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Gone fishing: Four Seasons Resort’s unique activity

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Pak Din tends to his nets at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi’s Fish House
Pak Din tends to his nets at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi’s Fish House

LANGKAWI - Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is offering a unique experience for its guests – a visit to a specially constructed Fish House and a meeting with a local fisherman who practices a traditional form of fishing.

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,– Four Seasons Resort Langkawi general manager, David Macklin

Rumah Ikan Fish House, built over he Andaman Sea, harks back to the days when fishing was less mechanised.

It involves creating a complex structure that extends out into the sea, using strips and splints of wood. Since last year, the Four Seasons Resort has been working with Pak Din, a local fisherman, to bring back this traditional style of fishing.

“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,” said general manager David Macklin.

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Situated at the resort's mile-long sweep of coastline, the Fish House and its surroundings transport guests to a secluded spot where Pak Din spends his days, catching fish and squid offered by the Andaman Sea.

“I love to meet guests and share the fishing skills my father taught me…the same skills I've passed on to my sons,” says Pak Din.


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