Friday, January 29, 2010

Langkawi Car rental - place should go - CHOGM Park

Located just adjacent to the Al-Hana Mosque in Kuah town, the 10-acre CHOGM Park is a tribute the 1989 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which was held in Malaysia. Still a fledgling destination then, Langkawi was the retreat for the participants, who were immediately captivated by the islands. Perhaps, the occasion saw the first ever large scale promotion of what was to become a world-class tropical island holiday destination.
The white concrete structure would fly all the flags of member countries for many years until recently, when only the flags of Malaysia and the state of Kedah would flutter. Immediately overlooking this white edifice is a green park with a scattering of giant replicas representing the myriad legends of the islands.

With the trees now all grown, the CHOGM Park has matured and offers lots of shaded areas to rest and take a respite from the midday heat.You can easily enter the park from the main road (Jalan Persiaran Putra). The beach next to the park is the only beach in Kuah town. Not particularly conducive for swimming, this beautiful stretch of white sands is a great place to hang out in the evenings.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Langkawi Car Rental ...place should go..

Telaga Tujuh - Seven Wells Waterfalls
Today's Langkawi claim to have the tallest man-made waterfall at Datai Bay. But I don't think you'd travel to a great tropical eco destination like Langkawi to see that. Well, elsewhere on the main island, you will still get a chance to experience the splendour of a true waterfall - the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (Seven Wells Waterfalls). From the Gunung Machinchang cable car you can see the waterfalls of Telaga Tujuh in the distance.

Likewise, you can see the cable cars hovering over the forest canopy from Telaga Tujuh. Located within Compartment 8 of the Machinchang Forest Reserve (mainly comprising of dipterocarp forests) Telaga Tujuh is probably among the oldest natural and free attractions in Langkawi. In the old days a visit to Langkawi would not be complete without climbing the steep slopes of Telaga Tujuh to experience the cool waters of at least one of the seven wells....