Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) is an biennial international affair where various government and private organisations come together to showcase their aerospace and marine technologies and products. Usually held over the course of a week (in March or April) at various spots in Langkawi, the event features maritime demonstrations and air shows almost daily. It is also a period where the island has its peak visitors period, where hotels are mostly fully booked and most areas are crowded.
The largest island of Langkawi archipelago, the Island of the Pregnant Maiden (in Malay, “Pulau Dayang Bunting”) is located not far from the main island is is famous for its hidden fresh water lake which is in the middle of the island. The lake itself provides a lush serene waterscape surrounded by the hills of the island.
Legend has it that a man named Mat Teja had met Mambang Sari, a fairy princess, at the lake and had fallen in love with her. With the advices from a wise old man, Mat Teja finally managed to win the heart of Mambang Sari and they were later living happily on earth. Mambang Sari then bore Mat Teja a son. However, their happiness ended when their child died a short while later. Saddened with the death, Mambang Sari decided to lay her child to rest in peace into the waters of the lake. At the same time, she blessed all the childless and infertile women to be conceivable after bathing themselves in the lake. Henceforth, it wa said that any woman unable to bear a child will be able to do so after bathing in the waters of the lake.