One earth Music Festival Langkawi

Review of 2012

One Earth Music Festival,


by Patrick Low

Music lovers on the island breathed a collective sigh of relief when the One Earth Music Festival, Langkawi’s only music festival ever, made it into its second year on Nov 2 & 3 after months of desperate scrambling for sponsorship by its organizers.

At least one good thing came out of the festival’s limited budget: the organizers still couldn’t afford to fly in many acts from abroad (this year only one), thus making this last festival mainly a showcase for Malaysia’s best musical talent, which I think was a great thing. One Earth has, by default, become the only event where homegrown musicians can strut their stuff together at one festival.

As someone who has never had the chance to check out the club scene in KL, I’ve been blown away for two years straight at this festival by the calibre of Malaysian musicians and songwriters. As I said in my review of last year’s festival, Malaysia’s musical artists are good enough to compete with the best of them anywhere in the world, and this year’s festival confirmed my theory that there are many more hiding in the woodwork.

Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge



By Kamila Delart

For the third year in a row, our island is from 15th to 20th October the showplace of Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge (LIMBC) - one of the most exciting mountain bike stage races in the whole of Asia! 

What began as a modest two day competition in 2010 turned within a short period of time into a major mountain bike happening - officially listed as an international event in the UCI calendar, and attended by world-wide media. A brainchild of Tun Dr. Mahathir, Malaysia’s visionary former Prime Minister and honorary patron of the event, Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge is organized by Human Voyage (M) SDN. BHD. led by CEO Datuk Malik Mydin.  


By Kamila Delart

Laman Padi, the Rice Garden Museum Complex in Pantai Cenang, hosted from Friday to Sunday (25.-27. May) the Langkawi International Laksa carnival that attracted in the course of three days more than 15,000 local residents, domestic visitors and foreign tourists.

Organized by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Chef Wan Sdn Bhd, the unique event was a celebration of the traditional rice-noodle delicacy and the many exotic flavors of Laksa characteristic for the various regions of Malaysia.

The opening ceremony began with a heartfelt welcome by Tan Sri Kahlid Bin Ramli, the CEO of LADA (see picture), and was followed by an opening speech given by the charismatic celebrity Chef Wan, known all over the world as the Food Ambassador of Malaysia. 

Kita Kitar Music Festival Langkawi 20123 April 2012



By Kamila Delart

Babylon MatLounge, Pantai Cenang’s hip beach bar, was on Saturday the 31st March the place to be! The popular hang-out place held for the very first time the Kita Kitar Music & Arts Festival.

Malaysian Reggae, Soul Dub Sound from Ireland, Rock music from Thailand, Soul Fusion from Indonesia… The stage was vibrating without a break in the rhythm of changing beats, getting the crowd in a party mood.

After hours of ecstatic dance, a horde of people stormed the food stalls with pizza, satay sticks und yummy noodles, while others chilled out with a beer, a glass of martini or shisha and enjoyed a relaxing foot massage.

Emping Festival in Langkawi 20122 April 2012



By Kamila Delart

Laman Padi, the Rice Garden Museum in Pantai Cenang, hosted on Friday and Saturday (30. & 31. March) the Emping Festival. An initiative of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), the event was a celebration of local traditions and culture.

Sports Day in Langkawi2. April 2012


By Kamila Delart

More than 1,500 people met on Thursday, March 29, on a football field opposite the mosque ‘Masjid Jamie Al-O. Odim’ in Ula Melaka to celebrate the very first Sports Day of ‘SEKOLAH MENENGAH AGAMA RANGGOT’- Langkawi’s Private Islamic Secondary School.