Fire still rages at Langkawi's Andaman Resort, affecting nearby rainforest (VIDEO)

According to a reader there who reached out to Malay Mail, the fire which destroyed The Andaman Resort’s kitchen is also said to be affecting the rainforest nearby. ― Picture via Facebook/Aalia Kuek
According to a reader there who reached out to Malay Mail, the fire which destroyed The Andaman Resort’s kitchen is also said to be affecting the rainforest nearby. ― Picture via Facebook/Aalia Kuek

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 ― The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort which is a popular destination for revellers in Langkawi Island, is still affected by a fire which started yesterday.

According to a reader there who reached out to Malay Mail, the fire which destroyed the resort’s kitchen is also said to be affecting the rainforest nearby.

So far no lives have been reported lost.

The extent of damages on the hotel cannot be ascertained as yet, while a video of the incident has made its way into social media platforms.

Malay Mail has reached out to the Langkawi Fire and Rescue Department for a response on the incident, as well as the management of the hotel.  

In a statement to Malay Mail later, hotel owner Landmarks Berhad confirmed the incident, adding that it has since transferred out all of its guests to another property.

”We can confirm that a fire broke out at The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. As soon as we were aware of the incident, we informed the authorities and moved swiftly to evacuate the hotel.

“As an additional safety precaution, all guests have been relocated to our sister property while investigations are ongoing. Our utmost priority is to ensure the safety of our guests and associates.

“We are working closely and in cooperation with the fire department to determine the cause of the fire. As this matter is under investigation, we are unable to provide further information,” the group’s representative, Cindy Yoong said.

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