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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.

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