LANGKAWI: Langkawi has become one of the world’s major bird-watching destinations as the island attracts bird lovers from other countries.
Cristina R. Cinco, 53, from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, is one of them and she is at the Oriental Village here to join in the 5th Asian Bird Fair (ABF) 2014.
Making her maiden trip to Malaysia, she is amazed at the many beautiful and colourful species of birds found on the island.
“It is such an honour to be part of this fair and it is exciting to see the different species of birds which Langkawi has,” she said.
According to Cinco, although she has been involved in bird-watching activities for almost six years, every time she spots a bird, she feels a shot of fresh excitement.
She was amazed over how Langkawi residents preserved the natural habitat for the birds in spite of rapid development.
Tri Susanti Yasin, 32, from Indonesia said: “I feel happy to be here and to share information on birds with participants from other countries ... It helps me to understand more about birds,” she added.
The ABF is an annual event founded by six organisations from Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. — Bernama