Take sightseeing to dramatically different heights with the ultimate adrenaline-rush: a tandem skydive that lands directly on the soft sands of the Resort's very own Tanjung Rhu beach. Gain a breathtaking eagle's eye view of the lush mountains, rain forests, islands and seascapes of the Langkawi UNESCO Geopark with an exhilarating helicopter transfer or tour via the Resort's own Lotus Pond heli-pad.
Sebastian, who served with a government clinic in Langkawi, was found dead in his quarters on Nov 17, 2010. His autopsy was conducted at Langkawi Hospital but the person in charge concluded that Sebastian's cause of death could not be ascertained. When the second autopsy was finally conducted, on March 17, 2015, the family's worse fears were confirmed - the first autopsy conducted at Langkawi Hospital was botched.
Tour packages to Langkawi created by travel agents in Guangzhou are receiving overwhelming response with advanced bookings to visit the island made as far as for May next year. "For the last two months alone, we had arranged for over 800 travellers from Guangzhou to tour Langkawi and there will still be some more coming in," he said when met at a reception organised by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) here.
No sooner do we enter than a pair of rhesus macaque monkeys hurl their little brown bodies out of a mangrove tree and paddle to the small boat beside ours, clambering up to the yelping tourists to grab bread straight from their hands. Indeed, the group of mischievous macaques lining the glassy green waters of Langkawi's Kilim River ignore our boat completely as we slip past them and ease further into the forest.
An Egyptian tourist, who went missing at sea on Monday evening after falling off the balcony of a hotel here, was found dead at 1.30pm today. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) district 1 maritime director, First Admiral Zulkarnain Mohamad Omar, said the body of Yahya Yousry Mohamad Al-Sayid, was found floating about 6.5 nautical miles away from where he fell at the Berjaya Hotel Resort Langkawi.
Perhaps, some would have expected the eagle to be mentioned when Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi began addressing the Langkawi Umno division delegates two weeks ago. And so, the Umno vice-president launched into a story on how Langkawi reminded him of the legend of the eagle, known to be able to live up to 70 years, and whose life cycle can be divided into two phases.
An Egyptian man is missing at sea, after he is believed to have fallen from his hotel balcony here this afternoon. The victim's wife reported the incidnent to the hotel staff, said Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) northern region maritime director First Admiral Tan Kok Kwee. "The victim has since gone missing. We have yet to be able to find him due to stormy weather and strong waves. "A search and rescue (SAR) operation was mounted at 4.30pm, involving MMEA, the Fire and Rescue Department, the Civil Defence Department and police.
THE statement made by the Perak mufti that the giant replica of the Langkawi eagle on the island is un-Islamic, implying that it should be pulled down, is yet another case of religious extremism making inroads into the cultural and recreational life of the country, creating fears that the conservative wings among the ulama are bent on turning back the clock on the socio-economic progress of the country.
This welcome is typical of the level of service and attention to detail we are to experience in Malaysia - and it all really began back at Heathrow. It can only be added to by slipping into a hotspring jacuzzi, cradling a nightcap and looking up to the stars with eyes closed to the rain. l GT stayed in Langkawi at The Danna, thedanna.com and on the mainland at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, thebanjaran.com.
Just 12 months after opening a new branch in Langkawi, Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General) is already servicing 3,000 customers in the locality. Allianz General Branch Manager for Alor Setar Cheah Lye Chong said 90 percent of the customers are motor policyholders and the branch has received positive feedback from customers who were happy to have direct access to their insurer for advise and assistance related to their policies.
The Customs Department will restructure the sales channels of duty-free cigarettes and liquor as well as tighten tax exemption for the usage of imported vehicles from the duty-free islands of Langkawi, Labuan and Tioman effective Nov 1. Its director-general, Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad, said a quota system would be in place to monitor the sales of duty-free cigarettes and liquor, which would be limited to customers in approved duty-free shops only.
I'm a big fan of the St. Regis brand, and also love vacationing in Asian resorts in general, so this resort has been on my radar. Well, the Luxury Privileges benefits at the St. Regis Langkawi are by far the most generous I've ever seen: Complimentary fourth night for stays through December 27, 2016; the promotion may not be repeated during stay.