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Let’s Go To Langkawi! These Are 7 Best Things To Do There!

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Langkawi that is also officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is actually a district and also an archipelago of 99 islands in the Malacca Strait. Some 30 km off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. The islands there are a few kilometers south of Ko Tarutao.

Langkawi is a great place to come if people want to sample some island living. Langkawi has a laid-back atmosphere that makes it very different from other parts of Malaysia, and many people flock here for the pretty beaches and also natural scenery. Some of the highlights of the island that people always visit include its soaring peaks. Even though Langkawi is just a small place, there is actually a huge amount to do. 7 best and interesting things to do in Langkawi:

1) Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

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Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is a striking 12 meter-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed atop an elevated platform. Set in Kuah, this prominent landmark is just a five-minute walk from Kuah Jetty, Jetty Point Mall, Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi, as well as numerous restaurants and duty-free shops.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Kuah Jetty, Langkawi

2) Langkawi Sky Bridge

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Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 meter-long curved pedestrian bridge that offers an exhilarating view of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several islets surrounding Langkawi. Set 700 meters above sea level, it is only accessible via the final station of the Langkawi Cable Car ride, which is priced at RM35 for adults and RM25 for children (two to 12 years old). This sturdy bridge can accommodate up to 250 people at a time and is fitted with double steel railings, an enclosed wire mesh, and two triangular platforms where you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze.

  • Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00, Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Friday & Saturday 09:30 – 19:00
  • Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

3) Langkawi Cable Car

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Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a vertiginous 15-minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breath-taking views of Langkawi’s rainforests, islets, and waterfalls. The journey starts out at the Oriental Village where you’ll pass several stops fitted with open-air view decks along the way. As it gets a little chilly towards the top, we advise bringing a sweater along for the ride.

  • Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00, Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Friday & Saturday 09:30 – 19:00
  • Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi

4) Underwater World Langkawi

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Set along with the vibrant Pantai Cenang beach town, Underwater World Langkawi houses more than 500 species of sea creatures including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, seahorses, as well as flamingos, and mandarin ducks. One of the highlights is a 15-meter walkthrough underwater tunnel, where you can enjoy close-up views of sharks, giant stingrays, and green turtles.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 18:30, Friday – Sunday 09:30 – 22:30
  • Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
  • Price Range: RM40 (adults) and RM30 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)

5) Gunung Raya

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With an altitude of 881 meters, Gunung Raya is hailed as the highest peak in Langkawi. According to local beliefs, the mountain is the cursed form of a giant called Mat Raya, who had once lived on the island. The dense rainforest is home to numerous wildlife such as leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white-bellied sea eagles, and great hornbills. Gunung Raya is also a popular destination for hiking, but bringing a guide along is highly advisable as the trail can be quite challenging for novices.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi

6) Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise

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Great for families and animal lovers, Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise houses over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species such as canaries, ducks, parakeets, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills, and flamingos. The park is fitted with a walk-in aviary and a 15 meter-tall manmade waterfall, where some of the birds are free to roam about and interact with visitors. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise also hosts animal feeding sessions for raccoons, crocodiles, pelicans, and hornbills between 11:00 and 16:00. Set within a 15-minute drive from Kuah.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 18:00
  • Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
  • Price Range: RM28 (adults) and RM18 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)

7) Pulau Payar Marine Park

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Just 30km south of Langkawi Island is Pulau Payar Marine Park, a prominent spot for snorkeling and diving. It is about 45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get there. One of Pulau Payar Marine Park’s best features is its Coral Garden, a secluded section filled with colorful corals. Those eager to explore the park will have to obtain permission from the authorities before venturing into the waters; alternatively, you can join a tour group, which is usually inclusive of snorkeling gear, lunch, and drinking water.

  • Opening Hours: Daily
  • Location: Langkawi

Sources: Langkawi.

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Sunway Malls To Launch E-Commerce Platform On Oct 27

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — Sunway Malls will be rolling out its e-commerce platform on Oct 27, 2021 to complete its physical and digital mall presence.

In a statement today, the mall group operator said the platform, called Sunway eMall.com, comes at a time when online presence has gathered strong traction due to COVID-19.

“The venture into digital space opens up new markets and possibilities for Sunway Malls.

“We are not time and geographical bound,” said Sunway Malls & Theme Park chief executive officer H.C. Chan.

He said Sunway eMall.com will complement its current combined 4.5 million square feet of physical retail space of seven malls.

“It amalgamates our seven physical malls presence into one digital mall.

“Through this exercise, Sunway Mall’s portfolio has also grown to eight malls, physically and digitally,” he said.

Chan added that an initial 200 merchants from various trade categories such as fashion, home & living, beauty, health & wellness, food & beverage e-vouchers, and others will be on board its e-commerce platform with 30,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs).

Participating merchants include Sony, Huawei, Sketchers, Li Ning, Braun Buffel, Aldo, L’Occitane, Christy Ng, Hooga and more.

The mall group projects to grow the numbers to 500 merchants with 100,000 SKUs over the next 18 months.

“The official launch of Sunway eMall.com will also enable Sunway Malls to offer an online-to-offline (O2O) journey with the convergence of both online and offline shopping experiences.

“Additionally, what separates pure e-commerce players is the option for in-store collection apart from delivery, which is a further catalyst in driving more footfall into our malls,” said Chan.

It is also anticipating the e-commerce platform to be a contingency against unforeseen geographical or retail sub-sectors lockdown.

Citing a report from tech company Facebook and global management consulting firm Bain & Company, Chan said an estimated 70 million people have transited to shop online in six Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia since the pandemic began.

Facebook and Bain & Company further projected that average online spending will expand by 60 per cent this year from US$238 (RM990) per person in 2020 to US$381 (RM1,585) per digital consumer.

Meanwhile, overall online retail share in Southeast Asia surged from five per cent in 2020 to nine per cent in 2021, the report added.

It also said that over the next five years, Southeast Asia’s e-commerce sales are estimated to grow by 14 per cent per year with online shoppers forecast to reach 380 million by 2026.

Chan said the group’s physical malls have shown signs of good recovery with the complete reopening of the retail sector.

As of October 2021, preliminary indicators have shown 80 per cent traffic normality compared to the same pre-pandemic period of 2019, with shoppers making a strong return to Sunway Malls at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

“The number is expected to pick up pace heading nearer to the year-end festivities.

“Sunway Malls is optimistic that its recovery can be sustained as Malaysia prepares to move from pandemic to endemic phase with full adherence to safety protocols,” said Chan.

He also said the group expects to attain full pre-pandemic level performance in the near term.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Hardest Goodbye To His Best Friend, Man Got Transferred To Another State

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Having a best friend in your life would be such a great blessing for many people in this whole wide world. Got the chance to spend quality time with them would build amazing memories that anyone would remember for the rest of their remaining lives. That is why it is so hard for some people to say goodbye to their best friend even if they have become grown-up. That is what actually happens towards a man in particular TikTok video that went viral recently.

According to the video, it can be seen that the man had to be transferred to another state because of his job. Before he told the big news to his friend, everything was fine and okay. The situation changes when his friend received the news. Everything turned sad and gloomy because his friend started to shed some tears in his eyes. Such emotional.

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For a total period of more than 2 years, that particular friend has been accompanying this TikToker that goes by the name @nizarparker most of the time. He mentioned that he did not have the gut to tell the news himself so he decided to tell his friend through Whatsapp. Even by doing it that way, the sad emotions between them could not be hidden.

Looking at the comments section, a lot of netizens could relate so much to this sad and emotional TikToker’s post.

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(Video) The Infamous South Korean Serial Killer Called ‘The Raincoat Killer’

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Most criminals aren’t born the evil way. Sometimes, they become criminals because of their past, probably something or someone from their past would have triggered hatred, anger, and all kinds of negative feelings which results in one becoming a criminal.

Most criminals in movies have a specific outfit or they look up to someone as an inspiration. In this case, this criminal goes by the identity of ‘The Raincoat Killer’ and his biggest inspiration is Jeong Du-Yeong, another prolific killer.

Who is Yoo Young-Chul?

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Yoo Young-Chul was born in Gochang, Jeonbuk, on April 18, 1970. His family was impoverished, which explains why he was tormented at school. As a result, he came to despise the wealthy. Yoo had a criminal record before becoming a serial killer; in 1988, he was arrested for theft. He was sentenced to ten months in jail for theft again in 1991. He was arrested for theft again in 1993 and sentenced to eight months in prison. Yoo was busted in 1995 for selling child pornography. In 1998, he received a two-year sentence for theft, forgery, and identity theft.

Yoo married his girlfriend in 1991 and they had a son together. He was arrested for the second time in 2000, this time for raping a 15-year-old girl, and he was sentenced to three years and six months in prison. His wife divorced him on October 27. In September 2003, he was released.

Yoo’s assassinations did not begin until 2003. He committed one of his first murders when he broke into the home of a college professor and killed him and his wife. Yoo had a profound disdain and loathing for the wealthy, who were his primary targets. He primarily preyed on the elderly. After being rejected by a prostitute, Yoo decided to focus on sex workers as his primary victims.

Modus Operandi

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Yoo’s Modus Operandi for killing his victims was to bludgeon them to death with a hammer. Yoo would disguise his actions as robberies gone wrong in order to hide his traces. Yoo was also known for assaulting his sex worker victims before killing them and dismembering their remains to conceal their identities. He planned to bury their dead in a variety of spots throughout the highlands. Yoo has killed 20 people in a year. Yoo was apprehended by police in July 2004, however, he only admitted to 19 murders. He acknowledged to cannibalism during interrogation, but there was no proof to back up his accusations.

Yoo claimed that he removed and ate the livers of his victims on occasion, but this has never been proved. He also purported to be an officer, posing as one with a fake police ID. He also set fire to the bodies of some of the victims, stabbed and suffocated one of them at other times. During the killings, he donned a yellow raincoat and a baseball cap.

According to Yoo’s victims, he targeted older affluent persons, prostitutes, and masseuses. During questioning, Yoo admitted to picking wealthy victims because he was envious of their large and opulent residences. According to The Chosunilbo, who covered the story in 2004, his animosity toward the wealthy dates back to his boyhood. Yoo was tormented at school and grew up in a disadvantaged family. His animosity towards sex workers and massage victims arose from his relationship with a sex worker. His sweetheart was a member of the profession who turned him down after learning of his criminal history. Yoo’s rage grew after his divorce in 2002.

Yoo admitted that he was motivated by another prominent serial killer in South Korea, Jeong Du-Yeong. According to The Korean Herald, Yoo recalls his most terrifying experience as being when his 4-year-old son contacted him while he was caring for a victim. Yoo was sentenced to death, but prosecutors filed an appeal. It is said that the serial killer is currently being held in Seoul.

Netflix’s New Docu-Series

Apart from this gruesome story, the exciting news is that Netflix announced that ‘The Raincoat Killer: Chasing A Predator In Korea’ will be premiered on October 22. Yoo Young-chul, a legendary serial killer who came to light as a psychopath to the Korean public in 2004, is the subject of the three-part docuseries.

Sources: Cheat Sheet, Criminal Minds Wiki, Variety, Netflix, Netflix Korea

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