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Friday, December 20, 2013
Langkawi Naturally Magikal Kedah show kicks off
LANGKAWI: The Langkawi Naturally Magikal Kedah 2013 carnival kicked off tonight with spectacular mix of show combining fireworks, laser show, water jet fountains and vertical jet fountains at Pantai Lagenda here tonight.
The carnival which will run until Jan 5, also featured concerts by local and foreign artistes. Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir launched it tonight.
Organiser Naturally Magical Sdn Bhd (NMSB) which promised to deliver a stunning and magical show, roped in H2O Events team which had worked with the stunt directors for Hollywood blockbusters Mission Impossible 2 and the James Bond thriller Quantum of Solace.
Laser specialists Oracle Attractions, which put together an amazing laser show at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi, will also addmore excitement to the event. The production will showcase works of award-winning laser artist, Glenn Turner, (Oracle Attractions) and water show director Jack Ellison (H20 Events).
The night show will use the latest special effects technology to manage and sync its main show components -- lasers, water jet fountain, ski show and fireworks.
The nightly shows will feature large-scale special effects using high power lasers, water jet fountains and vertical jet fountains (about 40m high), creating a stunning 183m wide display at Pantai Lagenda.
The shows will feature custom-components including the extensive use of wireless technology for lasers, water jet fountains, sound and lighting hardware -- on a 67m barge anchored 150m from shore and controlled from the beach.
Radio Frequency or "RF" transceiver firing mechanism will be used for fireworks display. The water show will be filled with theatrical effects using close proximity pyrotechnics and a unique water firing position to add another layer of excitement. These special effects display is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
Mukhriz in his speech said the 'Langkawi Naturally Magikal, Kedah' is yet another international-standard event to help place this island on the world tourism map. He said they planned to turn it into an annual event.