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Saturday, 18 August 2007

Geopark of Malaysia

Langkawi in the state of Kedah, Malaysia has been awarded by UNESCO the status of South-east Asia's first geopark.

Anyone who have been to Langkawi will first notice the spectacular landform that shapes the 99 legendary islands that make up Langkawi.
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Locals will tell you that each landform tells a tale, from the main town of Kuah to the mountains, hills and caves. Some of the many legends of Langkawi are:
Legend of Mahsuri, a Langkawi tragedy - This famous tale of Langkawi is that of Mahsuri, a beautiful maiden executed after being falsely accused of adultery.
Legend of Gua Cerita (Cave of Legends) - home linking to the spiritual Gedembai
Legend of Pulau Dayang Bunting (Island of the pregnant maiden) The silhouette of the island looks like a pregnant lady lying down - which is also believed to be the origin of its name.
...and many more.
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