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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Aduan Kepada Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi..

  1. Bagaimana cara untuk membuat Aduan?

    1. Melalui borang yang disediakan di Peti Cadangan / datang terus ke Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi,Bandaraya Pelancongan.
    2. Melalui surat yang diposkan kepada :-
Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi
Bandaraya Pelancongan
                       Kedah Darul Aman
    1. Melalui talian Hotline Majlis :- 1 – 800 -88 - 6590
    2. Menghubungi Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi di talian 04-9666590/ 04-9671524 / 9671824.
    3. Melalui fax di no.04-9671773 / 04-9666158
    4. Email terus kepada

  1. Jangkamasa atau tempoh sesuatu aduan diambil tindakan ?

Setiap aduan infrastruktur dan kemudahan awam disiasat dan disediakan laporan dalam tempoh 14 hari untuk tindakan susulan.

  1. Siapakah pegawai yang patut dihubungi?
                       Ku Jamaludin bin Ku Abd.Razak
Pembantu Tadbir Kanan
Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi

Faezah binti Abdullah
Pembantu Tadbir
                       Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi

AL :-
Info yg menarik jika penduduk nak buat aduan berkenaan MPL. Contoh mcm sampah ka, lampu x menyalaka.. Dll..

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

M’sians thriving after returning

MALAYSIANS who returned home under the Talent Cor­poration’s Returning Expert programme are now serving in various sectors under the National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) including the finance, oil, gas and energy sectors, the Dewan was told.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany said others were in the communications content, infrastructure, electric and electronic sectors.
“Some who are professionals and highly qualified have been appointed as chief executives of listed companies or as members of senior management in multinational companies,” he said in reply to Datuk Paduka Abu Bakar Taib (BN-Langkawi).

A total of 576 qualified Malaysians had returned home under the programme since January, he said, adding that since the programme was taken over by Talent Corporation, professionals had been provided with incentives.
To further attract qualified Malaysians abroad, he said Talent Corporation initiated outreach programmes to develop its network with Malaysians living abroad in Australia, the United States and Britain.
He said the programmes in­­volved linking up with industries in the country to showcase professional job opportunities and this followed the implementation of the Go­­vernment’s Eco­nomic Transfor­mation Prog­ramme.

Devamany added that those who continued living abroad were encouraged to contribute their expertise “wherever they are”.
“As an example, Prof Danny Quah, a lecturer at the renowned London School of Economics, has contributed towards the New Economic Model as a member of the National Economic Action Council,” he noted.
Devamany said Talent Cor­poration’s incentives under its Returning Expert programme were aimed at facilitating the return of the professionals to serve the nation.


AL :-
Good question. I wonder how this talent corp chooses people. Because sometimes we feel that those who are loyal here not getting tax rebate as much as them..

Monday, November 28, 2011

Berjaya Air now flies to Langkawi

Dato Bakar, YB Rawi & Berjaya Air GM

BERJAYA Air Sdn Bhd added a new destination to its network last Friday, commencing four weekly flights from Subang to Langkawi and opening up yet another holiday destination for its customers.
At the launching ceremony of its scheduled flight service held at Langkawi International Airport, Berjaya Air director Datuk Azlan Meah Ahmad Meah said there has been rising demand for air transport services in the country.

“Malaysia recorded a 25% increase in tourist arrivals so far this year, and the increasing demand from tourists for air services prompted us to start the scheduled flights to the island.
“This initiative is in line with government efforts to develop Langkawi, particularly the Langkawi Development Authority’s (Lada) efforts to actively develop tourism facilities in the island with the government allocation of RM420 million as announced in Budget 2012,” he added.
Berjaya Air will operate the ATR-72 on the new route.

Langkawi MP Datuk Paduka Abu Bakar Taib congratulated Berjaya Air for its achievement and said the flights would contribute to Langkawi’s development as a premier tourist destination.
Azlan Meah said the carrier’s unique selling point was that it did not only provide air services but also offered holiday packages to customers.

“Being under Berjaya Corp Bhd, we have many connections that help us create great local and international holiday packages for the entire family, and we are always open to working together with others in the tourism industry.”
“With the budget allocation and effort of the state government and Lada, we see a long-term potential for Langkawi to become a ‘Geopark’ tourist destination, which will attract high tourist arrivals in the future,” he said.

Berjaya Air, a niche carrier operating out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, also flies to Tioman, Redang, Pangkor and Koh Samui, Thailand.
It also offers direct flights from Singapore to Tioman and Redang.

AL :-
Wow.. 4 weekly flight to Langkawi from Subang.. It means that easier for fellow tourist & travellers who wish to visit the island during weekends.. Applause the good move by Berjaya.. 

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pantai Cenang Jetty Will Benefit 300 Fishermen

LANGKAWI, Nov 25 (Bernama) -- The RM9 million Pantai Cenang fish landing jetty, here, when completed next year will benefit more than 300 fishermen, said Kedah Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) director Mohamad Noor Had.

He said the allocation was approved by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he visited the area last year.

The construction of the jetty began in October. It will have a fish landing site and wave breakers.

A seafood restaurant will also be built at the jetty.


AL :-
Been waiting for the bridge construction starts.. Still in talking mode ke?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Raja Muda 2011: the dash to Langkawi

At around 50nm – depending on the position of the start line - the last Raja Muda passage race from Penang to Langkawi is the shortest leg of the regatta. This one really is a straight line course, wind-dependent. It has become a feature of this year’s regatta that there’s more breeze at the finish than at the start, and yesterday followed on in spades.

Sunshine replaced the previous day’s grey overcast, but the wind was notably absent at start time 1200hrs. After a little jilling around and admiring the Penang scenery, the RO sent off the well-known ‘big black Police RIB’ on a windseeking mission, all the way out to the second inbound port channel markers. Still nothing. Cutting a long, slow and hot story short, racing started for Class 6 in a fitful 3-4kts from the east at 1320hrs with just 47nm to the finish. Eveline seemed to be having trouble getting to the line…  

 AL :-
Honestly, i dont know about this event untill now.. Anyway we'll see who will wins..

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ironmen at World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia

Picture from dye paintball blog.
The Ironmen set off to Langkawi Malaysia for the World cup Asia event on november 11- 13. We were invited there to represent the USA in the Intercontinental Cup Division of the Tournament. This division featured many teams such as, TonTons from France, Reapers from South Africa, Xfox/Xtioners from Malaysia, Assassalas from Africa, STK from Australia, Datis from Iran and a few others. There were also tons of teams competing in all of the divisional levels.

Our trip started off with a very long flight from Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur and then finally to Langkawi. Our hosts were gracious enough to set us up with some local sightseeing tours where we got to see some of the mangroves, eagle feeding and their fantastic beaches. We also were able to take cable cars up to the top of the highest peak on Langkawi for some amazing views. We also were able to eat with the King and Princess of Malaysia for a festive dinner.

Our tournament started off with a match against Xfox/Xtioneers the Malaysian representative that ended with a 3-2 victory for us. The next match was against Assassalas from Gabon Africa, and was also a 4-0 win for us. Our final match of the Prelims was against a strong STK from Australia who we also beat 4-0. On sunday we were up against Datis from Iran who had just won the Division one crown, we also beat them 4-0. The final match was against TonTon’s which we lost in a close fought battle 4-2. Congratulations o the Tontons for their first place victory in the ICC division.
The Ironmen would like to thank everyone for the nice event the put on at WCA and we look forward to coming back next year.

Malaysia Team in Action
SK – Coach of the Ironmen

Original Article here.. 

AL :-
Successful event & will be yearly event not to be missed.. 

My journey towards Ironman immortality

ANILA, Philippines - My story started four years ago at the finish line of Ironman Malaysia 2008 in Langkawi — a full-distance Ironman that involved a 3.8k open-sea swim, a 180k bike race and 42k run — all within a 17-hour cutoff. I trained for almost 20 weeks for that race, which took me 17 hours and six minutes to complete. Yes, I missed the cutoff by a painful six minutes! They gave me the finisher’s medal, but I was unable to earn the distinction of being called Ironman. Thus began an obsession that would take me four years to conquer.
For the uninitiated, the full Ironman is probably the most grueling endurance sport there is. It starts with a 3.8k swim, which is like swimming the length of EDSA from the Buendia intersection to Roxas Blvd, within a 2:15 period. Immediately after that, one has to mount a bike and ride for 180k. This is like biking from SM Mall of Asia to the foot of Baguio in La Union. The cutoff for this leg is about eight hours. If one does not make it to the cutoff, he will be pulled out of the course and the day ends for him. Finally, after the tough swim and long bike ride, one caps the race with a full 42k marathon. This is equivalent to running from La Union and heading back to Pampanga. In the Philippines, the only official Ironman race is a 70.3 miler, which is sometimes called a “half Ironman.”
It is an extremely painful and exhausting endeavor for sure, but that’s what makes it appealing. It is the challenge of pushing yourself to the extreme limits of physical — and oftentimes even psychological — capacity. Once you cross the finish line, the announcer calls out your name and shouts “You are an Ironman!” To hardcore triathletes, this is the ultimate confirmation that one is indeed a member of the rare breed of people who have completed the distance.
In Langkawi, I was totally devastated to learn that I had just missed the cutoff by a mere six minutes. This meant I had to carve out another 20 weeks of my life to train for another Ironman and go through the same agonizing experience to lay claim to the distinction of having conquered the extreme challenge.

AL :-
Interesting story about determination to reach for IRONMAN Status..
I salute you Greg..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Panorama Langkawi & Pos Malaysia Launches The First Ever Skypos In Malaysia

From 11.11.11, the cable car ride to the peak of Mount Machinchang, Langkawi will be even more special with today’s opening of Skypos, a new tourism initiative to boost the key economic industry of the tax-haven island.
A collaboration effort of Pos Malaysia and Panorama Langkawi - a subsidiary of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) and operator of the Langkawi cable car – Skypos provides a special service for visitors to share their 'I was here' moment with their loved ones back home by posting a postcard, letter or greeting card via a specially placed Pos Malaysia post box at the Top Station, atop Mount Machinchang.
With the Langkawi cable car service having named recently as one of the World’s Greatest Attractions by Geobeats and winning several awards for its astounding engineering and breathtaking views, Panorama Langkawi provides memorable moments second to none.
“We believe that this initiative also will help in creating a world class attraction in Panorama Langkawi” as said by Mr. Ebi Azly Abdullah, the Chief Operating Officer, Panorama Langkawi.
Located 708 metres above sea level and the first of its kind in Malaysia, the Skypos post was officially launched by Encik Bahaman Kamaruzzaman, who is Pos Malaysia’s Chief Operating Officer of Pos Mel, En Mohd Hussin Ali, the Northern Director of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and Ebi.

I really respect Panorama or Cable car Langkawi. They always make continuous improvement to make the place more interesting.
I do hope one day Panorama make a pathway from below up to the skybridge. Some ppl just like to trek on the pathway.. 
Make sure there's mandatory guide..

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ting plans multi-billion ringgit project for Langkawi

Langkawi: Langkawi's economic fortunes as a tourist destination may be enhanced if Sarawak businessman Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing has his way.
He is proposing a reclamation of some 80 hectares of land for the region's biggest marina centre, along with residential and commercial properties.

The proposed multi-billion ringgit "Port Langkasuka" project will comprise nine parcels of land containing among others, a golf course, resort and private villas.

"A RM200 million breakwater was built in the mid-1990s as a basis for this proposed development.

"I am hopeful that we can obtain the necessary approvals from the state government to proceed," he told reporters after former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad opened the Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi Resort here yesterday.

The resort, which was previously known as the Langkasuka Beach Resort, underwent a RM30 million refurbishment prior to the rebranding.

The resort is owned by Global Upline Sdn Bhd - which also owns the Four Points by Sheraton property in Kuching, Sarawak.

Ting, who is Global Upline's group adviser, was instrumental in building Langkawi's first five-star resort Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort 20 years ago and also the Delima Resort Langkawi.

Dr Mahathir, who during his tenure as prime minister worked closely with Ting, is raising the island's profile as a preferred tourism destination, said that the duty-free island still has a lot of potential to be developed.

"There is still a lot of potential for resorts, as we have not used the mountains (to build resorts). Since the weather is cool up there, why not build a mountain resort?

"Perhaps mountain bike racing can be introduced," he noted, and said the five-year 'hiatus' which was taken after his tenure by the authorities in promoting Langkawi, can be addressed by allocating budgets to market the island better.

"Build another port, since there is demand for it and we have many good locations where the port can be built," Dr Mahathir added.

AL :-
Place will be built near the breakwater barrier.  A new development. Its a reclamation project. Hopefully full EIA report shall be made to check the effect to the environment.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sea, Yatch & Sunset

Picture of the day. Marvelous picture.. I'm speechless...

Thanks to Shawn for sharing.. More pictures by him here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Berjaya Air heads to Langkawi and Pangkor Island

BERJAYA Air will be adding two new destinations to their lists this November with their expansion programme.

The new destinations — Langkawi and Pangkor were revealed at a poolside party by the airline company at Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur recently.

As for Langkawi, there will be four flights per week direct from Subang airport effective Nov 18.
Lee said Langkawi would be the best market for them as the local government had been given a budget of RM420mil under the Langkawi Five-Year Tourism Development Master Plan.
The budget was to re-structure the Langkawi Development Authority and the establishment of a forest ranger team, which was an important process towards improving the tourism value of the place.

Lee also said they have the Dash 7 aircraft that was ideal for island operation with its short take-off and landing performance.
Berjaya Air has added the ATR72 planes as well and was the first airline to have the planes into Malaysia.

The Star

Al :-
Good news. More flight means more competition. So there's 2 players in Subang airport. Firefly & Berjaya air..

Monday, November 14, 2011

International Paintball Challenge is On..

 The battle begins yesterday.. WHo will win the championship..

International Hotelier To Manage Rahsia Estates Resort

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Developer Rahsia Estates Sdn Bhd is in talks with several international hoteliers to manage its Rahsia Estates Resort, Residences and Spa in Langkawi, its chief executive officer Hanizah Abdul Hamid said.

She said the hotelier will be responsible for managing both the resort and the residential units.

The project, with RM300 million gross development value, is expected to commence in the first quarter and to be undertaken in three phases, she said.

Speaking to reporters after the official launch of Langkawi's first mixed-development hospitality brand, she said the project will take around 40 months to complete and will be operational by 2014.

"Infrastructural work and earthworks on the resort, situated on a 6.075ha property in the mukim of Kedawang, will begin in February 2012," she added.

Earlier, she also signed a memorandum of understanding with Sun Jin Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, which has been appointed as the project's lead contractor.

The event was witnessed by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The resort, which is 15 minutes' drive south-east from the airport, is divided into three precincts.

Precinct 1 comprises Phases 1 and 2, called Tree Top Villas, and consists of 119 units of high-end serviced apartments of 60.39, 139.35 and 278.70 sq m.

Precinct 2, the five-star section, comprises 119 suite hotels and spa while Precinct 3 or Cabana Villas will have 31 luxury resort-styled villas with private pools and landscaped gardens.


AL :-
Wow, this is a new one. Never knew this one coming.. Anyway.. More hotel means more jobs opportunity. Just hope that hotelier give a chance to locals rather than outsiders.. I think looking at the current development there might be a need to open up hotel hospitality course in Langkawi..

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

LIMA 2011 To Be The Best In Its Series - Zahid Hamidi

ANGKAWI, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- The 11th edition of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition next month will become the best in its series, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said.

He said the exhibition, which scheduled for Dec 6 till 10, would see an overall improvement in terms of participation of exhibitors, aircrafts and vessels.

"A total of 403 exhibitors from 35 countries had confirmed their participations in LIMA 2011, which is an increase of merely 25 per cent from the 2009 edition," he told a press conference after chairing the preparation meeting for LIMA 2011 with the relevant agencies here.

Zahid said the participation of aircrafts in the aerospace segment had also increased to 26 aircrafts this year as compared to 11 in 2009.

Among the aircrafts are Sukhoi (Malaysia), F-18 Super Hornet (Australia) and Eurofighter Typhoon (United Kingdom), he said.

Apart from that, he said Malaysia's second submarine, KD Tun Abdul Razak, and 11 Royal Malaysian Navy-owned vessels, as well as 12 foreign warships, including guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur from the United States, RSS Supreme (Singapore) and HMAS Glenelg (Australia) would also add more colours to the maritime segment to be held at Awana Porto Malai.

Zahid said 38,000 trade visitors and 45,000 members of the public were expected to throng the event.

He also announced that the ticket price for members of the public for the aerospace exhibition in Dewan Mahsuri, Padang Mat Sirat on Dec 9 and 10, had been reduced to RM10 as compared to RM30 previously, while the admission for maritime exhibition at Awana Porto Malai would be free of charge.


Thank you for reducing the entrance fee..   

Langkawi Music Festival at Frangipani

Music Festival this weekend at Frangipani.. An event not to be missed.. 
All invited to come. Still ticket available.. Call now.

[62% Off] 2D1N Stay in a Sea Village Studio Suite at Langkawi Lagoon Resort for 2 people. RM399 instead of RM1,050 published rack rate. Combine Groupons for extended stay

  • Luxurious beachfront resort in Langkawi.
  • Studio suite with private balcony overlooking the Andaman sea and beach.
  • Includes complimentary RM60 credit applicable to hotel’s F&B outlets.
  • Includes complimentary use of mountain bikes, gym, sauna and steam room.
  • Combine Groupons for longer stay.
  • Get 40% off in-house spa treatments, 50% off non-motorised sea sport activities.
  • Only 5-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.
 AL :-
More & more offers for hotels coming from Gruopon. Its a new phenomenal. The best is it offer more great deal to fellow tourist & visitors..

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Malaysian Handicraft To Organise Exhibition During 2011 Lima

LANGKAWI, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation sees the 2011 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima 2011) as an opportunity to promote the country's handicraft products at the Handicraft Complex here.

Langkawi Handicraft Complex director Norizan Lob said more than 50 entrepreneurs involved in the handicraft industry nationwide were expected to take part.

The handicraft exhibition at the complex, to be held from Dec 3 to 12, is expected to attract 10,000 visitors, he told Bernama here today.

Norizan said that handicraft products, worth RM1.238 million, had been sold at the complex during the first 10 months of this year.

The complex received 85,622 visitors during the same period, he added.

The 2011 Lima, to be held from Dec 6 to 10, involves the participation of more than 400 companies from 35 countries.

AL :-
For those who visit Langkawi during LIMA make sure to drop by & buy Malaysian Handicraft.. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

No action taken on 32 recommendations - Langkawi International Shooting Range Malaysia

The AG’s report for 2008, among others, pointed out that no action had been taken to implement plans for the Langkawi International Shooting Range Malaysia complex.
The Home Ministry was informed that discussions had been held with the Youth and Sports Ministry and the National Sports Council to turn the complex into a tourist attraction or be handed over to the ministry but no decision had been made.
The ministry was supposed to turn the complex into the Transnational Organised Crime Academy (Matoc) but policy decisions were still at the discussion stage.
The star  
A/L :-
Been here once & try shoot the guns. The complex is huge & its a waste looking at how the complex was rarely use by the government. There's ways to turn the complex. Just make it as tourist attraction. If the government dont know how to use it sub let the whole facility to people who are interested. 

There're Malaysian company's making guns & bullet. Probably they might take the iniciate & make it as additional tourist attraction. The compound area can also be converted to Paintball areas. Nearby land as well. Give the company who runs the place incentive & tax relief until its running well..


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flat out in Langkawi

Liz Porter chooses the Malaysian island for a swim-spa-slumber holiday.
My teenage daughter and I were desperate for an exotic break. We weren't looking for an "eat, pray, love" quest to Bali. Or a place with bars so hip you might be in some barely-on-the-map Melbourne laneway. Part of the charm of being somewhere foreign is that they do things differently. We just wanted somewhere reliably hot and sunny for a spa, swim, room service, book-reading kind of holiday.
I remembered Langkawi from a visit to its main island of Pulau Langkawi in 1976, when there was no tourist development on this archipelago of 99 islands off the west coast of Malaysia and the only access was a 30-kilometre ferry trip from the little port town of Kuala Perlis.
I could recall only the stock tropical-paradise images: palm trees lining long, sandy beaches; jungle; a scenic hilly interior. I remember wading in clear warm water - and someone suggesting that at certain low tides, one could walk to the next island.
Thirty-five years later, I had difficulty finding new and reliable information. The Lonely Planet guide to Malaysia devotes only three pages to Langkawi. But some recent visitors there had described it as "like Bali 30 years ago". As someone lucky enough to first visit Bali when Sanur's Bali Hyatt was the only major resort and Legian had no electricity, I liked that idea.

A/L :-
Honest & great feedback about their langkawi trip..

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

A-G: Langkawi auditorium roof poorly constructed

PETALING JAYA: The roof of a newly constructed auditorium in Langkawi was found to be leaking and was not constructed according to specifications.
According to the Auditor-General’s Report, the contractor used wood for the roof structure instead of steel as specified by the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada).
In Feb 2005, Lada approved RM4.5mil under the Ninth Malaysia Plan for the construction of the additional building as an auditorium that serves as a theatre for cultural performances and a silat teachers’ house to increase the attractiveness of Kota Mahsuri complexes.

“Auditors’ visits found the auditorium roof trusses were slanting to the right and might not be able to withstand the weight of the roof,” the report said.
No comprehensive soil investigation was done to identify the suitability of the land before the auditorium and silat teachers’ house design was drawn up, the report said.
“This causes high water retention in the auditoriums’ orchestra pit,” it said.
In reply, the Treasury said the water retention issue had been settled using a “water proofing” method and the floor level had been raised.

“However, the 1.5m water in the pit was caused by rain water that entered through an incomplete roof and not due to the rise of underground water,” it said, adding that the Works Department, which is now in charge of the project, had been informed of the problem.

- The Star

AL :-
I urge the contractor to repair & replace the roof back at their own cost. I bet the roof or structure still have warranty. Before any catastrophic happen..

Friday, November 4, 2011

Berjaya Air to fly to Langkawi

BERJAYA Air Sdn Bhd (Berjaya Air) customers can look forward to more holiday options with the airline beginning flights to Pangkor and Langkawi next month.
In her speech at the company’s first poolside get-together last Friday, Berjaya Air general manager Adelie Lee said this was the airline’s first domestic expansion and is only the beginning as there are plans to fly to destinations in Southeast Asia next year.
“We are trying to make holidays affordable and available for the entire family in line with our new tagline unveiled last month, ‘Your getaway starts with us!’ or ‘Your getaway airline’.

More here..

AL :- 
Why not open a flight directly from Pangkor to Langkawi. This will cater tourist from lumut & coastal area of Perak. Rather then need to drive all the way to KL just to get on a plane to Langkawi. 

Anyway, hope Berjaya Air gives a better rate than Airasia & Firefly..

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Leniency Can Help Avert Delay In Langkawi Development - Mahathir

LANGKAWI, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope for leniency in the government's implementation of the Langkawi Five-Year Tourism Development Master Plan so as to avert any delay in the utilisation of the development allocation.

He said any development project often took a long time for implementation, especially when it came to acquisition of land.

"If there is leniency, we can achieve what we want to do. Acquiring land itself can take up to a year. So, the allocation remains unspent.

"I believe the Kedah government can approve land applications quickly but there are government procedures to follow. This takes time," he told Bernama.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in tabling Budget 2012, announced that the RM420-million Langkawi Five-Year Tourism Development Master Plan would be launched to promote tourist arrivals and domestic tourism.

Among the initiatives are restructuring the Langkawi Development Authority, setting up a park rangers unit and upgrading museums, beaches and small businesses.


AL :-
Agree with Tun. Don't be to haste to finish the 420million for Langkawi. Every project need careful planning & execution. Great & detailed project need time. The takeover of land alone can take a year if everything goes smooth. Just that please dont persue the stupid idea of building the bridge to Langkawi...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Budget 2012 boost to property and construction sectors - Langkawi Comment


(what he's comment with regards to Langkawi 420millition budget & property & construction sectors)

 As one of the NKEAs, the tourism industry will also receive a shot in the arm. For example, RM420mil will be allocated to launch the Langkawi Five Year Tourism Development Master Plan. Among the initiatives to be undertaken are the restructuring of the Langkawi Development Authority, setting up a park rangers unit, upgrading museums, beaches and small businesses as well as providing a more efficient transportation system.

In my view, to create a more supportive environment for the tourism industry, it is of high importance for the Government to also re-look at current restrictions on buying and investing in properties in Langkawi. The island has great potential; however, more needs to be done to attract hotel operators as well as investment in tourist-related activities as the current regulations are considered as “unfriendly” to foreign buyers or investors.

AL :-
Respect his opinion but here are mine. 
Langkawi don't need lavish & high attraction in terms of foreign buyers or investors. More hotel international operators just means that less & less beach accessible to the public. Look what happen to Andaman area's, Tanjung Rhu areas, Five Season & several other beaches. If i'm not mistaken the law said the beach belongs to the public. Anyone can use the beach & not consider as trespassing. 
So call 'unfriendly' policy make langkawi more attractive in terms of local entity & development. Instate Dato' Should should encourage property investors to team up with locals on development of langkawi. There's a lot of potential & land owner who wish to do business just that lacking in terms of funding & how to..

p/s: Dont want langkawi to be like penang or bali..

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Deepavali Gifts for Langkawi Indians

LANGKAWI, 22 OCTOBER,2011: Langkawi Member of Parliament Datuk Abu Bakar Taib handed over Deepavali gifts to 180 Indians in Taman Sungai Raya here today.
He handed over cash and foodstuff and gave an undertaking to the residents that he will grant an allocation to repair a bus shelter, provide refuse bins, clean clogged drains and donate a set of jerseys for a football team there.
Langkawi has almost 1,800 Malaysian Indians, many of them plantation workers.

AL :-
Thanks dato'. Alway not disappointing the rakyat.. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Laawnnging Around Langkawi

It felt like we did a lot today as we hired a scooter, and I was designated driver so took us off for a drive. It was a pig of a bike to ride actually and so we didn't go over 60kph as it all seemed a little hairy. We were very keen to go up the cable car on the north west of Langkawi and it didn't take all that long to get there along some windy roads and pretty scenery, including driving around the bottom of the runway of the airport. We turned up up 'Oriental Village' which is the least oriental looking place I've ever seen, and bought our 30RM ticket up the cable car. The highest point seems to be around 700m above sea level. there are 2 stops, a first stop at one peak and then you just get back on the car and get to the 2nd point. (writing in hindsight a little story about a mild annoyance involving an arab at this point in my trip - in tomorrow's entry)
We went up to the highest point where we had a 360 view of the island and all the many smaller islands in the area, including a large one that was essentially Thailand
. The other amazing thing about going up the cable car is that there is a curved sky bridge up there between a couple of other peaks which is very cool and offers a different view on things, including a long way down!
Interesting story..  

Afternoon by the beach by PhotoAgent

Picture of the day. A lovely picture. Sense of calmness & relaxing ambient. Nice shot. Chenang beach of course. Thanks to photoagent on the lovely picture. More of his photo stream here.