Dataran Lang

Dataran Lang – Langkawi, Malaysia

Dataran Lang, or Eagle Square, is certainly the most prominent landmark in Kuah, Langkawi. Visitors arriving in Langkawi will not fail to notice Dataran Lang, with its 12 meter high statue of the reddish brown sea eagle - to be exact, a Brahminy Kite - poised for flight. The choice of eagle as emblem for Langkawi is according to some interpretation that the name Langkawi is derived from the name for the eagle, or burung helang. It is believed that Langkawi comes from two words, "lang" for eagle, and "kawi" for reddish brown. Hence Langkawi means reddish brown eagle. In…