is not talking about herbal cures or giving out that special herbal
drinks we concocted ourselves to
show we can. No. It is about imparting knowledge. It is about
interacting and exchanging ideas. It is about relaxing and feeling at
home with nature and trying to understand the language of the plants.
It is about health advises and health understanding.
Herbwalk is a term used to describe a tour whereby the tourist is taken
for a walk in an area with a running commentary on the various
plants on display in a garden or seen in the forest.
The herbwalk in Langkawi is the first of its kind in Malaysia. We are
proud to say that the very first herbwalk ever in Malaysia and Langkawi
was done on the 29th of January 2007 for our very special guest Tun Dr.
Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister and the one who made
Langkawi what it is today.
The center of our activities lies in the vicinity of the eastern
foothills of Gunong Raya and the Ayer Hangat River.
2. the rainforest walk
3. the mangrove cruise
4. the student's special programme
Our Guide Team:
1. Dr. Abdul Ghani Hussain (aka Dr. Ghani) - He is a reknown figure in
Langkawi after practicing Medicine in Langkawi for 23 years. He now set
aside his practice to concentrate on the study of Traditional Malay
Medicine and Islamic Medicine. He has been actively collecting
medicinal plants since 2000 and his collection today amounts to more
than 500 different species and it is growing steadily.
2. Mohd. Shah Zakaria (aka Pak Long Bashah) - Another well known figure
in Langkawi amongst the locals. Pak Long Bashah knows every inch of the
islands like the back of his hands. His knowledge of the flora of
the rainforest far exceeds even the dons at the universities, he is a
source of information to them. And why shouldn't he? At a ripe age of
72 he has made the rainforest his playground since childhood and made
sure he knows every single tree and their uses. For he uses them daily
in his work.
3. Mohd. Nor Aripin (aka Bang Non) - Bang Non is a seasoned nature
guide. Eventhough he is unlettered his knowledge of the fauna of the
rainforest is astounding. He can practically smell a mousedeer or the
python if any is within close range. He will not fail to amuse you with
is acute sense of smell and sight. However, when talking to him be sure
to increase your volume a little as he is hard on hearing.
Together we will make your walk in the rainforest and cruise in
the mangrove swamp a memorable one.
Selamat Datang ke Langkawi
[ Translated: We Welcome you to
|The First Walk
|The Morning Coffee
|Pak Long Bashah