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  Official Naming & Launching Of Highest Man-made Waterfall In Malaysia
  07 March 2004 - Jalan Datai, Langkawi
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  YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad accompanied by his beloved wife YABhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Binti Mohd Ali officially named and launched the highest man-made waterfall in Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi today.

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  Now known as "The Langkawi Falls" , this breathtaking waterfall inspired by Tun Dr. Mahathir himself, is designed and built by Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd. Standing at a height of 66.92 metres, Langkawi Falls crosses above Jalan Datai, forming a road tunnel 50 metres long and 5.2 metres high. Built as a gift to the people of Langkawi, construction of the waterfall began in August 2003 and was completed 7 months later.

Langkawi Falls is made up of three tiers and using water from the Sungai Temurun River, is diverted and channelled manually to flow across the tunnel with the final tier levelling out to form a beautiful cascade. Langkawi Falls has beaten the record previously held by Taman Gunung Lang in Ipoh, Perak, which stands at a height of 44.47 metres. Langkawi Falls boasts an array of flora and fauna indigenous to the island regularly found growing around natural waterfalls. Swallows and bats have made home here and it is foreseen to house an even larger variety of wildlife in time to come.

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  YBhg Datuk Danny Ooi, Managing Director and Founder of The Malaysian Book of Records, certified and accredited this record breaking feat in a ceremony witnessed by Dato' Paduka Abdul Kadir Bin Hj Sheikh Fadzir as the highest man-made waterfall in Malaysia. The certificate was later handed to Tun Dr Mahathir as a token of acknowledgement.

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  The final leg of the event was a tour of the waterfall led by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Razali Ismail, Chairman of Gerbang Perdana and its' Managing Director, Dato' Yahya A. Jalil. Other dignitaries present were YAM Tunku Kamariah Binti Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Sanusi Junid, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, Datuk Azhar Mansor, Datuk Malik Mydin and Kedah State EXCO members. Also present were 80 schoolchildren from Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Ewa, Langkawi, who participated in the grand welcoming of the Guests of Honour to the drumming of kompangs.

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  This event also witnessed a cheque presentation to the headmaster of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Ewa, En. Mohd Iskandar, as contribution from Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd for the school development programmes.

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DATE : 27 Sep 2009