Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Langkawi: The Eagle Has Landed Again....

Been to Langkawi for holidays, twice with family (during schooling days) & twice with the Akurians. Check my previous posts on 2009 & 2010. I always have a strange, warm feeling towards the island & this made me itching to go back there ever since. Got back there last September & was looking to check out places never been visited before. Flew to the island in a Malindo Air flight for the first time from Subang airport. A must-do thing irrregardless how many times u visit the island, is to view the sunset. There are many places around the island to check this out. Went to Pantai Cenang on same evening to have the magnificient view.

Sunset at Pantai Cenang
Took a visit to Langkawi Underwater World the next day morning. Surprisingly, although a smaller place, the varieties of marine life there are comparable to SEA Aquarium Singapore. Next is to Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells). Pretty steep 500m walk up the stairs, reminding me of the last trip to Kinabalu. Once reached, u see some multiple ponds, probably that's why the name. Had I bring my spare clothes, I could have dipped myself into the chilling cool water.

One of the Happy Feet movie character

Telaga Tujuh waterfall (Seven Wells)

At top of the waterfall
Stayed in this new boutique styled Fave Hotel, situated between the popular Cenang beach & the quieter, serene Tengah beach. Simple & elegant, that's the words to describe the hotel. For the budget conscious first timers who want to stay at affordable hotels at "happening" place, then Cenang beach area is for u. This place has changed so much since my last time. Ranging 5-stars to budget, there's at least 20 hotels along this coast I think. Food?? With choices ranging from Thai, Malay, Indian, Chinese, English, Italian, Spanish, Arabic etc, all foods are available within walking distance from the hotel at reasonable prices.

This is what makes me love Langkawi !!! Beers sold at super kao kao cheap price. U drink as if there's no tomorrow !!!

Grilled Lobster with Garlic  - Served in one of many seafood restaurants sprouted all over the island

Chilling at the hotel swimming pool, I just wish the time can stop right there !!!
There are many tours available & we took this half day Payar island snorkeling tour at MYR 90.00/pax. Bus picked us up to the jetty point, where we took the 1 hour ferry ride to a platform base, located just off Payar island. Choices of marine lives here are rather limited. but still enjoyable when u have fishes swimming to u immediately when u put your feet into the water.

The platform base

Surrounded by tropical fishes
Took the flight home on the next day. Being an outdoor person, I still find the island yet to be fully explored when there's still many other tours tried such as sunset cruise, the eagle feeding tour, hiking, jet-ski at swamp area etc. Next trip perhaps??

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