Yes, as promised. LANGKAWI NEWSFLASH!
Been dying for an Island Getaway – sun, sea, sand and…. spa massages!! And it was great timing when babe Gloria called up to ask me along. Perfecto. Very soon, I realized buddy Nadz was going along too. *woots!*
Being me, I packed my bags ONLY the night before… but somebody had to disturb me throughout my whole packing process
So yeah I played along.
Well, that’s me taking a picture of him (taking my picture) disturbing me
I love beautiful sceneries =)
There were lots and lots of people and sadly, the ferry reeked of God-knows-what. Well, that was what we settled for instead of taking the flight there. I guess, all part of the experience no? haha.
I sat next to an elderly Dutch gentleman. Apparently, he was on a holiday trip with his family in Malaysia for 2 months! Whoa. That’s a really long time to be on a holiday.
I caught sight of this on his lap though
It is supposedly ‘Malaysia’ in Dutch spelling
Looks like he’s really into Malaysia – the book was effing thick!
When we arrived, there were throngs of people as expected.
How would Langkawi be informed of our grand arrival?
Why, thank you… I am honoured.
oh how I wish…. nyahaahaa
Dream on Jess.. fat hope
She purchased something that matches her new white shades – an adorable straw sun hat!
… of which I managed to snap a picture of =)
Doesn’t this picture look like those taken by the paparazzi
and published on the glossy pages of celebrity magazines?
Whooops. Outside one of the shopping outlets
Coincidentally, we noticed something really fascinating. All of us were draped in the same colour groups!
Sucking his thumb I suppose?
Anyway, it’s no loss because this hotel is pretty impressive too!
and guess where he took us?
As if Penang & KayElle didn’t have enough Mc’Ds. HAAHAHAAH.
But on the brighter side, it’s still a classic and we’re lovin’ it!
I did some shoppin too, but mostly bought souvenir-requests from the family.
So, didn’t buy anything for myself on the first day but…
I couldn’t resist the lighting!
Credit goes to Nads who took my picture
So ‘potong stim’ =(
Darn the rain.
Rain is made up of water, so is the swimming pool! So we decided to take a dip in the pool and my, my the water was so chilly! But the body will get used to it after a while so, no worries
That’s the lot of us in the pool
(Nads took the picture)
It was a really lovely spa; very spacious area with aromatic scents all around & instrumental music playing in the background as well.
Check it out:
Need to loosen up those muscles yo!
their Reflexology was the bomb, I assure you
I’m so wanting more!
After a great catnap, it was already waaaayy past dinner time. All of us were hungry and itching for some tomyam & seafood =) Oh no.
TomYam = spicy shyt!
But.. I’m lovin it!
It was a picture-perfect atmosphere
So authentic, with those ‘ataps’ and all.
Time for the after-dinner partayyy! =D
My, my Gloria… you look so stylish when you’re high
okay, enough pictures from that night.
But oh well, Gramps once told me, never miss the morning sun if I can!
So I got up, headed for a stroll around the resort and to catch the rays of the sunshine
Hurrah! I ain’t too late!
Music calms the soul
Also, I photographed little vibrant children swimming in the pool
… sitting there long enough, this was what I observed.
Isn’t it beautiful how two toddlers completely unknown
to each other can form a bond so quickly?
Socialization at its divine innocence
Look, even their parents stopped to watch the melodrama
Breakfast buffet time is almost up!
Was too caught up in those morning photography… thank heavens I didn’t miss it!
The pastry they had that morning was really good
Lunch @ Sun Cafe was quite an experience too, it was very well furnished and decorated. They had desaturated pictures of a diversity of faces hung on their walls. Open air and naturally lit, I find that place very comfy to dine in.
Oh, and their fresh fruit juices rock!
And we’re on the road again!
Destination : Island Hopping!
and… that’s our ride this afternoon
Better hold on tight!
It’s a very bumpy and windy ride!
But thanks to the Sony Cybershot, known for its super steady shots
We were scheduled to hop around 3 islands, first being the famous ‘Tasik Dayang Bunting’ or known as the
Lake of the Pregnant Maiden
If you look closely enough, you will see a shape of a pregnant maiden lying on her back
Amazing how nature works wonders, no?
We had a steady hike up all the way to the pregnant maiden’s hill to get to the lake
That’s the lake within that island
Legend has it that ladies who wish to be more fertile and to bear children, they would go to this lake and swim in it.
Daniel.. do YOU really wanna be a hawt mama?
umm.. ya’ll ready to be mama’s yet gurls?
But hey, it’s probably an old wives’ tale, for ancient folklore can only be that believable.
We also passed by Pulau Jong and was supposed to catch a glimpse of Pulau Singa Kechil but somehow didn’t. I guess the boat went too fast
AND GLORIA SPOTTED A DOLPHIN!!
(yeah right lah, woman)
We crusaded the oceans again in our bumpy boat ride but managed to capture a good shot of us!
Really, really windy. Probably more than 250 knots. =)
The next island we hopped onto was the Eagle Feeding territory
That’s where all the eagles are hunting for their food
We threw chicken meat & skin for them to swoop down to catch it
I really wonder what’s its like seeing things from an eagles eye view.
Soon enough, we were back on the bumpy boat ride blading through the rough seas!
Believe it or not, your fingers will hurt because the speeding boat riding against the waves made the force of the water too strong
The final island we arrived on was a picturesque beach with a coral-filled sea. That’s where people go snorkelling too =)
Ya know what sucks?
Daniel gave me an extra coral that he found but I totally forgot to take it back home.
Yes, children. Bury dad alive
And yes, our night party continues. Whooooopsie, Gloria had one too many I suppose, and was on the highroad again. teehee.
Somehow, we did.
I’m just so glad they didn’t take my precious bottle of Bacardi away.
Here all the stuff are, safely and soundly home with me
I betcha we enjoyed the trip inside out
HAD A FAB TIME WITH YALL PEEPS!!!