Sunday, March 24, 2024

Rumah Mawart: A Batik-Infused Oasis in Langkawi

Langkawi's Kampung Mawar boasts a hidden gem - Rumah Mawart. Lush greenery surrounds this charming cafe, creating a tranquil ambiance for you to experience a unique blend of art, culture, and delectable food. Forget your average coffee shop, Rumah Mawart offers something special.

Langkawi's Unique Breakfast Spot: Tok Awang - Coffee, Culture, and Crazy-Good Pek Nga!

Langkawi isn't all stunning beaches and luxurious resorts. Tucked away amidst the island's charm lies Tok Awang Coffee & Cafe, a unique eatery that's more than just a place to grab a bite. Here, you'll find delicious local cuisine, steaming cups of coffee, and a storyteller extraordinaire – Tok Sukun, the owner himself!

Langkawi's Culinary Gem: MakLang Cafe - A Fusion of Family, Food, and Art

Langkawi isn't just about postcard-perfect beaches. Tucked amidst its lush landscapes and sunny skies lies MakLang Cafe by Ilham Ceramic Studio, a cafe unlike any other. Here, tradition is served on a plate, intertwined with a heartwarming family story and a touch of artistic flair. Let's delve into the unique experience that awaits you at MakLang Cafe.

Dangau Langkawi: Where Local Flavours Blossom Amidst Paddy Fields

Venture beyond the bustling tourist spots of Langkawi and discover Dangau Langkawi, a rustic gem nestled amidst picturesque paddy fields. This local restaurant, named after the traditional Malay huts it occupies, offers an escape into the heart of kampung (village) life, promising an authentic culinary journey.

Langkawi After Dark: Squid Jigging Under the Stars

Langkawi isn't just about soaking up the sun on beautiful beaches. Did you know you can have an exciting adventure at night too? Here's something called "mencandat sotong," which basically means catching squid under the stars!

Timeless Treasure: Exploring Gua Wang Buloh on Pulau Tuba

Gua Wang Buloh

Pulau Tuba, a secluded treasure nestled off the coast of Langkawi, unveils more than the tantalizing aroma of mi udang. Within its verdant embrace lies Gua Wang Buloh, a mystical cave that murmurs ancient island chronicles. For adventurous spirits seeking to unravel the island's geological secrets, a hike to Gua Wang Buloh promises an unforgettable journey that will leave a lasting impression.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

A Mi Udang Lover's Paradise: What and Where to Eat in Pulau Tuba

Prawn, squid, or crab? Why choose when you can have them ALL in a bowl of delicious noodles! 

Pulau Tuba, also known as "Mi Udang Island," lives up to its name! This hidden gem off Langkawi is a haven for fresh, delicious seafood, and foodies won't be disappointed.

Pulau Tuba: Escape to a Slice of Authentic Langkawi

Langkawi, with its turquoise waters and luxurious resorts, is a dream destination for many. But for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure, Pulau Tuba beckons. This island paradise offers a glimpse into a simpler way of life, a stark contrast to the tourist hubs of Langkawi. Here, you'll find friendly villagers, traditional customs, and a slower pace - perfect for a truly authentic Malay experience.

An Agrotastic Adventure: Exploring MARDI Agrotechnology Park, Langkawi

Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is known for its stunning beaches and vibrant reefs, but nestled within its lush embrace lies a hidden gem: the MARDI Agrotechnology Park. This 35-hectare haven is a fusion of agricultural research and tourism, offering visitors a unique glimpse into the world of modern farming and the abundance of tropical fruits.

Lion Marine Langkawi: Discover Sunny and Pristine Paradise

Langkawi's enchanting archipelago welcomes a brand new gem – Lion Marine Langkawi! Nestled on the pristine shores of Pulau Singa Besar (Big Lion Island), this privately owned paradise offers a unique blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation. Escape the ordinary and get ready to discover a hidden haven unlike any other in Langkawi.

Taman Lagenda: A free and fascinating journey into the heart of Langkawi's legends.

Langkawi's history whispers with tales of giants, mythical birds, and princesses. Intrigued? Look no further than Taman Lagenda Park, a unique open-air park located next to the Dataran Helang (Eagle Square) in Kuah Town. Here, you can embark on a free journey through Langkawi's folklore, all nestled amidst a scenic landscape.

Soar Above Paradise: Unveiling the Wonders of Langkawi SkyCab

Langkawi SkyCab isn't just a cable car ride, it's an unforgettable adventure into the heart of nature's majesty. Buckle up as we take you on a breathtaking journey through the ancient rainforests and soaring peaks of Langkawi Island.

Unleash Your Inner Explorer: Langkawi Nature Park & Kilim Geoforest Park Await!

Langkawi Nature Park is back, baby! After a pandemic pause, this island gem is reopening its doors in phases, with over 70% of the park accessible as of December 22nd, 2023. Get ready to reconnect with nature, encounter fascinating wildlife, and maybe even come face-to-face with a cackling hyena (don't worry, there's a safe distance involved!).

Langkawi Adventure & Xtreme Park: Thrills, Chills, and Sky-High Adventures!

Langkawi is known for its stunning beaches and laid-back vibes, but for those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Langkawi Adventure & Xtreme Park is a must-visit! This blog post recounts my recent adventure there, where I tackled the thrilling 4 COMBO PACK (ATV ADV + Go Kart + Skybike + Archery).

Friday, March 22, 2024

Garmin Run Asia Series 2024 is Back by Popular Demand this October

Kuala Lumpur, 22 March 2024 — Garmin Malaysia today announced the return of the much-anticipated Garmin Run Asia Series 2024 set to take place this October. Embracing the theme ‘From Zero to Hero’, the run aims to challenge participants on another great yet exhilarating run that will push them beyond their comfort zone and encourage them to lead a more active lifestyle. 

Under Armour invites you and your partner for ‘Dual Race’, a Night Marathon that celebrates the Power of Teamwork

Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2024 – Calling all competitive runners and their running partners to take on the ultimate night marathon challenge together! Under Armour introduces the Dual Race, a team-oriented night marathon requiring each participant to team up with a running partner. 

New Balance Empowers Female Runners: Celebrating Individuality at the 2024 Nagoya Women's Marathon

Esther Joy Chen (left), Ann Pow (middle), and Nur Fitri Najwa (right) all ready for the Nagoya Women's Marathon 2024

Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2024 – In a remarkable show of support for the spirit of diversity and individuality within the running community, New Balance Malaysia has proudly supported three distinguished Malaysian female runners to participate in the prestigious Nagoya Women's Marathon 2024, held on 10 March 2024, coinciding with International Women's Day. The Nagoya Women's Marathon, evolving from a 20-km race in Toyohashi to a full marathon in Nagoya, holds World Athletics Platinum road race status, marking it as a key event in the athletics calendar.

lululemon expands its Run collection as 10 Athletes Ran Over 4,636km, Each Surpassing Their Furthest Distance, at lululemon’s FURTHER Women’s Ultramarathon

Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2024 – In May 2023, lululemon announced the multi-year global FURTHER campaign to celebrate human possibility and how far women can go. As part of this FURTHER campaign, lululemon held the FURTHER Ultramarathon, the first-of-its-kind Women’s Ultramarathon from the brand. The six-day ultramarathon began on March 6, 2024, ahead of International Women’s Day, and culminated on March 12, 2024, at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, California. It featured 10 female athletes from its global ambassador collective, including Yoon Young Kang, an ultrarunner with Judo Black Belt from South Korea and Vriko Kwok, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athlete and entrepreneur from Hong Kong.

ANTA Malaysia Celebrates Ramadan with Shoe Donation Drive and Exciting Events!

This Ramadan, ANTA Malaysia is spreading the spirit of giving back with their #ANTABersamaAnda (ANTA with You) campaign! They're launching their first-ever shoe donation drive, inviting Malaysians to donate gently-used shoes to support those in need.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Nike TRX: A Community-Centric Hub for Sports Enthusiasts

Kuala Lumpur, 14th March, 2024 – Nike, in partnership with GMG, is excited to announce the grand opening of its groundbreaking Nike TRX store, a revolutionary retail space carefully designed to encapsulate the vibrant essence of the city. This concept store goes beyond the typical retail space, creating a dynamic environment where members can not only discover inspiration but also connect with local communities.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Noba Resort: Your Budget-Friendly Beach Escape with a Local Touch

Langkawi, a jewel of Malaysia, caters to a variety of travel styles. From bustling night markets to secluded rainforests, there's something for everyone. But for those seeking a laid-back seafront experience without breaking the bank, Noba Resort Langkawi offers a unique escape.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Tuba Island Cottage: Unwind in the Peaceful Haven of Pulau Tuba

Langkawi, a jewel of Malaysia, entices travelers with its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture. But tucked away just 5 kilometers from the main island lies a hidden gem – Pulau Tuba, the only inhabited island besides Langkawi itself. If you crave an authentic experience, untouched by the tourist crowds, look no further than Tuba Island Cottage.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Pak Raja Villas: Your Tranquil Escape in Langkawi's Embrace

Langkawi, a Malaysian island paradise, offers diverse experiences for every traveler. Craving bustling nightlife and vibrant markets? You've got it. Seeking a serene escape amidst nature's embrace? Look no further than Pak Raja Villas.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Garmin Outdoor Series Ambassador, Alif Satar's #GengSubuhMacamJumaat brings together local running community

Over the weekend, local actor, singer and host, Alif Satar, teamed up with Garmin Run Club Malaysia to host a fun run as part of his movement #GengSubuhMacamJumaat, as Garmin's newly minted Outdoor Series Ambassador. 

Hangouts Urban + Eco: Your Home Away From Home in Langkawi Paradise

Langkawi, a tropical paradise brimming with natural beauty and exciting adventures, offers countless accommodation options. But if you're seeking a place that feels more like a cozy home-away-from-home, look no further than Hangouts Urban + Eco. This unique family-oriented staycation resort blends urban architecture with an eco-friendly environment, creating an unforgettable experience for families and groups.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

5 Days, 4 Nights: An Unforgettable Adventure in Langkawi & Pulau Tuba

Our Langkawi adventure began the night before departure. With excitement buzzing, we piled into a chartered van at KL Gombak LRT Station around 10.30pm, ready for the journey ahead.