Tan Sri Khalid Ramli retires as Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The handing-over of duties of the office was held at the Lada Complex, in the presence of senior officials of the government agency. Khalid, 67, joined the civil service as assistant secretary of the Foreign Ministry in 1972 before becoming Lada General Manager in 2011, and CEO, a year later.
Popular TV actress Asha Negi is off to Langkawi but not with boyfriend Rithvik Dhanjani . Asha posted a picture of the two saying "Off to Langkawi with my better half! The end of 2016 is turning out to be rocking..2017 can't wait for what's in store @kishwersmerchantt come soon! We will miss you @surbhijyoti"
Former Langkawi Umno member Anina Saadudin has asked Khairy Jamaluddin if he knows how many of his party's three million members are still "spiritually with Umno". The PPBM Wanita chief said Khairy should work to restore faith in the party instead of waging a political war on PPBM, unless Umno viewed the new party as a big threat.
Works to repair and renovate the Eagle's Square costing RM8.7 million have been completed recently. Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) chief executive officer, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said today it was the biggest ever repair job undertaken on Langkawi's icon since it was built more than 20 years ago. "There were repairs carried out in the past but not on the scale implemented today," he told reporters after the handing over of the project by the Kedah Works Department director Datuk Samsudin Bakar here.
The Datai Langkawi has announced plans to undergo a massive renovation in September 2017, marking the luxury resort's most significant enhancement project since it has established more than two decades ago. "This renovation is a testament to The Datai Langkawi's commitment to providing unmatched luxury accommodations, the highest level of service, and the modern amenities that appeal to today's luxury global travelers," said Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of the resort .
Organiser E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd and supporter Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), expands the successful pilot project of Tuba Trail Run in April to a triple treat for eco-sport athletes around the world. Mountains, islands, beaches, forests and distinct inhabitants that create the 99 thickly forested topical islands located within the boundaries of Langkawi, will host a series of programmes under the umbrella of AkTION including the Tanjung Rhu SwimFest, Mount (Mt.) Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb, and the Tuba Trail Run.
Malaysia's leading luxury resort, The Datai Langkawi will embark on an extensive renovation from 4 September 2017, signifying the most substantial enhancement project since its inception over 23 years ago. In order to fully execute the extensive renovation, The Datai Langkawi will be closed for approximately 10 months from 4 September 2017 and is scheduled to complete in Summer 2018.
BernamaKUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the Langkawi Tourism Blueprint (LTB) under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister's Department for the period 2011 2015, which aims at making Langkawi as the world's top 10 eco-tourism island, has been found to be satisfactory. According to the Auditor-General's Report 2015 Series 2 released in Dewan Rakyat today, for the period between December 2014 and December 2015, the project performance was at a satisfactory level, in which 18 (75 per cent) out of the 24 projects were completed within its implementation period.
ALL cigarettes and alcoholic drinks, except for those bought at the airport and jetty point, are not allowed to be taken out of Langkawi as duty-free goods. According to Langkawi Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretary Loke Cheng Zhi, the customs department's latest duty-free ruling stipulated that visitors who want to bring these duty-free goods out of the island can only buy them at approved duty-free shops located at the airport or jetty point complex.
The Langkawi Tionghua Traders Association is appealing to the Customs Department to review the 2016 Excise Duties Order, which limits the sale of duty-free cigarettes and liquor to visitors at the island's jetty and airport. Under the new ruling, tourists who wish to carry cigarettes and liquor out of the island are only allowed to purchase them at two approved duty-free shops - one at the Kuah jetty, the other at Langkawi International Airport.
Dataran Lang in Pulau Langkawi. -- Picture courtesy of GoogleKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 -- Solar-powered lights for a Langkawi tourism project that cost RM470,000 failed to function fully due to rainy weather, the Auditor-General (A-G) was told. In the A-G's second series of report for 2015, the project to light up a stretch from Langkawi's Taman Lagenda to Dataran Lang for tourists using light emitting diodes (LED) and solar lights was said to have been completed on July 2, 2014.
Johari said visitor arrival reached 3.6 million last year and is expected to increase this year. -- File picLANGKAWI, Nov 21 -- Langkawi's International Airport capacity will be increased to accommodate the growing number of tourists to the island. "I will ensure as LADA chairman that Langkawi receives sufficient allocation for the capacity increase for this airport," he said while opening the 42nd Finance Ministry Sports Festival here last night.