One of Malaysia’s most accessible and beautiful tropical islands, Pulau Langkawi’s sun-drenched tropical climate, white powdered and black volcanic beaches, and welcoming people make it a popular tourist destination.
As part of a recent trip to West Malaysia with my dad, I decided to return to Langkawi for 4 days as my last visit had not included any serious birding. I had been in contact withJunglewalla about the possibility of seeing some of the rarer bird types on the island.
This green badge programme is a good basic foundation for guides but they have to take it to the next level with field experience, observation and also learning from experienced guides," said Irshad Mobarak, 46, a naturalist and nature guide in Langkawi Island with 15 years of guiding experience.
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The Guardian. 14 May 2005. A Walk to Remember. by Andrew Catchpole. "Langkawi is one of the most ravishing places in southeast Asia and is already being talked of as a rising star, yet it is still a hideaway where insiders come to revel in the ecological diversity and to drop out of sight in a handful of five–star hotels.
SENSES LANGKAWI MAGAZINE All walks of Life. By Lina - August 2005 He's been on TV and works out of an exclusive resort area. He also set up the first eco tourism programme for Langkawi together with the late Miles Baddeley. Irshad Mobarak really is committed to Langkawi and sharing an appreciation for its natural wonders.
Memories of the holiday we took in February have to jogged by some out of focus snaps, souvenirs skulking in drawers, having never found a suitable shelf or wall to display them on.
Langkawi’s leading naturalist, Irshad Mobarak, has teamed up with 100 choolchildren, under DiGi’s Amazing Malaysians project, to save the island’s natural treasures.
Individuals who come from diverse backgrounds but share a common bond in being guardians of the nation’s heritage are this year’s Amazing Malaysians.