International pageant finalists on water scooters cause big splash in Langkawi

FIFTY beautiful women made a stir in the sea off Langkawi, Kedah, when they rode water scooters together.

They made it into the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) because each of them is from a different country, creating a record for the most number of nationalities riding on water scooters at the same time and place.


These 50 finalists of the Miss Tourism International pageant took part in the stunt held at Paradise 101, a man-made island in Langkawi recently.

Hosted by Naam Sdn Bhd, the event saw several beauties astride 30 bright yellow water scooters, some riding pillion.

Lee said it was the first time such a stunt was ever attempted and it was held in an orderly manner.



Dr Ravi said it was a proud moment for Naam to score a Malaysian record.

“I appreciate the dedication and hard work from the staff for this achievement,” he said in his speech.

Also present was Langkawi Development Authority chief executive officer Datuk Azizan Noordin.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2017/12/07/record-ride-of-beauties-at-sea-international-pageant-finalists-on-water-scooters-cause-big-splash-in/#B2MEkViI1WAf4OcM.99

PROMOTING LANGKAWI’S TANJUNG RHU BEACH TO END POPULAR CHENANG’S CONGESTION

The Star :

Published: December 5, 2017 01:17 PM GMT+8

LANGKAWI, Dec 5 — There seem to be no clear indication that the problem of congestion experienced at the Chenang Beach, one of the top tourist spot in Langkawi, would end any time soon.

Come this holiday season, the problem at this popular seaside is likely to worsen as the number of travellers flocking in were expected to grow leaps and bounds.


While some of the steps taken by the local authorities to regulate movement of vehicles into the beach area had helped a little bit in improving the situation at the seaside, the traffic scenario along the road parallel to it had not changed much.

Since two years ago the local authorities have gone the extra mile in finding a solution including issuing contracts for pedestrian pavements, road resurfacing and a big parking area … only to see them to progress half way and remain uncompleted until now.

Promoting other beaches in this island, which are as beautiful, is now seen as a solution to overcome the concentration at Chenang Beach and the one at Tanjung Rhu has the potential to be turned into a world class seaside.

Langkawi’s beautiful beaches

There are a number of beautiful beaches other than at Chenang that travellers could opt to go in Langkawi to spend time relaxing.

These beaches, however, were given lesser attention with some being turned into exclusive areas after being bought over by the private sector for hotel and resort development.



The Tanjung Rhu seaside at the northern part of the island is one of the beaches that still remains as a public place and with its natural beauty, could rival the popularity of Chenang Beach if properly managed.

As of now, only a couple of tourism activities take place at this beach and the most recent were the Langkawi Beach Festival and the Oceanman Langkawi, a global open sea swimming competition.

Although the number of activities held were limited but it is enough to show that Tanjung Rhu beach has to be promoted as another world class seaside attraction.

Promoting Tanjung Rhu

Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) chief executive officer, Datuk Azizan Noordin, is among those who saw the beach’s potential had suggested the creation of permanent facilities as a way to promote Tanjung Rhu beach.

“We need a lifeguard post at the beach, beef up the infrastructure and logistics like parking spaces and gazebos for the convenience of tourists. All these had to be permanent,” he told Bernama recently.

The successful organisation of the first ever Oceanman Langkawi event was also a testimony of the beach’s potential, he said as the organiser had already indicated their interest to continue making it as the site for their future race.

Azizan said the hopes expressed by this international event organiser should be reciprocated with measures to improve the facilities at the beach .

“I would like to suggest that parties with the expertise in beach management to be appointed to carry out the beach maintenance so that it is fit to be called an international class and suitable for event organisation and recreation,” he said.

Public beach

Meanwhile, Langkawi District Officer Isahak Murat said the promotion of Tanjung Rhu Beach as a seaside destination was one of the options that is currently being considered as a move to solve the congestion at Chenang Beach.

He said some parts of the Chenang Beach were no longer opened to the public as it had grown more like a commercial beach now.

“The tagline for Chenang to be known as a public beach is diminishing and we do not want this to happen to other beaches as well,” he said.


According to Isahak, his office had so far received proposals from the Langkawi Municipal Council and Langkawi Human Development Foundation where both parties were keen to take up the management of the Tanjung Rhu Beach.

“We are welcoming others to present their proposals to us, but most importantly I would like ideas that the beach remained open to public and could promote a sense of belonging and awareness on beach preservation,” he added. — Bernama

Promoting Langkawi’s Tanjung Rhu beach to end popular Chenang’s Congestion

The Star :

Published: December 5, 2017 01:17 PM GMT+8

LANGKAWI, Dec 5 — There seem to be no clear indication that the problem of congestion experienced at the Chenang Beach, one of the top tourist spot in Langkawi, would end any time soon.

Come this holiday season, the problem at this popular seaside is likely to worsen as the number of travellers flocking in were expected to grow leaps and bounds.


While some of the steps taken by the local authorities to regulate movement of vehicles into the beach area had helped a little bit in improving the situation at the seaside, the traffic scenario along the road parallel to it had not changed much.

Since two years ago the local authorities have gone the extra mile in finding a solution including issuing contracts for pedestrian pavements, road resurfacing and a big parking area … only to see them to progress half way and remain uncompleted until now.

Promoting other beaches in this island, which are as beautiful, is now seen as a solution to overcome the concentration at Chenang Beach and the one at Tanjung Rhu has the potential to be turned into a world class seaside.

Langkawi’s beautiful beaches

There are a number of beautiful beaches other than at Chenang that travellers could opt to go in Langkawi to spend time relaxing.

These beaches, however, were given lesser attention with some being turned into exclusive areas after being bought over by the private sector for hotel and resort development.



The Tanjung Rhu seaside at the northern part of the island is one of the beaches that still remains as a public place and with its natural beauty, could rival the popularity of Chenang Beach if properly managed.

As of now, only a couple of tourism activities take place at this beach and the most recent were the Langkawi Beach Festival and the Oceanman Langkawi, a global open sea swimming competition.

Although the number of activities held were limited but it is enough to show that Tanjung Rhu beach has to be promoted as another world class seaside attraction.

Promoting Tanjung Rhu

Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) chief executive officer, Datuk Azizan Noordin, is among those who saw the beach’s potential had suggested the creation of permanent facilities as a way to promote Tanjung Rhu beach.

“We need a lifeguard post at the beach, beef up the infrastructure and logistics like parking spaces and gazebos for the convenience of tourists. All these had to be permanent,” he told Bernama recently.

The successful organisation of the first ever Oceanman Langkawi event was also a testimony of the beach’s potential, he said as the organiser had already indicated their interest to continue making it as the site for their future race.

Azizan said the hopes expressed by this international event organiser should be reciprocated with measures to improve the facilities at the beach .

“I would like to suggest that parties with the expertise in beach management to be appointed to carry out the beach maintenance so that it is fit to be called an international class and suitable for event organisation and recreation,” he said.

Public beach

Meanwhile, Langkawi District Officer Isahak Murat said the promotion of Tanjung Rhu Beach as a seaside destination was one of the options that is currently being considered as a move to solve the congestion at Chenang Beach.

He said some parts of the Chenang Beach were no longer opened to the public as it had grown more like a commercial beach now.

“The tagline for Chenang to be known as a public beach is diminishing and we do not want this to happen to other beaches as well,” he said.


According to Isahak, his office had so far received proposals from the Langkawi Municipal Council and Langkawi Human Development Foundation where both parties were keen to take up the management of the Tanjung Rhu Beach.

“We are welcoming others to present their proposals to us, but most importantly I would like ideas that the beach remained open to public and could promote a sense of belonging and awareness on beach preservation,” he added. — Bernama

Bid to create runway record dashed by bad weather

LANGKAWI: An attempt to create a Malaysian record for a fashion runway performed at the highest altitude at the Langkawi Skybridge was cancelled due to unfavourable weather.

The much-awaited attempt yesterday, to be performed by the 50 contestants of the Miss Tourism International 2017 World Final, was called off after officials of Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd, operator of the mountain top attraction, reported strong winds in the area.

The operator temporarily ceased operation of the Langkawi Skycab, a cable car system which links the nearly 700m-high Langkawi Skybridge with the Oriental Village at the foot of Mount Machinchang, reported Bernama.

Following the cancellation, the contestants were taken on a tour of the various attractions at the Oriental Village, which include the Langkawi 3D Museum and Langkawi Skytrex.
The Langkawi Skybridge visit was on the second day of the beauties’ tour of the resort island after a packed schedule upon arriving in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

The Langkawi trip, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority, was part of the 18-day activities for the beauty contest.

The coronation night will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 6.

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Miss Tourism International 2017 finalists arrive in Langkawi

LANGKAWI: Fifty finalists of the Miss Tourism International 2017 has arrived in Langkawi island for an official three-day showcase visit.

The beauties were then taken on a tour to the Langkawi Paradise 3D Art Museum at Teluk Burau, this morning.

The group spent time taking photos inside the museum and enjoyed a different view of Langkawi and also various other sites of the world in 3D (dimensional) paintings.

Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd deputy chief operating officer Abu Hashim Abd Rahman who welcomed the finalists said they had earlier planned to take the finalists up to Gunung Mat Chinchang for a photo shoot on the suspended bridge.

However, due to strong winds and bad weather conditions, they opted for a tour at the museum.
“The finalists took several photographs while looking at the paintings which they can share with their families and friends back home. This in a way will promote the island and the museum to international tourists,” he said.

Also present during the visit were Langkawi Development Authority manager Nor Aznan Sulaiman and Langkawi Tourism Association chief executive officer Zainudin Kadir.

One of the participants, Mona Lindgaard, 22, from Denmark said she was impressed with the various 3D paintings displayed at the museum.
“The paintings were beautiful and captivating. I will show it to my family when I return to Denmark,” she said.

She said the biggest painting was the Egypt Civilisation and the finalists enjoyed photographing themselves in front of the painting.

Romanian finalist Anna Maria Serban, 22, said the painting of the Roman Empire and a waterfall were also captivating and she will treasure the visit and experience.

“Although the painting was from the painter’s imagination but it made me feel like I was at the actual place,” she said.

The Miss Tourism International 2017 will be held at Sunway Resort, Petaling Jaya on Dec 31 this year.

By Hamzah Osman – December 2, 2017 @ 4:05pmLANGKAWI

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/12/309823/miss-tourism-international-2017-finalists-arrive-langkawi

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