Pulau Langkawi Sports & Outdoors

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    pantai kok

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 27, 2007
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    Pantai Kok is a long beach about 25 kilometres from Kuah town. Most of it is lined with resorts,
    at least until you reach the Telaga Harbour Park... then as you head towards Burau bay it becomes unspoilt and turns into the place where locals go for a dip or a picnic. You may even see some fishermen's boats when the tide is low.

    Pantain Kok is made of white sand and swaying palms - in other words beautiful to see BUT... the water quality is quite poor. It's great for walks, not for swimming, especially near Burau Bay, where the beach is nearly deserted. As for snorkeling: forget about it.

    Equipment: You just need a swimsuit - nothing else.

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    Water Sport

    by Azri_Azmi Written Nov 4, 2006

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    An operator station at Pantai Tengah

    There are many operators that runs water sport activities almost at all over the famous beaches in Langkawi. You might not want to miss the fun of the activities offered by them. Generally the price is as follows :-

    1) Jet Ski - RM110 for 30 minutes
    2) Parasailing - RM80 per person
    3) Banana Boat - RM25 per person
    4) Water Ski - RM65 for 15 minutes
    5) Island Hopping - RM35 per person
    6) Payar Island (SCUBA or Snorkel) - start from RM130 to RM250
    7) Fishing (Trolling) - RM350
    8) Mangrove Trip (from Pantai Tengah) - RM160 per adult and RM80 per child below 8 years old

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    Fishing with Local Fisherman

    by Azri_Azmi Written Nov 4, 2006

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    As Langkawi is an island and its surrounded with sea, fishing is great activities to be done. Many agents are offering fishing trips openly to any angler or groups that wanted to fulfill their time by doing fishing.

    Another way of fishing is by doing it with a local fisherman. I do have an uncle in Langkawi who is a fulltime fisherman. His boat is not a big one that can only catered for 2 to 3 person per trip. He has many secret fishing ground all over Langkawi and its surrounding. His boat is being placed at Sungai Kisap.

    You may look at my travelogue to know more about
    my fishing trip with my uncle. If you are not an angler, at least by viewing this travelogue, you may view some beautiful natural scenery during my trip with him.

    Contact me if you are interested so that I may ask my uncle's permission to bring you for a day fishing and learn how the local Langkawi fisherman performs their routine tasks.

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    Langkawi Int. Maritime & Aerospace Exhibitions

    by Azri_Azmi Updated Jul 29, 2006

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    LIMA started in 1991 and since then it has become an important event held in Langkawi. The most recent LIMA was hosted in 2005. Participations comes many countries inc. USA and even Russia. Lots of military gadgets being displayed here where the Aerospace Exhibition is near the Langkawi International Airport and the Maritime is being shown at Porto Malai. This exhibition is not meant only for military gadgets, planes or ships but also showing commercial purposes gadgets related to Aerospace & Maritime.

    I had the opportunity to visit LIMA for a few times since my first visit in 1993. And the most interesting moment about this show is watching the airshows inc. the Red Arrows from UK and we can even buy lots of military related badges from the soldiers/officers themself.

    It is an event not to be missed. If you are planning visit this exhibition, I suggest arrangement should be made earlier to avoid fullhouse booking on hotel and flight.

    Equipment: 1) Binocular
    2) Digital Camera & Video
    3) 'Ray Ban' / Sunglases
    4) Mineral water for sure....

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    Fishing Without Renting A Boat

    by Azri_Azmi Written Jan 26, 2006

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    My personal schedule to visit Langkawi is minimum by twice per year. And at any one time, i will spend a least a week there because few of my family members live there. I won't miss the fishing activity of course.

    There are few areas in Langkawi to fish without renting a boat whereby you may fish just along the shore or beaches. In Kuah town itself, there is a river by the name of Sungai Kuah. At night you may fish here during the high tide for fish like barramuddi.

    Another spot will be at the Pantai Kok. You may fish at the spot nearby the entrance of the marina and lighthouse or nearby the rocky structure for variety of coral fishes especially medium size grouper. Ensure you pick the right timing for fishing here so you won't get disappointed.

    Another way is to walk along the wave barrier (you can see it if you reach langkawi by flight, area is nearby to the airport). You may walk along it (the lenght is more than a kilometre) and fish. Good quality fish such as mangrove jack and snappers can be caught here.

    As if you intend to have an experience fishing with local fisherman, you may contact me so i can arrange it with my uncle who is a local fisherman there. Good experience indeed because you may follow him for 3 days atsea, see the traditional ways of fishing & squid catch, snorkeling in private places and of course do you own fishing.

    Equipment: For beach / shore fishing, long medium rods for long distance throwing is recommended. Bait in form of 'seaworm' or local call it 'umpun-umpun' can be bought in 2 places (1 in a tackle shop at Kuah and 1 in a tackle shop at Padang Matsirat )

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    Not the spot for some underwater activity

    by sunshinejo Written Jul 20, 2005

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    The one thing that really disappointed me about Langkawi was that the visibility in the water is so poor. I'm not overly keen on scuba diving, but I do love to snorkel, but there wasn't any point in even trying here. You just couldn't see anything. This is definitly not the place to come if that's what you want to do!

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    Diving and Snorkeling

    by morninglory Written Aug 17, 2004
    sun deck on Langkawi Coral

    It may not be the perfect weather or the best corals or fishes you can see. But if you already on the island, why not take a ride and plunge yourself in the warm Langkawi water. The popular place for divers alike is Pulau Payar about 45 minutes boat ride from Kuah Jetty.

    You can book your trip at the office of the Langkawi Coral at the Kuah Ferry Terminal, which cost around RM220 per day. For this price, the company will pick guests up from their respective hotels, provide lunch and the use of their reef-viewing platform. All their snorkelling equipment is also possible.

    Equipment: Bring your own scuba gear...please..There's a rental gear if you want. But speak from experience, they are not well maintained. It's your life anyway..
    You might not get fins your size (it's waaay too small for asian feet, i'm asian, but i have big feet..hehe) Don't let these small things get in your way.

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    Langkawi Yacht Club

    by Imbi Written Jan 23, 2004

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    Langkawi Yacht Club offers impressive facilities such as waterfront, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna, deep sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, jet skiing and speed boats. You can hire a yacht to discover sunset tour. It is also good place for spending evening time. there are 51 berths places available.

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    Go Jungle Treking@Langkawi

    by bpacker Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Top of Seven Wells, 91m above sea level

    The Lush green Langakawi landscape deserves some exploration!
    Grab your free maps from the airport and try to discover all the waterfalls in the region if you have the time.

    Equipment: Remember your suntan lotion and wear gd hiking shoes. The waterfall areas can be dangerous and slippery with mossy green algae.

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    Rent a sailboat

    by kyoub Written Jan 16, 2006

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    For hire

    Some of the hotels, located on the beach, have sailboats for hire.
    If you have several in your group this is a fun thing to do.
    It is rather expensive though.

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