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28th International Input-Output Association Conference
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10th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
28th Aug - 02nd Sept 2022, Langkawi Island, Malaysia





  

Conference Excursion


Introduction

It is an honoured tradition in any IIOA conference to hold an excursion. The conference excursion is one of the conference highlights and enables participants to catch-up, reminisce, talk shop and make new networking with new friends in an informal atmosphere while enjoying the local attractions.

The following excursion packages and itinerary outlines serve as a guide for participants to choose during the Conference Registration Process. Notice that itinerary may slightly change subject to the final arrangement between LOC and tour providers.

There are three (3) different excursion packages to be chosen by the participants. The registration is made based on first come first served basis. Please indicate your preference during the Conference Registration Process .

TOUR A: INDULGE WITH THE NATURE

Langkawi Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark

The Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark was awarded its status in 2007 and is known as the first Global Geopark in Southeast Asia. Blessed with an abundance of natural wonders such as ancient rock formations, dramatic mountain peaks, and a wealth of exotic flora and fauna, the park offers sights you shouldn't miss when in Langkawi. Hop on a boat and discover secluded coves and beaches with us!

Mahsuri Mousoleum

Walking around in Makam Mahsuri, you will be amazed by the artistic and classical Malay architecture. There are several traditional Malay wooden houses in the mausoleum where some serves as a mini museum, some unoccupied. Further inside, you will be able to see a well – the Mahsuri Well and you can even buy the processed well water at merely RM 1.50 per bottle. Besides, portraits of Mahsuri’s descendants of the seventh generation are also being displayed in a board, near to the well. Thus, visitors can learn more about her family here. There are different versions of stories and colorful illustrations in both Malays and English languages, telling how Mahsuri was being accused of adultery and executed.

TOUR B: HOVERING THE SKY OF LANGKAWI

Langkawi Sky Cab experience

SkyCab gives you more than one unique experience. Be informed, SkyCab is located at the oldest part of South East Asia and the first to emerge from the ancient sea and estuary! That’s something to give a goose bump if you can get the gist. Come and experience it yourself. The Base Station is conveniently located at the foothill of the Machincang mountain. From here, visitors will be taken up to the cool Machincang mountain via the cable car system. The ride will be an exhilarating experience for everyone to enjoy. You will also be able to catch a glimpse of the flora and fauna that surrounds the area

Triple the fun at Skyrex, Skydome,3D art Langkawi

Apart from the exciting skycab activity, participants will also be able to experience the whole new experience of SkyDome, SkyRex and also 3D Museum, which are all located in the same area. Before commencing your skycab journey, visitor will be able to go in the skydome, where it woulfd reduce waiting hastle during peak period. Other than that, visitor will also have the opportunity to experience the SkyRex; a simulation ride with 3D environment produced on surround-screen. Finally, visitor will go to 3D art Langkawi,Located within the vicinity of Oriental Village, with 21,000 square feet of build up, it features more than one hundred 3D interactive paintings, artistically painted by a group of talented international artists.

TOUR C: EXQUISITELY TRADITIONAL

Langkawi Crafts Complex

The architecture of the complex is adorned with Islamic motifs elements emphasizing on decorative geometric designs on the walls detailing that blend well with a Malay architectural design accessories. The Langkawi Craft Complex houses a collection of various local craft products including the iconic Langkawi crafts products for sale. At the same time, visitors have the opportunity to browse through the Heritage Museum and the Customs & Wedding Museum within the Langkawi Craft Complex to appreciate the heritage craft products and the local wedding customs on display. Apart from engaging in interactive craft activities, visitors have the opportunity to record beautiful moments at the "Dataran Tangga Seribu" (A Thousand Staircase Square), one of the tourism icons at the Langkawi Craft Complex

Laman Padi

Laman means field and Padi stands for rice in Malay. So Laman Padi essentially means rice field. This vast open complex comprises of number of rice fields herb gardens and galleries or museums where the process and evolution of rice cultivation & harvesting in Langkawi is exhibited. So if you like agro tourism, lush greenery and want to spend some time with the nature and at the same time understand about how rice is cultivated which is the primary product of export for Malaysia, then this will be a great place to visit and spend couple of hours or even more.

Suggested itinerary

Tour A: Indulge with the Nature

Group A (maximum 40 people)
  • 12.00 pm - Pick-up from Bayview Hotel in 80 seaters (2 buses) with a driver. Depart Kuah and travel to Langkawi Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark for first stop at 12.30 pm
  • 12.30 pm - Discover the tour by speed boat to attractions like Fish Farm, Bat Cave, Eagle Feeding and Kilim Karst, etc. The estimated time is 12.30 p.m until 2.30 p.m.
  • 2.45 pm - Travel to Mahsuri Mausoleum. Discover the most legendary beautiful maiden ever lived on the island. Explore Mahsuri Exhibit and the cultural performances. The estimated time is 2.45 pm until 4.45 pm
  • 5.15 pm - Depart to "Dataran Lang". A free session to explore the place. Take many good pictures as many as you can!
  • 6.00 pm - Depart to Bayview Hotel and dinner will be provided.

Tour B: Made and moulded by history

Group B1 (maximum 40 people)
  • 12.00 pm - Pick-up from Bayview Hotel in 40 seaters bus with a driver.
  • 12.30 pm - Arrive at Oriental Village. Have a look around for the best-value-for-money souvenirs, casual clothing, to mouth-watering food of more than 95 outlets, stores, and kiosks. Musollas, ATMs, and money changer kiosks are available around Oriental Village. Also, in the package Langkawi Skycab Cable Car + SkyDome Langkawi + Skyrex Langkawi + 3D Art Langkawi Admission The estimated time is 12.30 p.m. until 04.30 p.m.
  • 5.15 pm - Depart to "Dataran Lang". A free session to explore the place. Take many good pictures as many as you can!
  • 6.00 pm - Depart to Bayview Hotel and dinner will be provided

Tour C: Exquisitely Traditional

Group C1 (maximum 40 people)
  • 12.00 pm - Pick-up from Bayview Hotel in 40 seaters bus with a driver.
  • 12.30 pm - Depart Kuah and travel to Langkawi Crafts Complex Visitors have the opportunity to browse through the Heritage Museum and the Customs & Wedding Museum within the Langkawi Craft Complex to appreciate the heritage craft products and the local wedding customs on display. The estimated time is from 12.30 until 2.30 pm
  • 2.45 pm - Arrive at "Laman Padi". Discover the authentic experience of paddy galleries or museums where the process and evolution of rice cultivation & harvesting in Langkawi are exhibited. Estimated time 02.45 pm until 04.45 pm
  • 5.15 pm - Depart to "Dataran Lang". A free session to explore the place. Take many good pictures as many as you can!
  • 6.00 pm - Depart to Bayview Hotel and dinner will be provided

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