Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Langkawi Island (2008)

Some green on the main island taken from a moving vehicle

Some porcelain stuff for sale. Goods are much cheaper here compared to the mainland because Langkawi is a dutyfree island. For instance, imported chocolates are about half the price and cars are about 40% cheaper.

Welcome to Langkawi Geopark, aged 500 million years. It is Southeast Asia's first UNESCO World Geopark and the only duty–free World Geopark.

The term Geopark is reserved for an area that has significant rock formations as well as unique landscapes – both of which are naturally aplenty in Langkawi.

Malaysia was voted by 20 countries to lead the Asia–Pacific Geopark Network. Malaysia was chosen because Langkawi Geopark exhibited good geological components coupled with a harmonised management system and strong academic and research support.


Views from Kuah Jetty. What a lovely day!

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