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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tips Kereta Sewa Langkawi & Kadar Harga

Menjadi satu kemestian kalau ke Langkawi utk menyewa kereta. Terdapat banyak syarikat menawarkan kereta sewa di Langkawi dgn kadar yg berbeza-beza. Kadar berbeza mengikut 'season' @ waktu puncak di Langkawi. Seperti biasa pada waktu puncak harganya mahal sedikit berbanding waktu biasa.

Tempat-tempat selalunya pelancong mengambil kereta sewa adalah samaada di Airport @pun di Jetty Point (dipintu masuk kapal / boat ke Langkawi). Tips...

- Pastikan menempahan awal sebelum ke Langkawi terutama pada waktu puncak. Harga mungkin agak mahal sedikit tetapi asalkan tidak memeningkan kepala.
- Buat pemeriksaan pada kenderaan. Saya tak tahu kenapa tetapi selalunya kereta diberikan dlm keadaan minyak kering. (Kepada pengusaha kereta.. bagilah 'full tank' bukan sebaliknya). Buat malu Langkawi jaa..
- Buat perbandingan dilaman-laman blog, web & airport..

Selamat Mencuba

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Langkawi expects 4 million tourists next year

LANGKAWI: Some four million tourists are expected to flock into Langkawi next year during the 2014 Visit Malaysia year.

Adviser to Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was sure the island would achieve its target next year as Lada and the Tourism Department had taken many initiatives to promote the island.

"Last year, we had more than three million tourists visiting Langkawi and next year, we are sure that we will see more than four million tourists with rapid development taking place."
Dr Mahathir advised the tourism industry players not to be too complacent.

"I believe there is always room for improvement and we can do it with some effort," he said at the dialogue session "Santai bersama Tun Dr Mahathir" at My Hotel here yesterday.

AL :
The question is.. Are we ready?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

RAF Typhoons to soar over Langkawi at LIMA Air Show

BAE Systems announced recently that it welcomes the British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) plans to send a number of its Typhoon aircraft, from the UK to support the upcoming Five Powers Defence Agreement Exercise hosted by Malaysia in April and also the Langkawi International Maritime & Air (LIMA 2013) Show on March 26.

BAE Systems is one of four European industrial partners in the four-nation Eurofighter programme.
The company, with its regional office based in Kuala Lumpur, is taking the lead on behalf of the four partners to offer its Typhoon to the Royal Malaysia Air Force over the coming years.

AL :-
This should be interesting.

Friday, February 22, 2013

LADA - Kerja Kosong !..

Pada yg mencari kerja di Langkawi. Terdapat kekosongan beberapa jawatan di LADA.
Sila layari laman berikut.

New hotels in Langkawi

DURING peak seasons like the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima), it’s hard to find a room in Langkawi as most hotels are fully booked.

But Langkawi, often dubbed The Jewel Of Kedah, has two  more additions to its string of accommodations. The first is Kuala Melaka Inn, a budget hotel that’s a five-minute drive from Mahsuri International Airport.
Located in Padang Matsirat, the multi-coloured building of Kuala Melaka Inn looks more like a shopping complex. Managed by Tema Teladan and Pujaan Pasifik, it was recently launched by its chairman, Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal Abu Bakar. It offers four types of rooms — standard twin, standard double, standard triple and standard family. For a budget hotel, the rooms are unusually spacious. My room is a standard triple with a single, queen-size and sofa bed (for two). And ample space for four more.
All rooms are equipped with television with selected satellit channels, air — conditioner, coffee and tea — making facilities, telephone and hot and cold shower. Due to the floor plan, there are also a few windowless rooms.
The 69-room hotel has a spa,  restaurant, rooftop food stalls, a convenience store that’s open until 11pm and several to-be-opened outlets. The convenience store stocks toiletries, soft drinks and snacks as well as a wide range of products specifically for tourists from the Middle East.

Kuala Melaka Inn - Welcome to the new world..

Monday, February 4, 2013

Langkawi Road to Enviromental Shame!!

LANGKAWI: Environmentalists are concerned over a road project, currently being built along Pantai Kok's rainforest-covered hill which they said is "sacrificing" century-old trees as well as marine lives along the island's shores.

Naturalist Irshad Mobarak said the road project is actually along a forest on a limestone hill which is also close to a mangrove forest and a popular tourist spot.

In an interview with The Mole Irshad said: “Langkawi has many rare species which is only seen in this part of the world and it will go extinct if the island is overdeveloped.”

“The island's biodiversity is amazing and eco-tourism is what draws tourists to the island. Islands work by different rules, if a habitat is lost, species will decline, “ he said.

Meanwhile, a source who lives and work on the island said the estimated cost of the road project is RM22 million and stretches about 1.2km long.

The project which started about a month ago is said to be built as a short cut to enable tourist to get to a nearby resort.

The source also said there were no proper signage’s to indicate that the area was under construction.

Irshad who is quite popular in Langkawi, having lived there for 26 years and championing the preservation of the island’s beauty and natural habitat, said the rainforest is vital in mitigating air pollution.

A member of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Irshad said developers should consider the environment and its natural aesthetics when undertaking their projects.

“When building roads, they must consider the wildlife, plants and marine lives, such as under planning for fisheries,’’ he said.

He also said local authorities must have better legislation and tighter enforcement for illegal loggings and poaching.

Another concerned environmentalist who wished to remain anonymous said sand from the road works which is being built, if unattended, could flow into the sea and badly affect marine lives.

“When the sand from the road works flows into the sea, the coral life will be affected.”

"Why do people come to Langkawi? People come here to unwind and enjoy its nature. Ecotourism is the fastest growing industry on the island. We are losing species just as we sit here."

The environmentalist who is passionate in preserving the island's marine life said while more stringent rules could be implemented, rules were still broken.

“People break the rules...competition between businesses will see bad practices in development projects. In terms of rules, it works well overseas. It can be done through many ways including through significant fines.’’

“Development is not necessary a bad thing, and I am not anti-development but I am definitely anti-ignorance. Everyone including the local authorities should be taught on preserving nature at all cost for the future generations," he added.

AL: What has state governmnet & LADA is doing???