Monday, May 25, 2009


It is befitting that more flights are added to bring in more visitors to the island of Langkawi. Direct flights from Singapore effective June will surely boost the island's popularity and bring smiles to the hoteliers and the tourist industry as a whole.

There has been added home stays of exceptional dimensions with traditional homes built by private developers and individuals on the island. I would vouch that these homes will offer exciting challenges to the normal hotels and chalets as they provide ambience's much sought by visitors especially from the crowded cities of the world. Foreigners especially the sailing fraternity lured by Langkawi's charm and tranquility have extended their stays on the island for months and years. Not surprisingly few have bought properties and stay put. On a normal drive through the idyllic countryside of the island you would be had put to notice such homes. Most lie hidden or camouflaged amongst the small hills and forested landscape of the countryside. Their idyllic homes with comforts of modern living come translated into traditional Malay wooden houses standing in tranquil countryside surroundings amidst palm and fruit trees. Much as these homes bring peace and comfort to the owners, they would naturally excite visitors who choose to make them their abode during their short stay on the island. It is a comfort to know that traditional Malay homes have such great pull and hopefully many more will sprout the countryside not only on this island.

The excitement

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