please call Mob: +6012 4426295 ? Tel: +604 955 1153 for more information or email to:
Panorama Langkawi - The Cable Car
New Rates & New Products 2012
On 17th Jan 2012, the New Product Launch was officiated by Mr Ebi Azly Abdullah, Chief Operating Officer Panorama Langkawi. Their main objective was to update the media, tour operators and association on the new rates and new products for 2012. We were briefed on the maintenance schedule for the whole year (as listed on the Notice Board) and the new rates for the cable car effective 1st February 2012.
Other respective agenda was :
- The Express Lane (whereby the waiting time is
reduced to 1/5th of the normal queing time)
- The Chartered Gondola ( 1 - 6 person per gondola)
- The newly joint venture with the 'Duck Tour', which is
named the 'SkyCab Duck Tour Combo'
- The Sky Trail (Eco Trail is located between Cable Car's Middle station and the
end of the SkyBridge)
- The SkyPos (A collabration with POS Malaysia)
This are the new rates for 2012
Cable Car Ride Adults : RM 50.00
Child 2-11 years RM 30.00
Express Lane Additional RM 50.00 per person
Chartered Gondola RM 300.00 per gondola
SkyCab Duck Tour Combo Adults RM 80.00
Child 2-11 years RM 60.00
The following Blog Article, written by Paul Penders after a Beach Cleaning action with Captain Eva, reflects upon some Basics which are very important for our Island .
Small Habits That Create A Better World
Compare a happy R&D of a small natural cosmetics company with a happy gathering of local youngsters. The R&D play in our labs and local children play on our land and all of them enjoy astonishing sea views. One party is protected from the hot sun under a roof; the other uses the shadow of a palm tree. Yet all feel happy but under a different circumstance. What is this story about?
By Sara Lemos
Mangoes restaurant, located in Kuala Teriang, celebrated its two year anniversary this week. It can proudly state, that it has been well accepted and is today well established as a stable place for the homesick westerners and many tourists. Congratulations !!
The owners, Michele and Lutz, put on a delicious buffet for the forty-odd guests in attendance. Mangoes menu style is western splashed with German flavours; but for the celebrations the Aussie influence of owner Michele stepped in. Assortments of tasty BBQ treats were dished out along with complimentary drinks. Live music and singing were also included, to entertain the jovial crowd. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all.
Mangoes restaurant opens Wednesday to Sunday: the kitchen opens from 6pm – 10pm.
B I R D I N G & F O T O F E S T I V A L
by Kamila Delart
A passionate Naturalist, and the founder of NATURAL HISTORY TOURS, Irshad Mobarak spent the last 20 years preserving the pristine nature of Langkawi, and sharing with the world the beauty of our breathtaking island. As one of his latest initiatives, Natural History Tours organized the Langkawi Birding and Foto Festival.
In its second year, the inspiring event took place from 25th to 27th November, and attracted wildlife enthusiasts from the entire Malaysia, Singapore and even Australia.
21. Nov 2011/ Mark
No, no, no - the Langkawi Gazette is NOT FOR SALE
I am asked again and again if the LG was for sale. No it is not.
At some time in the past, many months ago, I thought about the future of the LG – how to expand it to the next level – and as I had nobody to help me, looked around, who could take it over.
Facts are: I found nobody who was willing to really invest the amount of time (or finance) to keep it up and expand it - BUT I found two good helpers (Kamila Delart and Teviot Fairservis).
from Tony McDonald - Housesitter in Langkwi
Keeping your home and pets safe when you go away
Leaving your home, pets and garden when you go away on holiday or business can be a worry and employing the services of a house sitting agency or taking your pets to kennels could add a substantial amount to the cost of going away.
The lights are still on at Paul Penders in Langkawi
Some time ago the Langkawi Gazette brought the 'News", that Paul Penders and his company moved to Penang. We would like to rectify this:
It is true that Paul Penders is now ALSO on Penang, but part of the company remains in Langkawi. Paul Penders still owns the beautiful premises on the sea just outside of Kuah and there are big plans with the land and buildings. We will inform you as soon as we have more information.
One thing is for sure: Paul Penders remains a player on Langkawi. :-)
A Review of the
Langkawi One Earth Jazz/World Music Festival
By Patrick Low, Editor,
Langkawi Link Vacation Guide
With 6 pictures
Being a die-hard music fan on an island with no live music except retro cover bands at hotel lounges, I was overjoyed back in October to find out that a jazz and world music festival was coming to the Frangipani resort in November, the first music festival probably since the late Ibrahim Hussain’s Langkawi International Festival of Arts back in 2000.
Repeated Tm NET Cable theft on Langkawi -
now in Kisap for the 2nd time within a week -
disrupting Internet and Phone Service
It has happened on other parts of the island before. There – after a few times – TM NET has simply not replaced the cables anymore. TM NET wrote to the customers “Sorry – we can not provide any service any more in your area”.
So our editor who lives in one of these areas (close to the ‘Datai Junction'), has no TM NET cable internet connection anymore, only Wifi, which is clearly slower.
Pondok Keladi Langkawi - Christmas Bazaar
We're once again gearing up for our
4th Christmas Bazaar at Pondok Keladi on
Dec 17th from 10am to 6pm.
To date we already have 20 vendors confirmed their participations selling all sorts of goodies from home-made cakes, plants to second hand furniture.
There will also be a
whole-day Children Art Workshop coordinated by Mr Mohd Hairul Azizi and his team.
We're also expecting a few live performances from local musicians,
For details please call Dee at 0125369216 or Sheila Allum at 0175251215.
Langkawi Self Help Center
Our two new processes, ROOT HEALING
(see: self-help-center-langkawi.com/Promotion/Root-Healing-Promo/index.htm ) and TIER (Traumatic Incident Erasing) are very very successful.
We are working with people around the globe every day (we work over SKYPE) including training people to use the new techniques.
Over 90% of all the problems people come up with (mostly emotional problems, but also psychosomatic problems), are brought down from a strength of 10 to ZERO within about 90 minutes. This includes life long problems of a severe nature.
The Tourism Ministry is concerned over the declining number of tourist arrivals to Kedah since 2008, Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said.
She said statistics showed that the number of tourist arrivals in the state dropped from 4.5 million in 2007 to 3.8 million in 2008 and 2009 and 2.7 million in 2010. The number of foreign tourist arrivals decreased from 1.8 million in 2007 to 1.6 million in 2008, increased slightly to 1.9 million in 2009 but dropped to 1.1 million in 2010, she said.
"Malaysia had 23 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2009, which increased to 24.6 million last year. However, they chose to visit other states such as Sabah instead of Kedah."
"There is more to Kedah than just Langkawi Island. The state government can promote other tourism products like the padi museum . . .
Walk For Life 2011
Saturday, 15 October at 9am
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
Come and join us as we enjoy a leisurely 3.7km morning walk.
Now in our 6th year, the 'Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Walk For Life' raises much-needed funds for CARIF – the Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation. Walk For Life is non-competitive, lots of fun and open to all. Here’s our program …
9am Welcome, registration, stretching session
10am Walk starts, follows a scenic route
11am Walk finishes, makan time, lucky draw, charity auction.
Entry is easy. Simply buy a Walk For Life t-shirt for RM30 and you can join the walk. T-shirts can be purchased in advance from The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi or on the day at Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall.
For further information, please call
Martin on 017 466 8750 or Sebastian on 012 266 8250.
Casa del Mar will close doors to public from the 04th September to the 3rd October included, as part of an upgrading plan.
The property will feature larger ground floor rooms, new interior design and courtyards to offer more privacy to our clientele.
Timber floor and additional storage space will be added to all the rooms as well as new furniture and bedding.