The settlement consists of wooden houses, mostly built on stilts over the sea and occupied by people of Myanmar origin. The cause of fire was still being investigated and the losses were believed to be in the hundreds of thousands of ringgit.
I'm floating in a crescent-shaped bay, its tropical south-east Asian Andaman Sea waters so deliciously tepid that you could safely bathe a new-born infant in them. It's just that the resort, the Datai, located on Langkawi Island, off the top north-west tip of Malaysia, has been so skilfully designed to be enveloped by the rainforest that cascades from the mountains to the ocean that you can only make out parts of it through the densest of vegetation.
The construction of a luxury resort in Langkawi by Khazanah Nasional Bhd is likely to take off only by the middle of this year. Teluk Datai Resorts owns The Datai Langkawi, Els Club Teluk Datai (formerly known as Golf Club Datai Bay) and a 604ha plot in Teluk Datai. The investment is said to be part of a fiveyear project based on the Teluk Datai master development plan that will see re-investments in existing hotels and investments in selected land.
Its chairman, Mokhtar Shahabudin, said seven operators from the association are now following the delegation from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to Japan which also involves homestay operators from Sarawak and Sabah. "Our members are working on a homestay service in Kampung Wang Tok Rendong, Kampung Sungai Itau, Kampung Padang Lalang Ayer Hangat, Kampung Bukit Tangga and Kampung Pulau Tuba," he told Bernama yesterday. Besides Japan, the association will also hold a similar promotion in Singapore on May 10.
Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, home based at NAS Jacksonville, Fla., participated in static P-8A displays at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA 15) March 17-21 to help strengthen military-to-military relationships and cooperative agreements with Malaysia. The exhibition showcases technology in sea and air systems to address a wide spectrum of security challenges faced by countries in the region and around the world.
HW Lima Sdn Bhd, which was involved in the organisation of LIMA'15, has received a proposal plan and quotation from a contractor to re-build the house. "On the other hand, he requested that the house be re-built the normal way and we accede to his request," he said during a visit to the site where the house stood in Kampung Gelam, Kedawang here yesterday.
Ten Vietnamese aquaculture experts live and work on the farm, which was started with a $17m loan from Malaysia's Agrobank. The company's CEO, Mohamed Razali Mohamed, told Undercurrent that out of the 2,500 farmers in the country also farming those three species, Aquagrow is the only one using circular cages such as those used by the salmon industry in Norway.
This is in line with the launch of the Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2015-2030 in conjunction with the ongoing Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima 2015).
The cluster of islands called Langkawi is about 50 minutes by air from Kuala Lumpur. The cable car runs over the rain forests of Kilim Jiyo to the top of the Mat Cincang Mountains.
Langkawi police are taking preventive measures to ensure no untoward incident occurs during the Asean Summit 2015 retreat which begins on April 27. According to Harrith Kam, although the Asean Summit will not be the first international event that the police are dealing with, they will not rest on their laurels to ensure the smooth running of the event.
"The cars are part of BMW Group Malaysia's commitment as the Automotive Partner of the upcoming 26th ASEAN Summit taking place in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi from April 24 to 28.BMW Group Malaysia will be providing a fleet of BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series which will be utilised for the shuttling of all dignitaries, officials and VIPs for South East Asia's most prominent meeting later this month," said Harris.
LANGKAWI, April 2 (Bernama) -- The Langkawi Municipal Council is intensifying efforts to maintain the cleanliness and beauty of the island that will host the ASEAN Summit Retreat on April 27, its president Isahak Murat said Thursday. According to him, the council would hold a meeting on April 6 with all the agencies and contractors involved in maintaining cleanliness to refresh them on the strategies during LIMA'15 which would be re-executed for the summit retreat.