Langkawi Geopark is Malaysia’s fi rst established geopark located in the far northwestern corner of Peninsular Malaysia. Located in the state of Kedah, the Langkawi Geopark is unique in the sense that it comprises 99 islands that formed the legendary Langkawi archipelago. Langkawi has already been established as Malaysia’s premier tourism destination, jumpstarted originally by the declaration of Langkawi as a duty-free island in 1987. The establishment of Langkawi Geopark by Kedah State Government, Malaysia in May 2006 and endorsement by the United Nations Educational, Scientifi c and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) under the Global Geoparks Network on 1st June 2007, marked on milestone both in the pursuit of geoheritage conservation as well as the enhancement of nature tourism potential.
Field visits organized for the participants to get to know about the various of components of Langkawi Geopark. Since this visit does not only promote geology, it is called the geopark exploration. It aims to provide everyone greatest chance to explore nature and people of Langkawi with slogan. “To know Langkawi is to Love Langkawi”.
GETTING TO LANGKAWI
Langkawi Geopark is accessible by air from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), also Penang and Subang Airport or from Singapore. Malaysia Airlines fl y 5 times a day to Langkawi International Airport through KLIA. The low-fare Air Asia and Firefl y off er direct fl ight to Langkawi through Low Cost Terminal (LCCT) and Subang International Airport while Silk Air off ers direct fl ight from Singapore.