The diphtheria outbreak in Kedah is under control and no new cases have been recorded until last night, with the confirmed cases remaining at eight. Kedah Health director, Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said the cases included that of seven siblings from the Paya Nahu Flats, here, which killed a two-year-old boy on June 22, while the other case involved a foreign migrant child in Taman Nilam, Langkawi.
Kedah Health Department director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said five of them are siblings aged between 12 and three who were warded at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital (HSAH) in Sungai Petani, and one six-year-old boy from Taman Nilam, Langkawi who was warded at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here. Meanwhile, at the Paya Nahu Flats in Sungai Petani, 10 children below the age of seven were given immunisation today. Norhizan said a total of 146 out of 179 children below the age of seven at the Paya Nahu Flats have received full immunisation.
Langkawi will be imposing a tourist tax starting July 1. -- TODAY picSINGAPORE, June 23 -- Be prepared to spend more on your holiday in Langkawi. The Langkawi Municipal Council announced earlier this week that it would be imposing a "Langkawi Tourism Promotion Levy" starting July 1, that would charge travellers between RM1 to RM9 for every day that they stay, depending on the type of accommodation.
The paradisiacal Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi is popularly known as the "Jewel of Kedah." Malaysian staples like ikan bakar, a type of charcoal-grilled fish, tantalize sun-kissed visitors looking for a reprieve from Kuala Lumpur's concrete jungle. In short, no journey to Langkawi is complete sans ikan, the Malay term for fish.
I REFER to your report " Langkawi to charge tourist fee " (The Star, June 21). As a resident of this beautiful island, I simply cannot understand the rationale behind this ridiculous move to charge visitors a tourism promotion fee starting from July 1 when they check into hotels here.
Malaysian Association of Hotels (Kedah/Perlis chapter) chairman Yap Lip Seng said the new fee, which comes into effect from July 1, will also help the local authorities to promote hotels in Langkawi locally and abroad. Deputy president of the Langkawi Business Association Datuk Alexander Issac said the fee should be used to maintain the cleanliness of the island and to safeguard the geo park.
Mohd Rawi said the levy was not something new because similar charges had been imposed in Melaka, Penang and Kuala Lumpur to promote the tourism industry. -- Picture courtesy of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)KUAH, June 20 -- Beginning July 1, the Langkawi Municipal Council City of Tourism is to impose a levy of between RM1 and RM9 on tourists for every day of stay on the resort island.
Expanding horizons, the Mangroves & Eagles Safari journeys guests from the pristine beach at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi to the mysterious labyrinthine forests that flank Langkawi's land and sea; an effortless eco-adventure into the dramatic Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, a spellbinding 550-million-year-old maze of limestone cliffs and tangled mangroves. With little intrepid solo explorers in mind, an hour-long kids-only Mangroves & Monkeys Safari has also been designed.
Adya Hotel, which is wholly owned by the Kedah state government, plans to open a second hotel in Cenang, Langkawi, said its chairman Nor Saidi Nanyan. The Adya Hotel Cenang comes after the opening of Adya Hotel Langkawi, the first shariah-compliant hotel on the island resort. The hotel has been awarded the IQS-4 Crescent standard by Universal Crescent Standard Centre (UCSC), an Islamic Quality Standard (IQS) certification body, he said.
The busy eclecticism of Kuala Lumpur is perfectly complemented by the calm and tranquility of Malaysia's Langkawi Island - a tropical paradise with crystal clear water set against the backdrop of lush tropical mountains. At just a one-hour flight, Langkawi is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur. In addition to the spectacular private spaces, the resort focusses on providing memorable experiences for its guests.
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Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corp (Bioeconomy Corp) and France-based industry association Cosmetic Valley are joining forces to develop a RM500 million customised cluster model, Langkawi Cosmetic Island in Langkawi, Kedah by end of this year. Spanning over a 300ha site in Ulu Melaka, the cluster development comprises three phases. Previously known as Malaysian Biotechnology Corp Sdn Bhd, Bioeconomy Corp is also collaborating with Kedah state government and several private sectors to implement this customised cluster, which will cover the entire value chain of herbal, cosmetics and perfumery industry.