Saturday, August 16, 2008

Kedah - Langkawi's Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

Aptly named Dataran Lang (Eagle Square), it showcased the namesake of the island i.e. Lang short for Helang or Eagle. Situated just next to the jetty, you can see the Eagle Statue as you came into Langkawi. Kawi on the other hand meand "reddish brown" so Langkawi means reddish brown eagle.. hmmm.. yes.. same like the statue!

View from the other side of the jetty, where we parked our rented ride.

Plague on the history of the statue.

The Dataran Lang was officiated by Tun Mahathir, the then Malaysia Prime Minister on 23 Oct 1996. I believe that Tun Mahathir is the one with the vision to highlight Langkawi's attraction to the world.

Eagle statues souveniors, hmmm.. nice...

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