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Thursday March 21, 2013

Attractions in Malacca a major tourist draw

Historical landmark: The Stadthuys and Christ Church are two popular landmarks in Malacca town.
MALACCA, a Unesco world heritage site, must have among the most number of places to visit in the country.

Travel portal Trip Advisor has recommended 51 attractions in Malacca, including the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum, No. 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre, Jonker Street, Cheng Hoong Teng Temple, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple, Malacca River and Stadthuys.

It is also a common sight to see streets in the city and the famed Portuguese Square brimming with foreign visitors. World-class hotels and entertainment outlets have also mushroomed in Malacca over the last two decades.

Chinese, Portuguese, Arab, Indian, Dutch and English influences have made the city more fascinating. Visitors are also enthralled by the unique culture of the Peranakan and Chitty communities.

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Malacca all set to make a huge Impression

MALACCA: An outdoor performance combining spectacular, high-tech lighting with natural scenery is set to make its debut in Malacca by the end of 2014.

Under an MoU signed between PTS Impression Sdn Bhd and Impression Wonder Arts Co. Ltd of China, the performance – part of the “Impression” series – in Malacca will be the first to be held outside China.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, who witnessed the signing, said the Impression series would unveil a pool of local performers as well as provide job opportunities for locals.

“Its debut in Malaysia is considered a dream come true for me as I always wanted to have the performance held here following the splendid show during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, which was also choreographed by the company’s director, Wang Chao Ge.

“The presence of the eminent entertainment company will give the country, particularly Malacca, a big-bang effect,” she said.

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The former Cathay Cinema at Jalan Munshi Abdullah is being renovated into a Panggung Bangsawan. The area was recently boarded up and the notice board was erected. Hopefully, live, creative cultural shows can then be staged there for locals and tourists. We can highlight our diverse cultures, songs and arts.

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Bird Paradise Wildlife Park

Bird Paradise Wildlife Park is the first and largest covered wildlife park in Asia. It is home to over 2,500 birds that, well, make themselves feel very much at home as they fly, soar, hop and even swim over, across and around the park. The park was officially launched by Chief Minister of Kedah Y.A.B Dato Seri Syed Razak on the 25th of December 2002.




The park was originally named “The Bird Paradise” but the name was later changed to “Langkawi Wildlife Park” in 2006. The change was necessary as the park is not just home to birds but also to various other species there; there are crocodiles, pythons, donkeys, raccoons and monkeys. You could feed some of them with food provided by the park staff but of course, there are some animals that you wouldn’t want to risk getting too close to!



Nevertheless, the highlight of the park remains its 2,500 birds of more than 100 species. As you stroll through the tropical gardens, you will see a walk-in aviary that allows you to take a closer look at the colorful birds. Soon, you will come across a man-made waterfall that cascades from a height of 15 m high. Against the beautiful backdrop of the waterfall are different species of water birds such as the flamingo or the mandarin ducks. The scene indeed looks a lot like a postcard picture or a painting on a canvas; there is no denying that flamingos are a favorite or that mandarin ducks indeed exude calm and elegance.


After mingling with colorful and friendly birds, it is time to get a little tougher. If you are a fan of eagles, you can check out the eagle section where you will have the chance to see the carrion (the flesh of dead and decaying animals) eaters. There is no need to be afraid of the majestic birds as they only feast on the dead! You can also check out the owl section if you have not had the chance to see an owl. Species such as the barn owl can be found there.

Bird Paradise Wildlife Park is definitely a paradise for animal lovers, particularly birds. The park stretches for an area of 5.5 acres along Jalan Ayer Hangat on the island of Langkawi, Kedah and is a mere 10-minute drive from Kuah Town. If you are visiting the island, do drop by the Bird Paradise Wildlife Park for an opportunity to discover the fascinating world of birds and nature.



Entrance fees

Adult: RM28
Child (3 – 12 years old): RM18

Opening hours

The Bird Paradise is open daily from 8.30am to 7pm. Last entry is at 6pm.

Contact details

Langkawi Wildlife Park
c/o: Wildlife Planet Sdn Bhd
Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat,
Kampung Belanga Pecah,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
+6 010-7789619
+6 04-9665855
+6 04-9661855
Email: [email protected]
Official website

How to get to the Bird Paradise Wildlife Park

The Langkawi Bird Paradise Wildlife Park can be easily found as it is clearly visible along the main circle road around the island. After you leave Kuah and drive north along Jalan Ayer Langat, you will see the Bird Paradise Wildlife Park on your left hand. It is located a little bit north of the Gunung Raya Golf Resort.

Video Bird Paradise Wildlife Park

Map of the Bird Paradise Wildlife Park


Got any good tips to share with us? Do you know of any great things to do in Langkawi, or tips on the best places to eat or other great information to share with us? Let us know by leaving a reply below!

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Perth makes for a perfect base for exploring Western Australia, as there are plenty of destinations which offer extraordinary experiences within easy reach.

Here are some short trips that you can take from Perth, ones that you will never forget :

Pinnacles Desert

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Pinnacles Desert (2 hours drive from Perth)

Located in the heart of the Nambung National Park, the Pinnacles Desert is considered one of Australia’s most unique landscapes, featuring thousands of limestone spires up to five metres tall. Explore the desert on the designated four-kilometre driving trail or stroll through them at your leisure on the 1.2-kilometre walking trail. Learn more about the Nambung National Park’s fascinating geology, flora and fauna at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre.

The Lobster Shack (2 hours drive from Perth)
A stroll past the jetties in Cervantes will take you to the Indian Ocean Rock Lobster Factory, where you can take a Lobster Shack tour and learn how the prized Western Rock Lobster is processed and exported around the world. Be sure to pick up some delicious seafood to take away or enjoy in the picnic area outside. The Lobster Shack is also now offering visitors a half-day boat tour, departing at 8.30am from the Lobster Shack jetty (seasonal). Passengers will experience the real life adventures of a lobster fisherman and can opt to select a lobster from the day’s catch, which can be taken back to the Lobster Shack and cooked for lunch. The 68-foot vessel, Shack Attack, also operates fishing charters and seasonal whale watching expeditions.  (For more:

Coral Spawning Tours in Exmouth or Coral Bay (2.5 hour flight from Perth)
The pristine waters of Ningaloo Reef transform into colourful clouds each year during the Coral Spawning season. Catch this nightly amazing natural phenomenon which happens between seven and 10 days after the full moon in March and April.

The annual coral spawning cycle is an incredible sight which is part of the regeneration of Ningaloo Reef. The coral spawn is also a major factor in the arrival of the world’s biggest fish, the whale-shark. Krill and plankton are drawn to the reef by the coral spawn, which are then in turn eaten by whale-sharks which arrive each year to feed.

Swim with whale sharks (2.5 hour flight from Perth)
Whale sharks visit the Ningaloo Reef between March and July annually following the mass spawning of coral. Ningaloo is considered one of the most reliable and easily accessible places on Earth to swim with whale sharks that grow up to 18 metres in length. Swim with whale sharks, snorkel with manta rays or go scuba diving with new Exmouth boat operator Ocean Eco Adventures. Live aboard for a couple of nights and really experience sea life at Ningaloo Reef. Ocean Eco Adventures run adventure tours from April to October each year from Coral Bay and Exmouth. During the summer months (November to February), the company offers Humpback whale, seal and dolphin tours from Margaret River. (For more:

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