Laser, lights, ac­tion!

A spec­tac­u­lar show to kick­start Visit malaysia year 2014 will be hap­pen­ing in Langkawi. be pre­pared for some stun­ning dis­plays and stunts.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TRAVEL - By S.S. YOGA star2­travel@thes­

HAVE you been im­pressed by some of the stunts that you have seen in the movies? Did you al­ways won­der how it would be to see them live?

Do you re­call the stunts in the block­busters, Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble 2 and the James Bond thriller Quan­tum Of So­lace? Well, come Dec 19, you will see the work of wa­ter­based stunt spe­cial­ists H2O Events who had worked with the stunt di­rec­tors of both th­ese movies.

And the place you will get to en­joy this once-in-a-life­time event is Kuah, Langkawi!

That’s not all. The renowned laser spe­cial­ist Or­a­cle At­trac­tions, which put to­gether the laser show at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the 2010 Com­mon­wealth Games in New Delhi, has also been roped in for a “light fan­tas­tic” show.

The or­gan­is­ers say that they pulled no punches for the Langkawi Nat­u­rally Magikal, Kedah 2013 that will run un­til Jan 5 next year.

“We have de­cided that this event should be on the world tourism map. And to do that, we had to bring to­gether the finest tal­ents in the world,” adds Nat­u­rally Mag­i­cal Sdn Bhd CEO Inba Shekaran.

They are work­ing to­gether with Malaysia-based Big Think At­trac­tions, whose CEO/man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Sam Lee notes that th­ese two out­fits are among the best at what they do.

The pro­duc­tion will show­case the works of award-win­ning laser artist Glenn Turner (Or­a­cle At­trac­tions) and wa­ter-show di­rec­tor Jack El­li­son (H20 Events).

The night show utilises the lat- est spe­cial ef­fects tech­nol­ogy to man­age and or­ches­trate the main com­po­nents of the show – lasers, wa­ter-jet foun­tains, wa­ter-ski­ing and fire­works dis­play.

The nightly spec­ta­cle will fea­ture spe­cial ef­fects us­ing eight high­power lasers, six wa­ter-jet foun­tains and two ver­ti­cal jet foun­tains (al­most 40m high), cre­at­ing a stun­ning 183m wide dis­play on Pan­tai La­genda beach.

The show will fea­ture spe­cially cre­ated com­po­nents, in­clud­ing the ex­ten­sive use of wire­less tech­nol­ogy for lasers, wa­ter-jet foun­tains, sound and light­ing hard­ware – all housed on a 67m barge an­chored 150m from shore and con­trolled wire­lessly from the beach.

“It is chal­leng­ing for the show producers that the stage is on open wa­ter, es­pe­cially since they have to deal with the el­e­ments – the wind and tide.

“It’s also ex­cit­ing as the open wa­ter al­lows us to man­age and per­form shows across the Pan­tai La­genda shore­front and fill it with dif­fer­ent lay­ers of spe­cial ef­fects and high-im­pact per­for­mances,” points out Inba.

It cer­tainly looks like a spec­tac­u­lar start to the treats await­ing tourists for Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Danc­ing on wa­ter: Laser lights, com­bined with wa­ter ef­fects, make for a truly amaz­ing sight. all this at the Langkawi Nat­u­rally magikal, Kedah 2013.

Visu­ally ar­rest­ing stunts from a dare­devil in a jet-pack.

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