The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has opened a
traditional fish house where traditional methods are used to catch
the freshest fish and shellfish from the Andaman Sea.
Designed by a local fisherman and crafted with island-grown
wood, the Rumah Ikan Fish House is an inspiring testament to
Langkawi’s vibrant fishing legacy.
The fishing method practiced
at the Fish House is a rare art, one that is fast disappearing as
modern, mechanised equipment gains popularity. It involves
creating a complex structure that extends out into the sea, using
strips and splints of wood. Since last year, the 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. “We’re very excited to share the island’s unique
living history with our guests.”
Situated at the resort’s
mile-long sweep of coastline, the Fish House and its
surroundings transport guests to a simpler, more relaxed 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 guests can try
their hand at fishing using locally sourced
“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 favourite part is when people take a selfie with me – I feel so
happy that our efforts are being seen and appreciated,” said Pak
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