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no thread for langkawi???

anyway here's new projects in Lgkw

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Penerbangan Phuket-Haadyai-Langkawi Tingkat Kerjasama

Saturday December 19, 2009


LANGKAWI: Penerbangan Phuket-Hadyaai-Langkawi yang bermula hari ini membuka laluan baru bagi meningkatkan kerjasama dan menjimat masa perjalanan dari Thailand untuk ke pulau bebas cukai itu.

Konsul Kehormat Diraja Thailand di Langkawi, Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah berkata, menerusi penerbangan itu, para pelancong hanya mengambil masa lebih satu jam untuk sampai ke destinasi berkenaan untuk tinggal lebih lama.

"Sebelum ini, pelancong terpaksa mengambil masa tujuh jam untuk melakukan perjalanan dari Phuket ke Hadyaai dengan penerbangan, kemudian ke Satun menerusi bas dan menaiki feri untuk sampai ke Langkawi," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada persidangan media ketika menyambut penerbangan pertama pesawat Happy Air Travelling Phuket-Hadyaai-Langkawi di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Langkawi di sini hari ini.

Pesawat itu mendarat 11.20 pagi ini membawa 33 penumpang termasuk media Thailand diketuai Timbalan Gabenor Wilayah Phanga, Woraproj Rotthasima.

Rombongan itu disambut oleh Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan Kedah, M.Marikumar, Pegawai Daerah Langkawi Bakar Din dan pegawai-pegawai kanan Lembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (Lada).

Shazryl Eskay berkata, penerbangan itu selaras kerjasama yang terjalin antara Malaysia dan Thailand dengan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Perdana Menteri Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva saling berbalas kunjungan.

"Begitu juga lawatan Puteri Thailand ke Langkawi tahun lepas yang mendapat liputan meluas media di Thailand yang sekali gus mempromosi pulau peranginan ini," katanya.

Beliau yakin bukan sahaja pelancong asing akan menggunakan penerbangan itu, malah rakyat Thailand akan turut berkunjung ke Langkawi.

Beliau menjangkakan 200,000 pelancong Thailand dan asing akan melawat Langkawi sepanjang tahun depan menerusi perkhidmatan feri dari Satun, Kuala Perlis dan Kuala Kedah serta penerbangan udara.

Langkawi mempunyai keunikan dengan tarikan baru seperti Langkawi Geopark, bukit-bukau, kereta kabel dan pusat beli-belah yang boleh menjadi tarikan pelancong.

Happy Air Travelling mengadakan tiga penerbangan seminggu ke Langkawi pada setiap hari Selasa, Khamis dan Sabtu. - BERNAMA
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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi named Malaysia’s best resort for “Excellence in Hotel Services”
By Rosalynn Poh of
Thursday, 14 January 2010 18:15

KUALA LUMPUR: Four Seasons Resort Langkawi (pictured) in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, has been named Malaysia’s best resort for its “Excellence in Hotel Services” in the 5-star (resort) category at the 16th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2008/09 during a gala awards dinner held on Jan 9, 2010.

According to a statement by Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, the awards are held every two years, and this time around, there were 600 nominees for 46 awards in 12 categories.

General manager Greg Pirkle said: “This is a powerful endorsement indeed of all the staff’s efforts, reflecting in particular our commitment to great customer care in consistently delivering the service excellence synonymous with the name Four Seasons.”

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has 91 pavilions and villas.

Four Seasons, founded in 1960, currently has 82 hotels in 34 countries and more than 40 properties under development.
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GHM continues to manage Langkawi's The Datai
By Vasantha Ganesan Published: 2010/01/20

GENERAL Hotel Management (GHM) Ltd, an operator of luxury hotels including Bali's The Chedi Club, and The Legian, seems to have ended three hotel management contracts in Malaysia over a span of four months - one each in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Langkawi, Kedah.

Singapore-based GHM, which started managing The Andaman in Langkawi since 2002, stopped managing the property on December 9, 2009.

The hotel is now under the management of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

On December 31 2009, GHM's management of Carcosa Seri Negara came to an end as the government decided to take it over for renovations.

GHM's management of The Saujana and The Club at The Saujana Subang will also end on March 1 2010. GHM has been operating The Saujana since it was rebranded in May 2005 and The Club at The Saujana since its opening in September 2008.

In a press statement made on Monday, it said that termination of the contract was mutual.

It was reported recently that GHM may no longer manage The Chedi in Phuket and the YTL group, which partly owns the property, may operate The Chedi.

But GHM continues to manage another property in Malaysia, The Datai, Langkawi which is located adjacent to The Andaman. This is GHM's first property in Malaysia, which opened in October 1993.

It now manages 10 properties in eight countries with expansion plans in Asia, Europe and the US. It has some 11 properties under development, eight of which will carry The Chedi name.
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Hi Fi and Evolution Racing share Langkawi lead
January 15, 2010, Friday

LANGKAWI: Australia’s Evolution Racing and New Zealand’s Hi Fi shared the lead on the fourth day of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2010 at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) here yesterday.After seven races, both yachts collected nine points while Hong Kong’s Jelik came in third with 15 points, ahead of Royal Malaysian Navy’s Zuhal, helmed by Mohd Razali Mansor (22 points).

As for the final day today, both Evolution Racing and Hi Fi will surely give their best shot to take the title in the prestigious annual event.

Kevin Costin skippered Hi Fi since the first day as owner and experienced skipper Neil Pryde was not available when the race got underway on Monday but he is expected to arrive in time to help his team today.

With Pryde’s presence, Evolution Racing, skippered by Ray Roberts, can expect a tough challenge in the final race.

Spectators and organisers can’t wait to see who among the two experienced skippers, Roberts who has led Quantum Racing to win the RLIR IRC Racing Class for four consecutive years or Pryde, a seasoned campaigner with New Zealand in world-class sailing events, would emerge victorious today.

Yesterday’s results also showed that a number of teams in the different classes, had pulled away from their rivals with a huge advantage in the number of points collected.

Among them are Phoenix (IRC Class), RQYS (Sports Boats) and Astra (Ocean Rover) while in other classes, the tight battle remains in store when the yachts set sail today.

Yachts from Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom, United States, Norway, South Africa, Germany, Singapore and Malaysia are competing for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy (internationally registered yachts), LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy (IRC Class), Langkawi Sports Trophy (Sports Boat Class), Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup (Multihull category) and Commodore’s Challenge Cup (club-registered cruisers). — Bernama
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Dr M Calls For Promotions To Be Stepped Up For Langkawi
February 14, 2010 18:26 PM

LANGKAWI, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants promotions to be stepped up to attract more tourists to Langkawi.

He said not enough was being done to promote the tourist destination and was confident tourists would come back to the tax-free island in droves if the matter of promotion was given added impetus.

He told this to reporters after launching the "My Ferry 2" ferry service at the Kuah Jetty here Sunday.

The RM7-million ferry operated by JMC Ferry Services Sdn Bhd can accomodate 430 passengers and is the biggest three-storey ferry operating between Langkawi and the mainland.

Dr Mahathir, who was responsible for transforming Langkawi from a backwater island to a major tourist destination, also said many Westerners especially those who had retired were attracted to Langkawi as the lower costs on the island made it ideal for a second home.

He was also happy to note that more Middle-Easterners were flocking to the island and food outlets catering for Arab tourists were mushrooming.

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Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong launches book ‘Geoforest Parks: Hanging Gardens of Langkawi’
February 13, 2010, Saturday

BANGI: The Sultan of Kedah and Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, yesterday launched the book ‘Geoforest Parks: Hanging Gardens of Langkawi’ published by the Institute for Environment and Development (Lestari) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).The book, a collection of the historical repository, legends, knowledge and the natural features of Langkawi, was produced by a group of UKM researchers led by Principal Fellow Datuk Shaharuddin Mohd Ismail and Prof Datuk Ibrahim Komoo.

The RM100 book is available at Lestari UKM.

At the same function, Tuanku Abdul Halim also launched Malaysia Knowledge Tours (MyKTours), an application which transforms knowledge from books into a format easy to retrieve and download.

The Sultanah of Kedah, Sultanah Haminah Hamidun, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak were also present at the function. — Bernama
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Malaysian version of Bali
well, more likely a version of Phuket rather than Bali. Bali is unique :)
i see Langkawi is in the same league as Phuket while Bali same as Hawaii. island of culture and art.


World-Class Seafood Restaurant At Sungai Chenang Jetty Soon

LANGKAWI, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) will soon set up a world-class restaurant at the Sungai Chenang jetty, here in an effort to increase the income of fishermen in the area.

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom said the restaurant will offer various seafood specialities whipped up by experienced chefs.

"We want the place to serve quality food for local and foreign tourists," he told reporters after accompanying Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak to the Sungai Chenang fishing village, here Tuesday.

Johari said the restaurant, to be operated by fishermen, will also offer fresh grilled fish from their catch.

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