The Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) hopes to grow gastronomic tourism in Langkawi through its homegrown Laksa Carnival this May, which is expected to attract some 60,000 visitors.
At the fifth edition of the Langkawi International Laksa Carnival, which will run from May 27 to 29 at Laman Padi, over 10 participants from all over Malaysia will showcase laksa creations from the various states.
Asian rice noodles specialists from China, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines will also be dishing out their local noodle dishes.
Other activities include laksa cooking contests, art performances and live laksa cooking demonstrations by four local celebrity chefs.
While laksa and noodles are the main highlights, other local delicacies will also be on sale during the three-day event.
Deputy CEO of LADA, Rozaina Radzi, said: “The purpose of the carnival is to complement domestic and international tourists travelling to Langkawi during this period with live activities that engages the taste buds.”