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Monday, 9 May 2011

Geology of Langkawi Island

The oldest geological formation in Malaysian is on Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island). This geological formation is the Machinchang formation, formed about 550 to 505 million years ago (geological age - middle to late Cambrian Period). The formation consists of sandstone with some mudstone and conglomerate.
The name Machinchang (sometime referred to as Mat Cincang) is derived from the long serrated quartzite ridge of five peaks that makes up the formation – the word cincang in Malay means ‘chopped-up’.
The formation extend over the north-western part of Pulau Langkawi, where Gunung Machinchang (Mount Machinchang) is located. It also forms part of Pulau Rebak Besar and Pulau Jemuruk.

A clear view of Mount Machingcang and the surroundings is seen from the Oriental Village - where you get to take the cable car up the mountain.
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Friday, 11 December 2009

Shopping Holiday in Langkawi

Langkawi is a good place to have a shopping holiday.

Shopping in Langkawi
Langkawi is a tax free haven. Goods that many visitors find great buys are (check customs regulations before bringing any of these items into the mainland):
Cigarettes and liquor
Batik local and imported
local handicraft
Chocolates and other imported foodstuff
Electrical and electronic equipments
Imported Kitchen items
Textiles and imported fashion goods
also shop and taste the local food
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Thursday, 29 October 2009

What to do in Langkawi Island

A must visit - a cable car ride up Mount Matchinchang and a walk over the top of the hill.

Sunbathing, swimming on the spectacular beaches
  • Indulge in many water-based or beach activity to occupy your leisure time. Diving or snorkelling into the depths of the sea around Pulau Payar.
  • Island hopping to uncovering the legends that surrounds the spectacular 99 islands of Langkawi

  • Explore nature sanctuary at Pulau Singa or one of the many uninhabited island of Langkawi

  • Travel to Langkawi on a cruise liner or private yacht or take a round island cruise

  • Sample local Malaysian food and fresh sea food or visit open markets or the pasar tani and pasar malam.

  • more on Langkawi at myLangkawi

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Thursday, 7 August 2008

Legend of Mat Cincang and Mat Raya

If you are visiting Mount Machinchang and Gunung Raya in Langkawi, learn about the legend here:
Legend of Mat Cincang and Mat Raya
These two mountains in Langkawi Gunong Machinchang (on the western part of Langkawi island, state of KEDAH) and Gunong Raya tell the tale of a feud between two families of giants. Legend tells of Mat Raya's son wanting to marry Mat Cincang's daughter. Despite Mat Cincang’s opposition, the marriage took place. During the wedding feast, a fight broke out between the two familes. It is said that Mat Chinchang and Mat Raya were turned into mountains by the Langkawi Gedembai who witness the fight.
During the fight, a large pot of gravy broke and its contents flowed onto the ground. Where the gravy spilt, became know as Kuah (the town) . Where the engagement ring was hurl became known as Tanjung Cincin (Cape of the Ring). Kampung Kisap (kisap means seep through) is the name of the village where the gravy seeped into the land. It is believed that the Hot Springs at Air Hangat is the site where a cauldron of hot water was broken and spilled. Mat Cincang and Mat Raya was transformed into the the two mountains.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

A must visit place in Langkawi

Travellers to Langkawi must visit Mount Machinchang. You can get up the mounain by cable car from the Oriental Village. The more adventurous can hike from the Seven Wells to the Panaroma bridge at Mount Machinchang or gunung Machinchang.
Most visitors will take the cable car - just for the experience. By cable care -- Stop at the first station up there to look aroungd but be sure to go to the second station to walk the Panaroma bridge.
Check out some spectacular sites of mount Machinchang at myKedah website. (Learn more on how to get around Langkawi at

Be sure to visit Gunung Machinchang and you can be assured of an exciting experience!

Sunday, 17 February 2008

School holidays in Malaysia and Singapore

If you are travelling to Malaysia and Singapore this March 2008, be aware of the school holidays in Malaysia and Singapore.

For the first term 2008, the school holidays in both countries clash! --- from 8 March to 16 March. Visitors to Langkawi --- make your holiday arrangements early!

Good hotels are difficult to get and flights from KL or Singapore are often fully booked.

Before booking, compare hotel rates online.

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Thursday, 20 December 2007

Christmas in Langkawi

From Christmas to New Year 2008 is the super peak season in Langkawi.
Check out where to go in Langkawi at My Langkawi

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To plan your holidays in 2008, get 2008 calendar for Malaysia and Singapore