In The News 2016

In his nature: Top naturalist Irshad Mobarak releases his first book on discovering Langkawi

Celebrated naturalist Irshad Mobarak knows how to tell a good story, writes Elena Koshy “LET me tell you a story,” begins Irshad Mobarak to a captive audience. And tell you a story he does, painting a vivid tale about a pair of Great Hornbills, where imageries of love,

British wildlife expert joins forces with Datai Langkawi’s resident naturalist

Accompanied by the resort’s resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak, Nigel will host a series of educational talks and excursions in The Datai’s rainforest. The 8am ‘Forest awakening’ and 7pm ‘Rainforest after dark’ walks will enable attendees to see the rainforest in two very different light. The three ‘Jungle Voices’ talks on the resort’s beach will focus on Marven’s career.

Precious mangroves in Langkawi Geopark illegally destroyed

Irshad said queries made to the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) revealed the State Forest Department had given the green light to Sentoria Langkawi Sdn Bhd on April 27, 2015 to develop the area.

Malaysia: City v beach

We were led on a nature walk through the resort and neighbouring forest by renowned naturalist Irshad Mobarak who pointed out that, despite its diminutive size, the small island has 530 species of butterfly compared to the UK’s 66. Resting on a rock next to a trickling stream with nothing but the sound of cicadas for distraction, I could practically feel my blood pressure falling.