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08.27 am – Had honeydews and
some apple juice for breakfast.
09.39 am – After getting ready, we headed out of our room to our car and discovered 10 cockroaches trapped in the cockroach trap set up last night.
09.48 am – Arrived at one the only few Langkawi restaurants opened for breakfast, Breakfast Bar.
Good morning in different languages.
Had a Nescafe tarik,
prawn noodles and
yellow noodles (this one was delicious!).
The bapuk buffalo at the entrance.
Vinny had banana pancake butter syrup.
10.54 am – Went to Zackry Guest House to collect
my deposit refund.
Vinny took over the wheels of MAX for about 1 hour.
11.44am – Arrived at the organic dragon fruit farm
somewhere off Kuah town.
Today I learned that dragon fruits grow off the edge of it’s branches. I wanted to buy a few for myself but too bad the workers there couldn’t understand a word I was saying.
12.08 pm – Arrived at Kilim Jetty. Called for the free boat ride to the floating Hole In The Wall Restaurant.
We were lucky and sat with the owner of
Hole In The Wall who was on the way to deliver goods to his restaurant.
It was such a nice place.
I liked the fact that it was a fish farm and we could pick our food live.
We ordered ourselves a grilled local grouper,
a mantis prawn,
a prawn fried rice and
a mixed tom yam.
RM forgot but this was very delicious!
01.19 pm – Actually, we planned to go island hopping at 2.30pm but too bad it rained.
We waited for about half an hour for the rain to subside before
leaving for Kilim Jetty.
02.47 pm – There wasn’t much that we could do since it was raining and so we decided to go hotel hopping instead. Our first stop was The Datai,
a fancy hotel hidden far, far away from civilization. A night here costs RM2000.
The two horses at the lobby.
The Datai’s lily pond
full of big, medium and
small frogs. Full of it.
Hand towels instead of paper towels.
The whole hotel was filled with all sorts of art like sculptures in the lobby and glass paintings on the wall.
(How can you not be outstanding when you’re from ‘that’ state? Think Jimmy Choo. :twisted:)
The rooms from the outside.
03.15 pm – Next stop, The Andaman. Another RM2000 a night hotel.
The toilet was as high class as The Datai.
But still, credit goes to The Andaman as it was much more posh and grander than The Datai. The Andaman rooms are also slightly cheaper. The entire place was filled with greeneries.
The outdoor dining tables were between trees and
overlooking the sea below.
The swimming pool was roundish and huge, complete with a slide for kids.
The pathways around the area were so interesting you could walk around the area for hours.
The buildings and greens blended in so well.
The boat on the wall.
The lobby. No horses but there’s thingy that looks like an ancient Chinese wedding cart used for carrying brides.
04.21 pm – Next was the RM100 a night Langkasuka.
Wasn’t a bad price for a hotel with pool and karaoke facilities. Relatively far from Pantai Cenang though.
04.40 pm – The RM600 a night resort.
You had to pass through the souvenir shop to get to the reception. Trying to get you to buy stuff.
The swamp at the back.
Lounge chairs and the narrow pool.
One of the 8 stand alone villas.
04.53 pm – This is the #1 highest rated hotel in Langkawi. People who have stayed here before gave Casa Del Mar rave reviews. Rates from RM800 a night.
The narrow entrance.
The lounge chairs, pool and building.
The restaurant by the beach.
05.02 pm – Sunset Beach Resort. For me, this is one THE MOST value for money hotel among the many along Pantai Cenang.
I liked the fact that it has greens all over,
most of the rooms are stand alone,
it has an open air toilet and
shower by the back.
Rates start from RM160 a night.
05.15 pm – Went to the cheapest duty free center in Langkawi
located just beside Underwater World
for some serious cash burning.
06.14 pm – Did a step by step pictorial on how to get to the hidden Pondok Keladi from the road off Pantai Tengah.
The mosque at the front.
The alleys and kampungs.
The purple house.
The coconut trees.
The common area.
Here’s a video on how to get to Pondok Keladi from Aseania Resort at Pantai Cenang.
(Made this video as a token of appreciation for Marc who made our stay enjoyable)
07.01 pm – Sat on the beach at Pantai Cenang eating papayas while
watching the sunset.
Vinny in between trees.
Passed by the much talked about Little Lylias. It reminds me so much of Batu Ferringhi’s Sunset Bistro.
07.43 pm – Took a loooooooong walk along Jalan Pantai Cenang before
settling down for some spaghetti at
Red Tomato Garden Cafe.
The nicely lit and decorated surrounding.
The fit-for-a-cow’s-stomach spaghetti carbonara.
The fit-for-a-bull’s-stomach spaghetti al tonno. As I wasn’t a bull, I didn’t finish it.
09.42 pm – Went back to Pondok Keladi and watched 2 episodes of Lie To Me outdoor accompanied by
a pint of Sapporo,
nipah leaves, bamboo trees in the background and
a lazy but lovable security guard.
11.51 pm – Among the stuff I bought, the BEST was the bottle of Choya Royal Honey Umeshu. It rocks!!!!!!
12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz