• Event 2011

    Short Docu-film Competition

    Langkawi invites you to enter your stunning wildlife video and story to tell the world!. We’re looking for beautiful video that representing the wildlife of our magical islands. Your own original video of our wildlife are all eligible for the competition. Cash rewards will be offered to the winning video. The contest is open to all participants either Malaysian or foreigners.

  • Event 2011

    Workshop Day

    Day one of the event kicked off with workshops and talks by invited judges and nature conservationists consisted of topics ranging from photography skills, macro (insect) photography, video-scoping (combining still photography with video) and short documentary workshop.  To the excitement of many, the work­shops on day one were both innovative and creative with a mixture of comedy in between. The speakers for the work­shop were Malaysia’s very first digital ‘videoscoper’ Tee Lian Huat, master macrophotographer Kurt Orion and also Basil R. Gelpke which is a filmmaker. He has won a series of awards for his documentary filmmaking such as the 2007 Sol d’Or of Barcelona, the Film Prize 2006 by…

  • Event 2011

    Flag Off Day

    The participants of the bird race and photography component were flagged off from the entrance of cable car on the second day of the event. Officiating the flag off ceremony was Encik Azmil Munif Bukhari, the deputy Tourism Manager of LADA which saw around 50 participants present.  Panorama Langkawi provide full access to all participant and sponsors free VIP pass to ride the cable car at any time throughout the race period. These bring more excitement to all participants to also get a breathtaking view of Langkawi from high above.

  • Event 2010


    Gunung Raya is the highest peak on Langkawi and also home to the Great Hornbills.This is probably the easiest place in Malaysia to observe these carismatic bird esspecially since the drive up to the peak brings us along the canopy of the rainforest. The drive up will also provide some of the most senic views of the island. Join us as we take a birds eye view of our beautiful island archipelago.

  • Event 2011

    Kurt (AKA Orion Mystery)

    KURT (AKA ORION MYSTERY) – MAESTRO OF MACRO Considered a” Maestro of Macro”, Kurt’s work have graced the cover of Photographer’s Magazine, Ukrainian edition; 3 times photo of the week on Juza international Forum; Images used on LRT, Rapid Buses and Monorail in Tourism Malaysia’s Zoom series (ladybird, yellow assassin bug, giraffe weevil). “Weevil taking off” image shortlisted for the Photographer of the Year (POTY). Come listen and learn from the maestro himself. An opportunity not to be missed. Besides authoring a popular macro photography blog: Up Close With Nature, Kurt also conducts photography workshops regularly, with special focus on macro.

  • Event 2011

    Tee Lian Huat

    Considered a pioneer of “Digital Videoscoping”. A trained accountant with a passion for birds, he has been photographing birds as a “digiscoper” for over 15 years with the last 3 years as a “Digi-videoscoper”. Today Mr. Tee is a leader of this very new and innovative method capturing wildlife/birdlife in action. His days are spent in the rainforest nearby Kuala Lumpur sharpening his skills and techniques in the art of “digi-videoscoping”.

  • Event 2012

    Nature Trade Fair

    The first day of the event also saw the opening of the Nature Trade Fair and Exhibition hosted by Langkawi Fair. This event saw the coming together of 9 organizations form NGOS, government bodies and nature businesses both from Malaysia & Singapore to promote themes related to nature and its conservation as well as associated products & services.

  • Event 2011

    Basil Gelpke

    Basil Gelpke was born September 10, 1962 in Basel, Switzerland. After his studies in Social Anthropology, Economics and in the production of scientific films Basil soon became fascinated by all kinds of moving images. He is Managing Director of his production house Lava Production AG, www.lavatv.com