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Traditional fishing experience in Langkawi, Malaysia


Four Seasons Resort Langkawi unveiled its traditional fish house where guests can try their hand at catching fish from the Andaman Sea using generations-old but tried and tested methods. Designed by a local fisherman, the Rumah Ikan Fish House is a testament to Langkawi’s fishing legacy.

Traditional fish house of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
The Rumah Ikan Fish House of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

The fishing method practiced at the Fish House is a rare art, one that is fast disappearing. It involves creating a complex structure that extends out into the sea, using strips and splints of wood. Since last year, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has been working with Pak Din, a local fisherman, to bring back this traditional style of fishing.

Pak Din, a local fisherman

“Our ongoing partnership with Pak Din has played a vital role in preserving the precious fishing heritage of Langkawi. Now, with a genuine Fish House at our beach, we’re taking things one step further,” explains General Manager David Macklin. “We’re very excited to share the island’s unique living history with our guests.”

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Resort guests trying the traditional fishing method with Pak Din

Traditional Fishing at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Situated at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi’s coastline, the Fish House and its surroundings transport guests to a simpler era. This secluded spot is where Pak Din spends his days, catching the choicest fish and squid offered by the Andaman Sea. Observe this local maestro as he goes about his work, or try your hand at fishing in the olden ways, using locally sourced equipment.

Traditional Fishing at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Resort guests trying the traditional fishing method with Pak Din

“I love to meet guests and share the fishing skills my father taught me…the same skills I’ve passed on to my sons. My favorite part is when people take a selfie with me. I feel so happy they see and appreciate our efforts,” smiles Pak Din. The Fish House at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi will sustain Langkawi’s indigenous fishing traditions. And it will also introduce them to the Resort guests. Thus ensuring that this quiet, homegrown art lives on.


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