Attraction 1, Jalan Padang Gaong, Lubuk Semilang, Ulu Melaka Kuah, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah 07000 Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Mardi Agro Technology Park is special ?
The agrotechnology park is divided into six main areas: the English Garden, Herb Garden, Orchid Garden, Rose Garden, research centre and an information centre, where tourists can also buy souvenirs. Mardi's Agrotechnology Park is home to 40 varieties of roses, 10 strawberries, 100 citrus fruits, at least six types of anthuriums, four varieties of apples, and pears and persimmons.
The Park is home to 40 varieties of roses, 10 strawberries, 100 citrus fruits, at least six types of anthuriums, four varieties of apples and pears as well as persimmons. The RM8 million 42-hectare park has six areas C Rose, orchid, English, Herb and Orchid Gardens and a research and information centre where tourists can also buy souvenirs.
The Park was launched on June 14. The brainchild of Malaysian Research and Development Institute (MARDI), the Park received 100,000 visitors annually. The idea to turn the former research station opened in 1926 by the British to an agrotechnology park came from the Agriculture Minister Datuk Dr Effendi Norwawi three years ago. The British handed over the park to MARDI some 22 years ago.
The Park is actually MARDI's oldest research station in the country and since Cameron Highland is a popular tourist destination, MARDI has followed through on the idea to turn it into an Agrotechnology Park.
What to explore at Mardi Agro Technology Park?
MARDI Langkawi Agrotechnology Park is located at the foot of Gunung Raya amidst lush and verdant tropical forest surroundings. The park comprises more than 20 types of seasonal and non-seasonal tropical fruit trees that are found in Malaysia.
This is a destination with a difference that offers visitors a chance to indulge in the muted ambiance of a Malaysian orchard. Besides fruit trees, the park also has an area for vegetable farming within a controlled environment.
Visitors are taken on guided tours in motor vans. You can also explore the area on foot at a leisurely pace. You can savour the taste of exotic fruits that are in season at the time of your visit at the park's Fruit Corner.
How to get to Mardi Agro Technology Park?
Located adjacent to Lubuk Semilang Recreational Park in Padang Matsirat area. About 12kms (15 minutes) from Kuah town and 9kms from the airport.
- Awesome green vegetation
- Great place to see plants grown in farms
- Great in fruiting seasons
- Extensive showplace of different flora
- Great place for photo and learning
1, Jalan Padang Gaong, Lubuk Semilang, Ulu Melaka Kuah, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah 07000 Malaysia
Tips for you
We have been wanting to see the inside of this park as MARDI is known for research in agriculture. The entrance fee is reasonably low for locals. For that we can ride around the park with the tour tram with the guide explaining the various tropical fruits being planted in the area. The park is a bit hilly, hence the tram has to go round several bends to get to the various parts of the park. The stopover at the fruit tasting station was a real treat. Fruits of the seasons are offered to visitors buffet style. The various eating spots around the stopover area makes the experience low entrance fee even more worthwhile. t is just like enjoying the fruits in your won garden. The guide was friendly cheerful. Recommended.
Great adventure, specially for kids